Feb 26 2018

Adam Holmes and The Embers, Friday 23rd February 2018

Friday 23 February 2018, The Live Room, Caroline Social Club, Saltaire: the long awaited first visit of Edinburgh born Adam Holmes & his band The Embers to the Live Room. The wait was worth it. A superb performance. With Adam on guitar and vocals, Alex Cutter on bass, Calum McIntyre drums and on keyboards and sax Colin Train. Backing vocals from everyone.

Colin stepped in at late notice virtually learning the set during the sound check, if Adam hadn’t told the audience then no one would have known, such was the quality of the show. It was obvious to all present that the band were having a great time as well as the audience. From the first set opener of Monday Morning to the encore of Bob Marley’s Stir It Up they had a fully attentive and participative audience. They won a quite a few new fans during the night.

Review and photos, Keith Belcher