Friday night sees Limerick FC's first home game of the season in Division 1 of the League of Ireland, when they face Galway newboys Mervue United at Jackman Park. The still manager-less Super Blues went down last weekend at UCD, losing 2-1. Hopefully this Friday will see a better result and a large contingent of local supporters.
Elsewhere, the Rowing Club (the posh one across the road from where the Boatclub is/was) is the venue for Kerrynini's latest venture. The Kerrynini lads have tried out a few venues in Limerick, so hopefully this one will become a regular haunt for them, and with them they bring a man some see responsible for landing Badly Drawn Boy on us(courtesy of his role as co-founder of Twisted Nerve)
Andy Votel, who is a more than acclompished electronic musician in his own right.
A perfectly good press release has been prepared, so I'll quit yapping and press ctrl and v
Andy Votel (finders keepers/B-Music)
Friday 13th of March
@ The Rowing Club, Sarsfield Bridge Limerick.
Visual presentation courtesy of Cheebah's Paul Tarpey
Support from Jeremy Murphy and Kerrynini DJs
dOOrs are 9.30pm until late, admission is 10 euros.
Andy Votel is as close to a one-man music business as you could wish to get. A solo artist in his own right, he also produces, remixes, designs, DJs and runs a number of blissfully eclectic record labels.
Votel grew up in the north west of England and developed a broad taste for music, specializing in all things psychedelic, from Can to Serge Gainsbourg. He released some records on Grand Central and started the legendary Twisted Nerve label back in the late 90s along with Bad Drawn Boy. Things got mental busy from there on in.
But probably the reason most people will know Andy Votel is for his record collection. And damn, kid Andy Votel got records for days. His Music To Make Girls Cry and Songs In The Key Of Death mixes are testament to that, spawning a generation of diggers to start looking in ever more obscure places and countries. He's scoured a world of second hand shops on his international record raid, a quest to unearth the forgotten foreign dancefloor gems from the days long past. And it's these lost musical documents that end up being discovered by a new generation of heads, thanks to the immense amount of folk, psych, and prog diamonds that have been reissued by Votel via his Finders Keepers and B-Music labels.