Best of 2017 – Reviews

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We have a look through the most popular reviews of 2017.

We thought we would look at what the stats for the website and see what reviews were most read, of course that does not always mean that they were our favourites (some were :)) but they were for the people that read the website and that’s important. So without further ado…

10th Amy Macdonald at the Ironworks Venue.

“It may well be good four years since we’ve heard from her but on the strength of the reception this evening it has been well worth the wait”

Amy MacDonald, 12/4/2017 – Review

 9th Jake Bugg at Strathpeffer Pavilion.

“There is a contrast between the two as the perceived angry young man of a few years ago is replaced by a more considered outlook. It’s that growing maturity that dominates the set”

LIVE REVIEW and IMAGES – Jake Bugg, 16/11/2017

8th Sophie Ellis Bextor at Ironworks Venue.

“Sophie’s a pro and pumped out the hits up till a rousing finish with Murder On The Dancefloor and left the stage, only to suddenly reappear on the Ironworks’ balcony with her guitarist and violin duo to perform completely acoustic. Impressive and tireless.”

Sophie Ellis-Bextor, 21/02/17 – Review

7th The Libertines at Ironworks Venue.

“‘Riotous’ was the word that kept coming to mind as I dutifully bounced along with the crowd. This gig was north of 100 miles an hour and there was no chance of stopping for a pee and a filled roll anywhere.”

The Libertines, 18/9/2017 – Review

 6th is The Beach Boys at Inverness Leisure

“It’s easy on the ear, light on the soul and you can’t say fairer than that now can you?”

The Beach Boys, 27/05/2017 – Review

5th Olly Murs at Bught Park

“Murs also took some time to remind us of the love we should have towards each other following some of the recent events further south, this caused strangers to hug one another and a great, friendly atmosphere was created.”

Olly Murs, 22/7/2017 – Review

 4th Texas at Inverness Leisure

“It was a night when it all came together. A fine support act, a generous audience, a genuinely appreciative band, and a fair smattering of Sharleen’s natural Glasgow warmth and humour.”

Live Review – Texas, 25/9/2017

3rd UB40 at the Northern Meeting Park.

“plenty of hand clapping, arm-swaying and general concert fun. Ali and the lads pulled out all their aces along the way, bringing out another singer for I’ve Got You Babe, plus a couple of newer ones which were decent to sway to.”

UB40, 19/5/2017 – Review

2nd Status Quo at Inverness Leisure

“An hour and a half of enjoyable, for the band and audience, of boogie rock. Francis Rossi joked at one point about the acoustic idea as ‘seemed such a good idea on paper’ but it was for those assembled also a good idea on stage too.”

Status Quo, 20/6/2017 – Review

 1st Bryan Adams at Bught Park


“An hour and forty minutes, twenty-six songs – all killer, no filler.”

Bryan Adams, 16/7/2017 – Review

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Chris Lemon
Chris Lemon
A lifelong passion for music matched with a geeky fascination for social media and websites resulted in the creation of Inverness Gigs back in 2010. The aim of the site is to help promote, support and generally raise awareness of the local music scene.If you want get in touch you can contact me direct at