Anny Celsi / Nelson Bragg Tour – Glasgow

GIG: Anny Celsi / Nelson Bragg with support from Daniel Wylie and The Wellgreen
DATE: Tuesday July 14th 2009
VENUE: The 13th Note, King Street, Glasgow
COST: £4
RATING: Gallus

We journeyed up from Newcastle after picking up Paul Adsett from his hotel in what seemed like a drive to Norfolk! It seems that Nelson and Anny being in town had caused all the local hotels to be fully booked.
Travelling up to Scotland from Newcastle always causes wry smiles from The Beeb when he thinks of the Roman Empire getting as far as Glasgow, then deciding to head back south and build Hadrian’s Wall to keep the nutters out of England!

The 13th Note is one of the really hip student/musician hang out venues. Much to the Beeb’s delight it is a Vegetarian Café too. Much to Nelson’s chagrin, he walked in with his Big Mac take-away and was hunted out the door!
Once we got downstairs for the gig it was obvious that the audience was full of musos.

Daniel Wylie (ex Cosmic Rough Rider) started the night off, with a 45(ish) minute set. He was accompanied by Raymond Meade, formerly guitarist with another great Glasgow band, The Ronelles and Neil Sturgeon. They did some of Daniel’s own songs as well as old CRR faves like “Melanie” and “Revolution In The Summertime”. Nelson’s delight at singing these songs with the man who wrote them was a joy to behold. He’s been a fan for years. The band also did a really fresh version of the Ringo hit “Photograph.”

Anny & Nelson’s set list was similar to the night before (maybe a bit shorter, with “God Only Knows” omitted tonight) and started with Nelson on his drum, tambourine tied to his foot and Anny playing acoustic guitar, finishing with “Tangle Free World”, with support from 2 of the Fast Camels to beef the sound out a bit of this catchy pop tune, with maracas and an additional guitar. In between were what are now becoming firm favourites, “Little Black Dress”, “Summer Fling”, “Empty Hangers” (every girl deserves a nervous breakdown….) and “Some Velvet Morning”. Another great set from this pair. Check out our review from the Newcastle gig as well.

The Wellgreen, are a local duo, who play acoustic sunshine pop/folk type music. Stu Kidd from the BMX Bandits, The Primary Five, The Pearlfishers and various other musical projects is one half along with Marco Rea who finished the night off rather splendidly with their whimsical and charming versions of a couple of Neil Young songs as well as treating us to some of their own songs, including a really gorgeous song called “December Child“. This was the first time we’d seen The Wellgreen, but already we’re looking forward to the album when it’s released. Also, it's worth checking out Stu Kidd's solo material at

Glasgow can be a tough place to play. But Nelson and Anny really made their mark with this audience. The great songs they played from their albums lent themselves really well to such an intimate setting. If the Glasgow crowd hadn't had appreciated them, they would soon have let them know! They went down really well.

That was the end of our “tour”, and we came away with 3 CD’s which will get plenty of play (watch out for our reviews on our Spin It Or Bin It blog!). Anny and Nelson continue their trek around the UK, and the next gigs lined up are listed below, so make sure you catch at least one show.

Next opportunity to see Anny & Nelson below:

Sunday 19th July – The Robin Hood Pub, 540 Mansfield Road, Sherwood, Nottingham
With support from Richard Snow & The In-Laws

Wednesday 22nd July – The Beehive, 55 Prospect Hill, Swindon, Wilts
With support from Nico Wouters

Saturday 25th July – The Jenny Lind Inn, 69 High Street, Hastings, Sussex
With support from Nico Wouters

Sunday 26th July – The Hanbury Club, 83 St Georges Road, Brighton
With support from Paul Steel & The Brighton Beach Boys

Monday 27th July – The Luminaire, 311 Kilburn High Road, Kilburn, London
With support from the Paul Steel & The See See

Also check out Anny’s websites

and Nelson’s myspace
Oh, and the customary final word on the state of the loos - not bad at all.........


  1. Hi Brian and Jacqui:
    Am back in the USA and just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed seeing Nelson and Anny at the 13th Note with you in Glasgow!! And the Fast Camels were excellent too.
    Will write more later.
    Clara Read

  2. Hi Clara,
    It was a great pleasure to meet you. We only wish we had had the opportunity to spend more than just a couple of hours with you at Guilfest and a night in Glasgow that passed way too quickly. Hope you enjoyed Aberdeen.
    J & B