The Electric Circus welcomes the bands with coloured lights and smoke machines. The venues soft neon colours and spacious dance floor ready for a great night.
Natalie McCool seventh stop into her 15 date UK 2016 Tour promises to impress. I secure a place near the front, drink in hand and ready to see what the night has to offer.
First on stage are Small Feet Little Toes an acoustic set consisting of India (singer) and guitarist and the percussionist armed with a Cajon. From the first song the tempo stayed sharp with powerful vocals filling the room. Small feet little toes chatted and kept the crowd entertained. They finished their set with a fast paced send off.
After a brief change, over to the second act with another powerful singer, backed by a full band, drums, bassist, lead guitarist and keys. Georgia Gordon bringing an upbeat blues sound to Electric Circus. Her voice holding the notes as her band push the energy into the crowd. She played some tracks from her latest single “Prettiest Criminal”. The dance floor continued to fill as the set progressed. They also performed a bluey Queens of the Stone Age cover “Make it Wit Chu” putting a real originality in to it.
Smoke covered the floor as the final act arrived on stage and from the second Natalie McCool spoke I knew it was going to be a pretty good end to the night. Natalie had a cool, chilled feel standing on the stage. She gave the impression she was sitting on a sofa in her home relaxed and enjoying a chat with friends and her voice matched her cool. She could sing and she knew it. Her band where also on that stage, her drummer Laura joined in on the banter and there was a lot of fun energy going around! James as well on synth pushes his energy out to the crowd. Natalie even had a go at the local accent. They were fun to watch and by the second song we seemed to all be friends. Natalie at one point even tried to get us all singing, teaching us the chorus to her song Fortress. There was a story to every song and her presence made you really feel it.
The night came to an epic end when each of Natalie band members did a solo, starting with drums, then to synth and finishing with Natalie on her guitar followed by silence as all three musicians finished together.
What a night with three great acts. I would keep an ear out for Natalie as she continues her tour of the UK. Edinburgh looks forward to her return and I wouldn’t doubt if next time she will have the accent mastered.