Sienna making a real impact.
SIENNA - I first became aware of this youthful Kinross outfit when they supported our pal Nina Nesbitt last April.
The place was packed to see Nina so the support had a tough act to live up to but Sienna grabbed the opportunity and won the audience over with ease making new fans aplenty including yours truly.
You could not help but be enthused by a band who enjoy themselves as much as they do, and make no mistake, they don't survive on energy alone, they are all accomplished players and sound like they spent their morning breaks and lunchtimes at school practicing away in the music department.
I was keen to have them back and the perfect support slot came up in October when we had the fabulous Ahab up from London to play a show.
Ahab are still relatively unknown up in this neck of the woods despite having one Callum Adamson as frontman, son of the late Stuart (The Skids/Big Country) so I wanted a band who would complement them and also bring an audience along.
Sienna, with their modern, almost rock n roll take on folk, worked perfectly and on the night they brought with them a sizeable crowd which in addition to those there to see Ahab,almost filled the venueon a Sunday night no less.
I was delighted when this year, the band were chosen to play theT Break stage as I knew I would be looking after them and its always nice to meet up with bands in that environment when yours is a face they know, it really takes away a lot of the pressure from the situation as they know not to muck about and you want to do well by them.
I saw almost every band play our stage over the weekend but few got the sort of reception Sienna received in a tent which was not far off capacity.
The entire population of Kinross and its surrounding areas must have been there along with everyone else who had stopped by to see what the fuss was.
I am not exaggerating when I say that the band played the show of their lives and the crowd reaction was fantastic to witness, people of all ages seriously losing the plot.
They play a headline show on Saturday 7th September with support from The Youth and Young, Jack Rowberry andThe Martellos so get along and see them for yourselves.
The entire population of Kinross and its RELEASE OF THE WEEK: Released last week but I have only just got round to hearing the new Franz Ferdinand record'Right Thoughts Right Words Right Action'and it's a storming return to form. Out now.
morning breaks and lunchtimes at school practicing away in the GIG OF THE WEEK: Starlet on the rise Siobhan Wilson plays a headline show at the Jazz Bar on Chambers St as part of Acoustic Edinburgh. Doors open at 8.30pm and it isPS5 entry
Rising stars Sienna shone at T in the Park this year