Kirkcaldy singer’s ‘musical anthem’ for life after lockdown
As lockdown eases and a timetable for live shows indoor may be the golden ticket of phase one in the route map, it may be time for a musical anthem.
Hearing Let’s Go from PG Ciarletta I may have found it.
Released this month across all platforms as a single, radio airplay and press notice made this one stand out among the flood of indie songwriters.
PG, or Phil to his mates is from Kirkcaldy and released his debut single last August called The Sesh.
An original catchy song it then was recorded professionally in Glasgow with some mates from The Domiciles - well received too reaching number one in the UK Alternative chart and top 10 in the Scottish Singles Chart.
This led to online sessions and a second single but sadly nothing live. Before all this Phil had been playing the Fife circuit and Open Mic nights and in fact his first ever show was at the Open Mic in Society Kirkcaldy over two years ago now.
He was due to play the Kings Live Lounge in the week of the first lock down and the set already prepared.
This past year has been good for writing and working from home and several unreleased new songs are set to go, at the very least an EP but could well be an album worth of material. Phil is a team leader in planning for a private company and this week sees a phased return to the traditional office routine.
All three tracks are solo acoustic, but he is not ruling out forming a band for shows. He told me that when in the studio recording ideas are formed and other musicians like to add bits then you can visualise backing singers and other instruments.
He agrees the Fife music scene has never been better and especially with new music from Mike Clerk, Julia, Connor Barnes, Dovv, Cody Feechan and of course The Shambolics.
All set for a return to live performing the show would be 95% originals with just a few favourites to cover. We all cannot wait to see these live.