Tuesday 17 October 2017

Combine your love of music and movies with two Irish bands as they interpret iconic movie soundtracks

Michael Pope of Le Galaxie performs at the Choice Music Prize live event at Vicar Street on March 3, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Kieran Frost/Redferns)
Michael Pope of Le Galaxie performs at the Choice Music Prize live event at Vicar Street on March 3, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Kieran Frost/Redferns)
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

A new series of gigs in which Irish bands take on the movie soundtracks of iconic movies kicks off at Whelan's, Dublin next week.

The Smithwick's Soundtrack Series will see BARQ and Le Galaxie showcase their take on the soundtracks of Pulp Fiction and Apocalypse Now.

The series, which was 'many months' in the making, kicks off at Whelan's on October 13 with Le Galaxie and will play at venues across Dublin, Cork, Belfast, Limerick and Sligo. 

BARQ will perform their take on Tarantino's 1994 classic in Dolans, Limerick on October 17.

"We are always looking at new ways to reinvent ourselves and create something unique for our fans," says Le Galaxie's frontman Michael Pope.

"Working with Smithwick’s on the Smithwick’s Soundtrack Series has been incredibly exciting and an opportunity for us to push creative boundaries and produce an original piece of work, which not only reflects our love for movies, but also champion the music behind them that has gained cult status in its own right.”

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Vocalist and songwriter Jess Kav from the band 'Barq'. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Jess Kav of BARQ adds, "There are so many iconic movie soundtracks to choose from, but we felt the mixture of surf, soul and rock from the Pulp Fiction soundtrack was a great fit for BARQ and complements our sound nicely.”

The gigs will be opened by either Nialler9, who has created a bespoke playlist featuring notable movie soundtracks for the series, or Sally Cinnamon. 

Tickets €15, which includes booking fee and a free pint of Smithwick’s (Smithwick’s Blonde, Pale or Red Ale). Tickets are available from www.smithwicks.eventbrite.ie

FULL GIG LISTING:

Le Galaxie performing Apocalypse Now supported by Sally Cinnamon

·         Friday 13th October – Whelan’s, Dublin

·         Friday 10th November – Cyprus Avenue, Cork

·         Friday 24th November – Black Box, Belfast

 

BARQ performing Pulp Fiction supported by Nialler9

·         Tuesday 17th October – Dolans, Limerick

·         Thursday 2nd November - Opium Room, Dublin

·         Friday 3rd November – Fiddlers Creek, Sligo

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