Playing with a dog named Freddie.
The gig went fine last night. Earlier in the day I’d had a few reservations about what songs to use for my own support set and felt a bit stuck. On a whim I decided to string up my electric twelve-string and see how that sounded. That seemed to do the trick.
Marcus, Eoin and Seamus of the Tectonics brew up a fine power-pop sound, with the occasional touch of 80s-style ‘white reggae’. Hard to describe unless you hear it for yourself. All three of them write and sing and there are some fantastic moments when their voices locked into very sweet harmonies. Eoin is a nimble but understated guitarist who makes great but economical use of effects; Marcus and Eoin are a rock-solid rhythm section having played together in various bands since the year dot - they’re probably best known for their spell in The Big Geraniums.
Wished more people could have been there - there was another gig on that night, and friends of the band were actually playing support. Most of the people who turned up on the night were family and friends, and a few stragglers just in to check out some new music. I don’t think anyone was disappointed.
I was pretty happy with my own set, I guess all the grief of preparation was worth it. Afterwards we popped into Massimo’s for some late drinks. Pure joy seeing all those beautiful girls dancing; if nothing else that made the night worth it!
Thanks a million to the band for having me on as support - I’m definitely going to be doing this sort of thing more often. Kudos also to my brother Kev (you know him, he’s famous) and my pals Frank, Liam and especially to the legendary man Diesel on sound. \m/