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MCD presents
The Stunning
The Olympia Theatre
Friday 6th October 2017

**Tickets on sale NOW**

THE STUNNING CELEBRATE THEIR 30th ANNIVERSARY (yes you read that right) WITH A BRAND NEW SINGLE  ---  “BRIGHTEN UP MY LIFE”

They also have confirmed an Olympia Theatre date on Friday 6th October 2017. 

Tickets priced from €29 including booking fee and €1 restoration levy on sale NOW via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330.

Please note, Stalls standing now SOLD OUT, seats only available to buy.

The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.

Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult, Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served. 

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Doors open 7pm. Approximate stage times will be posted here once we receive them from production.
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Time must be speeding up. It does NOT feel like 30 years since The Stunning formed in Galway in 1987, though they did disband for nearly ten years in 1994 when Steve & Joe formed The Walls. The last original song The Stunning released as a single was in 1993 - “Tightrope Walker”. Now, twenty-four years later, they’re about to release their first single of the 21st Century “Brighten Up My Life”.

You’d think with the passing of so many years, that the band’s sound would have matured into more easy-listening territory, but that’s certainly not the case here. Think of the current crop of sensitive, acoustic, singer-songwriter troubadours and then think what the opposite of that would be. It’s got swagger, it’s melodic, it’s rock’n’roll, it’s pop music and it’s tongue is planted firmly in it’s cheek J

“Brighten Up My Life”is what would happen if you put Marc Bolan of T-Rex into a room with The Black Keys and then the White Stripes joined the party. Maybe even Primal Scream stopped by for a drink. It’s what the boys have always been good at – inventing big guitar riffs such as ‘Brewing up a Storm’, ‘Romeo’s on Fire’ and ‘To the Bright & Shining Sun’. Big riffs that build towards an even bigger chorus. It’s a Saturday night song with no precious message……other than, it’s ok to have some fun every now and then!

“I’m so disappointed in most of my friends, they’re talking about houses and gross dividends Whatever happened to shaking your ass…….and a roll in the grass?”

The band is also putting the finishing touches to a re-recorded, re-imagined version of their multi-platinum second album “Once Around the World”. It hit the number one spot in 1992 and included the hit singles ‘Everything that Rises’; ‘Heads are Gonna Roll’; ‘Mr. Ginger’ and ‘She’s on my Mind’. The band always felt that the original album hadn’t done the songs justice. It’s been renamed ‘Twice Around the World’ and will include the new single ‘Brighten up my Life’ as a bonus track.

Some interesting facts about The Stunning:

* Lead singer Steve Wall is also an actor. He has appeared in shows such as Vikings, Silent Witness (BBC), Rebellion (RTE/Sundance); Crossing Lines (Netflix) and Moone Boy. He recently completed his first lead role in a feature, playing the legendary jazz musician Chet Baker in a movie about his last days in Amsterdam. It’s due for release in 2018.

* The Stunning have sold over 100,000 albums in Ireland alone, with two number ones. Their debut spent 5 weeks at number one.

* Bass player Joe Wall teaches in BIMM Music College, Dublin where they treat him like a rock star.

* Trumpet & keyboard player Jim Higgins is also an in-demand bodhr�¡n player and percussionist, currently touring with folk-legend Christy Moore. Jim is the only member of the band actually from Galway.

* Guitarist Derek Murray gets up at 5am to meditate and works as a sound engineer with Tommy Tiernan, one of Irelands finest comedians. Tommy says Derek has a calming effect on him.

* Cormac Dunne qualified as an archaeologist, but swapped the trowel for sticks and is now one of the most in-demand session drummers in the west of Ireland.

Website: Photos, info, etc: thestunning.net/media

Facebook: facebook.com/thestunning/

Twitter: twitter.com/TheStunningBand

YouTube: youtube.com/user/TheStunningTV

Email: dirtbirdrecords@gmail.com

 

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