JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW
‘ONE THOUSAND TIMES’ MUSIC VIDEO
TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN SHOW ON FRIDAY JULY 7TH
Check out his new video here
James Vincent McMorrow has released the third music video from his latest album ‘We Move’ for the song “One Thousand Times.” The video was directed by Bob Gallagher [www.bobfilmsthings.com] and McMorrow said in a statement, “I hate being in my own videos. I said to Bob that if we were going to make a performance video then something had to happen in it to elevate it into more interesting territory, that it had to have a point that was more than just ‘guy on stage plays music’. So we gave it a point…. Bob can articulate it better than I can.” Gallagher is an award-winning director based in Dublin and has directed videos for Girl Band and Floor Staff among others. He describes the concept for this video in a statement below:
“When the dictator enters James and the band become prisoners within their own performance, and the complacent audience who try to ignore the malicious presence in the theatre gradually come under attack. No one stands up for anyone else so eventually everybody becomes a victim of the regime. At the end you have a reversal where James’ and the dictator become locked in an exchange where James uses the stage to acknowledge him directly. He sort of pleads with the dictator and you get the sense that he might have made some small impact on him. The video is obviously an exaggerated surreal scenario, with no intention to trivialize complex political issues, but we’ve reached a point where fact and reason aren’t the powerful mind changing tools they should be. We don’t have the middle ground of debate so much as we have streams of diametrically opposed opinions flying back and forth. I think that art can be the middle ground or abstract space where these subjects can be humanized and discussed, and where perceptions can potentially be changed. That may be optimistic but you’d hope that at some point the dictator realizes why he’s the only one clapping.” – Bob Gallagher
Additionally, McMorrow has announced a Dublin show at Trinity College on Friday July 7th, and is one of the ten shortlisted acts for the RTE Choice Album of the Year, for We Move, and the Song of the Year shortlist for Rising Water. The winners will be announced at the event in Vicar Street on Thursday March 9th.
Praise for ‘We Move’: “On the aptly-titled ‘We Move’, a focused and excitable McMorrow ditches the acoustic and breaks a few shackles, turning over a brand new bag of genre-defying treats.” Eamon Carr – Evening Herald
“Musically brilliant, and lyrically permeated with anxiety, regret, and social unease, ‘We Move’ is a fascinating third chapter.” Olaf Tyaransen – Hot Press
“The songs are probably McMorrow’s finest to date, a clutch of tracks dealing with the doubts and fuzzy-headed approach with which everyone deals with love, life, health and the future.” Jim Carroll – Irish Times
Romare [ Full Live Band ]
Horse Meat Disco
Drawing with Don Conroy
Also featuring across the weekend
On Friday, 3 March the IFI cinema will screen ‘Lost In France’, an exhilarating new documentary which explores the rise of this Glaswegian music scene. Following the screening, Dolittle presents bring you a very special show with Chemikal Underground’s Emma Pollock (The Delgados) and RM Hubbert at The Workmans Club.
In Glasgow in the mid-1990s, flourishing indie rock band The Delgados established cult record label Chemikal Underground, heralding a renaissance of independent music in the city that would bring the likes of Mogwai, Arab Strap and Franz Ferdinand to the world.
Lost in France revisits a defining, chaotic trip to France in the musicians’ early careers. Featuring a stunning mix of live performances and frequently hilarious interviews, the film reunites key label personnel in an intimate exploration of friendship, memory and making music.
Hosted by the Glasgow Film Festival, Lost in France screened as a nationwide cinema event on 21 February followed by an exclusive performance broadcast live via satellite from the Glasgow O2 ABC, featuring a supergroup including Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), RM Hubbert plus The Delgados’ Emma Pollock and Paul Savage.
The Workman’s Club are delighted to bring you what promises to be an incredibly special evening of music with Emma Pollock and RM Hubbert.
Doors will open at 9pm and tickets are priced at €12 / €10 if you bring along your cinema ticket from the screening.
For a taste of what to expect, check out the trailer for Lost In France here
Drum Clinic – Q&A – Live performance – Banter – Live Jam Session.
Ralph is best known as Chic’s drummer (yes, that’s him singing Let’s Dance!) but he has also played with Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, John Legend, Elvis Costello, Smokey Robinson & many more. Tonight sees this legend of the sticks take to the stage for an intimate night incorporating a drum clinic, stories from Ralphs incredible musical journey, some songs, a Q&A and to finish up, a live jam session with some of Dublin’s top funk musicians.
Ralph Rolle is a drummer from The Bronx New York (Bronx River Projects). As far back as he can remember he has always marched to the beat of a different drum. He has been playing professionally since the age of 18 and It is no surprise that with more than 3 decades of professional experience, within the music industry, he enjoys an illustrious career as a much sought after drummer and producer.
His performance and recording list include Nile Rodgers and Chic (for which he is best known), Sting, Bono, Bette Midler, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah, Slash, Eric Benet, Erykah Badu, Toshinobu Kubota, D’Angelo, John Legend, Paul Simon, India Arie, Elvis Costello, Smokey Robinson, Slash, Mickey Dolenz and many more. Ralph also appeared in the Lady Gaga, David Bowie Tribute in the 58th Annual Grammy Awards in 2016. N.Y.U invited Ralph to be guest speaker to classes of graduating students where he utilized his lesser known talent as a motivational speaker. The drum clinics that he delivers are sessions in music and life, which attract not only drummers but all types of musicians, singers and those who are interested in growing in a positive way. He has also delivered masterclasses in his craft as well as being L.A .Reid’s personal drum coach. In the last three months, he has delivered drum clinics in Japan, New York and Dublin as well as delivering an incredible solo performance at the Electric Picnic.
For 14 seasons, Ralph was the Drummer for NBC’s “It’s Showtime at The Apollo” with Ray Chew & The Crew and have also played on “The David Letterman Show”. In 1990 he founded Phat Kat Productions, Inc., a music production company. For more than 18 years, Phat Kat Productions has produced and arranged both orchestral and vocal musical segments for commercials such as Nike, Burger King, Miller Genuine Draft, and Dark & Lovely. Movie soundtracks credits include: Beat Street Soundtrack, Love Jones Soundtrack, On the Ropes Sound Track (nominated for an Academy Award), Going In Style (coming in 2017). Ralph was a band member in the recent remake of the movie, Annie Ralph also owns a highly successful bakery business which operates in New York and Tokyo, called The Soul Snacks Cookie Company. His desire is to motivate and inspire others to pursue and to live their dreams
Drum Clinic – Q&A – Live performance – Banter – Live Jam Session.
Video of Ralph at Electric Picnic 2016: https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=0s_aymbOswI
@The Grand Social, Dublin 2.
TONY AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS & SINGER IDINA MENZEL
LIVE AT THE MARQUEE, CORK Sunday 25th June 2017
Tickets on Sale Monday 6th February at 9am
After releasing her fifth solo studio album idina. last autumn, Tony Award-winning superstar IDINA MENZEL announced today that she will play Live at the Marquee this June. The Cork show will be part of her 50+ city global spring & summer tour and Idina’s first return to Ireland since her last show at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin on 20 June 2015, which sold out immediately when tickets were released for sale.
Called “the Streisand of her generation” by The Denver Post, Idina has captivated audiences at sold-out concerts around the world with her irresistible charm, wit and unparalleled vocal prowess. Throughout the tour, Idina will lead audiences through a special journey of songs from idina.,as well as other classic pop, musical theatre favourites and her own personal catalogue.
“[Idina] sings beyond anyone’s idea of reasonable vocal or emotional limits…” – New York Magazine
“[Idina has a] tear-down-the-house voice and commanding personality…” –Variety
Idina played the role of CC in the contemporary remake of the classic filmBeaches, which premiered in the USA on January 21 on Lifetime.. Her voice is also featured on the Beaches EP, which includes classic songs from the 1988 original film, along with new tracks recorded specifically for the remake. The EP was released on January 13 by Warner Bros. Records and is available for purchase now at https://wbr.ec/wbmw.
About Idina Menzel
Tony Award-winning icon Idina Menzel has a diverse career that traverses stage, film, television and music. Idina’s voice can be heard as Elsa in Disney’s global box office smash FROZEN, in which she sings the film’s Oscar-winning song “Let It Go,” and in the follow-up short, FROZEN FEVER. After Idina’s performance of the multi-platinum song at the 86th annual Academy Awards, she made history as the first person with both a Billboard Top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting. Idina capped 2016 with the release of her fifth original solo studio album idina., and filmed Lifetime’s remake ofBeaches, which aired January 21, 2017, in which she portrays the role of ‘CC,’ made famous by Bette Midler. Idina earned her first Tony nomination as Maureen in the Pulitzer Prize winner Rent, and won the award for her performance as Elphaba in Wicked. Other notable roles include Rachel Berry’s mother, Shelby Corcoran, on the hit television show Glee as well as starring opposite Susan Sarandon and Amy Adams in Disney’s Enchanted.Idina starred in her own PBS special, Barefoot at the Symphony, with an accompanying live album of the same name, and her highly successful 2015 international concert tour included a sold-out performance at Radio City Music Hall. Idina also performed the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIX in February 2015, which was the most-watched television program in U.S. history. In addition to cast albums, Idina’s prolific recording career includes the solo albums idina., I Stand, Here and Still I Can’t Be Still. Her first-ever Christmas album Holiday Wishes, released October 2014 on Warner Bros. Records, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Holiday Albums chart and received rave reviews. Idina’s most recent Broadway role as ‘Elizabeth’ in the original production IF/THEN earned her critical acclaim and her third Tony nomination.
For more information, please visit www.idinamenzel.com.
Tickets for IDINA MENZEL at Live at the Marquee Cork on Sunday 25 June 2017 go on sale Monday 6th February at 9am and will be available from Ticketmaster, all usual outlets Nationwide and www.idinamenzel.com/tour.
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