Scott Bugg and The Vital Few are a Nottingham based Indie Rock, Rock, Blues band made up by Scott Bugg (Lead vocals/guitar), Brett Calladine (Bass/Vocals), Ashley Groves (Vocals/Percussion), James Smith (Vocals/Harmonica), Rory Black (Keyboards/Percussion), Phil Evison (Drums) and Chris Beecroft (Cajon). They are a Band of Brothers created by the love of music for the music and the people who love music. I had heard about the band and I liked what I had heard from listing to their tracks on their YouTube channel. I got a chance to see them at De Montfort Hall in Leicester when they supported Jake Bugg on his solo acoustic tour and I was not disappointed with what I heard.
The trio Scott, Ashley and James with nothing more than an acoustic guitar, a harmonica and some harmonies grabbed everyone’s attention and had them tapping along within the first few seconds of ‘One Way Ticket’.
The song that stood out to me was ‘Heart of Stone’ which is one of my favourite tracks of theirs. It’s catchy chorus had me tapping and singing along. It was the first track of theirs I had ever heard on their YouTube channel, to me it’s a track that stand out from the others.
Being an all seated affair, I was fortunate to be 9 rows from the front, I got to hear the songs clearly and I could hear the proud Bugg family behind me cheering and singing along.
They have to be one of the best support acts I’ve seen at a gig, they are hugely talented and are one to look out for. I hope I get the chance to see these guys again soon and hopefully as a full band.
By Siân Parker
One Way Ticket
Break My Heart
You Can’t See
Listen to You Now
Heart of Stone
Running in The Dark
What We Living For