Top band Razorlight wow Keynsham fans

Razorlight, one of the biggest names to ever perform at The Space in Keynsham, treated fans to an acoustic set featuring both old and new songs on Saturday afternoon.

The top indie rock band also signed copies of their long-awaited fourth album Olympus Sleeping and posed for photos with fans.

Temple Street music shop Longwell Records regularly organises in-store concerts and personal appearances by featured artists and booked The Space for Razorlight’s appearance with just a few days’ notice after the band said they wanted to come as part of their in-store tour to promote the new album.

A limited number of free tickets given away with albums were quickly  snapped up and those lucky enough to get one enjoyed lead singer and guitarist Johnny Borrell and guitarist David Ellis performing songs including two of the band’s best-known hits –  America and Before I Fall To Pieces.

Guitarist and singer/songwriter Louisa Maria Baker from Keynsham, who fronts the Anglo-Australian rock band Tequila Mockingbyrd, happened to be in her home town on Saturday and was thrilled to be invited by Longwell Records to open for Razorlight. Her band performed at this year’s Keynsham Music Festival.

Longwell Records’ owner Iain Aitchison said it had been a wonderful gig and he was humbled that Razorlight had come to play Keynsham.