Off the back of their recently released singles ‘100 or Less’ and ‘Dune Girl’, Dumfries & Galloway-based musicians Kissing The Flint (translation: creating a spark) recently brought their dynamic full band show to historic Creetown venue the Quarrymen’s Arts Centre.
The show was part of this year’s Scotland on Tour initiative to support and bring venues and live music back to audiences in response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
An appreciative Creetown audience were treated to mesmerizing performances from main band act Kissing The Flint and acoustic solo support artist Susi Briggs in an eclectic, entertaining night from start to finish.
Female singer-songwriters Susi Briggs and Kissing The Flint frontwoman Leah Chynoweth-Tidy raised the standard high for Scotland’s women in music; captivating and connecting up close and personal with their audience between songs about how and why they were created.
Powerful performances journeyed from heartfelt, emotional ballads right up to irresistible foottapping rock, blues and pop. Leah’s full band set showcased reflective roots right through to rock raunch, in good company with her Kissing The Flint partners-in-crime Adrian Grogan (guitars), husband Ken Chynoweth-Tidy (bass)
and Alex Black (drums) on stage.
“It was one of those nights where all the stars aligned and the vibe was superb,” said Leah. “It was an absolute delight to be able to perform our original music to such an appreciative audience, who were blown away by the high-quality calibre of our show.”
“It’s great to see people coming out and supporting local venues and artists, which means a lot to us after several tough years for our Industry.
“Big thanks must go to Scotland on Tour and the Quarrymen’s Arts Centre for making this show possible, as well as my talented band-mates, our wonderful support artist Susi Briggs and Keiron Chisholm of Dreamland Event Tech, who provided our fabulous sound and lighting on the night”.
The Quarrymen’s Arts Centre are planning even more live music events in 2023 and there are whispers of return performances from Kissing The Flint and Susi Briggs, so watch this space. https://www.quarrymensartscentre.co.uk/