I will admit to being an Edinburgh Festival virgin and going across to see a show had never really appealed to me before. But after I heard that Fife’s very own The David Latto Band were playing, I knew I had to shimmy through.
The band made their debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as they played a stripped back acoustic set at the Acoustic Music Centre, St Bride’s at the weekend, both of which were complete sell outs.
From the moment that they stepped on stage until the left, they had the crowd in a trance with their Americana tinged alternative country sound. Despite the majority of their songs being about drinking and suffering from a broken heart, there is something uplifting about their music that makes everyone smile. And that is exactly what happened on Saturday night.
It is easy to see why the boys sold out both their shows. The band are tight and work well together and the songs flowed with ease into one another. As one woman remarked upon leaving: “These guys are my new favourite band! I want everything that they have recorded”. I couldn’t have said it better myself. A job well done, lads
The Dave Latto Band set list for Saturday night:
1. Whatever It Is
2. We Cannot Be Friends Anymore
3. When the Kids Leave Town
4. Every Now and Then
5. Wait a Minute
6. Bigger Than That
7. God I’m Drinking Tonight
8. You Get Quiet
9. Live In Hope
10. Running Out of Road
11. Byway Man