Thursday, July 24, 2008

Indie Week Ireland

What better way to start the weekend off with a bang! Than a free gig in dolans tommorow night.

This is the first of its kind to grace the city and is part of the Canadian indie week. Every year a week of music takes place in Toronto and a band are picked as top of the pile. Last year saw Limerick band Vesta Varro rise to the top and they shall play tomorrow night as part of the festivities.
Several other bands will be taking to the stage also including some locals in the form of Walter Mitty & the Realists (A Must see, these guys know how to have a laugh and make a great sound).
Vista Varro have been making waves ever since winning this festival of Indie Week and in the U.S the band is gaining recognition and airplay as songs from their 2007 release, EXIT HERE, have been making it onto the television airwaves. The winner of the back up bands will get to play in Toronto during the year, It will be a great night of music and I am sure every band will be on top of their game trying to impress the judges. So don’t miss a great night of free entertainment in our own backyard, go support our limerick band.

Doors: 8pm
08:50 - 09:10 Walter Mitty & The Realists
09:25 - 09:45 Maslow
10:00 - 10:20 Brendan Markham & Band
10:35 - 10:55 FRED
11:10 - 11:50 VESTA VARRO

Ill let Dolans tell the rest:

“This summer Vesta Varro brings a piece of Canada home as they will be hosting the first ever international showcases for INDIE WEEK outside of Canada. Since winning the title last year, other Irish acts have been looking to make their way into INDIE WEEK 2008. Acts will be performing for an acceptance spot into INDIE WEEK. Indie Week founder and organiser, Darryl Hurs, will be making the trip over to take part in evaluating the acts. “This is a great way to see what the music scene is like in Ireland, it has been fantastic working with such a professional act like Vesta Varro and who knows maybe there will be another gem”, says Darryl.

This is the first venture on foreign soil for INDIE WEEK events with possibly more to come – "if all goes well we may just look at having events in different territories throughout the year, it’s a great way for bands to network and gain exposure in places they normally wouldn’t have the chance to. If I was still in a band I would have killed for an opportunity like this.” – Darryl Hurs (INDIE WEEK)

ABOUT INDIE WEEK: INDIE WEEK was started without the intent of it growing into a ‘festival’’ but demand has pushed it forward and is now a week long yearly event with 2008 being the fifth year. INDIE WEEK originally started when founder Darryl Hurs decided to host an event where indie acts would have the opportunity to perform their music and get rewarded by having a prize for the top voted act. Indie Week strives on having all of the components that an indie act would look for: industry networking, promotion, relationship building and education / experience. “

Visit The Sites

Vesta Varro:

Walter Mitty & the Realists :

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