And you may find yourself in a beautiful venue, with a beautiful band, and you may ask yourself…
Eh, haven’t we been here before…?
It seems like only yesterday when Greystones’ groovy theatre was jumpin’ to a live homage to Talking Heads’ seminal 1984 concert film, Stop Making Sense – it was actually May 2009 – and now, the bigger, better, brighter venue is playing host to a bigger, better, brighter band bringing that same certifiable classic show to town.
Whereas the cheeky UFO never rehearsed their classic album nights – many of the band meeting for the very first time in front of the audience – the mighty Playback take the job of recreating a masterpiece a little more seriously. They rehearse. And rehearse. And then, they rehearse a little more.
Which means that their take on the Talking Heads’ seminal concert film at The Whale on Saturday, April 20th was a thing of beauty. And Bootsy-esque funkiness. And hence their December return.
“Having done Dylan’s Blonde On Blonde and Bowie’s Aladdin Sane,” says Playback’s singer, keyboard maestro and head honcho, Justin McCann, “suddenly being able to tackle an album that was all about the funk, well, that’s been a real joy. Who doesn’t want to jump around the dancefloor to Burning Down The House and Once In A Lifetime…?”
Ahead of Playback’s big Greystones night on Friday, December 13th, we sat down with McCann to, well, nerd out on classic albums, the live experience, and going Full Showaddywaddy for Stop Making Sense…
You can grab your Stop Making Sense tickets here, find out more about Playback on Facebook here, or contact them directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.