- 15 Jul 21
With the combination of the Live Performance Support Scheme and the success of the Government's test gigs at the Iveagh Gardens and the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, we are on the verge of a huge explosion of music activity. As part of our Summer of Music 2021 special feature, we spoke to some of the artists preparing to return to the stage...
Tebi Rex's Matt O'Baoill
“We’re absolutely living for the return of live music. For us, performing is probably the best part of being a musician. Without live music, the wind was really taken from our sails. I just want to have a beer on stage and rap at a sweaty crowd of people losing their collective shit. Is that too much to ask for? Our set is going to be hugely different; we’ll be performing a lot of new music for the first time, and we don’t know what our new crowd-pleasers are. I want a dirty mosh pit, personally – but I understand that we may have to wait for that! I’m most looking forward to the adventure of gig night. Honestly, it’s the best, most cathartic experience. I want the car trip to the show with the lads, to have the craic at soundcheck, to scream into a microphone until my voice hurts. I wanna be adrenaline-drunk walking off stage. I wanna chat nonsense with random gig-goers and my friends that buzzed through. I swear, I will never take live music for granted ever again.”
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Read all of Part One of the two-part Summer of Music special in the new issue of Hot Press – out now: