Scotland has produced many great musicians over the years but now we look at the places that gave them thee platform to play! Scotland has among the best, in my opinion, music venues in the whole of the world. Lets discuss our favourite music venues in Scotland, and include who you have seen there (they don't have to be Scottish).
I'll kick off with...
King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
Often referred to as the best small venue in the world, King Tut's has played host to so many amazing bands and still continues to provide a stage for Scottish acts. Have a look at their steps of fame here
and marvel in the royalty that has performed there. Oasis, Blur, Manic Street Preachers, Biffy Clyro, Coldplay in times gone by. Massive names to have graced the stage in recent years boasts well too with George Ezra, Paolo Nutini, Kodaline and The 1975 performing there in the last 5 years; and that's just a few!
If you ever get the chance, do yourself a favour and go and see a band there, regardless of if you know them or not, you may one day!
I've only been to King Tut's once to see Edinburgh based band Vistas support Model Aeroplanes from Dundee.
Barrowlands Ballroom, Glasgow
Next on my list is another famous venue, the 'Barras'. The Barras is a place that I have been countless times to see so many of my favourite bands, it is a special venue and I am certain that everyone who has played there will agree with me. Like King Tut's, the Barras has a long, long, long list of famous attendees, have a look here
and see if you can find your favourites!
I have been several times to see Catfish and the Bottlemen, Jamie T, The Wombats, Blur, The View but the most special time that i was in attendance at the Barrowlands, was when i was there to witness the Libertines reunion.
I remember the day I managed to get tickets very well. They announced a show at Hyde Park in London and announced a few warm up dates, one being at the Barras. However, it was the same day I left to go on a family holiday (GUTTED), so thought I wasn't able to go and see them. Until, by some sort of mirarcle (high demand) they announced another date, the day before! I was in school when my dad text me saying that he had got me tickets, to which I jumped up out of my chair in celebration!
The Libertines are a band who will forever live close to my heart and to say that I love their music is a massive understatement. It's really funny how music can do that to people.
Where is your favourite music venue in Scotland? Who have you seen there?