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Caroline Gilmour: Take A Look – Free (Caroline Gilmour / Free Festival)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

Local singer-songwriter Caroline Gilmour carries the talent and presence of her contemporary predecessors (KT Tunstall, Amy McDonald, etc.) whilst still remaining true to herself as an artist. Overcoming initial technical difficulties (she was, after all, playing backing-tracks from her iPhone), Gilmour opens her set with a nice folky number, showcasing her soft yet strong vocals as she sings of independence and getting over past relationships, a theme which continues through many of her songs. Taking a break from the backing-tracks, Gilmour broke out a completely acoustic and surprisingly good cover of David Guetta’s ‘When Love Takes Over’. Finishing the set with ‘Spaces’, Gilmour proves that she’s a Scottish rock chick in the making.

Laughing Horse at The Pear Tree, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 Aug, 4.00pm (5.00pm), free, fpp198.
Laughing Horse at Koko, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 Aug, 7.30pm (8.30pm), free, fpp198.
tw rating 3/5