On a cold and wet winter’s evening I’m heading out to Glasgow’s Cathouse to catch ‘Lamb of God’s’ axe-man Mark Morton perform his acoustical set. There was a buzz on social media about this show so I’m glad I managed to get there front and centre to photograph Mark and his acoustical chums! I last saw Morton when he supported Slayer on their Bon Voyage tour, so tonight was a nice change of pace.
First on the bill for this evening were a local band ‘Titan Breed’ who are a 5-piece band, however tonight they were minus two members (bass and drums). These guys got a great reception from the crowd and played a really good show. They ended their set with one hell of a Pantera ‘Walk’ cover, acoustical style.
I’ve not heard this song played so well since I last heard Pantera play live! Go check Titan Breed out at www.titanbreed.com
Next up is rock band ‘InMe’ front man Dave McPherson who took to the stage and delighted punters with a melody of great songs.
Each heart-filled lyric was perfectly synched with his acoustic guitar and McPherson poured his heart out and gave an emotional performance which climaxed with a cover of ‘Unchained melody’. Check out his music here
Mark Morton took to the stage with his fellow acoustic musicians. Vocals were handled by Mark Morales and his voice blew me away!
His diverse pitch and tone complimented the sound that translated perfectly into acoustical songs. Adding his own style and sound, Joe Harvatt flanked Morales on his other side with his acoustic guitar.
This rather intimate show was all over too quickly and fans really enjoyed the toned downside of Mark Morton. If you get the chance to go and see Morton on tour, please do so. His incredible new album ‘Anesthetic’ is out now. Check out all the latest news and tour dates here: www.markmortonmusic.com
Review & Photography by Steven Scouller