But what’s missing from announcements so far is a reason. And yes, we’ve asked. Current working theories include “they’re splitting up”, “they’re changing their name”, “they have to give up playing live on doctor’s orders”, “they hate Ireland” and “they’re being deported”.
A couple of weeks back the press release announcing the second gig said they’d be the last gigs the band do in Dublin “for quite a while”, which has now progressed to “last ever” gigs in Ireland, so whatever the explanation it looks like this is it, people.
We hereby announce the end of a band called Adebisi Shank. From the three of us to all of you, thank you for coming with us on this crazy journey. To Cathy and the Sargent House crew past and present, thank you for believing in us.
Life and music moves on – Lar is making music in All Tvvins, Vin is producing/mixing, working on video games and other cool stuff as VMC Sound, and is also one half of Speed of Snakes. Mick will continue to train for his UFC career.
This Thursday and Friday in Whelans, we will play on an Irish stage for the very last time. Join us if you can. After that, we intend to honour our one existing overseas tour commitment.
To any kids starting bands we offer one piece of advice – play music you love, with people you love, for the people you love.
We saw a million faces
Vin, Lar + Mick (-_-) xxx
You have been warned.
u:mack in association with Sargent House Present
Adebisi Shank FINAL EVER IRISH GIGS
Whelans, Wexford Street 7:30pm, Thursday 25th (with Adultrock) & Friday 26th September (with Cian Nugent)