DJs jet in to play newly reopened Wicked Chicken bar in Limerick

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

AN EXCITING line-up of DJs are slated in for the newly reopened and refurbished Wicked Chicken venue in Tait Square this coming bank holiday weekend.

AN EXCITING line-up of DJs are slated in for the newly reopened and refurbished Wicked Chicken venue in Tait Square this coming bank holiday weekend.

Returning to Limerick for the first time in several years are Broken Funk’s former Thursday night residents JPD and Pete the Beat, and Cork’s Colm Kenefick, one of the most respected DJs in the country, who has recently been busy with international collaborations and producing studio projects for the likes of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.

The popular bar and music spot in Tait Square closed on March 20 of this year, but has been reopened by local event and media company Eightball, who have been behind some of the biggest gigs run in the city and who previously ran the Wicked Chicken bar a number of years of ago to great success, bringing popular DJs such as Andy Smith and Qool DJ Marv to play in the cosy bar.

Broken Funk’s JPD and Pete are flying in from Belfast and Bristol respectively to play their favourite funk, reggae, hip-hop, soul records on Friday, while local man Leon returns to the Chicken decks on Saturday.

Colm Kenefick takes control of proceedings on Sunday night. From humble beginnings at the infamous Sir Henry’s to residencies in The Pavillion, Ri Ra, Trinity Rooms and GPO, the Cork spinner has naturally progressed to the production realm, most recently with the Hypnotic Brass. He also recently released ‘Dancing Skulls’ which received big play and a lot of support from the likes of Nickodemus, DJ Yoda and many more.

Finally, on Monday, some of the city’s hardest working DJs plug in for the very first ‘Beats & Pieces’ gig in the cosy venue.

The ‘Wicked Chicken’ is open daily from 5pm.