After keeping a patient crowd waiting until half past nine, Scouting For Girls kicked off their third visit to Birmingham with lesser known track James Bond which proved to be the start of an excellent 90-minute set.
Lead vocalist Roy Stride looked as gorgeous as we'd anticipated as he bounced across the stage like a hyperactive toddler.
The atmosphere created by the band's on-stage chemistry was reflected in the audience's energy. It was all too much for some people as the packed-out Academy saw a handful of people carried out after fainting.
The band played all the tracks from their debut self-titled album with the highlights being Heartbeat, Elvis Ain't Dead and Mountains of Navaho, which caused the crowd to go wild.
Roy made one fan's night by taking her camera and making a recording of the band and the Birmingham crowd. He then ventured up onto the balcony and had pictures taken with other lucky fans before returning to the stage to end the show with a bang.
The only negative of the night was too often hearing the choruses sung by the audience instead of the band’s great vocalist.
Coming back for an encore, the band responded to the audience’s demands and gave a stunning performance of She’s So Lovely to make the long wait worthwhile.