Tuesday, March 2, 2010


This Friday sees the fantastic unsigned band competition roll into town once more. This will be the third heat of the JD set competition, It sure to be a great night of music and an opportunity in finding some new and exciting up and coming bands. From the blurb : Limerick’s leading music venue, Dolan’s on Friday 5th March for the third heat in The JD Set 2010 (doors open 8.30pm, bands on stage at 9.00pm). The winning band will go on to compete against the other four heat winners in The JD Set final in The Village on Thursday 29th April for the coveted title of winners of The JD Set 2010. 20 of Ireland’s top up and coming bands have been shortlisted to compete in this year’s competition in five heats which will take place in Cork, Dublin, Limerick, Galway and Waterford. The JD Set 2010 was launched by Tim Burgess of The Charlatans last October and a record number of entries were received from some of Ireland’s most talented and exciting unsigned bands. Each of the four bands competing in The JD Set Limerick Heat will perform live in front of a panel of judges comprised of music industry representatives including, Alan Owens of the Limerick Leader, Jackie Hayden from Hot Press and Adam Murphy from Jack Daniel’s. The confirmed line up for the Limerick heat is: Liz Is Evil (www.myspace.com/lizisevil) Redtwelve (www.myspace.com/redtwelve) Macrogrizzly (www.myspace.com/macrog) Henrietta Game (www.myspace.com/henriettagame) As overall winners of The JD Set 2010 the winning band will receive advice from Tim Burgess, Studio Time in Grouse Lodge Studios, inclusion of tracks on an official JD Set 2010 CD on the cover of Hot Press magazine and PR support. Previous winners of The JD Set include The Coronas, who won the competition in 2005, and The Chakras who were joint winners in 2006. Last year’s competition was won by Camogie Lovers (now known as We Cut Corners). Tim Burgess will return to Dublin to judge the final of The JD Set in The Village on Thursday 29th April. Now entering its ninth year, The JD Set is Ireland’s longest running unsigned band competition. For more information on The JD Set see www.thejdset.ie.


Kathleen said...

Do you know the track listing for the CD that was free with Hot Press? I have the CD but don't know the track listing, Windows Media Player can't fint it =/

IndieLimerick said...

Hey Kathleen, Thanks for stopping by, I have the cd at home with the tracklisting, I will put it up here hopefully later tonight or tomorrow, Cheers!

IndieLimerick said...

Tracklist for The JD Set Cd :
1. I Hate Chris
2. I've got a nightmare
3. Good Times
4. Punchbag
5. Eye for an Eye
6. Genetics (live from the JD set)
7. 28 Hours - Henrietta Game
8. Tasteless Joke - The Coonics
9. Wastin My Time - Saccade
10. No Strings - Sixteen Layers