Sigala review – one-man party-starter defies Storm Ciara with tropical show

Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
DJ kicks off world tour to audience in beach shorts and skimpy fluorescent club wear despite the heavy weather outside

While heavy weather battered much of the UK, the conditions in Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom were defiantly tropical. Dance producer Bruce Fielder, AKA one-man party-starter Sigala, kicked off his 2020 world tour in Scotland to a crowd of youngsters in beach shorts, bumbags and skimpy fluorescent club wear, a boisterous fanbase determined to rave despite the squall outside.

The Norwich-born 28-year-old was not entirely invulnerable to the effects of Storm Ciara – one of his support DJs was grounded in London, missing the first of two sold-out nights here – but the overall vibe was one of carefree hedonism, in keeping with Sigala’s buoyant, blue-sky records. In 2015, his debut single Easy Love, a track cultivated from an atypical sample from the Jackson Five’s ABC, unexpectedly reached the top of the UK charts. There has been a steady stream of radio hits since, including collaborations with Kylie, Craig David and Ella Eyre.

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