April 2008

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  • 04.18.08

    Skinsize Kings play Passionfruit Theatre

    Bands, Live gigs, Music, Photo Galleries // Comments Off
    Athlone-based band Skinsize Kings have actually been around for quite some time, making appearances at large concerts link Oxygen, as well as still playing the smaller venues around the midlands for they're core fan-base. Creating a different sound blending classic rock instrumentation with a bit of edgy vocal styling (with even a small rap twist), they have made a name for themselves as being original and unique. They also have the distinction of being the first rock band to play in the acoustic-based black-box venue of Passionfruit Theatre. Recently I got a chance to drop in on their sound ...
  • 04.18.08

    Geoff Quinlan in Passionfruit Theatre

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    Diversity is a wonderful thing, particularly diversity in music, and not only just in songwriting style or genre of music, but in performance style as well. This past year's Songwriter showcase was full of diversity, from young trad musicians who write their own reels, to female-fronted rock bands, to a guitarist who has been floating around the midlands with a completely original flare for music. He's an acoustic fret-tapper, and he's brilliant. Geoff Quinlan has quickly been making a name for himself in the midlands music scene for his unique playing, and his unparalleled skill... and to top it ...