Saturday, 16 October 2010

Nighthawks for Oxfam

I'm posting this because these are some good guys and it's a good cause but Honest-to-God, are they plain scared of women? pschht

On Saturday, October 30th, Nighthawks will be putting on a very special one-off show at the Project Arts Centre in order to raise funds for OXFAM Ireland. It's a great line-up, and a great cause, so buy your tickets early in order to avoid disappointment.

Tickets cost €17.50 (€15 conc). And with every ticket you get a FREE copy of the brand new Nighthawks' OXFAM EP (track listing below).

Tickets can be booked here

Project Arts Centre
Temple Bar
Dublin 2

Thomas Walsh (with Tosh Flood)
Thomas Walsh is one of the best songwriters Ireland has ever produced. He has been writing classic pop songs for well over a decade, under the name of Pugwash, and in recent years has also become well known for his work with Neil Hannon in The Duckworth Lewis Method. In fact, in April of this year, the DLM’s debut album was justly nominated for an Ivor Novello Award. Thomas will be joined on stage at the Project Arts Centre by Tosh Flood. Put simply – Tosh is one of the best guitarists you’ll ever see. His playing on albums bySaville and Pugwash is so good it has been known to inspire tears of admiration from Alex Chilton statues throughout the world! Fact!

Damian Clark
Damian Clark is one of Australia’s top stand-up comics. Fortunately for us, he has been living in Ireland for the last few years, and has quickly become one of funniest stand-ups on the Irish circuit. Not only has he had a TV series on RTE with Andrew Stanley (I Dare Ya!),and played every major comedy venue in the country; but Damo has also found time to publish a book and run one of the best damn comedy clubs Dublin has ever seen. That’s right – check out the Comedy Shed every Monday night at 9pm. Only €5 in and always worth a look.

Those of you who attended Fiach’s recent headline gig at Whelan’s will know exactly what to expect from him at the Project Arts Centre on October 30th – “infectious melody hooks served with a beautifully expressive voice”. Fiach’s debut album, So I, was released earlier this year and received excellent reviews. He has built up an impressive reputation for his live performances, and when the legendary Ray Davies recently toured Ireland, Fiach was immediately chosen to support him. Now that’s got to tell you something about how good Fiach is! It’s no wonder that his fans include the likes of Eddi Reader and Mary Black.

Enda Reilly and Stephen James Smith
Stephen James Smith is a top performance poet. And Enda Reilly is a top singer-songwriter. “And when they met... it was murder!” Their fantastic interpretation of Yeats’ ‘September 1913’ is the first track on the new OXFAM EP – and that track alone makes that EP essential for your record collection. Enda Reilly performs every Monday night in Bewley’s Café Theatre with The Lazy Band. And Stephen James Smith runs the excellent Glor Sessions every Monday night at the International Bar on Wicklow Street. Both of those events make Dublin a much richer city! Go and check them out.

Totally Wired
Totally Wired are Lorcan Hughes and Emmet Quinn. They’ve been performing together for over a year now and have recently been selected for regular slots on RTE TV’s Republic of Telly. Their songs are sharp, intelligent and funny; and, not surprisingly, they are former finalists of the prestigious Bulmers Stand-Up Comedy Competition. The new OXFAM EP contains their forthcoming ‘hit’ song – ‘Luke, Don’t Kiss Your Sister’. It really is the best song ever written about Star Wars. Nothing else comes close.

Trevor Browne
It’s hard to believe that Trevor Browne did his first ever stand-up gig in June 2009. It’s not that we’re calling the man a liar… it’s just that he’s made so much progress in such a short time… it’s feckin’ sickening! I mean in the last year alone Trevor has played gigs at key venues such as the Laughter Lounge in Dublin and the Stand in Scotland – and now the Comedy Store in Manchester has invited him to put on his very own headline show! And, as if that wasn’t enough, Trevor has also somehow managed to support his comic hero, the genius Wilson Dixon – as well as performing at the Flat Lake Festival and appearing on both of the OXFAM EPs. Buy shares in Trevor Browne now. In five years’ time he’ll be running the planet.

Colm Keegan
Colm Keegan is a poet that can stop a room. We’re not sure how he does it – but he does it. And we’re definitely not here to praise him! Christ – no! We’ll leave that honour to the great Jinx Lennon who reviewed Electric Picnic 2010 like this – “some top stuff, but best thing seen all weekend was Colm Keegan. Poet. Great f*cking images. Watch out for this lad.” You have been warned.

Should’ve Gone To Lourdes
Should’ve Gone To Lourdes is a short comic play written and directed by Stephen Kennedy, and performed by Gus McDonagh (BRIAN) and Dylan McDonough (CHRIS). (This play was originally given a rehearsed reading at the Project Arts Centre, in April 2010, and Washington DC, in June 2010, in association with Fishamble Theatre Company and ADI.) The Irish Times called this play “an hilarious dialogue between two brothers, one a wheelchair user, set in a brothel in Amsterdam”. Catch it now before it cleans up at the 2011 Tony Awards!!!

Show starts at 8pm sharp. It will end at 10.30pm (approx) and there will be one interval.

Nighthawks' SECOND OXFAM EP. Track Listing:

1 – ‘September 1913’ - Enda Reilly and Stephen James Smith
2 – ‘The Last Day of Summer’ - The Citizen
3 – ‘Do You Know What Really Annoys the Arse Off Me?’ - Kevin McGahern
4 – ‘Luke, Don’t Kiss Your Sister’ - Totally Wired
5 – ‘The John Denver Song’ - Trevor Browne
6 – ‘Cheek, Cheek, Chin and Nose’ - Colm Keegan

1 comment:

Uiscebot said...

Thanks Kate. I think.

For the Record. Here's the women who've performed in the past.

Band Sweet Jane. (lead Singer)
Cellist/singer Vyvienne Long
Singer Emily Conway.
Poet Niamh Bagnell.
Poet Catherina Behan.
Fiddler Jacqueline Martin
Singer Eva Queen
Comedian Lisa Joyce.
Flautist Elizabeth Petcu
Singer Eleventy Four
Comedian Pauline Curtin
Classical Trio Jade Strings (3 whole women)
Writer Nuala Ni Choncuir
Novelist Claire Kilroy
Novelist Mia Glallagher
Singer Paula Flynn -with jinx lennon

The headline act at least years Charity event was Vyvienne Long. Jade Strings and Helen Hutchinson joined the fray back then too.

The line-ups are always comedy heavy, and comedy is man heavy, so if you counted up our acts it would show way more men. But we pick artists based on our personal taste and what worked before (all the acts in the project show have performed with us in the past) and not on any PC or non PC grounds.