In 2010 Ciaran McCauley and I wrote and produced a show called ‘An Evening With Sgt. Pepper’ (you can watch highlights of the show here). It went down great in Sligo and the immediate response from cast and audience alike was ‘oh you have to bring that on the road’. ‘That show would hold it’s own anywhere’.
And so we did, and the show did hold it’s own in fairness. Only we couldn’t really get anyone to come and see it. And when there were 13 professionals involved in the show that proved to be an issue.
It interested me when I heard the same response after the fantastic Nightfly gig we played during the Sligo Jazz Festival in July.
I have thought about bringing the theme nights on the road many times. I love the idea – showing off what we have created here to a new audience. I believe that the shows are special and would hold their own anywhere. For it to work, it has to be able to attract people. Now I believe it can and will.
And so, I am delighted to say that we have found a way to make it happen. Theme Night #22 will happen next February in an iconic venue outside of Sligo. We’ll be bringing the full kitchen sink – over 60 musicians – and it will be a night to remember.
Tickets will go on sale next week – all details will be announced on this blog this coming Monday at 8am.