Lewis boys have been living the dream in London as Point crofter musician Colin Macleod played in front of 20,000 people at the O2 stadium on Friday night (October 26th) supporting Robert Plant and Van Morrison.
Not only did Colin take the stage during the UK Blues Festival with what’s been described as a ‘modern, moody and epic’ style of island folk music, but he took along Keith Morrison from Wee Studio Stornoway to make sure the sound was just as he liked it.
The whole experience was a massive contrast to his music beginnings, according to Colin, who said: “From playing Zep songs in the Clachan bar, to supporting Robert Plant at the 02. To say last night was a dream come true is a bit of an understatement.”
And Keith was similarly blown away as he took his place behind the sound desk, saying simply: “Somebody pinch me.”
Colin’s big-time adventures in the past few weeks have also included a clutch of US gigs and a spot on James Corden’s Late Late Show and a booking to play along with Travis at Glasgow’s SSE on December 21st.
Returning to his roots, he will also be playing a sold-out gig at An Lanntair as part of the venue’s winter festival and St Andrew’s Day celebrations on December 1st.
Pictures show Colin with Robert Plant, and outside the O2 arena and Keith doing final sound checks for the Friday night gig.