- 27 Jun 16
Ralph Rolle will be road testing his seriously tasty baked goods at Electric Picnic
Having served up some seriously funky beats last week in Cork, Chic drummer Ralph Rolle returns to Ireland in September for a Theatre Of Food appearance at Electric Picnic.
When not playing with such legendary names as Nile Rodgers, Sly & The Family Stone, Chaka Khan, Lady Gaga and Sting, the Bronx resident gets up every morning at 5.30pm to work alongside his team of bakers at the Soul Snacks Cookies Company, which has been bringing deliciousness to New York since 1996. Celebrity nibblers include Jennifer Lopez, Bette Middler, Whoopi Goldberg and Prince Albert of Monaco. With a range that includes Sweet Potato, French Cocoa Chocolate, Georgia Oatmeal Raisin, Ebony And Ivory Almond and the so-good-they-named-it-twice Peanut Peanut Butter, you’ll be pleased to hear that Soul Snacks are hoping to pitch up here too.
“This whole process is to open up the discussion about bringing a store to Ireland,” he tells Hot Press. “We want to start here and then go to some other places in Europe. Everyone so far that I’ve brought cookies to has given me rave reviews about how great they are. If we can get somebody to open a store with us here, that would be exactly what the chef ordered.
“I’m really proud and excited to be a part of the Theatre of Food,” Ralph continues. “People are going to go, ‘Is that the drummer from Chic up there baking those cookies, and now he’s sitting on the drums…’ I’m bringing a kit with me so there’ll be music too.”
Hot Press is among those who’ve been treated to a taste of what’s to come and all we can say is, “Yum!”
We’ll be talking music with Mr. Rolle in our upcoming Electric Picnic special.