31 08 2009

Well, after two months or so pushing the gig, it’s all over and done with and I’d like to thank the bands-Talulah Does The Hula, Pocket Billiards and SilhouettE for a great night. We had a good crowd,all three bands were class and I can’t thank  the people who helped promote it  and those that helped make things run smoothly enough. Over the past few weeks the gig was plugged in newspapers, magazines and  tons of websites and I was pleased that the acts got a decent amount of cash for their hard work.

Thanks to the people that came down and wished me a Happy Birthday too. It’ll all be remembered, and I owe you one.  Next month I helped out on the booking for the punk and metal night (Residual Effect, the Lobotomies and Gacy’s Threads on Oct 2) so come down and I’ll buy you a pint in return.

I’ve been lucky enough to do some things over the last seven years that I’ve been very proud of, but helping to put on Saturday’s show is an acheivement I won’t forget. Normal bloggy service will resume shortly (thanks to Aaron Abernethy  I now have a nifty address, in case you haven’t noticed) so in the meantime, onwards and upwards and up the fuckin’ Irons!


Poster Time

19 08 2009

Tonight we made a poster for my birthday gig and I thought I’d show it off to my blog readers before anyone else gets to see it (coz that’s how much I love you all).

Nice, eh?

Vote! Vote! Vote!

13 08 2009

If y’all have a spare minute, take a bit of time out to vote for SilhouettE in the People’s Music Awards and also at this year’s Music Quest in Lisburn. She’s a great singer and is (unless you didn’t know) playing at the Spring and Airbrake on Aug 29, so go support lend your virtual support!

Here’s the original mailout-

Hello hello!

How are you all doing?! 

As you may have read in the last newsletter, I have entered into the Peoples Music Awards again this year with a new song ‘Volume Destroyed’ and would really appreciate your votes if you could. 

All you need to do is visit and there will be info on how you can vote for Silhouette there!!!

There is also another voting thing for ‘Music Quest’ 2009 on so if you fancy having a listen to some of the acts – then vote for your favourite!!!!

Thanks very much!!!

Shauna T xxx

My Birthday Gig-Talulah Does the Hula, Pocket Billiards, SilhouettE

21 07 2009

On August 28 I turn the grand old age of 30, so I thought what better way of celebrating the fact than by putting on a gig with some of my favourite bands. The date for your diaries is August 29 and I’m putting it on in association with the folks from the Big Gig. All money on the door gets split equally between all three bands, so come down and check out the show. Here’s the press release below and I’ll keep everyone up to speed over the coming weeks…




Spring and Airbrake, Belfast

Saturday, August 29

Making their Belfast debut, Dublin supergroup Talulah Does the Hula (featuring former members of NME and Hot Press darlings the Chalets and Neosupervital) bring their 50s inspired brand of Phil Spector-esque anthems (before he went mental of course) to the masses, promising good times and great tunes for all. Already a hit with the press, the four girl, one guy combo are said to have been brought together by a mutual love of the tropics, harmonies, bouffants, sex (how rude!), sunshine, outdoor drinking and groups like the Shangri-las and the Shirelles. Fans of perfect slices of power pop should clutch the band to their chests now, but don’t take our word for it, here’s what the critics have to say-

“Ireland has a new perfect pop band to fall in love with.”  Hot Press Magazine

“One of our favourite new bands of the year” State Magazine

Also on the bill are the world’s best party band (yes, that’s official) Pocket Billiards. who bring their full ska orchestra with them and it’s a rare chance to see the group before they head into the studio to record their debut slab of wax. As if that wasn’t enough, erstwhile Poet’s Pocket Symphony and Angelfall chanteuse Shauna Tohill’s latest musical incarnation SillouettE (who is sure to charm the under-crackers off of the crowd at this year’s Glasgowbury) rounds off an eclectic, yet electric bill.

To download a Talulah Does the Hula press pack click on

Venue:                          Spring & Airbrake

Date:                              Saturday 29th August 2009

Ticket Price:                £4.00

Doors:                          9:00pm