What a fantastic night at Unity Grill Ayr. This was the second time that I held a Possibility Screams event in this beautiful venue…
Emily Best kicked it off in some style with a four song set that blew everyone away. From the fast paced opener of the Amy MacDonald cover ‘Slow it down’, right to her tender heartfelt closer ‘Still saying goodbye’. It was certainly a powerful start to the evening.
Catching Fireflies took to the stage and showed depth and maturity in both genre of songs and in playing only original material. They showcased a brand new song ‘The speed of stillness’ with it’s ‘Two door cinema club meets Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ guitar licks and groove. They gave us Blues / Country / Funk and Pop among their song choices and took no prisoners.
Next up was Rory Turner who showed lovely light guitar work along with great vocals on two covers and held the crowd in the palm of his hand on the original ‘San Francisco’. This is a fantastic song and the crowd just embraced the imagery of memories of his USA trip.
Ryann Alexander is just getter stronger and more confident. Her beautiful voice shone through on the rousing cover ‘Riptide’ and her own songs especially ‘The Rising Sun’ which made reference to her excitement of going to Japan this summer. It was a wonderful moment and the crowd just loved her.
Aaron John Robert Hewitt at only 9 years of age played an original song called ‘Riding the bull into the sunset’. He sat and played really well to a packed venue. It was a big moment for the youngster and he was excellent.
Emi V who at only 15 years has played many gigs and was just back from Eden Festival. She played four lovely songs at the piano and it was sweet change from the guitars for a few moments. Emi has a wonderful voice and is very composed and calm. Her original songs are just brilliant and she got a great response from the enthusiastic crowd.
Connor Hunter was up next fresh from playing in a football cup Final. Along with Aaron, he is only 9 yrs old and played three great songs. His original ‘Fire‘ was inspired by his first ever gig in this very venue earlier this year. He has great confidence for a young boy and is a star in the making .
It is never easy to be first or sometimes last at these events and Lucy Hunter had the daunting task of closing the night. She has a sweet voice and gave a brave performance of the intricate song ‘I wouldn’t mind’ by He is We. This was Lucy’s first time singing at a Possibility Screams event and the crowd were with her all the way .
It proved to be a fantastic night and I want to thank all the amazing performers and the staff and owners of Unity Grill for allowing us to come in one more time to put on this wonderful gig.! Thank you so much to everyone who came and supported this great event.