Pop­u­lar La Fon­taines set to wow the crowds

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - Lynn McKenna

Pop­u­lar La­nark­shire band the LaFon­taines are get­ting ready to rock in their big­gest gig to date.

The LaFon­taines, who all hail from Mother­well and Wishaw, will per­form at the iconic Bar­row­lands venue in Glas­gow on Novem­ber 7.

Over the past sev­eral years the five­some - Kerr Okan, John Ger­ard, Dar­ren McCaughey, Jamie Keenan and Iain Find­lay have built up their fan­base, played head­line gigs at venues as big as the O2 ABC and starred in front of huge crowds at T In The Park.

Drum­mer Jamie Keenan said: “We sup­ported Twin At­lantic at the Bar­ras a few years ago. It’s an amaz­ing venue and a to­tal dream come true for us to be head­lin­ing it.

“We’ve pre­vi­ously head­lined the 02 ABC and that holds 1200. The Bar­row­lands holds 2100 so it’s a lot more tick­ets to sell.

“We’re con­fi­dent that we can do it and have been re­hears­ing non-stop to make sure we put on an awe­some show for our fans.”

The pop­u­lar rap act opened T in the Park’s main stage at Strathal­lan Castle back in July and hope to one year be re­turn­ing as fu­ture head­lin­ers.

Jamie added: “That was def­i­nitely the big­gest crowd we have ever played in front of. The at­mos­phere was elec­tric.”

The group are renowned for their su­perb on- stage per­for­mances and al­ready com­mand a large live fol­low­ing.

Now, hav­ing re­leased their de­but al­bum Class in June, a new army of fans are catch­ing on to their slick rock-rap hy­brid sound.

Front man Kerr said the band couldn’t be hap­pier with how the al­bum is do­ing.

He added: “We’ve spent the past three to four years lead­ing up to this point – ev­ery­thing we’ve seen on the road or ex­pe­ri­enced to­gether as a band has fi­nally made its way onto record.

“It’s guar­an­teed to shock those who as­sume we’re sim­ply just the best live band in Scot­land.

“There’s so much depth to these songs, a load of pain and strug­gle, but un­der­ly­ing through­out all of the writ­ing is some real grit and de­ter­mi­na­tion.”

For the record the band worked with pro­ducer Matt O’ Grady, who’s helmed records by the likes of You Me At Six and Don Broco, and they were try­ing to cap­ture the energy of their rowdy gigs on record.

Tick­ets are £16.25. Go to www. tick­et­mas­ter.co.uk/The-La­fontaine­stick­ets/artist/45633 For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.

the­la­fontaines.co.uk

Here we go Pop­u­lar LaFon­taines

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