EK band to share same bill as idols Glasve­gas

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - An­drea O’Neill

Up-and-com­ing La­nark­shire band Kelvin never thought they could bet on shar­ing the same stage as their he­roes Glasve­gas.

So they couldn’t be­lieve their luck when they were an­nounced on a dream bill with the mighty Glas­gow in­die rock­ers for Hamil­ton Park Race­course’s first ever Mu­sic Fes­ti­val Racenight. The East Kil­bride four-piece, who play an­themic in­die rock, are among a stel­lar line-up of cult names on the Scot­tish mu­sic scene who will play for one night only in the grand fi­nale of Hamil­ton Park’s Jor­dan Electrics Su­per Satur­days Se­ries. Also on the bill are The View, The La Fon­taines, Ste­vie McCrorie, 100 Fa­bles, Indigo Vel­vet and The Boo Dogs.

Kelvin’s lead gui­tarist David Gil­lies said: “I’m a mas­sive fan of Glasve­gas – I’ve been to see them about ten times and grew up with them so they’ve in­flu­enced me a lot.

“And our lead singer Con­nor is a big fan of The View so it’s go­ing to be cool. It’s a solid Scot­tish line-up”.

Kelvin burst onto the scene in Fe­bru­ary 2015 and their an­themic hard-hit­ting in­die rock has been win­ning over fans from across the UK ever since.

Af­ter work­ing with Grammy Award-win­ning pro­ducer Jim Lowe (Stereo­phon­ics, Foo Fighters, The Char­la­tans) the band re­leased their de­but EP which re­ceived rave reviews for its slick-song­writ­ing, in­fec­tious hooks and an­themic sounds.

With praise com­ing from many high pro­file in­dus­try fig­ures, and sev­eral well known bands in­clud­ing Sim­ple Minds, Kelvin are the gui­tar band to watch.

David re­vealed the Septem­ber 24 gig will be their big­gest stage yet de­spite play­ing Party at the Palace and the Ken­dal Call­ing fes­ti­val this sum­mer which fea­tured Noel Gal­lagher and Cat­fish and the Bot­tle­men on the bill. “We’re buzzing to play. We’re on a ridicu­lous bill so it will be good to be in amongst that”, said David.

“We only started out last year but we’ve worked hard to get where we are and have seen a con­tin­ued growth of the band this year.

“I hope this leads to big­ger and bet­ter things for us.”

Kelvin re­leased their lat­est sin­gle Psy­cho on Au­gust 5 which is avail­able on all ma­jor down­load sites.

They play Glas­gow’s QMU on Novem­ber 12 as part of their first ma­jor UK tour. Tick­ets for the Mu­sic Fes­ti­val Night cost £25 or £15 for stu­dents. Visit kelv­in­band.com or buy via Tick­et­mas­ter.

Ones to watch Kelvin, left to right, Michael Big­gart, David Gil­lies, Con­nor McGlave and Bradley Re­vill

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