Regina Spektor starts a hoedown at T In The Park

The singer wins the love of the Scottish crowd with new material

Piano-playing NYC songstress Regina Spektor sparked an early-afternoon clapalong in the King Tut’s Wah Wah Tent on the final day of T In The Park (July 12).

Watch an exclusive video interview with Spektor by clicking below.

The singer’s performance, on a black grand piano backed by drums, violin and cello, was dominated by songs from new album ‘Far’, released last month, but also drew on material from previous LPs ‘Begin To Hope’ and ‘Soviet Kitsch’.


“This is a country song I wrote, even though I’m from New York. And you’re in Scotland, but it works anyway,” she said as she introduced non-album track ‘Love, You’re A Whore’ to cheers from the crowd.

Earlier in her set, fan favourite ‘Samson’ sparked a spontaneous round of cheers mid-song, which Spektor bashfully acknowledged, saying “That was beautiful, thank you.”

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Regina Spektor played:

‘The Calculation’
‘On The Radio’
‘Laughing With’
‘Folding Chair’
‘Hotel Song’
‘Love, You’re A Whore’


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