CHOICE Music Prize winner Jape jets into Limerick from his new Scandinavian home this Thursday to help Bourke’s Bar on Catherine Street mark their sixth month anniversary of the free Thursday Night Live gig series.
Jape - Richie Egan (pictured) - played a raucous gig in the intimate venue in December and subsequently went on to win the Choice Prize for a second time this March, the first act ever to win the award - Ireland’s answer to the Mercury Music Prize - twice.
Egan rightly took the prize for his superb Ocean of Frequency album. He will be supported by local band Moscow Metro - who remind us of The National - as well as the superbly eclectic local DJ/producer MynameisjOhn, who also plays Friday in the venue and impressed with his recent EP, the Thinker and the Prover.
While in Limerick Egan will be paying a visit to Richard Dowling of WAV Mastering, who mastered the Choice Prize winning album for him. Dowling, who is based across from Bourke’s on Catherine Street and has worked with a who’s who of the Irish and international music scene, is about to celebrate his 25th year working in the industry.
Bourke’s have also lined up Windings to play in the venue on Friday while superb power-house rockers The Minutes fill out a trio of gigs on Sunday, to firmly mark their sixth month anniversary of staging top class gigs in the intimate venue.
All gigs are free, but capacity is limited, so be early!