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2022-08-20 Denise Chaila - King Johns Castle, Limerick

Any year that you get to tour with and record with a superstar and headline a gig, in a castle, in your home town, has got to be put down as a good year.  Denise Chaila did all this in 2022.  The superstar?  Just a young guy called Ed Sheeran, you might have heard of him. The gig?  King Johns Castle in Limerick, and that's where I am tonight!

Earlier in the week, Denise asked concert goers to dress up D n' D style and they did not fail her.  There were Lords and Ladies, Elves and Ogres (well, just the one, me) every where you looked.  It was a wonderful sight to see.

Anyway, on to the show.  On the lineup along with Denise were Negro Impacto and Le Boom.  I'd never heard of Negro Impacto, but I really enjoyed their set.  They're a little bit funky with some great guitar sounds and sweet vocals, what's not to like?  Definitely worth keeping an eye on.

Next on stage were the fantastic Le Boom.  I had to check the records, but it seems it was way back in 2017 when I saw them last... I struggle to believe it was 5 years ago, but the facts don't lie!  Le Boom took a bit of a break for a while, lost one member and came back with two more, and that's made one hell of a difference to their live show!  They are fantastic, great upbeat electronic music that you can't help but dance to.  So great to finally get to see them live again.

Now for the main reason I was in Limerick, it was time for Denise Chaila to take to the stage. Backed by a full band with God Knows and Michelle Grimes on vocals, it was everything you thought it would be and then some!

There were so many highlights on the night. You want the hits?  You got them, 061, Anseo, CHAILA and the crowd sang along at the top of their voices.  We had William Keohane, poet and the founder of TLC, Trans Limerick Community talk with us and perform two of his poems.  The crowd replied with a chant of 'William, William' that rang loudly throughout the castle.

I could go on and on and on, but I'm not a writer, actually, I'm not sure what I am actually!! 

Anyway, I just want to give a quick shout-out to Seoda Shows for the photo pass and speaking of photos, here they are;

Now for some shot of Le Boom:

And finally, Negro Impacto.

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