The Glass Child – Edinburgh

The Glass Child, Daniel Scott & Ross Arthur – 6th October 2015, The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh – In Association with ‘Mellow Promotions’.

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Daniel Scott, The Glass Child & Ross Arthur – Photo by Cat

A wet and rainy Tuesday evening in Edinburgh might not sound that appealing, unless of course your destination is the opulent surroundings of The Voodoo Rooms and in the presence of three fine singer-songwriters lined up and ready to entertain you.

Edinburgh’s Daniel Scott was first up and someone whom I had wanted to see having noticed his name on the scene for some time. In February Daniel competed as a finalist in the ‘The Big Music Project’ at the ‘O2 Arena, London’ where he triumphed taking home the much sought after prize of a recording slot at Abbey Road Studios. With much regret Cat and I arrived as Daniel was finishing his set, but what we did hear we liked and intend to catch up with him soon.

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Ross Arthur – Photo by Cat

Charismatic Ross Arthur who is also an Edinburgh local took the mic next. Ross has a really fun energy on stage, performing some great originals and talking us through the stories behind them. Both Cat and I agreed he’s pretty nifty on the guitar, got a good voice and I could have happily listened to a few more songs from Ross. My only negative concerning his pretty cool set list was the Jessie J cover at the end, for me it was just misplaced and a tad unnecessary. All in all Ross Arthur put on a mighty fine show and I’d recommend checking him out.

Headliner Charlotte Eriksson also known as The Glass Child took to the stage next and immediately established a natural connection with the crowd. Candidly recollecting in beautiful honesty some of the situations and feelings she has experienced along her journey as a musician and there were times I had a feeling like ‘a fly on the page’ of her rather fascinating diary.

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The Glass Child – Photo by Cat

All songs were emotionally charged, from the softer and more gentle like “I Will Lead You Home”, “Who Am I” and “I’m Coming Home” to the more powerful, punchy  and aggressive at points “Letdown” and “The Fall’ Charlotte sang her lyrics with diamond cut precision, so tiny yet crystal clear. She finished her incredible set with two of my favourites “Hypnic Jerk” and that fabulously freaky “Creepy Little Story” which always gives me a chuckle. The Glass Child/Charlotte Eriksson is a seasoned ‘House Concert’ performer whose skill of gauging and using the audience’s reaction as signposts to guide her storytelling and song choices freely throughout. This was a faultless performance which perfectly concluded The Glass Child’s UK Tour in her favourite city and her Edinburgh debut.

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