Members of a Barrhead band have been left buzzing after playing a sold-out gig at one of Scotland’s top venues.

Four-piece Kardo were blown away by the 300-plus crowd who turned up to see them and three other bands on the line-up at Glasgow’s legendary King Tut’s.

The show had originally been due to take place earlier this year before being pushed back to this summer.

Barrhead band buzzing after taking centre stage at iconic venueJames, Sam, Callum and Courtney of Kardo

For guitarist and former Barrhead High pupil Sam Carlton, seeing so many strangers turn out to enjoy their music was a thrill.

He told the Barrhead News: “It was quite an experience. We knew we could sell a lot of tickets but we didn’t realise how many we had sold until the night.

“We had pals who tried to get tickets at the door who couldn’t get in because there were none left, so we had to pretend some folk were our photographers to try to get them into the gig.

“It was definitely the most people we have played to. We’ve headlined King Tut’s before, years ago but it was not as mental as that.

“It was a proper concert. The crowd was jumping.”

Barrhead band buzzing after taking centre stage at iconic venueSam, left, and Callum, right, playing at the gig

Kardo, which also features former St Luke’s High pupil James Wiseman on vocals, Courtney Campbell on drums and Callum McFadzean on bass, usually record their music in Sam’s home studio but now plan to record several tracks professionally at a studio in Glasgow.

The band made waves earlier this year when Robert Carlyle, who played hardman Begbie in Trainspotting, tweeted his followers to recommend their song Things Will Never Be The Same.

And that isn’t the only ringing endorsement they have received in recent times.

The band were approached this summer by Roddy McKenna, who signed The Stone Roses to their first record deal, to ask them to play at the Darvel Music Festival, in Ayrshire, which is produced by his brother Neil.

“He has been in contact with us, which is pretty cool,” added Sam. “He said ‘Oh, I like your stuff. Can we have a meeting?’

“I thought he was just a guy who likes music but then he was telling us all of these stories about signing The Stone Roses and it was like ‘wow’.”