Category: Bands – The Mighty Stef

The Mighty Stef

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The Mighty Stef upstairs in Whelans was one of those perfect gigs – the band were raring to go and the crowd was more than ready to join in. I’d only ever seen Stef do a solo set, so seeing him with full band was great. With such an exhaustive back catalogue, I really don’t understand why these guys aren’t bigger than they are. 

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A massive part of the perfection of the night was one of the support acts, A Lazarus Soul. One of those deep, rough Dublin voices, his song about missing people gave me chills and I get goose bumps even thinking about it now. It was a really special moment that could only have happened upstairs in Whelans, in near darkness, with the fire crackling behind us.

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A Lazarus Soul

Raglans

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Echotape at Whelans

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The Mighty Stef at Whelans

December started with Raglans in Whelans with support from The Mighty Stef and Echotape. Now Echotape may have been good, but we were more than a little distracted by the lead singer. Sunglasses indoors and trousers that tight did nothing for my attention levels, I’m afraid! The Mighty Stef did not disappoint – seriously talented lad. And then it was Raglans. I wasn’t sure what to expect after their line-up change, but they were fantastic as always. Already going on to bigger and better things (opening the Late Late Show a few weeks later is a sign of things to come), every time I get to catch these lads feels like a treat – I’ve a feeling that 2013 is going to be their year, and well deserved.

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Raglans at Whelans

*Originally posted on www.gigaholic.tumblr.com on 31/12/12*