MALLOW band Roulette last weekend realised a dream held by all aspiring young bands when they got the chance to support one of the biggest acts in the world.
The foursome stepped out in front of a sell-out audience at Dublin's Bord Gais Energy Theatre last Thursday night after winning a competition to support international chart-toppers The Saturdays.
The Mallow band was one of three new acts selected by judges to perform at the concert under the Bord Gais Energy 'Support the Saturdays' competition.
The Mallow girls relished the opportunity of getting to perform on the same bill as their heroes.
Speaking after the concert, band member Kate Duffy said the experience was one that all four of the girls would cherish forever. "It was an absolute dream come true for us. We're still on cloud nine and the atmosphere on stage was just amazing," said Kate.
"To get the chance to sing in front of a packed audience at such a prestigious venue and open for the Saturday's has been such an honour," said Kate.
"We would like to thank both Bord Gais Energy and the Saturday's from the bottom of our hearts for a night that we will never forget," she added.
Una Healy of The Saturdays was full of praise for the band for helping to create the atmosphere for what was a very special night.
"Roulette were incredible and we were thrilled they had the opportunity to share such a special night with us," said the Thurles native.
"Roulette has a great future ahead of them. I don't think this is the last that we will be hearing of them," she added.
The concert was the Bord Gais Energy's second event in aid of St Vincent de Paul, raising more than €150,000 for the charity.