- 26 Aug 09
Plus Simple Minds legend Jim Kerr added to the forthcoming RDS line-up!
The Script were the guests of honour this afternoon as this year’s Music Show was officially launched in Dublin’s Westin Hotel.
After some welcoming words from Hot Press editor Niall Stokes looking forward to the October 3 and 4 extravaganza, Danny, Mark and Glen took part in a public interview with HP’s Stuart Clark followed by a Q&A session where fans and music students were able to quiz the chaps.
Among the wide range of topics discussed were The Script’s recent support slots with U2 and Paul McCartney, their attempts to crack the American market (going rather well by the sound of it!), internet piracy, their current run of shows in the Olympia, over-amorous San Franciscan cops and the perils of buying underwear in Penneys if you’re Danny O’Donoghue!
Welcoming the event, Martin Cullen TD, Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism said: "The creativity and vibrancy of the Irish music industry has a long and successful tradition both at home and abroad, whether on stage or in the production and recording area. Our culture and the popularity of all kinds of music produced in this country also has a very positive impact in promoting Ireland as a tourist location and enhancing further the reputation of our country's creative endeavours. The Music Show provides a contemporary showcase to display all that is great about music in Ireland."
In other big news, Simple Minds legend Jim Kerr, Enya co-manager and producer Nicky Ryan and Waterboys and George Michael (to name but two) drummer Carlos Hercules are the latest additions to the Music Show line-up.