This morning I came across this newly set up Facebook page called ‘Underage Bands Dublin’. It was set up by local drum teacher and drummer from Bennett vs. Matrix, Martin Cullinan. He is looking for bands with members under the age of eighteen to play at monthly gigs at the Draíocht Arts centre’s Studio space (Blanchardstown) from September onwards.
I’ve been living in the area (Dublin 15) for about five years now and apart from the odd Battle of the Bands events this is the first regular gig that I’ve heard of being planned. With the Dublin 15 area covering a population of over 100,000 people, which is more than some of the cities in Ireland I think it’s a real shame that there aren’t more events planned for bands to play whether they be underage ones or not. I’ll be looking forward to hearing from any local bands that start to make a name for themselves through these gigs.
Find more info on these gigs at the Facebook page – Underage Bands Dublin
Also check out Bennett vs. Matrix at their page too.