The Kanyu Tree kick off new gig series in Limerick

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

THE Kanyu Tree mark the first in a new series of gigs being held by Bourke’s Bar on Catherine Street aimed at showcasing the best of Irish acts.

THE Kanyu Tree mark the first in a new series of gigs being held by Bourke’s Bar on Catherine Street aimed at showcasing the best of Irish acts.

The Kanyu Tree - whose debut album People Street hit number four in the album charts on its release recently - will be followed in the new gig series by Jape, Toby Kaar, Tierannisaur, The Jimmy Cake, Daithí, Elaine Mai, Goodtime and more in the coming weeks as Bourke’s seek to firmly establish themselves in the live music scene in the city centre.

Admission will be free for the gigs, but capacity limited, so get there early.

The Kanyu Tree boast a dashing mix of upbeat radio-friendly pop, and darker, lyrically rich, melancholic soul, all synths, harmonies and falsettos. Hits like Radio and Shelf Life couldn’t be more different than Something and the string-laden Stay Up, proving this band to have a varied sound, as Dan Cluskey of the band told the Limerick Leader recently.

“We don’t want to be pigeon holed as a 90 mile per hour pop group,” said Dan. “Even lyrically a lot of the songs would be slightly off-kilter, with a touch of melancholy.”

See the Kanyu Tree in Bourke’s Bar this Thursday at 9pm.