Live Review: Jamie T at O2 Academy Glasgow 17/10/16

Indie punk rocker Jamie Treays (better known as Jamie T) treated his Scottish fans to an electric set from start to finish, playing classics from his older albums whilst also integrating new tracks from his latest project, Trick.

The set was incredible from the outset as Treays opened with Power Over Men and Tescoland, both songs from his latest album. Power Over Men was met with a positive reception as Treays and co. grooved through the song along with the crowd. Although this may have seemed a modest way to start proceedings, the set then broke into a beautiful chaos with Tescoland as the crowd, a mixture of both sweaty teens and adults, moshed to their heart’s content.

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Treays has always been an artist who has celebrated his older work and this gig was no different as he played tracks like Pacemaker, 368 and The Man’s Machine. Throughout the set, energy of the crowd was fantastic and Treays expertly matched this as he sang and bounced through every song with the exuberance of a younger man, much like the older members of the crowd who could keep up with the teens.

The energy and madness peaked with tracks like Sheila and Sticks ‘n’ Stones which are arguably Treays most beloved tracks. Sheila was particularly special as the 2,500 strong crowd echoed the chorus and I wouldn’t be surprised if people passing by on the streets could hear.

To end the set, Treays played a short but sweet encore which only consisted of Zombie. However, this was a perfect way to end proceedings as the crowd were able to go wild one last time as Treays continued to prove that he is in a class of his own. A great end to a great night.

 

 

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