Tuesday 2nd March 2010
Aphrodite Lion and the Clam-Jams!
Aphrodite Lion aka Anne Graham is a singer/songwriter who is currently working on songs for an album which she hopes to complete by the end of the year. The majority of the songs she will perform tonight “are like the lament of a jaded prom queen who has to sort out her teenage issues in order to move onto adulthood.” Her influences are varied and include the likes of The Beatles, David Bowie, Sleater-Kinney, Fever Ray, St. Vincent, Vivaldi and Lady Gaga. Anne will be joined on the night by Michael Tinsley with whom she has recently been writing songs. A number of songs, masterfully recorded in his kitchen, bathroom and stairwell can be found on www.myspace.com/aphroditelion.
Neil Tierney & Martin Swords
Neill Tierney and Martin Swords present an eclectic mix of music and music related poems.
Neill Tierney is a skilled guitarist whose style and rhythm has to be seen and heard to be believed. He has performed before in Space Inside to great acclaim.
Martin Swords, a well known member of Wicklow Writers, accompanies Neill with a selection of his own music inspired poems.
Kwela Kwela was originally formed in 1995, recording and touring in Ireland in that year. Members then were Punka Khoza, TJM Tutty and Stuart Smyth, and the band played a mix of African and Irish traditional music - before such mixes became popular with musicians here. Sadly Punka has since passed away and Stuart has moved on to other things in life.
Kwela Kwela members are now TJM Tutty, bass guitar, from the original line up, who is joined by Angolan native and master percussionist-drummer Mario Ngoma, a long-time resident of Wicklow. George Tshilumba from the Congo is on guitar and vocals, and Sean Sourke from Naas, on guitar, complete the line up.
The band plays its own music and anything is possible on the night.