Monday 16 December 2019

Playback do Talking Heads tribute at Whale

The band Playback will re-enact 'Stop Making Sense' by Talking Heads at Whale Theatre on Friday, December 13, at 8pm.

Audiences have watched the film, heard the album and gone to screenings in the Sugar Club, the Lighthouse and Electric Picnic.

Now Playback give the material their treatment.

Floor lamp? Check. Big suit? Check. A tape they'd like to play? Check. The eight musicians blast through all 16 of the songs from the film, including classics like 'Psycho Killer', 'Once in a Lifetime', 'Burning Down the House' and 'This Must Be the Place'. 

Playback is an album tribute band made up of some of Dublin's finest singers and musicians. They have previously performed Bob Dylan's 'Blonde on Blonde' and David Bowie's 'Aladdin Sane' in full and have headlined shows at venues and events such as the Grand Social, Bello Bar and David Bowie Festival. They have expanded to an eight-piece for this show in order to do justice to the movie's backing vocals, synth solos and conga workouts.   The band includes Justin McCann on vocals and synth, Cathal Farrelly on vocals and guitar, Paula Size and Karen Williams on vocals, Alan Maguire on guitar, Gordon Dunning on bass, Mark Finlay on drums and Ronan Slater on percussion.

The show is two hours long, with a 15-minute interval. Tickets are €25 at

Wicklow People