Friday 27 April 2018

Biffy Clyro play anniversary gig

Biffy Clyro marked the 20th anniversary of King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
Biffy Clyro marked the 20th anniversary of King Tut's Wah Wah Hut

Biffy Clyro played a special gig to mark the 20th birthday of an iconic music venue.

A special birthday party was held on Friday night at Glasgow venue King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, which made musical history as the place where Manchester band Oasis were discovered and signed by Creation Records during a gig in 1993.

It was founded by DF Concert's Stuart Clumpas in 1990 with a name borrowed from a venue in New York.

Three bands, including Biffy Clyro, were kept secret ahead of the birthday party but were met with loud cheers when they went on stage.

As frontman Simon Neil from took to the stage for a 20-minute acoustic set, he said: "At times like this we wish we had more party tunes."

The Dykeenies, who were the first to record for the King Tut's label, and the Sucioperro, who were the last group to sign with the label, were the other two bands kept secret from the invited guests.

A spokeswoman for King Tut's said: "We've got four hundred people here. It's been a great night with old friends of the venue, people who have played here and people who have worked here. Lots of new friends have been made.

"It's a really good vibe. It's been a really good atmosphere, a really good night.

"People were pretty surprised when the mystery bands came on. There was a massive cheer from the crowd."

Radiohead, Blur, Travis, Pulp, The Verve and the Manic Street Preachers have all topped the bill at the club. It also hosted the first Scottish gigs for Beck, Crowded House and The Strokes.

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