Best Thursday Nigh I’ve Had in a Long Time

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Friday August 4 2017

What a great idea it was to have acts on the main stage on Thursday nights to the already hugely impressive Belladrum.

Where to start, I suppose with the vibe and it was impressive, people were queuing to get in and the banter was good.

Everyone was happy and looking forward to a great weekend.

No drama, no fuss, just lots of good attitudes and a happy buzz.

After wandering around and soaking in the atmosphere for couple of hours we headed down to catch First Aid Kit on The Garden Stage.

First Aid Kit are a Swedish folk duo that consists of the sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg, who are hugely talented, when performing live, they are accompanied by a drummer, a pedal steel guitarist and a keyboard player.

I had never heard of First Aid Kit until recently and when I knew they were playing at Bella on the main stage on Thursday night, well there was no other place I needed to be.

And they were hugely impressive, their set was awesome with a great cover of Kenny Rodger’s The Gambler thrown in and they finished off with My Silver Lining.

What’s not to like, I am going to be buying all of their albums and getting to know there music better.

Once First Aid Kit had finished to thunderous applause we hung around to see Sister Sledge, jeez oh was it worth the wait.

I don’t think Sister Sledge really need an introduction, they are from Philly in The USA and can they put a show on, yes they can.

Wow and I mean wow, what a set, they performed for 75 minutes, quickest 75 minutes of my life.

These gals have still got it and got it in spade loads, the talent on the stage was amazing, some of the most talented musicians I have heard and I’ve heard a few.

Motown was most definitely in Belladrum last night.

For a little while we were all family with The Sisters and we got lost in the music with them, have I said how good they were.

You know considering these gals have been boogieing since the early seventies, they’ve still got it, what voices, what style, what class, I for one am delighted that I got to see them.

I know there are a lot of younger hip bands to perform over the next couple of days, but they will have to put on quite a show to top The Sisters.

The bar has been set very high by these two class acts on Thursday night and I am sure we won’t be disappointed. 




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