Over the last five years, I’ve branched out into a range of one-off events, including charity fundraisers. Rather than just turning up on the night and playing a one-size-fits-all set, I’m available for a meeting to discuss the profile of the expected crowd and the context in which the music will feature. Theme nights available include:
The best of Irish – a broad range, from Planxty to Kíla, via The Thrills
Swing night – 1920s and 30s as well as modern British swing; this includes liaising with swing dancers and instructors. Click here for more details of music.
James Bond night – cocktail and easy listening, plus soundtrack music Click here for more details of music.
International Women’s Day – female artists only, from Ella to Beyoncé.
Charity nights include:
Bone Marrow for Leukemia Trust
Ireland Four Iran
In 2003 and 2004, played the VHI Dance Blitz – hip-hop and r’n’b – to international dance choreographers meeting in Dublin.
Acts with whom I’ve shared a bill:
Maria Doyle Kennedy
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Glittering list of some of the many celebs I’ve played to at special events:
Venues and events played:
Hot Press Yearbook launch
Irish Sales and Advertising Awards
Samuel Beckett Film Festival
Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Royal Dublin Society
Allied Irish Bank
Bank of Ireland
HMV music store, Grafton Street
Absolute Events (in Budapest!)
O’Donnell Sweeney Solicitors
Murphy’s Laughing Club