If you’re free tonight get yourself down to Crawdaddy for the final of The JD Set. Now in its 8th year, the competition aims to find and promote unsigned Irish bands and give them a platform to perform.
30 bands began back in February, playing in locations around the country (Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Galway), and only 5 now remain. They are:
- The Chapman Society (Dublin winners),
- The People (Cork winners),
- Floyd Soul And The Wolf (Waterford winners),
- Camogie Lovers (Limerick winners),
- Red Labels (Galway winners).
The competition is judged by Hugh Cornwell (of The Stranglers), Roisin Dwyer (of Hot Press) and Adam Murphy (of Jack Daniel’s). And the grand prize? A recording day in Grouse Lodge Studios, professional photography, live video, press release and the chance to play at The JD Set UK which is in Belfast during May. Not too shabby.
Previous winner of The JD Set include The Coronas (2005) and The Chakras (joint winners 2006), so you never know where tonight’s winners will end up, and if you go along you can say that you saw them first.
UPDATE: The eventual winners of The JD Set were Camogie Lovers. Congrats to the two lads who were the Limerick winners.