Friday, May 3, 2013

Senakah live at Dolans , Limerick 02/05/2013 Review

A great night of music took place last night in the cosy upstairs venue of Dolans. There was a very poor turn out from the public but then again a school night in the lead up to a big bank holiday weekend you can kind of understand, however those of you that didn't go you missed out on a quality night.

First up on stage was Lemon Street which is the name behind local girl Emma Langford's band. Emma was joined on stage by Tod Doyle and Cillian King. Really enjoyed their set which included a Cajon drum , accordion and banjo thanks to the two lads. Keep an eye on the band here and be sure to check them out.

Next up was excellent singer songwriter David Hope, it is always a pleasure to catch Dave live and the Shannon native always delivers a great set. It is rare you get to see him on his own and only playing his original material as he tirelessly tours the country playing venues with his cover band (also a great nights entertainment !) .
It was great to hear him play some of his new album 'Scarecrow' live which is a regular on the ipod and also hear some newer material too, he clearly never stops writing. Hopefully we will see him back for an all original night with a full band soon. Keep an eye on him here.

Last up were headliners Senakah , Its been awhile since I saw them live last and with a full band on tow. The band have been racking up some serious interest around the world of late as their single 'Human Relations' made great in roads in the music scene. The lads have toured intensively over the last few years taking in big tours of America. Name changes and a second album about to be released the band are at their peak. Its been five years since their debut album 'Sweeter than bourbon' hit the shelves, the new album comes out on the 17th of May with a release party set for the Workmans club in Dublin. I haven't had the chance to hear any of the new album bar the singles 'Human Relations' and the excellent track 'Ugly' , we were treated to a set of old and new tonight and the new material sounds great. The new album was produced by local man and cranberries guitarist 'Noel Hogan' and I'm sure his influence has been great on the record. The band sound great and I hope to see them live after the album is fully out to a full house to which they deserve. Keep an eye on their tour dates and go buy their album from here.
Cheers for a great night!

Set List:
Good for what ails you
Down to Today
Head of Steam
Sleepless Amazing
Human Relations