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Ravi Sagoo Ravi Sagoo | 09:47 UK time, Friday, 1 June 2012

It's been a busy month of May gigs wise, all of which kicked off with Alabama Shakes, Duncan McCrone, Michael Kiwanuka and Newton Faulkner...

So what better way to round of the month than with another gig eh?

Once again my musical path led to Glasgow's Kings Tut's (30th of May) to take in the Colin Macintyre led Mull Historical Society and their alternative indie pop sounds.

With the dark and moody setting of King Tut's, the stage was very much set for an intimate portrayal of stories in song from Macintyre's days in Mull to the bright lights of city life and complexities of adulthood - interpreted in typical Macintyre trend defying lyrical style.
He spoke with real warmth about such stories and life experiences between numbers on stage and carried it over with a passionate and at times, slightly hyped performance. All of which was highly entertaining in parts, especially loved the poetic style and start to the gig which led the Society to uncover gems from their back catalogue and break into the current album 'City Awakenings', which released at the start of the year.

Mull Historical Society at King Tuts.

Highlights from the crowd reaction of foot-tapping, body swiveling and grinning centered on tracks including the catchy 'The Lights', 'The Final Area's' and the Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra Inspired 'Watching Xanadu'. The latter, delivered with a slice of old skool symphonic rock fused with electronica undertones to which I happily got down to and some.

Colin Macintyre stood alone towards the tail end of the night capturing his fans further with some sexy two way trickery between acapella and acoustic numbers, underling that this is very much a one man led Society...with a little help from his friends...who sent the crowd home happily brain bopping to their melodies, just perfect for a rainy Scottish summers night.

If you didn't catch them this time round, Mull Historical Society will be session guests on the Janice Forsyth Show over the next few weeks, so keep your ears and dial across BBC Radio Scotland.


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