Five reasons why you should see Red Rum Club play live
1 year ago
Red Rum Club have announced their biggest gig to date.
The six piece will play Bootle Canalside on 8th July next year, in what they have called a performance “in their own back yard”.
The gig went on sale days after the band sold out two nights at the Eventim Olympia in Liverpool last weekend.
There are a few tickets left for the 3000 capacity Bootle gig. You can get them here.
Here are five reasons why you should go and see Red Rum Club.
They put on a brilliant live show
The band have described themselves in the past as being like six Scousers in a Tarantino western, and their gigs definitely have that feeling of drama.
Their unique sound of guitars mixed with the trumpet, courtesy of Joe Corby, means they are one of the most exciting live acts you can see.
With a big group of musician mates, and coming from a strong stable of artists, you’re also guaranteed to witness a very decent support act and possibly a special guest appearance.
A home town show is always special, but summer in Bootle, with a group of lads from just up the road in Crosby and Waterloo, will be something special.
They’ve honed their sound in America
Music critics often describe the band’s sound as “Americana” and they have made the most of travelling Stateside to develop.
They completed a 14 date tour of the US in September and October, with dates in New York, California, and everywhere in between.
They have also played the iconic South by South West music festival in Austin Texas to great acclaim.
Their celebrity mates
Lead singer Fran Doran was in the audience when Paolo Nutini played a special gig in Liverpool at Phase One in the summer.
The Scottish singer is big friends with the band. He left them a bottle of tequila backstage when they played the TRNSMT festival in Glasgow last summer as an apology for not being there to watch their set.
They’re also good mates with fellow Scouser Miles Kane, and are supporting him at a Christmas gig in Manchester on 16th December at New Century Hall. Kane recently joined Red Rum Club on stage in London to perform the song Hot Stuff.
This is England actor Thomas Turgoose is also a friend, and appeared in the video for Vanilla.
The catchy tunes
At a Red Rum Club gig you will get the chance to sing along to some of the best pop tunes written in recent years.
Whether it’s Eleanor, Kids Addicted, Love Me Like You Wanna Be Loved, or traditional set closer Would You Rather be Lonely? you’re guaranteed to hear some clever lyrics and brilliant musicianship.
With three albums under their belt, the band are really in their groove when it comes to songwriting, and there might even be some new songs by next summer.
They’re playing in their own back yard
Anyone who was at the Olympia last weekend will have witnessed a very special performance.
The energy of a home town crowd is always something very special. So can you imagine seeing them in the Bootle sunshine?
Be quick though, both Liverpool gigs last weekend sold out and this one is going to be very special.
You can find out more and book tickets here.