If you are using Internet Explorer 6, you may not have the best Bebo experience. Please consider upgrading.
THE CURTAIN THIEVES
- Profile views: 13,507
- Profile created: August 2006
- Self Published
- Dundalk, Drogheda Ireland
- The Curtain Thieves have recently recorded their debut 4 track EP in Tumbleweed studio with Derek Turner. Being the fastest local band to sell out The Spirit Store, they are breaking quickly into the Irish scene. The band has supported major acts such as Aslan, Ham Sandwich, Brakes and Fred. Their music can be described as light rock with a unique gypsy feel. Influences include bands such as The Beatles, Led Zepplin, Guns n' Roses, Sublime, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, The Hold Steady, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Police, Bob Dylan, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, U2, Queen etc
close Video Box
Having AutoPlay on gives you the best media experience on Bebo. When you visit another user's profile, their Video Box will automatically start playing their current favorite video.
You can change your account settings at anytime here: account settings
Once again it's been quite some time since I wrote a blog. So here's the update...
In the last blog I was urging you all to postpone your Christmas cheer and join us in the Spirit Store for one last night of rock n' roll. The place was jammers, the support bands were amazing, we had great fun playing and there were some priceless moments afterwards in the snow so thank you for all that.
We then made are long overdue return to Jackie Murphy's which was perhaps the most packed I've ever seen the place. It was a fuckin' brilliant night and a fitting end to a fulfilling year for us as a band.
We started the new year and new decade with an upsetting announcement; that our first gig of the year would be our last gig in Jackie's. On 01/01/10 we said our fair well to what had become our most loved venue; it'll be truly missed.
'So what now lads?' I hear you ask. Well let me tell you...
Today we're heading up to Dublin to do a sound/light/camera check for the Young Scientist Performance in the RDS that we will open and close tomorrow. This will be our biggest gig to date and will hopefully provide us with new fans and new contacts that will allow to expand in the following year. We then close the whole event with a full length gig on Saturday which is very exiting. You can apparently watch us on live streaming on the RTE website. Not sure if any of it will make the telly.
It's going to be an eventful year.
Break records, not noses.
0 Comments 175 weeks
In the words of Slade ‘It’s Chrismaaaaaaaaaas’.
Are we all exited? Yeah? ...about what!?
Getting presents? Eating till’ your belt bursts off you fat fuck!? Sitting next to a fire playing scrabble? Putting up the fucking tree and covering it in fucking tinsel? Pulling Christmas crackers and getting your relation with the speech impediment to read out the shit joke inside that goes something like ‘How do you make a slow reindeer fast? Don’t give it any food’ and then laughing hysterically; not at the joke but at how the poor unfortunate child says ‘weindeer’ Listen, there’s time for that... but please God can we try and squeeze the last few ounces of rock n’ roll out of the year before we all turn into knitted jumper wearing, carol singing, looser fucks! The Thieves play the Store this Sunday and we’re really looking forward to it! Our new material is taking shape and we’re starting to get the hang of the whole ‘performance’ side of gigging. Aside from us there are two great support acts.
The first band that will play on the night are After the Explosions from Drogheda. As far as I know it was our manager who spotted them. We then got the chance to play with them up in Academy2 a while ago and we were really impressed by their set. They have a very unique, dirty rock sound.
Main support on the night will come from perhaps my favourite unsigned Irish band... yep! They have been gigging in Glasgow the past few years but are originally from Warronpoint. They were formally known as Black Alley Screens but now go under the name of Young Aviators.
So drop on down and, if you want, you can gently persuade us arrogant rock stars to join in the festive spirit. You never know... John might even sing you a carol.
Hang decorations, not yourself.
Merry fucking Charismas,
0 Comments 180 weeks
This one will be brief.
We need to say a huge thank you to Highway 67 for organizing the Dundalk Music Awards. It felt rather special to be a part of such an amazing event. The Dundalk music scene has been thriving the past few years and it was due some credit - Highway allowed this to happen. Our John won best guitarist and as I mentioned on stage he was without doubt a deserving recipient. He has taken to his instrument like a fish to water. That's a shit simile, hang on... like a thirsty child to it's mothers tits. That's better. Beyond being a great guitarist he also pushes us to do better and he drives us in our lovely jeep named 'Jenny' to all our gigs. We honestly wouldn't be the band we are without him. Before I start to getting to deep and declaring my undying love for the sexy man I'll rap this up. We have lots of gigs coming up. We have lots of new songs being written. We have new shoes. We have a manager. Joe has crabs (that's a joke - I hope) So follow us... we're having fun maaaan.
Throw Parties, Not Grenades.
0 Comments 188 weeks