Res­ur­rec­tion are fired up for ‘spe­cial’ fes­ti­val gig

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The front­man of a pop­u­lar Stone Roses trib­ute band says he is look­ing for­ward to play­ing at the “spe­cial” sound­wave fes­ti­val in Coat­bridge next month.

Ricky Toner has per­formed with his band, Res­ur­rec­tion, in front of thou­sands of fans at venues in Glas­gow and Manchester over the years. They even sold out Glas­gow’s Bar­row­land Ball­room as the head­lin­ers of a trib­ute evening. But de­spite the big stages, Ricky says “ye can­nae beat” play­ing in the in­ti­mate set­ting of the Ea­gle Inn’s an­nual mu­sic ex­trav­a­ganza.

He said: “We’ve played at this event be­fore and it’s al­ways a great craic with an amaz­ing at­mos­phere.

“The Ea­gle al­ways brings in good bands and it’s def­i­nitely one of the best nights of the year.

“You’re so close to the au­di­ence on a smaller stage, with noth­ing sep­a­rat­ing you.

“I thank my lucky stars we’re able to play at venues like the Bar­row­lands but smaller shows are just magic.

“There’s a dif­fer­ent vibe — and ye can­nae beat it.

“That’s what play­ing live mu­sic is all about.”

Ricky con­tin­ued: “We’ve been per­form­ing at Sound­wave ev­ery year since we re­formed in 2014 and we’ve got to know so many peo­ple from it.

“I can’t wait to see them again and play­ing in the wee room with them all is a very spir­i­tual ex­pe­ri­ence.”

The Sound­wave fes­ti­val is just weeks away and bands such as Feet of Clay, The Sneaky Rus­sians and The Can­tor­men­tors will also be tak­ing to the stage on Au­gust 4.

Tick­ets are still on sale for the all­day event, and Ricky re­vealed those who come along can ex­pect to see some­thing new from Res­ur­rec­tion.

He ex­plained: “We al­ways change the setlist and put dif­fer­ent songs in.

“At ev­ery gig, we play songs we’ve ei­ther never played be­fore or not played in a long time.

“We bring out the clas­sics but bring a few new ones in that are cult favourites for more diehard fans.

“We al­ways mix it up and in­clude B-sides that peo­ple won’t ex­pect, too.”

Af­ter the show, Res­ur­rec­tion will then pre­pare for a head­line gig at the Bar­row­lands.

Ricky said: “We’re play­ing at a trib­ute night with Noel Gal­lagher, Primal Scream and Happy Mon­days trib­utes.

“They’re all great and it’ll be a an­other big show.”

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Res­ur­rec­tion The band can’t wait to get back to Sound­wave

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