Sum of Our Parts – The Grand Gestures live

nice little review here of the grand gestures vs man without machines live at the CCA in glasgow

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For One Night Only – The Grand Gestures vs Man Without Machines – CCA, Glasgow – Sunday 9th February 2014

Having missed the Grand Gestures’ debut Glasgow show 18 months or so ago, there was no way I was missing the second, particularly since support came from MPT favourites Man Without Machines.

Having to find half a band almost as soon as the excellent ‘The Kreuzberg Press’ LP had been released must have stalled MWM’s progress in 2013 and it certainly was the main reason that I’d not seen the band play for almost a year.

However, the fact that there were only 2 acts on Sunday permitted MWM to play an extended 12 songs set. No fewer than 11 songs were plucked from the album with the only exception being a live debut (I think) for Split Enz cover B-side ‘Six Months In A Leaky Boat’.

The set was…

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