The Shambolics at P.J. Molloys

Written by Johnny Mckeown
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P.J. Molloys in Dunfermline, Fife could become as iconic for The Shambolics as The Cavern was to The Beatles at the start of their respective careers.

A bold statement to make but this young Kirkcaldy band have the world at their feet, after signing a deal with Alan McGee’s Creation Records. All their hard work and belief along with their undoubted musical talents starting to pay off with similarities to the Fab Four’s early career before superstardom.

Both bands touring Germany before signing record deals. Whilst the Fab Four’s fans in the Sixties were more the screaming teenager early boy band type of fans, The Shambolics loyal fans are completely different appealing to young and old music lovers alike. From the mad teenagers in the Pj mosh pit to the older crowd up the back who’ve been lucky enough to see The Shambolics at PJS we’ll be talking about these gigs for years to come.

The madness in the mosh pit as they play their anthem “When She Goes Home “is a sight to behold with an unforgettable electric atmosphere. At previous gigs, their young fans would invade the stage till there was no stage to invade. This time though the maturity and professionalism were evident as the normal invasion was replaced by a solitary Buckfast fuelled fan, safely returned to the mosh pit by a burly security guard for a crowd surf that ripped the shirt clean off his back.

Common sense prevailing as the risk of injury to the band by dozens of Buckfast fuelled fans invading the stage, leaving them to perform an uninterrupted finale to end the gig.

They were outstanding and musically perfect. Supported by young local talent Amy Lou and The Links this was the best Shambolics gig I’ve been to so far. Old classics “ Love Collides & When She Goes Home “ along with the new single “ Chasing A Disaster/ Fight Another Feeling “ their time is now!

From my first Shambolics gig at The Duchess in Kirkcaldy a few years ago watching four young shy talented kids, till PJS the other week when four still young but cool confident rock stars rocked PJS they’re still the same down to earth boys and a credit to their parents. I wish you all the very best for the future and it’s been an absolute pleasure every time I’ve seen you live!

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Johnny Mckeown

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