by / November 8th, 2009 /

Love Music Hate Racism Ireland – Twisted Pepper, Dublin

Love Music Hate Racism Ireland are hosting a Sunday Session at the Twisted Pepper, Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1
Doors at 8-30pm Admission €5

The three live acts are

Radical Picnic
Whet you appetite as Radical Picnic deliver a veritable feast that will nourish the consciousness as well as the heart & soul! Sumptuously sandwiched between pulsating bass lines, searing guitar lines and thunderous rhythms comes an internationalist battle cry for the new era of counter culture.

Combining originally penned stellar tunes mightier than any sword with the occasional peppering of defiant classics served up for the modern world, RADICAL PICNIC, a musical collective formed in 2008, are determined to put the soul back in to Rock’n’Roll.

Joyce and The Sonic Gypsies
Following a string of inventive and original albums released by Joyce since 2000, such as ‘Mono 2 – Songs for Voice and Guitars of Various Persuasions’, the plan for the fifth album was to have a strong percussive vibe running through… A vibe, allied to a tension/connection between the east and west….

In 2007, as the new album The Bosphorus was being recorded, part of the wider project (Flesh and Blood) of cross cultural interconnectivity with – in Joyce’s words – ‘our eastern brothers/sisters’, Joyce & Sonic Gypsies, a 10 piece band, focused on live performances here and abroad including performances in Vicar St and Whelan’s.

A unique and inspiring experience listening to the Western / Middle-Eastern rhythmic collaboration ‘¦ While the philosophy of the songs is truly ‘Western’ they get their soul and energy from the unmistakable and very distinctive Eastern & Southern rhythms’¦Is there such a thing? Come along, listen and decide!!!

Dermot Kennedy
Dermot Kennedy is an 18 year-old singer/songwriter from Dublin. He’s been playing the guitar to accompany his singing since he was 13. A couple of years ago, as he became more serious about music, he moved away from covering other artists and began to write his own music.

His main influences include Glen Hansard, David Gray and American band Bon Iver to name a few. He recently started a pure-music degree out in NUI Maynooth. Despite his young age, he has plenty of experience gigging in Dublin, in venues such as The Button Factory, Eamonn Doran’s and loves heading down to The Bankers Inn on Trinity St. for the acoustic nights on a Tuesday.
He hopes to keep gigging as much as he can, building up a profile and hopes his music can take him somewhere good…