While The Grand Social is challenged only by Upstairs in Whelans in terms of worst venue in which to take photos, it is a great venue for intimate gigs like The Viking Project album fundraiser. With a slightly different sound, and drummer Andy doing more vocals than previously, the Viking Project were great as always. If you haven’t seen them yet – do. That’s all there is to say.
The Eskies finally got around to releasing an EP in November – long awaited, and Sherry-go-round was worth waiting for. Selling out the Grand Social and filling it with friends and fans alike made for a euphoric sort of gig when it was coupled with their apparent relief at finally getting their music out there. Ending their gig with a toast to the crowd while the crowd enthusiastically toasted back was a fitting end to a fantastic gig. Ones to watch in my humble opinion.