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A Love Letter to Music Venues

I was in Dublin city centre this morning for the first time in 12 months.  The last time I was there was to see Jane Willow perform in the Cobblestone Pub  on February 29th 2020.  I never, not for a moment, thought things would turn out as they did.  I was looking forward to a year full of gigs and excitement.  I think we all know how that turned out. After doing what I had to workwise, I took a spin around Dublin before I headed home.  I drove by the aforementioned Cobblestone Pub , the Voodoo Lounge , The Grand Social , The Workmans Club , The Sugar Club and ended up outside Whelans . I've had great nights out in each of those venues and in many more around the country!   Dolans of Limerick, Crane Lane Theatre and Kino in Cork,  Odd Mollies in Drogheda, the Moat Theatre in Naas, the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge, the Solstice Arts Centre in Navan, Visual in Carlow...  The list goes on and on. 2017 and Helmet played Whelans.  There I am partying with them after the s

Interview with Ka tet

Originally published 12/09/2014 on Chunk.ie They say lightning doesn’t strike twice, well I’d beg to differ.  Last year at the Electric Picnic, I stumbled across King Kong Company and my mind was blown.  This year, my mind was blown again!  I wandered in to a small tent in the Minefield area and was treated to one of the best gigs of the weekend.  The band in was Ka tet and I thought to myself, I’ve got to get them on Chunk.ie  Well dear reader, I did, and here’s what they have to say for themselves! Congratulations on a great gig at the Electric Picnic.  It ranked as one of the best sets of the weekend.  Was that your first Electric Picnic festival? Thanks very much, ya it was our first Electric Picnic and I can safely say our best!  We were actually booked to play the same stage two years previous, but we had to cancel unfortunately.  Delighted that it was ranked as a highlight of the weekend, it was definitely one of the highlights of our career so far, so its good to know the

Interview with Miss Kate

Originally published 16/07/2014 on Chunk.ie You may have read our review of Groove Festival 2014 last week.  If so, you’ll remember I mentioned the fantastic Miss Kate.  If you haven’t read it, why not?! Anyway, we caught up with Miss Kate not long after her performance and asked for an interview.  She was only too happy to agree and here it is! First things first, congratulations on a great performance at the Groove Festival. It was a memorable performance for me, how was it for you? Well thank you! I’m glad it was memorable for you cause it’s a performance I’ll never forget. As I said I was a festival virgin and you always remember your first time (whether you want to or not!) Luckily, in this instance, I want to. For those unlucky enough not to have seen you at the Groove Festival, can tell us a little about you, when you started in the business and what you’ve been up to? I started writing songs and singing on a few house tracks when I was living in NYC after dropp