When he first came to town playing Upstairs in Costello's many years ago (was it supporting The Microphones? I can't quite remember), he was just known as Richie from The Rednecks. Now, after releasing his third album 'Ritual' this summer, Richie Egan's Jape has become more popular than his days out with The Redneck Manifesto.
The record has been lauded with critical high-fives all-round and will surely be a nominee for next year's Choice Music Prize (although with the typical judging oddballness for the Choice, the winner will probably be The Saw Doctors new Aran sweater-infused spoken word meets grime opus)
Anyway, Jape continues to plug 'Ritual' with another trip to Limerick tomorrow night (Tuesday, 15th), bringing his gadgetry and Matt from TRM with his flowing locks amongst others along for the ride. The show happens at Upstairs at Dolan's , and will be perfect entertainment fare after Ireland stuff the Cypriots....hopefully.
To get you all kinds of worked up for this, here is the video for 'I Was A Man', directed by ace design duo M&E (Matt TRM and his good lady)
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