Kelly plays a month of Tues­days

NICK KELLY Whe­lan’s (Up­stairs) Dublin Tues 8pm ¤16 01-4780766/ 1890-200078

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We like this ini­tia­tive by Nick Kelly, for­mer lead singer/ song­writer with Ir­ish hope­fuls The Fat Lady Sings. Kelly left his for­mer band as a re­sult of what has been vaguely de­fined as a swift change of plan, but which can be just as eas­ily de­scribed as mu­sicin­dus­tryi­tis. He now bal­ances real life with oc­ca­sional, as-it-comes spurts of mu­si­cal ac­tiv­ity, of which his weekly res­i­dency at Whe­lan’s Up­stairs dur­ing Septem­ber (aka ‘A Month of Tues­days’) is an ex­am­ple.

Each Tues­day high­lights dif­fer­ent el­e­ments of Kelly’s hard-boiled but soft-cen­tred oeu­vre: this com­ing Tues­day he will be per­form­ing new songs; on Septem­ber 9th it will be a full set played on pi­ano; Septem­ber 16th is a re­quest night (by email to nick@nick­kelly.ie by Septem­ber 11th); Septem­ber 23rd is a Per­sonal Favourites evening; and on Septem­ber 30th Kelly will per­form only Fat Lady Sings songs. Very good song­writer, great idea. More of this, if you don’t mind.

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