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Parliamo: Early days, The Caledonian Bar, TRNSMT and basking in the sun of Perth's support

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“It looks like we’re getting a bit of traction now.”Jack Dailly wasn’t exactly sure what path lay in wait when initially writing and performing tunes in the music department of St John’s Academy.He would go round to fellow band member Finn Freeburn Morrison’s house - and vice-versa - trying out new lyrics and sounds to then get the nod of approval from pals before taking on the next challenge.Five years on and Perth underground pop band Parliamo, fresh from an appearance at TRNSMT Festival at Glasgow Green, appear to have the world at their feet and are heading in only one direction.Jack (vocals), Finn (guitar/ keys), Mairi Sutherland (vocals/acoustic guitar), Fraser Nicholson (guitar), Finlay Mcelnea (bass) and Andrew Haxton (drums) - the latter the only one not from the Fair City - put on a belter of a River Stage set.It was a milestone moment for the band and evidence that many hours, days, weeks, months and years of hard work is coming to fruition at an exciting time.“It was unbelievable,” smiled Jack (21). “We were excited for months and could not wait.”Cheered onto the stage with the Parliamo name echoing around the greenspace, an enthusiastic crowd of local supporters through from Perth, coupled with intrigued music fans from across the country, gathered in great numbers.“It got closer and we were getting a bit nervous, wondering what the crowd was going to be like,” Jack added.“We knew it would be quite busy, but not how many as actually turned up.

That was a nice surprise. We got there on the day, the sun was shining and there was loads of folk.“It was the best feeling ever.

We came off the stage and were going nuts. Loving it.”Front and centre in the crowd was the welcome sight of a St Johnstone flag fluttering

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