Wednesday 10th May 2017

Venue: The Garage, Highbury, London

Nearest Tube Station: Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line)

‘Hats Off To The Busker’ album’s Tenth anniversary tour of the UK is almost halfway through and the Dundee four piece brought the next leg to the intimate venue of The Garage in North London. Having been a few since the beginning of this band and seen them numerous amounts of time I was more than excited to hear their debut album from start to finish.

The venue full of a crowd buzzing to hear this classic album live awaited the Scots to take to the stage, with a lit outline of the heart on the front of the album cover as a backdrop. Chants of ‘The View, The View, The View are on fire!’ was frequently chanted between each song as they ripped through the album with there energetic sound and solo’s which turned the mosh pit down the front into overdrive and beers flying everywhere. Having built up a reputation of being one of the best live bands on the circuit there was no doubting that on the night either.

Unexpectedly they came out to an encore of a further eight songs from their back catalogue which ended up with them playing a monster twenty two strong set list. Overall for any fan of The View this tour would be one to saviour, there’s still life in the boys after all these years. Top top gig.

Set list:

Comin’ Down
Superstar Tradesman
Same Jeans
Don’t Tell Me
Skag Trendy
The Don
Face For The Radio
Wasted Little DJ’s
Gran’s for Tea
Dance Into the Night
Street Lights
Typical Time


Double Yellow Lines
Underneath the Lights
Tragic Magic
5 Rebecca’s
Shock Horror


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