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2023-05-28 Swimmers Jackson - Workmans Cellar, Dublin

I've been trying to see Swimmers Jackson live since 2020...  The first time I bought a ticket, the gig was rescheduled due to COVID.  That rescheduled gig was then cancelled, due to COVID.  The third time I tried to see him live, the gig was cancelled.  No, not due to COVID, but a drummer broke their arm and, well, unless you're Rick Allen, a one armed drummer is not really ideal.  The fourth time?  Well, that was my fault, I was ill.

So, here we are, on a Sunday night, in the Workman's Cellar in Dublin.  There's a good crowd in the venue.  It seems intimate, but there's plenty of seating at the back and a really nice, long bar.  

Anyway, on to the gig.  Was it worth the wait?  Most definitely.  Playing tunes from Murmuration (released a few weeks before the pandemic), the new album, Now Is All, and with the odd cover song thrown in for good luck, we were treated to great night of music.

I'm terrible at gig reviews, so that's all you're getting...  It boils down to this, the crowd had fun, the band had fun, and that's all that matters!

On a side note... Best excuse for not attending the gig last night was 'my child shit on my face'...  So yeah, if you thought you had a bad day, that poor guy missed a gig and ate shit!

Oh and before I forget, support on the night was from Tony Volker, a new name to me.  Tony has just released a new album called The Black Vault, you can buy it on Bandcamp!  I really enjoyed his set and, considering I didn't know any of his songs, that's impressive!

Right, on to the photos!

Swimmers Jackson

Tony Volker

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