Big September take their final bow at Mermaid Arts Centre
IT was an emotional night for the fans, and the band, as Big September performed for the last time on Friday.
The five musicians took a bow to riotous applause at the Mermaid Arts Centre after the last notes of ‘ The Preacher,’ were played.
The Klares and Jamie Duff were the wonderful support acts, but everyone was there to say farewell to Big September after over a decade of enjoyment.
The lads have been playing music together since they were in transition year at Presentation College in Bray and just recently decided to call time on Big September.
The band started life as Peakin’ Trippers before a name change a few years ago. Dan Smith, Cil- lian Duane, Dave Butler, Scott O’Neill and Mark Cowley played their hearts out last Friday night in Bray. Their highlights have included appearing on the Late Late Show, playing on the main stage at Groove Festival, numerous other amazing gigs, releasing singles and so much more.
They have been a staple on the annual Summerfest stage and will be sorely missed next summer.
Nonetheless, they leave a great catalogue of music, including their album Ballroom Addicts which reached six in the Irish charts and number one in the indie album chart.
While the boys insist it’s all over, there have already been calls from their public for a comeback so let’s all keep our fingers crossed!
The guys from Big September relaxing in the Mermaid Arts Centre before their last ever gig.
Yvonne Daire and Lorna McKeon.