Remember Monday had been making waves in the UK country scene long before their appearance on ITV’s The Voice earlier this year. I had the pleasure of seeing the all-female country trio perform at Buck ‘n’ Bull in Islington last Friday.
This was my third time seeing them, and I can honestly say that they get more and more impressive every gig. I wanted to talk through their setlist and share my experience of such a fantastic night!
What I Know Now, an original debuted at C2C earlier this year (I believe) is one of my favourites the band have written so far. The ballad harks back to the hardships of High School, growing up, and the life lessons learned afterwards. I witnessed a real connection between this song and the young women in the audience – clearly captivated by its’ relatability.
Jailbreaker is a triumphant, kick-ass anthem that is highly-anticipated at the trio’s gigs. The tune is confident and sassy with strong lyrics like “Well-behaved women ain’t gonna make history”. These words were belted by women and men alike in the crowd and it was such an empowering moment.
Their debut single Drive was something to behold as the audience gave the same, blaring reaction. The genuine, beaming smiles across each of the ladies’ faces expressed how much they appreciate their growing fanbase. This was clearly a very special moment for them!
Remember Monday always know how to put on a good set, and they do this effortlessly by balancing original material with covers. The girl’s vocals on Tom Petty’s Free Falling were gorgeous. The 80’s hit was the first song they sang together as a band and felt very nostalgic.
Another cover was Wilson Phillips’ Hold On, which the trio said they wanted to sing after hearing it feature in the film Bridesmaids. This showcased their stand-out harmonies at their best.
The atmosphere in the audience bubbled when the first verse of the legendary Fat Bottomed Girls (Queen) echoed through the small-but-packed venue. The song was an excellent choice and a real crowd-pleaser – one of my highlights!
It’s very rare that a support act gets called for an encore, and that is exactly what happened on Friday night. Charlotte, Holly-Anne and Lauren definitely know how to make a gig memorable – they are really something special.
If you want to experience a Remember Monday set yourself, they are playing all across the UK over Summer! Here’s where you can see them below:
12th July – FSA Festival, Newark
13th July – Dixie Fields Festival, Chelmsford
24th August – Foxstock Festival, Great Barringdon
31st August – Millport Country Music Festival, Millport
14th September – British Country Music Festival, Blackpool