Thursday, December 8th, 2011
The Big Romance 10th anniversary gig is less than 24hours away, with doors opening at 7.30pm tomorrow night. Some gig info for you…
Joining David on stage on the night will be; Glen Keating, Dave Hingerty, Garreth Averill, Robbie Kitt, Paul Smyth, Dunk Murphy, Katie Kim, Richie Egan, Neil O’Connor, Diarmuid Mac Diarmada and Brian Mooney, and support is from the excellent Sunken Foal, aka Dunk Murphy.
Call it Christmas spirit, or the fact that the gig celebrates ten years on from David’s sophomore album, but we have a very special surprise for all the Vicar Street gig goers – a free copy of The Nightsaver for each and every one of you, available for collection at the merch stand on production of a valid ticket for the gig. Selected Back catalogue albums will be available for the very special price of €5 on the night, and we’ll be leaving the €5 offer on selected bandcamp albums active until the weekend. visit the digital store here>
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Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
It’s hard to believe that The Big Romance is 10 years old. A game-changing album that married crafted, tender songwriting with the rhythms of dance music and hip-hop, it was released in 2001 and represented a fearless new sound that helped direct and embrace a new era of eclectic songwriting and production in Ireland and beyond.
David will be revisiting this, his second album, in it’s entirety on Friday 9th December at Dublin’s Vicar Street for a very special 10th anniversary concert and to celebrate the occasion we’ve made the album available digitally for the first time in many years. We’ve launched a new David Kitt store via bandcamp, which is where you’ll find The Big Romance, and we’re soon to add other albums from the catalogue. We’ve wanted to share this album for some time, but were keen to find a method that allowed for a high quality file download, and now we have. Bandcamp allows you to download and buy high quality WAV files, or the more usual mp3′s depending on your preference, and there’s no difference in cost. We’ve made the album available for just €5, and will be adding other albums for the same price, for the period in advance of the December 9th gig.
David’s in rehearsals for the December 9th gig but says he’s;
“really looking forward to revisiting The Big Romance on the 9th of december. It’ll be the first time for some of the songs to be performed live and no better place for it than Vicar St. There’ll also be a second set of songs from the other records and definitely an extended ‘headphones’ to end the night. I’ll be joined by paul g. smyth, richie egan, dave hingerty, robbie kitt and a few others yet to be confirmed. Bryan Quinn can’t make it unfortunately but he sends his regards. See y’all soon hopefully”
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Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
Spilly Walker (aka David and his brother Robbie) have a gig coming up this Friday 16th September at The Workmans Club for the Absolut Fringe Festival called WILD COMBINATION. Hot on the heels of a great gig at Electric Picnic (read bbc review here) it’s sure to be a stormer of a night.
While versed in the language of modernist electronic music, each provide tantalising glimpses into new worlds, demonstrating the vitality of electronic music well into the 21st century. Music for the head, heart and feet, be sure to bring your dancing shoes.
Doors from 7.30 til late, tickets €12
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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
David is taking part in the Red Bull Music Academy Workshop in Dublin with B+ and OB (All City Records) on Sat 19th March in Block T, Smithfield. You can reserve a place at the RBMA Workshop by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or check out http://www.redbull.ie
Potential applicants (producers, instrumentalists, vocalists, and DJs) to the academy workshop will experience an evening where innovative musical figures share their own perspectives on life in the musical lane, offering advice and generally giving insight.
For his contribution David’s going to go through the story of a song from the moment of original inspiration through to writing and recording. Joining him on the night will be Ex-RBMA participant, Olan O’Brien aka OB from All City Records. When Olan O’Brien (OB) and DJ Splyce opened All City in Dublin in 2001 to sell hip-hop tunes and graffiti supplies, O’Brien knew that he also wanted to start a label. A decade on, the shop is still thriving (unlike so many of its peers), and the All City record label is really going gangbusters.
If that wasn’t enough to whet your musical appetites, RBMA will also feature an exhibition of work from ex academy participant B+ (aka Brian Cross). Author of “Its Not about a Salary: Rap Race and Resistance in Los Angeles” Rolling Stone Music Book of the Year, the Limerick born photographer and painter will show an exhibition entitled GhostNotes: An exploration of the relationship of photography to music through 20 years of music photography, will run on both Saturday and Sunday (19th & 20th of March) which will be open to the public.
B+ will join the workshop as a speaker on Saturday evening, and he, along with David Kitt and other special guests, will play a special club night for Choice Cuts after the session in The Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street. Doors 10pm, tickets €10.
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Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
David is playing an intimate gig in the Odessa Club in Dublin tomorrow night.
Tickets are €10 available on the door or to be reserved in advance from 01-670 3080
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