"It's getting tasty": Gerry Cinnamon talks growing success
4 December 2018, 11:23 | Updated: 3 September 2019, 12:20
The Belter singer has spoken to Radio X's Gordon Smart about his grassroots success and given an update on his second album.
Gerry Cinnamon has talked about his growing success, saying "it's getting tasty".
The Scottish singer-songwriter, who just announced his UK tour dates for 2019, has taken the nation by storm with his packed-out live performances despite being unsigned..
Asked about his growing fame and success, the Sometimes singer told Radio X's Gordon Smart: "It’s mad, innit? It’s been happening for ages and kind of building up and building up."
However, not one for the spotlight, Gerry added: "I’ve been trying to kind of stay out of the limelight as much as I can, do you know what I mean? It’s a bit mental, cos I like to keep myself to myself. It’s getting a bit tasty. Some of the messages I’ve been getting have been crazy.”
The Castlemilk rocker also gave an update on his second album and the follow-up to 2017's Erratic Cinematic.
"I can’t stop writing, I just want to get everything out, he told Radio X. "I’m building a studio. I want to be up and running by the end of the year. As soon as it’s ready, man, I don’t know. Whenever it’s ready."
The Sometimes singer added: "I’ve not slept in about a month now. I’m gonna start going to the gym or something."
Watch Courteeners Liam Fray call Gerry Cinnamon his hero:
Asked what advice he'd give to anyone starting out in the music business, Gerry mused: “The thing is - not that I encourage anyone to follow the model that I’ve followed - I’ve got no label, don’t want one, been offered all sorts, you don’t need anything.
“When the arse fell out of the music scene when the digital revolution came along, the internet or whatever it is, people were always talking about putting the power back in the hands of the musicians. Now they’ve got it, they’re just trying to sell themselves online."
The Belter singer concluded: “Just do your own thing, man. Just write the songs, that’s all you need to do. Write the songs. Say, when you’re at a party, or you’re on sitting on your tod at home with your headphones in, you’re looking for that song that fills a wee gap in you, a wee space in your chest. Write that song. Because nobody else is going to write it for you. I’m trying to do that."
See Gerry Cinnamon's 2019 UK tour dates below:
Thursday 7 March - Belfast Ulster Hall
Friday 8 March - Dublin Olympia Theatre
Friday 22 March - Newcastle O2 AcademySaturday
23 March - Liverpool Uni The Mountford Hall
Sunday 24 March - Leeds O2 Academy
Tuesday 26 March - Oxford O2 Academy
Thursday 28 March - Cardiff Tramshed
Friday 29 March- London Forum O2 Kentish Town
Saturday 30 March - Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse
Sunday 31 March - Birmingham O2 Institute
Watch Gerry Cinnamon cover CatfishAnd The Bottlemen's Cocoon for TRNSMT Festival: