Fronted by David Scott, The Pearlfishers are a five-piece band ,but took to the stage tonight (Friday, 16 January) accompanied by a string septept (seven people) and a six person chorus line. This gave a whole new dimension to the already wonderful sound of this Scottish rock band.
The Pearlfishers were originally formed in 1982 and have continued to wow audiences since then. Tonight was no different. Right from the opening track “Gone in the Winter” the audience soon forgot that it was bitterly cold outside and the snow was lying thick and fast. If anything they were in a winter wonderland.
David Scott is a master at what he does and gave a very polished and professional performance. Regaling the audience with stories on how he got inspiration for writing the songs to playing the piano to playing the guitar whilst singing and conducting the backing musicians, every note played and word sung lapped up by an enthusiastic audience. They knew what they wanted to hear a were not disappointed.
Playing a set list from their most recent album “Open Up Your Colouring Book” right through their back catalogue, each song warmly received. Songs including “To The Northland” and “The Umbrellas of Shibuya” were exquisitively accompanied by the string section, including fiddles, viola and cello, and the chorus line giving backing vocals.
All in all this was a truly fantastic concert and The Pearlfishers are a band to put on you must see list.
Presenter at Celtic Music Radio 95FM