Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Nashville stars light up Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium

Nashville
Nashville

THERE was an element of not knowing what to expect from this show.

Four actors from the hit TV series Nashville, a fictional drama about singers trying to make it in the home of country music, were appearing live on stage to perform songs from the programme.

Reviews from prior dates on the tour had been good, but would this seem like a proper concert or be a little too rehearsed and glossy?

Any concerns were immediately washed away when Chris Carmack, who plays gay cowboy Will Lexington, took to the stage first, playing with a backing band consisting of some of Nashville’s finest musicians. An accomplished guitarist and singer (and, we would see later, proficient on the saxophone, too) he set the bar high.

Penzance-born Sam Palladio, who plays Gunnar Scott, showed he was a solid songwriter in his own right, especially with Wake Me Up In Nashville, a sweet true story based on a tale his 94-year-old grandpa told him before Sam made the move to Tennessee a few years ago.

In fact, all four were given the opportunity to show they were just as gifted at songwriting as their screen alter-egos, with a number of their own songs peppering the nearly three-hour show.

Pixie-like Clare Bowen, Scarlett O’Connor in the series, had the crowd close to tears as she explained how she had just returned from her native Australia to donate bone marrow to her brother, who is battling cancer, and then fought back her own tears to perform a song dedicated to him.

But the audience favourite was undoubtedly Charles Esten. The show’s Deacon Claybourne looked genuinely delighted at the reception he received and raced through the crowd meeting his fans during a couple of the songs.

He then led a mass sing-along of one of the show’s staples, A Life That’s Good, to end the night on a high.

The show sold out in minutes and after this reception they’re likely to be back – but next time they might need to book the higher-capacity Hydro to cope with demand.


READ MORE

Rod Stewart’s daughter Ruby sang him to tears

Popular TV show cancellation will become the norm if ratings success continues to be ignored