As far as Scottish music was concerned no one can deny 2017 was the year of Gerry Cinnamon as he released his debut album, played TRNSMT and headlined his first major gig at the Barrowlands (not bad for an unsigned artist with close to zero radio time and even less national media coverage.)
But for any one into the Glasgow music scene the name of Gerry Cinnamon is one that they have known about for a while.
Coming from the stereotypically rough housing scheme of Castlemilk at a time when it was notorious for gang violence and addiction Gerry picked up a guitar at a vital age when most of his peers and even friends were picking up knifes and guns.
He honed his talents playing for drunk mates while swigging buckfast in the Castlemilk golf course.
She is a belter Gerry Cinnamon
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Before taking his songs on tour of Glasgow’s pubs and indie clubs.
He then made his big break in to the mainstream with the rousing pro-independence song Hope Over Fear in the run up to 2014’s referendum.
Following on from that he started playing a regular slot at T in the Park receiving rave reviews and blowing the roof of any stage he was given.
And then as he would say “The bonny just started burning”.
With hit after hit like She’s a Belter and Diamonds in the Mud a uniquely Scottish anthem in tribute of his home town scheme of Castlemilk he has topped the charts and been signed as a headline act on the TRNSMT main stage this year on the same bill as the legendary Liam Gallagher.
He has now affectionately described as ‘Ned Sheeran’, the scheme ‘Bob Dylan’ and a cross between Oasis and The Proclaimers with a C-Milk twang.
But now that he has conquered Scotland his next step to world domination is taking over the English charts and festivals with his addictive and passionate style.
All the best Gerry boy.