The Seventeenth Century @ Tut’s 07-06-09

July 13, 2009

The Seventeenth Century
Glasgow, King Tut’s

Of the new bands emerging from Glasgow this year The Seventeenth Century is without a doubt the most exciting prospect. Don’t be put off by the name, there’s not a lute in sight as the five-piece shuffle on stage tonight. Instead on opener Roses In The Park, violin and cornet weave seamlessly with guitar, drums and bass to create a folk-infused sound that soon silences any doubters in the busy crowd.
Singer/violinist Mark Farmer is a mass of nervous energy. Rocking back and forth, delivering impassioned vocals with genuine intensity. His presence is magnetic, the music at times captivating. No wonder then the applause rings out long after frantic final offering Young Francis.

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