Very much anticipating both these shows, not least because I get to see Jet Set Radio and Eoghan Handley for the first time. Hypergiants will be great as usual. After taking the first step and playing in front of my parents, Eoin Hamilton, and a giant empty bar, I’m quietly confident that I won’t be too fazed if I see what could potentially be double that amount of people at the next couple of shows.
Well, that was alright…
My two night supertour is over. Thanks to the few people who came out to Captain America’s to make my first foray into singing live with a full band a relatively comfortable experience. I was quite pleased with the outcome despite my trembling hands and one embarrassing syncing issue. Cormac is going to America for a couple of weeks which will give me a chance to iron out the various kinks and put together a pacier set for our next gig, which should happen in early February.
Justin Timberlake was so much fun. Hopefully Seanie gets the set uploaded quickly on to YouTube so I can relive the memories, not least of Ciarán Parnell’s barely contained panic as Kirsty got all up on him. I believe we’re doing Larger Than Life-era Backstreet Boys next year so book your tickets now.
It’s been a number of years since I last played a gig, and now two have come along at once. It’s a bit like waiting on those multi-seated vehicular transportotrons that I often see roaming the streets. Tomorrow, The Ciaran Smyth Band play for the first time in Captain America’s in Blanchardstown, supporting a band called Val Normal. I’m excited and not in the least bit nervous. Doors are at 8 if anyone is interested.
Saturday night, I play in the Mercantile as part of a Justin Timberlake tribute act alongside Ciarán Parnell, Sean Lugsy (Some might know him as the Prevomania has-been who needs a torch just to read in my enormous shadow), Anthony Kelly and Mike Moloney with guest raps by Goo and Balfey. It’s to mark the 6th anniversary of Moshspace. Learning Justin Timberlake songs and playing alongside the lads has been a delight, roll on the next two days.
My new Tumblr page…
I have rebooted my Tumblr page. From now on it’s going to be solely dedicated to my music and not just the inane ramblings of a man who has yet to admit that he has nothing to say to the internet. I have a band now and it’s almost gigworthy, so hopefully I can eke out some meaningful progress that I can update you on. Failing that, I may have to resort to some Hello Monroe-esque video blogging which, considering I’m nowhere near as funny or attractive, would be an ordeal for everyone involved. We can only hope it won’t come to that.
Anyway, a quick thank you to Alan Doyle, Cormac McGrath and Tom Devlin who drew life’s shortest straw and ended up in a band with me. I’m not a religious man, but I’ll pray for you. Anyway, we’ll be gigging soon, updates imminent. Goodbye.