Notes on my Napkin EP Launch Night
by on October 31, 2015 11:20 PM in Live Gigs

What a night!! Firstly thanks to everyone who came out to spend and evening of music and spoken word with us to mark the launch of my debut EP.  We had the amazing Upstairs at Hugh Lynchs Tullamore as the backdrop for the night.  This is one of my favourite venues to play in. The room is so intimate and ideal for music nights.

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Our MC for the night was Richard Brennan, a true master of spoken word. He entertained the crowd between sets with his unique and funny take on everyday life in the form of verse. A great treat for people who had never heard this before! First up to perform was Tullamore’s finest Dominic Madden. Dominic was my guitar teacher and has taught many singer/songwriters in the midlands so I was delighted that he was able to come along and do a set. We also had Luke S Music from Dublin joining us, I met Luke while performing at TeenAware last year, if you haven’t heard of him, check him out, he’s on a mission to do 300 gigs this year and he’s well on his way to 250 already!!

For my part I played an acoustic set of a collection of my own songs and a couple of covers thrown in. The crowd were great and it was a pleasure to play to a room of people who love music! We finished off the night with a performance of the EP accompanied by some excellent musicians. I was privileged to have Ronan Nolan, Wayne Brereton and Stephen Murphy join me, these guys were amazing in the lead up to the gig as well as totally rocking it on the night. Was great to perform with a live band, so used to it just being me and the guitar, it was a super experience. Can’t thank them enough!

I was very lucky to have the folks in Electric Candy Tullamore dress me for the event. Special thanks to Yann and Kelli for all the help and support. Check out the French Connection dress I wore, available instore in William Street, Tullamore (I was in heaven trying on all the fab dresses they stock lol)

Thanks to Paul Moore Photography and Deirdre Hegarty for taking photos, much appreciated!

 

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