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2022-05-19 Sive - Workmans Cellar, Dublin

  Sive just recently released her latest album, ' We Begin in Darkness ', and what a superb album it is! Every album deserves a launch night and that's what tonight, in the Workman's Club Cellar , was all about, and what a night it was! With the backing of a full band, we were treated to a superb night featuring songs from the aforementioned We Begin in Darkness, Sive (EP) and more. Sive is always gigging, so if she comes to your local venue, I'd really recommend checking her out! Now for some photos:

2022-04-09 Vernon Jane - The Sugar Club, Dublin

So, there I was, flicking through Twitter last Wednesday evening, trying to find a gig to go to at the weekend.  Nothing was peaking my interest, so, as I've done before, I asked the Twitter folk.

Two hours later, I received a message from Vernon Jane saying they'd add me to the guest list for their gig in the Sugar Club the coming Saturday. Obviously I said yes!

Mind you, I had to do a bit of research as I'd not heard their music before!  Popped over to YouTube and liked what  heard!

Roll on Saturday night and I headed in to Dublin.  I got there early as I like to catch the support acts.  On the line-up tonight there were two acts, Andi and Havvk.  I'd heard of Havvk before, but never seen them live.  Andi was a newcomer to me.

First onstage was Andi accompanied by a familiar face, Saoirse Duane of Wyvern Lingo fame.  Andi possesses a fantastic rock voice and, along with Saoirse's sublime guitar playing, it made for a great start to the night.

Next up were Havvk.  As I said, I heard about them, but I'd never seen them play, so i was unsure of what to expect.  I certainly didn't expect to be blown away!  Wow, just wow.  Fantastic music, at times reminding me of Placebo and Muse... Soaring vocals with guitar to match, all with a rock steady beat.  It was fantastic to watch, and I'll definitely be catching them again!!!

Last, but most certainly not least, were the headliners on the night, Vernon Jane.  I thought that after Havvk, the night couldn't get any better, but I was wrong. Oh boy was I wrong!!!

Vernon Jane, fronted by the fantastic Emily, were just a joy to watch.  A little bit punk, a little bit rock, it was fantastic loud, manic rock music at its finest.  I sat there at times with a smile on my face watching the crowd go wild!  Backed by a full band, a brass section and backing singers, this was easily one of the best gigs I've seen in years.

And that's that.  Now for some photos and a video:

Vernon Jane








Andi



Havvk





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