Rising Lanarkshire star looks ahead to next headline gig

A Lanarkshire teen who made history as the youngest musician to sell out King Tut’s, has reached yet another huge milestone in his music career.

Connor Fyfe has just finished his National 5 prelims, but at weekends he takes his guitar on the road to gig at venues across the country.

Despite the pandemic the talented 15-year-old still managed to play over 60 gigs last year, bring out new music, play at festivals all over the UK and head out on his first Scottish tour.

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Now the Bellshill lad is looking forward to another headline gig at one of Scotland’s best loved venues.

He told Lanarkshire Live: “There were a good few restrictions throughout last year.

“But a lot of musicians – including myself – managed to take advantage of some of the times where certain rules weren’t as strict, or there was certain tiers that allowed gigs to happen at a small capacity.

“Music is what I want to do, so I of course throw everything I can at it. And it does work well, as a lot of the time my gigs are at the weekends, so I wouldn’t be in school which is good .

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“Prelims are over now gladly, but I will have exams soon – after that, it’s straight into festival season!

“It means a lot to know that gigs can go ahead again, not just as a musician, but as a frequent gig-goer.

“I’m glad I can go and see some of my favorite bands again, something I feel we’ve all been waiting for over the last two years, so it’s good to be back for sure.

“Last year there were so many cancellations and rescheduled events, so hopefully that’s in the past now.”

Connor was due to play King Tut’s in December 2020, with tickets for the gig selling out just hours after they were released. The gig was initially canceled because of coronavirus restrictions, but he played it at a later date in 2021.

The venue has long been associated with emerging bands and is the venue that supported some of the music industry’s biggest names at the start of their career.

From Oasis, who were famously signed by Alan McGee at the venue in 1993, to Radiohead, The Killers, Juliette Lewis, Pulp, My Chemical Romance, Florence & The Machine, Biffy Clyro, Manic Street Preachers, Snow Patrol, Frightened Rabbit and Paolo Nutini plus many, many, more.

Now the singer/songwriter is gearing up to play Saint Luke’s in Glasgow on Saturday, March 5.

Connor told us: “I’m really looking forward to Saint Luke’s, it’s a stunning venue to see a gig at so I’m really glad I have the chance to play it, it’s gonna be a great gig and I’ll be playing a few new tunes as well from my album So the 5th of March be there!

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“It is a milestone even announcing Saint Luke’s to me, but so far nothing has topped that feeling of selling out King Tut’s.

“IT’s such an iconic venue with a lot of history and it will always be one of my favorite memories.

“It has also been the best gig to date, I’ll keep trying to top it but definitely going to be hard to pull that off.

“I waited so long to play there that I had my doubts that it would go ahead to be honest but it did and it was everything I hoped for, hearing people sing your own tunes back to you is always class but especially in a venue like King Tut’s.”

Playing festivals is Connor’s aim and he was over the moon when 2018 saw him booked up as the youngest act at many Scottish music festivals ending the year with playing EH6 Festival in Leith where he played the main stage where Gerry Cinnamon, Jake Bugg and the Coral headlined.

Tickets for Connor’s gig at Saint Luke’s are available online.


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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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