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Kildare > Arts > The Pale In Concert

The Pale
In Concert

Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge
Thursday 5th July
8.00pm (Tickets €12)
Booking 045 448333

The PaleStopping off at the Riverbank Arts Centre amid their nationwide tour is, The Pale, the award winning rock group. Saturday 5th of July gives fans the chance to see this hard hitting band who made a big impression on Irish and other European audiences in the early 90's with hits such as, "Butterfly", "Shut up Venus", and "Dogs with no Tails".

Founding member and lead singer Matthew Devereux formed The Pale in 1991. Over the following year The Pale cut their teeth on some intensive gigging around the country and earned themselves a considerable following both in Ireland and beyond. Their live shows became their hallmark, described as "Tom Waits on acid with a drunken Ukrainian wedding band" NME 1992

The Pale caught the eyes and ears of many an A & R man eventually being bagged by A&M records. They immediately got to work recording. The band released their Debut Album "Here's One We Made Earlier" in 1992 and received 3 Hotpress awards in 1992: Most Promising Act, Best Production, Best Irish single

The group have now resurfaced to bring us their new album "Lonely Space Age" which aims to engross us with their new investigational advances towards electronics and their unique vocal style. The Pale will be embarking on a nationwide tour to proclaim and promote its rebirth. The live set will feature a collection of songs written over the course of the last twelve years.

The sound of the mandolin and drum machine was a trademark of the group, recently replaced by laptops, acoustic guitars, and live drums. Leading singer Matthew Devereux, well known for his outrageous antics including appearing naked on the cover of Hotpress in 1994, as part of a campaign to promote an EP, is certain to give an outstanding performance at the Riverbank Arts Centre in the first of their two County Kildare gigs, the second of them being the Witness Festival - Punchestown Racecourse on the 12th of July.

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Catríona or Grainne on (045) 448314/5
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