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"Rick Fulton - Daily Record Review 24/12/04"

…Glasvegas have brought Fifties rock n' roll right up to modern days…while it's 50’s music, it's re-created with a Glaswegian accent and the rawness of living in a sometimes tough city…I'm Gonna Get Stabbed is fast paced and furious…and the breakdown with 'run rabbit' is a stroke of genius…it's amazing Glasvegas are still unsigned but then they are so different to what's going on! - Daily Record


"Rick Fulton - Daily Record Review 15/04/05"

……one of the most exciting demos we’ve heard was from Glasvegas, who meld rockabilly tunes with modern lyrics sung in the local tongue. - Daily Record


"Breea McGinness - Evening Times"

…their look coupled with their experiences; set against the backdrop of their musical influences creates a sound like no other band in the UK. - Glasgow Evening Times


"Jim Gellatly - Beat106FM"

…and this week's award for best band name goes to…Glasvegas. The spirit of rock'n'roll lives on with a band whose name just about sums up what they are all about. Think Elvis, The Clash and The Exploited rolled into one…tracks like 'I'm Gonna Get Stabbed' and 'Ina Lvs Rab' will have you screaming for more… - Jim Gellatly's BeatBreakers


"King Tuts Wah Wah Hut - Review May 2005"

…Glasgow’s own Glasvegas who have a 50’s sound that they combine with their own Glaswegian accents to create something quite spectacularly memorable. - King Tuts Wah Wah Hut


"Noise Magazine - Review May 2005"

...playing their own 2005 brand of Elvis-style rock n' roll tracks, looking like extra's out of Grease with 1950's initialled jackets and microphones.....with song titles that could only belong to a Glasgow band. - Noise Magazine


"Jon Nagl - Review May 2005"

...cracking name for a band and the music more than lived up to it - old-school rock'n'roll with lyrics filtered through the West Coast of Scotland, as if Jerry Lee Lewis had grown up in Glasgow. What could on paper come across as a novelty act instead burned with intensity and energy, the tight rockabilly music a refreshing switch from all the Ferdinandy guitar sounds doing the rounds, reminiscent at times of Falling Sky jukebox faves Rocket From The Crypt, Blues Explosion and the Raveonettes, tapping into the raw sound of rock'n'roll and making something fresh and fun from it. - Jon Nagl - Falling Sky


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Bio

Glasvegas explore a unique fusion of the classic and contemporary, the dreamy and the macabre. Setting 50’s style licks and beats against raw defiant lyrics reflecting Glasgow living. The innovative 4-piece rock’n’roll outfit are creating their own niche within Glasgow’s vibrant local scene.

Taking influence from the classic Jerry-Lee Lewis/Eddie Cochrane-esque rock of the 50s and 60s, Glasvegas package a sound that’s both retro and contemporary. They deliver vocals reminiscent of a Beach Boys/Ronettes sound, meld their Spector inspired arrangements to deliver an intense wall of sound, filtered through with guitar fuzz the legendary Mary Chain would be proud of!

All material is written, arranged and largely produced by charmingly self-assured front man/guitarist, James Allan. Hailing from Glasgow’s notorious East End, Allan is notably inspired by his own experiences of, and observations about city culture – as evident in his machismo fuelled ‘Meathead’ and Glasvegas gem, ‘Flowers and Football Tops’.

The birth of Glasgow’s rockabilly rebels have won favourable attention from the media receiving outstanding press in Rick Fulton’s Sound Check column in the Daily Record and being featured artists on Jim Gellatly's Beatbreakers radio programme.

Gig highlights in the past season have included headline slots at West End music hub ‘Stereo’, a superb, intimate performance in the city’s Brunswick Cellars, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut and of course one of the key gigs this year in Glasgow; the ‘Get A Room’ charity event at the Brunswick Hotel. Organised in aid of Oxfam, Glasvegas played alongside Glasgow’s big players and NME dahlings.

2006 will see Glasvegas continue to perform to ever-growing audiences while developing new material in their studio.

Taking influence from the classic Jerry-Lee Lewis/Eddie Cochrane-esque rock of the 50s and 60s, Glasvegas package a sound that’s both retro and contemporary. They deliver vocals reminiscent of a Beach Boys/Ronettes sound, meld their Spector inspired arrangements to deliver an intense wall of sound, filtered through with guitar fuzz the legendary Mary Chain would be proud of!

All material is written, arranged and largely produced by charmingly self-assured front man/guitarist, James Allan. Hailing from Glasgow’s notorious East End, Allan is notably inspired by his own experiences of, and observations about city culture – as evident in his machismo fuelled ‘Meathead’ and Glasvegas gem, ‘Flowers and Football Tops’.

The birth of Glasgow’s rockabilly rebels have won favourable attention from the media receiving outstanding press in Rick Fulton’s Sound Check column in the Daily Record and being featured artists on Beat 106FM’s Beatbreakers radio programme.

Gig highlights in the past season have included headline slots at West End music hub ‘Stereo’, a superb, intimate performance in the city’s Brunswick Cellars and of course – key gig of the Spring – the ‘Get A Room’ charity event at the Brunswick Hotel. Organised in aid of Oxfam, Glasvegas played alongside Glasgow’s big players and NME dahlings.

The latter half of 2005 will see Glasvegas continue to perform to ever-growing audiences while developing new material in their studio.