Radio Clyde, in partnership with Glasgow Life, has held yet
another exclusive music event to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The
station welcomed 80’s icon Lisa Stansfield to perform in front of a
select audience of competition winners and guests of the station at the iconic
Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow’s merchant city.
Lisa, along with her stripped back 3 piece band, played songs
from her upcoming album ‘Seven’ on Sunday 8th December, as well as a couple of mega hits that have
helped her sell 20 million albums worldwide.
Speaking to Clyde 2’s Gary Marshall, Lisa admitted that it
has been a long awaited return to music after taking time to pursue acting
Lisa said: ‘It feels great to be back performing to my
fans and I’m so happy to be celebrating Clyde’s 40th Birthday in such
a beautiful venue. I have always had great support from
The crowd was easily coaxed to its feet to dance to the last
remaining numbers after a brief Q&A session half way through the set. The
Q&A session gave fans the chance to ask some questions which allowed
Stansfield to showcase her humour and wit as well as share some stories from her
long career. The Q&A was an added dimension to an already unusual and
magical evening of entertainment.
The stunning Old Fruitmarket, in Glasgow’s merchant city
area, provided the stunning backdrop for the performance, and at times
threatened to steal the limelight from the fantastic talent on stage. Working
in partnership with Glasgow Life has meant that Radio Clyde will be bringing
other massive acts to more of Glasgow and the West’s most beautiful and iconic
venues in 2014.
Councillor Archie Graham, Chair of Glasgow Life, said:
“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Radio Clyde to help
the station celebrate its 40th anniversary. We already staged a unique show with
Keane at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum last month, which went down a storm
with both the audience and the band.
“I had no doubt the Lisa Stansfield gig at The Old
Fruitmarket would also be a fantastic show as the venue has traditionally been
one of the city’s best loved performance spaces.
Radio Clyde will be announcing more Clyde 40 events in the
coming months. Stay tuned to both stations to find out all the
A Gallery of the pictures form the event can be found at
clyde1.com & clyde2.com