aged 44, shows he's still got dignity
RICKY ROSS, King Tut's, Glasgow, August 30
"I'M 44 and still bloody handsome," claims a modest Ricky two songs into his set. But could the ex- Deacon Blue man's songwriting stand the test of time?
Opening number Rodeo Boy, from new album This Is The Life, is a guitar- laden growler which dragged. But he soon delivered the hooky melodies and catchy riffs which suggest his talents haven't waned. Stand- outs included new tracks My Girl Going To Town and Hippy Girl. Jack Bress