Derek Nally Tribute Gig – Ham Sandwich, The Gandhis, Blink, Pugwash, 22nd December

Ham Sandwich, Pugwash, The Gandhis & Blink will all be playing the postponed tribute gig for the late Derek Nally next Wednesday, 22nd December. Ham Sandwich will be playing a special night in Whelan’s dedicated to their late manager Derek Nally on the 22nd of December. Derek meant a great deal to the band and was a major part in helping them bring their music to the foreground in Ireland. The band will be joined on the night by special guests, as well as sets from The Gandhis, Pugwash, Blink and more special guests yet to be announced. All proceeds will go to The Nally family.

The Kells-based band released their second album “White Fox”, the follow-up to their 2008 award winning debut long-player “Carry the Meek”, in October 2010. A glimpse of what was to come appeared on the nation’s airwaves back in May which raised the bar of expectations for the much anticipated new album; the “The Naturist” announced to the fanbase that the band were pushing the boat out and not resting on their laurels!

“We’ve definitely grown up since ‘Carry The Meek’,” maintains Niamh. “In terms of all of us getting involved in the song writing process and, I suppose, just maturing as people. Making the song structures more interesting is crucial for both the listener and the band, because it holds the attention for longer.” Podge recounts, “The first album was practically all electric guitar; the new album is more musically varied – and not for the sake of it, either. It’s just that we’re getting our heads around different instruments. It’s a natural evolvement, and more texture is no harm.”

Produced and mixed by Karl Odlum and recorded at Sun Studios, Temple Bar (Dublin) & May Lodge (Co. Meath). Mastered by the legendary Abbey Road Studio (London) engineer Peter Mew (David Bowie, The Beatles, ELO, Bob Marley, etc)

In tribute to Derek Nally
with DJs til Late
Whelan’s, 25 Wexford St, Dublin 2
Wednesday 22nd December, Doors 8pm
Tickets: €15 plus booking fee available from WAV Tickets (1890 200 078),, City Discs & Ticketmaster Outlets.

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