Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Photos from the Belltable Sessions last Thursday (January 15)

Opener Emma Small from South Africa. A bit nervous to start, but finished strongly. A song in native African language Xhosa (full of clicks) was a highlight.

Dave Irwin - notably of the Million Dollar Swing band, here laid bare as a fantastic jazz guitarist with a wonderfully soulful voice, reminiscent of Jeff Buckley. Get into that studio Dave.

The Swingettes, special guests on the night, a three-part, jazz vocal, harmony group. Delightful.

Headliner Vertigo Smyth, full of funny throwaway remarks and strong tunes, aided by the double-bass player from the Brad Pitt Light Orchestra (struggling with a name, apologies).

This was the third series of the Belltable Sessions, a wonderfully diverse acoustic night, featuring acts from Limerick and around Ireland, indeed the world. Unfortunately the crowd didn't it justice, people need to get in and see this space, which is ideal for a gig of this nature. Come on down folks....

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