Long-time chairman Mr Alexander added: "Saturday's concert was pretty much sold out so the Eddi
Reader effect was on full show there.
"I love it when people get a bit surprised!" Eddi
is celebrating her 40th year as a live performer, a career which officially started on Scottish country rock tours, then worldwide festival and concert hall stages with punk outfit Gang of Four and Fairground Attraction.
said: "I've travelled the world making music with wonderful people and played in many fantastic venues too.
Boo wrote Eddi
Reader's'Patience of Angels'for which he was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award.
's last-minute homemade creation is just one of 300 weird and wonderful rock and pop artefacts to be showcased at a new exhibition celebrating 50 years of Scottish pop music.
Skunks Sessie and Fudge happily at home in Golcar with owners Lizzie Jacobs-Gray and husband Eddi
's Wholesale Garden Supply, Greenstar Plant Products/ distribution division
A few years later, Eddi
's son, Mychael, returned from Buenos Aires, where he was working as a chef, and helped take his mom's vision even further.
Evidently thrilled to be playing on her home patch - she could have walked to the Kelvingrove Bandstand from her west end home - Eddi
opened by recalling childhood visits to Kelvingrove to watch her grandad play bowls, dreaming of one day singing at the bandstand.
She also owns the stage when performing, so it surprises me somewhat to learn Eddi
herself has a deep-rooted shyness and it's her singing that helps overcome that.
He said: "Do we keep our participation in the British Broadcasting Corporation or do we have our own SBC, no doubt, as it would have been last week, feeding us a diet of Eddi
Reader murdering Burns' simple melodies?" A diet of Reader singing Burns' melodies would have been as good a reason as any for me to vote for Scottish independence.
Reader, right, makes a Teesside stop on her UK tour when she calls in at Arc, Stockton next Friday.