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Byline: INTERVIEWS, GIG NEWS, COLUMNS With MAEVE QUIGLEY, DEMELZA de BURCA & JAMES WARD

By MAEVE QUIGLEY No ticket for Longitude? No problem. And if you're coming into town when the music stops, you'd do well to head to Thomas House where two fantastic bands will be playing at this weekend's Retro Revival.

Keith Moss and the Tightrope Walkers will be playing some of the tunes from the enigmatic songster's debut album What Eludes You Moves You - but more on that next week.

And headlining for surprisingly just the second time is SOnance HOtel, aka former Humanzi man Brian Gallagher, inset.

Although the project started as just Brian recording on his own, it appears SOnance HOtel now has legs - namely those belonging to members of Cheap Freaks and The Urges who are joining their pal as a side project.

pal as aB o Brian said: "Everyone has their own thing going but I do like to think we're a band now."

You do get the sense he doesn't realise just how good his songwriting is - the debut album Don't Look Behind You is a thing of rare beauty and doesn't even include the magnificent Sub Dude track.

d Be beau And if you were one of the people who contributed to the Fundit campaign which helped get the album finished, you must have been delighted with what arrived through your letter box.

Brian said: "Initially I was just writing songs and recording them in my home studio and I gave them out to a few people to see how it would go. That encouraged me to do something with them."

Brian is currently working on album number two and he's not sure how he is going to do it.

He added: "I don't know if I would do the Fundit thing again because I would feel like I was repeating myself but it was good that people liked the music and got behind it so I could get the album out there. Maybe next time I would like to put it out with a label or just do it myself - we'll have to wait and see."

This is a late club so you'll be able to get back from Marlay Park in the nick of time to see the Big Man at least.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 19, 2013
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