Covering a jump jive leap that spans rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly, classic country and western swing to manouche gypsy jazz and cool ‘50s lounge lizard grooviness, reviewers have picked up on the obvious points of reference such as Carl Perkins or Louis Jordan. But with influences proudly up front and enthusiastically celebrated, Awkward Family Portraits also inject a distinctly 21st century freshness that is laden with spades of roguish charm and humour to interpretations and all band originals.
Selected as Tenement TV’s “Ones To Watch for 2018”, the band underscored their serious intent to live up to that by putting out two killer singles via Glasgow’s Holy Smokes Records. Conjuring up the ambiance of classic duets from Les Paul and Mary Ford, with ‘Baby Blue’ featuring Cara Rose, and drafting in respected Scottish roots artist Daniel Meade for some guest piano rattling on ‘Please Baby Please’, they quickly gathered in even more attention. Encouraged by the reaction, the band went on to crowd-fund their debut album ‘Everything We’ve Done Up Until Now Except What We’ve Done Since’ a collection of songs that developed as they grew in stature to appear at big events such as Country2Country, Celtic Connections, HebCelt Festival and Belladrum while continuing to tour extensively across the UK and in The Netherlands and Spain.
AT THE GLOBE
Standing concert, limited seating. Names of ticket holders will be on the door. We do not send out physical tickets.
Children and young people under 16 years old may attend events accompanied by an adult (age over 18). They are not allowed to enter the premises after 9pm and they must leave the premises by midnight. Under 16s are not allowed to purchase soft drinks, but they may consume soft drinks bought for them by their accompanying adult.
16 and 17 year olds are allowed to attend events unaccompanied by an adult and they may purchase soft drinks. They must leave the premises by midnight.