23 Promotions & Room 2 Live Presents...
Glasgow rock 'n' rollers and Room 2 favourites, Hippy, return to play a full band gig and headline Room 2 again. With Special Guests Hazy Sundays, Chloe McNeill and Motopia.
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HIPPY: "The now established collaboration between singer songwriter Paul 'Hippy' Hipson and guitarist Hugh Frizell both based in Glasgow. Prior to the formation of Hippy, Paul played many well received local and national shows over time and built an enviable reputation as both writer and performer with several singles, album and EP releases. Hugh is also a seasoned musician of some years with many gigs, touring, writing and recording work under his belt with various bands and artists. The guys met by chance in Glasgow back in September 2019 and hit it off personally and musically. They share a mutual love for bands and artists such as Dylan, the Who, the Beatles, Neil Young, Bowie, Oasis amongst others but probably the bands having the most influence are The Beatles and The Who - both acts continue to both inspire Paul and Hugh individually and collectively. After their initial meet and hitting it off being so successful, they decided to go into the studio to cut a song and see if it clicked between them. It did. The result of that first studio collaboration was the track 'Aries Girl' which was released in November 2019 and met with critical acclaim. The subsequent follow up songs including, 'Feelgood', 'Junkyard Babies' and 'Volunteer' were received with genuine positivity from critics and fans alike. At this point - with Paul and Hugh both thoroughly enjoying the experience of crafting their songs and finalising them in the studio - the decision was then made to write and record a full album. The album was successfully completed by September 2020 at the HQ Recording Studios, Glasgow and featured 12 tracks, 11 written by Paul and Hugh. 'Behind Every Song is a Story’ - Hippy was released on all major platforms on October 9th 2020. Hippy followed up 'Behind Every Song Is A Story' by releasing their second album 'Falling In Love With Being Alive' in August 2021. The album containing another 11 tracks from the guys including favourites from live gigs the tracks 'Destination Alienation', 'Vicious Circle' 'Devil and the Deep Blue Sea' as well as the album title track. Again, produced at the HQ by Gregor McPhie - FILWBA was received well by fans of the band's distinctive sound and eye (and ears) for melodies and a song. Post-release of FILWBA saw the chaps play some headline shows in their hometown, Glasgow at notable venues like Nice 'n' Sleazys and Room 2. They've also enjoyed a generous share of local and national radio play in particular with the prominent rock critic/ journalist, Billy Sloan, regularly playing and championing the band on his Saturday night BBC Radio show. Two further singles were released 'Boho Eskimo' and the most recent 'Collateral' and both also met with a warmly received reception by fans and critics alike. Several singles have been written and released post the FILWBA album such as 'Idol', 'Waiting For Love' and 'Weight of Expectation' to name a few. Also released was their distinctive cover of the Peter Gabriel 80s classic 'Sledgehammer'. The live band was also expanded for certain live shows earlier in '23 to include Johnny D on Bass and G-Man McPhie on drums. These shows were both well attended and received. Paul and Hugh are looking forward to releasing their latest single 'Justice and the Thief' on 26th October 2023. The guys headline Room2 Glasgow on December 23rd. This will be a full/electric band show. The year of 2023 has not been the kindest to the band on several personal fronts so the guys are very much looking forward to ending the year in a positive fashion with the new single this month and the Room2 gig in December. "We tried our best and gave it our all." Best wishes from Hippy.
HAZY SUNDAYS: "Formed in late 2022, their lyrics reflect real life experience and their music is high energy indie rock 'n' roll with each member pulling from a range of different influences. New single 'Off The Cuff' has went down a storm and the band keep going from strength to strength. Their live show is not be missed. Hazy Sundays are Shaun, Marko, Ross and Pete."
CHLOE McNEILL: "My style is based on my music taste and what inspires me. From the likes of Aretha Franklin, Jeff Buckley, Thom Yorke and Janis Joplin."
MOTOPIA: “A fresh and powerful four piece with a front woman named Mo, who has been referred to as someone who has the energy of “a punked up Kate Bush”. Conveying their mantra “caring for humanity while still having a party” through thought provoking lyrics and high energy, they played their first successful headline show within a week of getting together. They went on to play UK festivals such as Eden Festival, Kelburn Garden Party, Solfest and Lindisfarne Festival and collaborated with She Drew The Gun over the festival period. They recently supported Mickey 9s for their sold out show at SWG3 Glasgow and are sure to bring your inner fire to the surface!”
14+. Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult. ID required (Young Scot card, driving licence (full or provisional) or passport).
Room 2 is only a few minutes walk from Central and Queen Street Train Stations, Buchanan Bus Station and is near to the Subway on Buchanan Street.
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