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A cultural fusion of Glasgow and Las Vegas can never be seen the best as in an indie rock band, Glasvegas. The quartet features James Allan as vocalist, rhythm guitarist; Rab Allan as lead guitarist, backing vocals; Paul Donoghue as bass guitarist, backing vocals and Caroline McKay on drum kit.
Glasvegas draws its musical inspiration from rockabilly, doo wop, and pop/rock from the '50s and '60s. Since their formation, they have released one studio album and six singes. The album 'Glasvegas' has recently released and earned huge critical acclaim.
Music aficionados and Scotland locals often regard this amazing band as the sound of Young Scotland. Glasvegas are indeed the most exciting you have ever heard. Scotland has always had a tradition of great independent pop music with no shortage of young bands aspiring to make mythical records.
Glasvegas is right among those successful bands without giving a toss to the style, trends and fashions of London-based hipsters.
Glasvegas's original line-up came together in 2001. The group toured frequently from 2001 to 2006 around Scotland, releasing a limited edition double A-side single, 'I'm Gonna Get Stabbed'. Ross left the band in late 2004 and was replaced by Caroline McKay.
Cousins James Allan and Rab Allan, bassist Paul Donoghue, and drummer Caroline McKay first came to the attention of Alan McGee while playing a gig in 2006.Alan McGee was a notable early supporter of the band. That same year, Glasvegas released a self-funded limited edition 7 single, 'Go Square Go!'.
In 2007, the quatret's 'Daddy's Gone' single was issued on Sane Man Recordings. It was ranked as the second best track of 2007 by NME. Following its release, Glasvegas found themselves at the centre of a bidding war from several major record labels.
The single also came to the attention of Lisa Marie Presley, who was so impressed that she not only met the members of the band for drinks in Edinburgh, but also invited them to record material with her. Daddy's Gone was written and composed by the band's singer and guitarist James Allan.
After getting mostly positive reception from music journalists, with single reviews praising its lyrical content and production, the track was re-released on August 25, 2008 as part of the promotion for Glasvegas. The newer version of Daddy's Gone has a lower tempo and slightly rougher sound.
The song entered the Top 200 UK Singles Chart at #12. Shortly after giving a hit single, Glasvegas embarked on a tour to the U.K. in January and February 2008.
February saw their second 'It's My Own Cheating Heart that Makes Me Cry'. The track contains a theme of a beautiful tale of regret, regret, and more regret, yet set to that classic redemptive vibe.
Glasvegas are currently signed to Columbia Records. They released their self-titled debut album, Glasvegas, in September 2008. The album received a huge critical acclaim. The Album Glasvegas was co-produced by James Allan & Rich Costey and recorded in New York. Rick Costey has also worked with Franz Ferdinand, Interpol, Muse.
The band's Geraldine and latest version of Daddy's Gone were the winners of the 2008 NME 'Philip Hall Radar Award' for most promising new band. 'Geraldine' was released on June 23, 2008 and reached number 16 on the UK singles chart. The track named number 1 on the NME chart 2 weeks later.
The song Geraldine revolves around a woman called Geraldine, She is a social worker and apparently gives up her job to follow the band about. She also offers professional support to James Allan and his ever-quaking heart.
The song seems to hold much truth as Geraldine really has given up her job to sell the band boys merchandise at concerts. Glasvegas will perform their largest headline shows in the UK in November/December.
A Snowflake Fell And It Felt Like a Kiss is the forthcoming second studio album by the Scottish rock band Glasvegas. The album is scheduled to release in December. The band recorded A Snowflak Fell and It Felt Like a Kiss was recorded in the United States and Romania in just twelve days in October 2008.
They spent two days recording Rich Costey and then flew to Transylvania. In Transylvania they spent a further ten days recording in a hired cathedral which had been converted into a recording studio. Get your tickets and experience yourself an utterly unique proposition and totally soulful music!