Saturday, September 12, 2015

Petunia in the BAG

Returning for his second BAG appearance, Petunia appears at Mick Murphy's, Ballymore Eustace, on Monday, September 14, 2015, writes Roy Thompson of the Ballymore Acoustic Gigs.

Petunia’s music is infectious, his singing ranges from the most delicate you’ve ever heard to the most powerful, often within a single song…hillbilly-flavoured-swing inflected-ragtime-goodtime-thunderously rolling-one-of-a-kind-you-don’t-want-to-miss-this-sort-of-a-show.

He has a huge repertoire of music to draw from but fans continue to cry out for the Petunia originals; Whenever Petunia takes the stage for a solo spotlight, it is always powerfully impressive.

Joining Petunia on the night will be Ed Tapceanu on the upright bass. Ed Tapceanu has been a permanent member of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, playing double bass, since 2006.

He has held permanent positions in several European orchestras: Royal Philharmonic of Flanders, Antwerp, Belgium; Stadtorchester Wintethur, Switzerland. He's also active playing double bass, electric bass & baritone guitar in anything from old blues & jazz, rockabilly, soul and alternative rock & pop.

Also joining Petunia will be Candice Roberts on harmony vocals, and shadow puppeteering!

Doors open: 8:30pm; Gig 9pm sharp. Admission: €12 at the door

Following that, we have Pat Coldrick on Sept. 21; and Jeff Finlin with Clive Barnes on Sept 28 - more on those later.