- 15 Jan 14
Damien Dempsey has announced the Valentine’s Day release – the soppy old so-and-so! – of his ‘Happy Days’ single.
It’s a fully electric affair with a jaunty calypso beat and vocals redolent of Sting in his Police prime. In fact, it may be the downright poppiest thing he’s ever done.
Along with ‘St. Patrick’s Brave Brigade’, it’s one of two new songs to grace his It’s All Good – The Best Of, which draws on all six of Damo’s studio albums.
An auspicious occasion, which will be marked by a special launch show in the Dublin Button Factory on February 13. After that it’s off to Fifth On Teeling, Sligo (16); Mandela Hall, Belfast (23); Roisin Dubh, Galway (27); Dolan’s, Limerick (28); Forum, Waterford (March 1) and Australia for five dates.