A huge amount of expectation surrounded Make Sparks only their return to Stirling University and Transmission. Not only have the Rock/Pop three-piece gathered a strong following in Stirling as a consequence of previous shows but they were the first headline act of the new semester. Having watched support act LightGuides produce an outstanding set the pressure was most definitely on. Not that anyone told the boys from Make Sparks!! Kicking off with current single Rewind, the tightly packed crowd in Underground quickly transformed from being quietly expectant to tangibly exuberant. From the first few seconds of Rewind the audience was reminded what all the fuss was about.
Make Sparks have developed a reputation for being not only one of the tightest bands on the Scottish gig circuit, but one of the most entertaining. Interacting effortlessly with the audience and support act LightGuides, Make Sparks looked so at ease with being on stage it's hard to imagine them doing anything other than performing. The impact their songs have had on the campus here at Stirling University was demonstrated not only by the number of people that crammed into Underground to see them but by the number of people singing along.
was an obvious crowd pleaser but Light in the Sky
, Hey Kid
and Now You'll Listen
all gained a big reaction. The gig also saw a first outing for God's Eyes
which was responded to warmly by the crowd. New tracks The Answer
were both tested out on the new audience with the latter proving to be especially catchy. Make Sparks once again demonstrated why so much hype surrounds them on the Scottish gig circuit. The boys have now set their sights on a summer of playing festivals and then hope to find themselves a record label. Given the quality of their songs and their ability on stage, the search may be a short one. Tunes to check out - Rewind
and Question - www.myspace.com/makesparksband