Concert Review

The Aces perform with the Vamps on Tour in Glasgow

The Aces play their cards right in Glasgow

The Aces play their cards right in Glasgow

The Aces – OVO Hydro, Glasgow – 8th December

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The Aces find themselves in Glasgow tonight as guests of The Vamps on the latest leg of their Greatest Hits tour. The band from Utah, via Los Angeles, are making quite a name for themselves as they whip up the crowds for The Vamps in huge arenas all over the UK.

Having already toured with 5 Seconds of Summer they then played headline shows in the USA to much acclaim and it’s easy to see why. Their brand of indie pop is immediately catchy and chart success came as early as their first single. It’s been four years since the quartet released their acclaimed debut album, ”When My Heart Felt Volcanic”.

Tonight it’s the turn of Glasgow to sample the live show and the welcome they received as they took to the huge stage indicated that The Aces are in for a hot night! . Lead vocals are provided by Cristal Ramirez who is a whirlwind up front and centre with her energetic style, she has the crowd in the palms of her hands as she runs, skips and slides her way around the stage and catwalk. Interacting with the crowd at the side of the catwalk, it’s apparent that she was made for the role.

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Alisa Ramirez on drums is hard-hitting, with clockwork precision, as she drives the music along with McKenna Petty on bass; Katie Henderson almost looks like she is trying to avoid the limelight as she embellishes the sound with her excellent guitar work stage left.

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What the set list lacked in duration was more than made up for by the quality as The Aces absolutely rocked the massive arena and induced a wall of high-pitched screams from around six thousand or so teenage girls (not very) patiently awaiting The Vamps.

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The Aces are sisters Cristal and Alisa Ramirez (vocals/guitar and drums, respectively), McKenna Petty (bass), and Katie Henderson (lead guitar/vocals) – all friends since grade school in Provo, Utah. Overall an infectious new single “Girls Make Me Wanna Die”, and recent stops at Pride Festivals across the country introduced The Aces to the UK. Glasgow’s own introduction was fantastic and we look forward to their rise within the music game.

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John Brown - Assistant Editor

On my travels with trusty Nikons and iPhone. Live music to Landscapes and everything in between. Lover of electronic music but willing to taste the rest. I Spread the PCN Magazine love with your friends!|
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