s2s blog: secret venue announced, and Dublin extravaganza! August 17 2009 , 0 CommentsHey dudes, you around Dublin? s2s play in The Cobalt Café in Dublin this Wednesday as a warm up to the big shoes gig in Crawdaddy in September. Get in! The Cobalt Café is oozing character and class in a very old Dublin manner. The atmosphere is perfectly fitting [...]
Eoin's blog: Shamone! July 09 2009 , 0 Comments
The King is dead!
It's take this long to sink in really. It only really hit me during our gig last night in Union Chapel. We were being joined by a very special guest, guitarist virtuoso Brendan de Belder. So, I says, "later we'll be joined by a very special guest", and me Moley says, "Yeah, a very special guest, and I'll give you a clue". Moley eyes the crowd for a moment and then squawks, "Shamone!" That's me Mole - irreverent.
London was extremely kind to us - people don't really talk it up as much as other cities around the world, and I can't see why. We kept bumping into really friendly people all over the place.
One night, planning on having a quiet night in, we got itchy feet and headed down to jazz club in Greenwich. There were some cool cats in a tiny little cellar bar, spinning out some smooth sounds. Then they invited up some people in the crowd to play with them and me and Moley got up and sang Moondance. We met two girls there who came along to our gig last night- rock on the White Strips! Then were sitting next to a man who sings like a girl, or counter-tenor for those of you in Classical scene called Mark Chambers, a little legend who lives in Donegal and teaches some voice students in University of Ulster Derry. He showed up with his lovely lady friend, and also helped us get the right bus back home.
And loads of other people came too - thanks everyone! There was such a great buzz in room after the gig; lots of good energy.
Thanks to Daniel Vais at Culture Device for making all that magic at the Islington Dance Festival happen. He also set up a performance for a local old folks club where me and oley did our thing with dancer Elena Giannotti, who is one of the most powerful dancers I've every seen. From the second she moves you're enthralled. Beware anyone who has the privilege of seeing this girl do her thing! I wish she had a website you could check out. I'll keep you posted.
Amazing weekend ahead of us here now - then I'm heading into this event www.theguestbookproject.org - never a dull moment at Camp S2S :)
Moley's blog: A 'Rather Jolly' heatwave July 02 2009 , 0 Comments
Size2shoes are in London as we speak in the middle of a heatwave. We are staying in Greenwich, cheesy part of town, tonight we play in Union Chapel in Islington which we are really looking forward to!
We had a walk around the O2 arena and payed homage at the MJ memorial, we have a walk around inside the epic venue too, we left a size2shoes card on teh memorial just in case. We have met so many musicians over here, what a town.
This weekend we head for the countryside to hang out with some real cool musicians and new friends, the size2shoes juggeraut is at ramming speed :)
s2s tweeting! June 26 2009 , 0 Comments
The brothers Uí Shúilleabháin are now on Twitter! Expect the page to be right up to date in a day or two. You can follow us or say 'ello over at the Twitter page. Coming in the next few hours is another cool website feature: you will be able to comment using your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus logins! So grab a cup o' tea and have the refresh button ready for a long, exciting night. Have a great weekend; two s2s gigs in London, you will find the mailing link on thw Twitter page too. We love our Twitter exclusives at s2hq.
Eoin's blog: Blogging out of the suitcase! June 10 2009 , 11 Comments
Four gigs in four nights ladies and gentlemen! Two more gigs next week, and that's not to talk of, well, how can I put it, the best weekend I've even had in my life!!!
Well, lets begin at the end and move back, untill I have to go anyway.
Last night we hit The Cruibin in Cork City. Some of you may remember this seminal Cork venue under its previous title The Lobby, but a couple of dudes down there have taken it over and totally revamped it; it's now a bright, breezy, but still kind of art-school cool pub and restraurant, with a beautiful room upstairs with big Georgian windows overlooking the Lee, or some such tribituary. And as for the crowd, you were brilliant!!! Thanks so much for making our Cork debut, how can I say this without making it sound cheap, the best Size2shoes gig yet! Really.
We had a girl called Sarah Horgan open up for us, joined by an amazing signer Muireann (what's your suranme) doing some shit-hot vocal work. Well done dudes!
Trad singer supremo Karen Casey showed up as did trad-idol Niall Valelly, so we kind of had to up our game, and with the indubitable Dave 'Best Hair in the Business' Duffy on double and eclectic Bass, I believe we stepped up to the mark. I heard from two solid sources that people were finding it hard to sleep last night following the come down from the euphoria enduced by sitting through a Size2 event. Insomniacs be warned.
Saturday night saw the party explode in Thurles Golf Club. Yes, I know what you're thinking, but actaully I can safely say this was one of the most appreciative audiences in a golf club in the world at that time I would wager. They listened hard, it was humbling. Thanks John McNally and fam for having us there. Let's do it again!
Thursday was in the foyer of the Solstice Arts Centre in Navan, the only palyndromic town in Ireland (google that word for the craic :) Again, a very mature crowd, again, humbling. You can't get away with anything with an older crowd. They listen like hawks, but they all left seeming like happy little bunnies.
And of course there was the Rualle Buille kids' festival in Lucan on Thursday. This saw 28 girls from 3rd class in Scoil Mhuire joining Size2shoes on stage to sing the do-do-dos in the song Breathless. The Cutest Thing in the World!!! You can do no wrong with a chorus of 28 nine year-olds.
Before we went on the festival had a youth choir callled Aspiro on before us. They were unbelievebale. About 40 kids about nine singing this nursery ryhme cantata, with actions!!! And, watch this space, Size2shoes may be doing something with them in the future, which would be totally wicked.
Bumped into the brilliant and beautiful singer Julie Feeney last week up in Dublin with a cool friend of hers from Galway called Sharon Desmond who has deigned a dress from Julie made up of the sheets of the music she wrote for the orchestra on her new album. Classy stuff. But she asked us to open up for her at her album launch at Crawdaddy on Wednesday night. If you can, get there! Her new stuff is excellent. She's the Irish Bjorc. It's an honour to be asked, and there will be some serious industry heads from the big smoke in the room. Me and Moley have been working on our, "we're too cool for all this even if we are only boggers from down the country whose music isn't cool enough to be cool" face. It's coming along nicely :)
S2s blog: Shows this week! June 02 2009 , 0 CommentsHey all, Thanks for keeping your eyes on the website! We are doing a couple of gigs this week, jus check out the 'shows' tab on the right of this page! They will be here for all to see soon. We have been cheesing it out recently in London
Moley's blog: Hello blogland! May 07 2009 , 2 Comments
Hello blogland, thanks for readin!
Well done to all who came along to Whelans, mad night, we're delighted, lots happening, Eoin did a Triathlon last tuesday! what a legend, so proud of him! We were on tour with Noirin our mum and went and sang at a Bhuddist conference in Killarney, then straight up north to Lough Derg retreat centre where we rocked out AMEN style at a gig on the famous island (check out the trio with our mum at www.theosony.com)
Exciting times ahead too as s2s do a gig in the Lobby (now the Cruibin) in Cork on the 7th of June (anyone from cork reading?)
s2s gig in Listowel on the 17th June (any kerry dudes reading?)
gonna hang out with my mate Jasper O Connor early next week before he fecks off to south america to an orphanage to teach kids to play football, the universal language...because he certainly has no spanish! best of luck.
This morning too we performed at Galvone National school in Limerick city for loads of little dudes and dudettes. they loved the s2s vibes, two groups of about thirty kids of all ages, it was kinda like a fullsom prison as there were a load of teachers in the room too, i think they really enjoyed it too!
Thanks to Maureen (the principal!) and Kathleen Turner! (the music teacher extraordinaire!)
Have you bought the album yet?
Have a good one
Eoin & Moley
Note to Readers:
- size2shoes have a set of tour dates. 8 tour dates are in the 'Shows' page with more on the way.
- size2shoes' debut album is now available on the 'Music' page. You can listen to three full tracks on the MySpace. Live tracks from past media performances coming soon!
Moley's blog: Dolan's Big Momentum April 23 2009 , 6 Comments
Thanks to all who came along to Size2shoes @ Dolans in Limerick guys. Next s2s gig is upstairs in Whelans tomorrow week (Thursday 30th April). Last night was epic as the brothers took the stage with the Duffman on double bass around 9.30 to a full upstairs in Dolans! We got a standing ovation at the end of the gig and we were blown away with the response that we got from friends and randoms that attended the gig. Thanks for buying the album!!
So the s2shoes juggernaut is now building momentum, will we see you in Whelans tomorrow week (Thursday 30th April)??? You wont regret it.
More blogs on the way, how are you??
Moley's blog: Busier than bono! April 19 2009 , 2 Comments
Size2shoes are workshopping some tunes with our friend and double bass player David Duffy this weekend, dave is from Waterford and he went to UCC with the Moleman where upon he taught him the ways of lovemaking.......joke (moley discovered the art shortly before he went to college)
There is an academic conference starting in UL too this weekend dedicated to Morrisey (singer with The Smiths) which we will check out too. Anybody interested in the area should check google the conference and feel free to attend the plethora of talks going on over the weekend, you may even spot the illusive s2s brothers with the duffman.
Great craic on Tubridy and great feedback too, thanks to all who ordered the album online! We gave a shout out to Bill Whelan on the radio show too and turns out he was listening! he dropped us a text saying fair play! Big up Bill, a fellow Limerick man of course:)
Im reading a book on Hip Hop pedagogy, Eoin's birthday went really well, we bought him a Venus fly trap, a pair of lambswool insoles, a swimming cap (a damn good one:) and a little car that one must build with a spanner and a screwdriver that has 105 little pieces. He dilligently assembled it flawlessly, it fits in the palm of his hand. Well done Eoin!
Gave a shout out to Limerick and Cork rappers too on the TubTub show and Cork rapper The Navigator got onto me on Bebo and is sending me his album, sound Navigator. The Navigator has a skill at being extremely controversial in his choice of Lyrics! Google him.
See ya at Dolans next Tuesday? or Whelans Thursday 30th?
The Tubridy Show appearance April 15 2009 , 8 Comments
size2shoes have appeared on RTÉ Radio 1's The Tubridy Show, hosted by the infamous Ryan Tubridy. Eoin and Moley talked about their past times, their music and much more, and performed the newly-written song 'Breathless'!
"Size2shoes and Ryan Tubridy got on like a house on fire on Radio 1 yesterday, thanks to all you guys who got in touch through the website!" - M&E, s2s
Guaranteed to raise your spirits this fine day, along with the fine news below:
Size2shoes are also hoping to see you upstairs in Dolans next Tuesday, April 21st? The guys are also doing a rare Dublin date for Size2shoes fans on Thursday, April 30th upstairs at Whelans. Not to be missed!
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