Music review: Roddy Frame, Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow
Roddy Frame, Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow ****
Saying he reliably puts on a good show sounds like faint praise, but it’s always a surprise to see how this slight figure can completely command an audience with charming banter (and Billy Sloan jokes), wicked guitar-playing and songs ranging from the tenderly wispy to the sing-along banger. As well as the expected favourites, he debuted a new song, Twilight, which though presumably not inspired by the vampire novel told a tale of destructive love over a deceptively gentle tune.
His gorgeous cover of Inside Out by Jesse Rae – who did feature in Rip It Up – and snatches of other songs, leading to an impromptu crowd version of If You Leave Me Now, highlighted his influences. But Frame’s own classics, the #MeToo-presaging How Men Are, joyful Oblivious and the yearning Killermont Street, closed another strong show as he cheerfully signed off with “See you in another few years”.