Singer Connor Fyfe makes history with King Tut’s sell-out

HE HAD just turned 14 years old and caught glimpse of something that will stay with him for the rest of his career.

His first-ever headlining set at Glasgow’s King Tut’s had been announced; tickets would be on sale in the coming days, and the promo poster was staring back at him on his phone screen.

Needless to say, youngster Connor Fyfe was buzzing at the prospect.

And while he has amassed a significant following over the last couple of years, he had not expected what was to follow.

Within just a few hours, all the tickets were gone and the teenager etched his name into Scottish music history. He became the youngest artist to ever sell-out the iconic city-centre venue.

And while December 27 will not be the first time he has graced that famous stage, it will be a monumental moment for the Bellshill lad.

Fyfe told The Weekender: “I’ve played to a sold-out King Tut’s before when I supported The Snuts in March, but I can’t believe this time people have bought the tickets to see me.

“King Tuts announced the show on the day of my 14th birthday – on the Monday – so I was buzzing. They went on sale on the Friday.

“I was a bit nervous on the Thursday night; I slept-in in the morning…But when I got up, half were already gone in an hour so I was happy.

“[I didn’t expect to sell it out] but as the day went on, and I was getting closer, I realised I might do it.

“I wish it was closer,” he added. “I can’t wait to get back on that stage. I would have been happy if it sold out even the day before.”

In the lead-up to the show’s announcement, the youngster shared an image of himself performing in the bar area three years ago, at just 11.

Since then, he has always kept an eye on who was playing on-stage upstairs – vowing one day to see his name up on the wall as the headliner.

“It definitely became a goal of mines,” he said. “When people asked me where I’d like to play when I was older, Tut’s was always an answer.”

The teenager has an album already to his name, with the eight-track release called Don’t and was recently announced as eligible for the SAY Award.

But there is new material also on the way with a new single in the shape of Truth be Told due out in September.

With the wind behind him, Fyfe also teased the prospect of more Scottish dates to be confirmed in the near future.

There is, of course, always the possibility that shows may still face cancellation down the line, but the young man is determined to finish the year with a full house at Tut’s.

“It’s still five months away, so I’m keeping positive,” he added. “I’m sure King Tuts will have back-up dates, just in case.”

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