- 07 Nov 08
Damien Dempsey has raced to the top of the Irish Music DVDs charts this week, with his Party On – Live At Vicar Street offering.
It's Dempsey's second Irish No.1 – a remarkable achievement for the Donaghmede singer, in a week that also sees the chart debut of Girls Aloud, with Tangled Up – Live From the O2 2008 at No.6.
"We're delighted for Damien," enthuses Sony Music Ireland's Eithne Mooney. "He got to number one in 2005 with his Shots album, but To Hell Or Barbados and The Rocky Road just fell short of the top spot. Having a number one video shows what a huge fanbase he has here in Ireland."
Dempsey was one of the stars of The Music Show at the RDS, at the beginning of October, where his extraordinary ability as a live performer – captured superbly on Live At Vicar Street – was reaffirmed, in no uncertain terms.
"Damien was brilliant," Music Show co-ordinator and Hot Press Marketing Manager Mark Hogan commented. "He had the crowd eating out of the palm of his hand. He's always had a great voice, but he has really matured brilliantly as a performer – which is what makes the DVD such an important purchase for his fans."
Damien Dempsey revisits Vicar Street for a hugely anticipated live show on December 18.