The JD Set Final

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.

No, this is not an ad for alcohol

No, this is not an ad for tasty alcohol

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 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.

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