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2022-10-30 Zaska - The Grand Social, Dublin

It's funny, I've seen Zaska play many times, just never at his own gig...  So, when I saw he was having an album launch party for A Better Way, I thought to myself, I'll head to The Grand Social for that!

Then things got crazy.  I ended up in Scotland that week for a family wedding, got home, the car was in the garage for repairs (still is as I type this) and I'd to figure out the logistics of late night public transport in Ireland for the first time in years!

Was it all worth it?  Oh hell yeah!  It was a fantastic night of music and the room was filled with lots of love for this man!  Special guests on the night included Gemma Dunleavy, Tolü Makay, Karen Cowley (Wyvern Lingo), Melina Malone, Jess Kav, Faye O'Rourke (Soda Blonde), Precious Okpaje, Carly Coonagh and J Smith.  It was a veritable who's who of Irish music talent.

I finally got to meet up with Adele McAlear, Zaskas manager, chatted with the one and only Danny G (might of hatched a plan there) and just had an absolutely brilliant night.  The new album sounds wonderful and I made sure to pick up a copy before I left for home!

Speaking of home, on the way there I met the Bearded Badger.  Who?  The Bearded Badger!  You may or may not know him from TikTok, but he is a storyteller with a love for sticks and he, to quote him, fucking loves sticks.  Check him out!

Anyway, go buy A Better Way.  In fact, go buy it, put it in your collection, then stream it on your phone!

And now for the part none of you were waiting for, the photos:













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