Skip to main content

2019-08-16 Delorentos - Workmans Club Dublin

I hadn't seen Delorentos play in nearly 4 years.  No particular reason why, it just never seemed to happen for us both!

The Workman's Club in Dublin announced a series of gigs called 'We Are Workmans' and one of the acts announced was Delorentos. The tickets were cheap, like real cheap!  So I figured, yeap, that's for me!

So, off I headed in to Dublin on Friday night. I got there in plenty of time to see the support act State Lights.  I'd never seen them before, but I enjoyed their set.  It's a bit of a throwback to 80's rock like Simple Minds and U2, but it's enjoyable and they put on a good show.  Worth checking out if you get a chance.

By now, the Workman's was heaving, full to capacity and everyone waiting for Delorentos to take to the stage.  When they did, they did not disappoint.  It was 2 hours of  a non stop party atmosphere.  The band gave it everything, the crowd gave it everything.  It was a hot, sticky mess of a night and it was glorious, just glorious! It's probably the best gig I've been to all year and it will take a lot to beat it!

Just one minor thing. Red stage lights at gigs are the absolute worst, it really makes taking photos difficult!  Anyway...

Check out the photos below:

Delorentos







State Lights






Popular Posts

Interview with King Kong Company

Originally published 10/09/2013 on Chunk.ie So, there I was, wandering around the Electric Picnic wondering who I was going to watch next. One of the lads said he had heard good things about King Kong Company and that we should check them out, so off we headed to the Body and Soul Arena to do just that.  As I mentioned in my review of the Electric Picnic, the gig was epic.  I figured we just had to interview them here on CHUNK.ie, and here it is! First things first, congratulations on a storming gig at the Electric Picnic. It completely blew me away.  Was this your first Picnic experience? We’ve been to many Electric Picnics over the years but just as punters, and it’s always been a great festival, so it was a fantastic experience to play at its 10 year anniversary. King Kong Company is a rather interesting name for a band, where or how did you come up with it? The name is taken from the film Taxi Driver. If you look closely, Travis Bickle is wearing a badge which says King

2022-11-04 Mairead Carroll - Moat Theatre, Naas

Every now and then I have a choice of gigs to go to...  This night, I could have driven into Dublin to see Meryl Streek in the Workmans Club , or I could stay local and go see Mairead Carroll in the Moat Theatre in Naas. Well, it was a no brainer.  The weather was terrible and, well, I felt terrible too, so I figured I'd stay local. Mairead has played the Moat Theatre before, but always as support, never as the main attraction.  Tonight, would be her debut headline performance and she didn't let anyone down! I'm not quite sure how to describe here music.  It's not folk, it's not trad, it's not country or rock... It's. well, it's very light and soft and calming.  Mairead is a poet who, only relatively recently, has started putting her words to music. It's a very relaxing affair!  Her songs are very personal, and, at first listen, you might think them melancholy, but then you hear the joy and the love in them, and you start to see them for what they

2022-03-26 Buskers on Grafton Street, Dublin

I took a walk around Dublin today,  thought I'd check out the buskers on Grafton Street.   There's a fine history of busking in Dublin, acts like  Hothouse Flowers ,  The Frames ,  Rodrigo y Gabriela ,  Damien Rice ,  Paddy Casey ,  Kodaline  and a host of others all cut their teeth on and around Grafton Street.  It stands to reason that some of those busking today will be successful in the future! So, who did I get to see today?  Well, check out the photos below: Zoe Clarke Allie Sherlock Paul Jenkinson