One More Time With Feeling
From Murder Ballads to Skeleton Tree
The Van Diemens play the music of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
The Hole in the Wall, Kilkenny, Saturday October 29th @ 8.00pm
There are songs that have defined our lives through the good times and the bad, you have heard them sheltering at the crossroads of misery and abandon, you have heard them at the altar of ecstasy and elation. Songs that portray everything from sin, murder, love, death, regret and hope to songs that are simply enjoyed for their time defying melodies and their inexplicable lifting of the soul. When such songs and music are discussed there is one name that is routinely referred to, Nick Cave… and of course The Bad Seeds. Mr Cave has spent his lifetime fathoming the depths of power of the written word through the art form of music, amounting to a force that conveys emotions that are seldom completely captured in any other artistic form.
The world of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds is being uniquely presented with a characteristic authority rarely harnessed within any single show to date. To date the live performances by The Van Diemens have been performed by an A-list crack band of musicians and a mesmerising frontman, Jack Healy, but for touring purposes over the coming months the band has been reconfigured to become guitar, keyboard and drum loops. With Ger Farrelly on keyboard and Jack Healy on guitar and vocals this is a similar live set up to The Kills but interpreting the work of Nick Cave as never before seen or heard.
Whether or not the songs and music of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds play a central role in your music collection, you simply have to experience this show live to feel a heaven-opening maelstrom of beauty scarcely captured by a live band. From blood soaked ballads to evocative Godliness and anarchic elegance there has never been a show that has captured the golden thread of what makes these men legends until now. Apart from the wry humour and stories that link the songs, you will experience an evening that has already been confirmed in many hearts as one of the most convincing performance of Nick Cave’s music anywhere on the planet.
The Van Diemens are Jack Healy on guitar & vocals and Ger Farrelly on keyboard & cello
with special guest vocalist Sinead Stone
The Van Diemens play the music of
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Saturday, October 29th
Doors 8.00pm Admission €8.00