Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Here we go again

This Saturday brings our second TomTom party in Sligo. Right now we're definitely focused on playing in our hometown, though we'll see what the new year brings in regard to the spreading of wings across the land for extra curricular activities.

Our first one took place in the Clarence and for a first night we were happy enough with the numbers. The Clarence has a punchy sound system and offers the chance to really pack a lot of people into a party but we're not convinced some of their regulars were entirely in love with our eclectic, not-always-balls-out-banging shenanigans. Saying that, we were happy to be play at that Wine St. venue and indeed we're very happy to play somewhere else in a few of days time. In fact, with the right folks and a decent set of speakers, we'll be content to try and rock a party any old place.

We'd been hearing lots about Tobergal Lane Cafe and especially some of the nights they've hosted upstairs; needless to say, our curiosity was pricked and we made inroads. Our old night Funk Up! started as an upstairs club also so it's funny that we find ourselves on a first floor again across the river. it should be interesting.

We've a had a bit of gap of a couple of months or whatever since the first one, but that's given us the chance to to really think about what we want in a party night and to further our investigation into the kind of music we want to play. As the tagline for our posters say: classic funk and future disco - old and new music with a definite groove; the aim is to simply get people smiling and dancing all night (er, with a few breaks obviously to buy some drinks and keep our hosts content). To get a definite feel for the kind of music we want to play, people can check out our song of the day tweets on (And please follow us if you're on Twitter - we're thinking this thing could be used for interacting with a crowd during an actual set so it would be great to have a bunch of folks signed up as potential participants in that kind of experiement. By the way, anyone have any experience of beining involved in that kind of live interaction? Anyhow, give us a minute and we'll get back to you on that one in regard to TomTom nights.You got to find a way out of the womb before you can crawl etc...)

Hopefully we'll help fill some kind of musical gap in Sligo or at least add to what I'm being told is a good buzz about the place. That's great to hear - really. Before Liam and I started djing in the early part of this century (gulp!) it was either Equinox or Toffs and going for a well-timed 'supper' midway through the night as you crossed your fingers for a couple of minutes of Blackstreet's 'No Dignity' or something decent amid the odious chart fodder. But that's another rant for another post. Live and enjoy the present! See you Saturday people.

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