Review And Photos By Linda McDermott
Bannermans, a hidden gem nestled just off the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, stands as a testament to the vibrant rock culture of the city. Its stone-built arches create an intimate and gothic ambience, perfectly suited for music enthusiasts. On a Monday night, this eclectic venue hosted an evening that resonated with rock music’s raw energy and passion, featuring three captivating bands: Collateral, Wicked Smile, and the standout act of the night, Cassidy Paris.
While perhaps challenging for photographers, the dimly lit setting of Bannermans lent an atmospheric edge to the experience. With a crowd of 60 eagerly awaiting the night’s performances, the stage at the far end of the room became the focal point for an unforgettable evening of music.
Kicking off the night was Cassidy Paris, a 20-year-old dynamo whose mission transcends mere performance; she aims to inspire a generation to embrace rock and roll. With her tour traversing the UK, Cassidy proved to be a force to be reckoned with. Her band took the stage, exuding contagious enthusiasm, as Cassidy wielded her voice like a seasoned veteran.
Backed by a talented band, Cassidy’s vocals soared, effortlessly capturing the audience’s hearts. Her ability to connect with the crowd, especially at the front of the stage, was palpable. Tracks like ‘Here I Am’ swayed the audience before the infectious ‘Wannabe’ injected energy, highlighting Cassidy’s versatility and command over her craft.
In essence, Cassidy Paris proved to be a revelation at Bannermans, Edinburgh. With her exceptional voice, infectious energy, and engaging stage presence, she solidified her status as a rising star in the rock scene. For those fortunate enough to witness her performance, she undeniably left an unforgettable imprint that echoes the arrival of a new rock sensation.
Set List Midnight Desire Walking on Fire Song for the Broken Hearted I Hate Myself for Loving You (cover) Like I Never Loved You Here I Am Close My Eyes Forever (duet) Wannabe Danger