September 30, 2009 § Leave a comment
Well here I am phew having finished a few tunes and I am in great form about them! The recording process was far more enjoyable than i have previously experienced and the results are comfortable for my first go at ‘home recording’. I am still working away on more songs and hope to upload as many as I can in the next couple of weeks and also……..drum rolllllllllllllllllllllllll My First E.P!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! will be available followed shortly by a live gig somewhere in Sligo and I would warmly welcome any suggestions as to where I could debut this material live??!! In the meantime Electric Picnic awaits and Sligo Live as im really looking forward to seeing Martha Wainwright and all other performers who pull on the heart strings.
As I mentioned it in my last post the Sligo Music Scene(SMS!) is currently cooking, I had the pleasure of seeing The Oddsocks, Red Brick House and arrived late back from a trip and missed Big Box and Burning Shades (sorry guys) and…. ALL UNDER ONE ROOF! Kellys in Strandhill.
These are the guys causing a stir and giving Sligonian’s and all who are interested a taste in live original music. But real thanks must be given to the music lovers who come to the gigs to support the bands without them its just like band rehearsal! So to all y’all who are finding it hard to peel yerselves off the couch or Facebook for that matter get yer ass’ out to the local venue and support the supporters as well as the bands.This creative rise in Sligo’s Contempary Music Scene Keeps the fires burning for all invloved. Why should i mention all this? well i have a stake in all this, i love music and i love Sligo, the gigs are where im happiest, Its hot, Loud and there’s people playing there hearts out and you wanna be part of that and i want to also support so i am supported when i play!!!
There is nothing worse than bands who are discouraged by a poor turn out at gigs and whats funny enough is that a lot of the pub gigs round town are free………………..!!!!!!!! I see a steady rise in the scene here and it could nt come at a better time when shit is looking Gloomy, and theres nothing better than listening to tunes either at home or in the local having a brew.
Also with the explosion of Social Media and Networking wouldn’t it be great if anyone worldwide for example ‘tweets’ #sligo and discovers a musician/band/performer/artist/singer as opposed to what ever usual story would make the headlines, The world is that bit smaller now and a ‘Creative’ needs not be so anxious about getting out there physically but maybe getting out ther fibre-optically! So to all performers and supporters there is no gigs without each others help! Hope to chat soon and thanks for Reading and Listening