(excuse the bad picture of me!)
The first ever review I did on this blog was about seeing one of my favourite bands, Twin Atlantic, live. A year and a half later and I saw them again, only this time I got to meet front-man Sam McTrusty afterwards. 

Rock music is not particularly my forte; my usual music choice is more alternative but I also enjoy a nice acoustic, stripped back tune or two. For some reason however, Twin Atlantic, the rock alternative group from Glasgow have always had a special place in my heart ever since my sister got two tickets to see them and asked me if I wanted to go with her as a last resort after her friend couldn't go. Maybe it was because they were the first ever real gig that I went to, or maybe it was because I really like people with strong accents and that applies to singing too. Either way, I was in love. Not just with their music, but the members themselves. Sam, Ross, Barry and Craig are all young, well dressed and incredibly grounded guys from Glasgow and the surrounding area. While some critics aren't as in love with the band as I am as their songs can become slightly same-y and their lyrics are hardly ground breaking, the reason why I love these boys and this band is because of how good their live shows are.

Now this is partly down to the fans. Twin Atlantic fans are really great; they look out for one-another (as I experienced first-hand when the guy standing behind me moved me out of the way of some boisterous and tipsy males and let me stand in front of him), are incredibly friendly and will sing along at the top of their voices. My friend Eva and I even made friends with a girl who came to the gig on her own and we stood with her for the whole night. 

Another thing that makes TA gigs so good is the venue. The first time I saw them was at the Aberdeen Music Hall which is a really great venue and also a well known one, at least for up here. The tour that they were doing this year was much smaller and the venues a lot more unknown. I saw them at the Woodend Barn in Banchory, somewhere I only knew of as one of my parents' friends had their wedding reception there. The venue was absolutely perfect; the room was modern and a good size. I also want to add that the staff were incredibly kind, taking large bags and jackets off of people and putting them in a safe place and handing out copious amounts of water to people in the front row (myself and Eva included), something that they failed to do at the Aberdeen gig. 
I like the mix of music that they do at each gig; mixing their latest single Heart and Soul with their oldest, A Guidance from Colour. Their playing (and Sam's singing) was on point the whole night and the buzz was insane. What really made it, for me, was the looks on their faces as they played. 

After the gig Eva and I had to wait a while to be picked up so we decided to wait at the stage door to catch a glimpse of one of the members. Many of our fan-friends had met Sam and co. so we thought that if we stayed for long enough we might get the chance to meet them. And, an hour later, McTrusty comes out to greet the devotees who have stayed this long. He was very apologetic, saying that he had to shower before coming to meet us as he smelled bad from the gig, and he was very patient as he spoke to every person waiting, signed their ticket, got a photo and was even recorded for a radio station. Thankfully I am not someone who gets too overly panicked when meeting celebrities so I managed to (just about) keep my cool as I posed for a photo with Sam. Unfortunately, it is an awful photo of me but I was so glad to meet him that I don't really care! I had a great time and can't wait until I see them next.

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(excuse the bad picture of me!)
The first ever review I did on this blog was about seeing one of my favourite bands, Twin Atlantic, live. A year and a half later and I saw them again, only this time I got to meet front-man Sam McTrusty afterwards. 

Rock music is not particularly my forte; my usual music choice is more alternative but I also enjoy a nice acoustic, stripped back tune or two. For some reason however, Twin Atlantic, the rock alternative group from Glasgow have always had a special place in my heart ever since my sister got two tickets to see them and asked me if I wanted to go with her as a last resort after her friend couldn't go. Maybe it was because they were the first ever real gig that I went to, or maybe it was because I really like people with strong accents and that applies to singing too. Either way, I was in love. Not just with their music, but the members themselves. Sam, Ross, Barry and Craig are all young, well dressed and incredibly grounded guys from Glasgow and the surrounding area. While some critics aren't as in love with the band as I am as their songs can become slightly same-y and their lyrics are hardly ground breaking, the reason why I love these boys and this band is because of how good their live shows are.

Now this is partly down to the fans. Twin Atlantic fans are really great; they look out for one-another (as I experienced first-hand when the guy standing behind me moved me out of the way of some boisterous and tipsy males and let me stand in front of him), are incredibly friendly and will sing along at the top of their voices. My friend Eva and I even made friends with a girl who came to the gig on her own and we stood with her for the whole night. 

Another thing that makes TA gigs so good is the venue. The first time I saw them was at the Aberdeen Music Hall which is a really great venue and also a well known one, at least for up here. The tour that they were doing this year was much smaller and the venues a lot more unknown. I saw them at the Woodend Barn in Banchory, somewhere I only knew of as one of my parents' friends had their wedding reception there. The venue was absolutely perfect; the room was modern and a good size. I also want to add that the staff were incredibly kind, taking large bags and jackets off of people and putting them in a safe place and handing out copious amounts of water to people in the front row (myself and Eva included), something that they failed to do at the Aberdeen gig. 
I like the mix of music that they do at each gig; mixing their latest single Heart and Soul with their oldest, A Guidance from Colour. Their playing (and Sam's singing) was on point the whole night and the buzz was insane. What really made it, for me, was the looks on their faces as they played. 

After the gig Eva and I had to wait a while to be picked up so we decided to wait at the stage door to catch a glimpse of one of the members. Many of our fan-friends had met Sam and co. so we thought that if we stayed for long enough we might get the chance to meet them. And, an hour later, McTrusty comes out to greet the devotees who have stayed this long. He was very apologetic, saying that he had to shower before coming to meet us as he smelled bad from the gig, and he was very patient as he spoke to every person waiting, signed their ticket, got a photo and was even recorded for a radio station. Thankfully I am not someone who gets too overly panicked when meeting celebrities so I managed to (just about) keep my cool as I posed for a photo with Sam. Unfortunately, it is an awful photo of me but I was so glad to meet him that I don't really care! I had a great time and can't wait until I see them next.

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