A Special Gig for Cork Down Syndrome
We robbed Bowie’s title for this event , the home crowd ensured it was a ticket sell out for the great cause of Cork’s Down Syndrome Center. Yvonne O Connell did Trojan behind the scenes work, Heather the manager of the Sextant bar and beer garden, and the staff here on Albert Quay went to great lengths to accommodate musicians and all the parents making the venue family friendly. Even the sun stayed shining for the best of the afternoon.
Privileged to share the stage with Karen Jordan, her of the magical singing voice, had the place enraptured with some beautiful songs. Performing from such a wide ranging platform from Paulo Nutini, Mary Black, and Stevie Nicks. She finished her set with the introduction of her daughter Luciana who at only ten years old has one heck of a musical career before her. No worries facing into a packed Sextant, while effortlessly performing some of the latest hits on her Ukulele . They were followed by one of the city’s more accomplished singer songwriters Vincent Lynch , currently signed to universal records and first choice opening act of many well known mainstream bands and artists, including John Spillane and Bagattelle. A stand out solo performance, some would say his best, had most of the other musicians present respect and he set a blistering pace of mostly his own material, his Dadgad tuned Taylor wailing beautifully across the river, all delighting the punters.
We opened the show ourselves with two of our own songs, “Going Down South” which we released on Reverbnation and our latest number “Whores and Cocaine”. Blasting out the fenders, playing the classic blues of Muddy Waters, BB King and Stevie Ray Vaughan on a sunny lazy Sunday afternoon in the Sextant beer garden surrounded by music lovers of all genres , to a very generous home Cork audience while supporting a fantastic cause, well lads, gigs and fabulous Sunday afternoons don’t come better than this. We all were indeed Heros For A Day.
For us as a newly reformed band it was a privilege to share the stage with with these guys. Roll on next year .