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Gren Bartley, The Village, Edinburgh, Jan 12; live reviews.

Byline: BARRY GORDON

FOR a young folkie, Gren Bartley looks every inch an indie kid. Skinny, a bit geeky, he writes miserable lyrics to pretty tunes.

But you'd be hard pushed to find a skinny-jeaned indie boy who can play guitar so well he sounds as if he's doing the work of two guitarists at once.

Rooted in blues and English folk tunes, Bartley is also a whizz on the banjo. Twinkly melodies come naturally to the English lad, and the stories behind his songs are equally entertaining.

From driving down Glencoe with only Prince's Greatest Hits to listen to in the car, to a tale about his cat who has the same walk as John Wayne - it's all good.

During quieter numbers, not only could you hear a pin drop - you could also hear a boiling kettle (at the bar) and the hand dryer from the ladies' toilets. Weird, but strangely cool. A bit like Gren Bartley really.
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jan 15, 2010
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