Dec 18 2008 By Peter Carroll
GLASWEGIAN songstress Amy Macdonald will play two back-to-back gigs in her home town this weekend.
The Bishopbriggs-born singer and songwriter plays the iconic Barrowlands this Saturday and Sunday.
Multi-talented Amy has come a long way in a short space of time.
The 21-one-year old's debut album 'This Is The Life' was released in July last year to rave reviews and has since gone on to sell an impressive 1.8 million copies worldwide.
The former Bishopbriggs High School pupil's biggest hits to date have been 'Mr Rock 'n' Roll', 'Poison Prince', 'This Is The Life', 'Run' and 'L.A.' Amy is also no stranger to festival life. Since her meteoric rise, she has played Glastonbury, Hyde Park, T in the Park and the V Festival, a far cry from the days when she gigged in Glasgow's pubs and clubs, including Brunswick Cellars on Sauchiehall Street.
Often described as a softly spoken lass with a booming singing voice, Amy also headlined the city's Hogmanay Live celebrations in George Square last year despite suffering from tonsillitis.
To crown her popularity she was chosen to star in the Homecoming Scotland advert this month, featuring another Glaswegian, Lulu, as well as Sean Connery and Olympic gold hero Chris Hoy.
The self-taught musician, who can play the guitar, drums and piano, counts Travis and The Libertines among her musical influences.
Tickets for both gigs, which start at 7pm, cost s17.50 plus booking fee and are available by calling Tickets Scotland on: 2 04 5151, or visiting: www.tickets-scotland.com