US artist to shoot music video in Kilkenny

A top American artist will film his last music video in the city and is asking people to show up to his gig in their pajamas.

A top American artist will film his last music video in the city and is asking people to show up to his gig in their pajamas.

Rubyworks recording artist John Murry will film a music video for his song “The Ballad of the Pajama Kid” live in concert at the Set Theatre in Kilkenny on 21 February.

The music video will feature live footage from the show and Murry is asking fans to wear their pajamas.

As Murry explains, “You know, the old kind like your Grandad and Grandma wore. I am not looking for people to show up in sexy lingerie - just plain old pajamas,” he said.

The video is a collaboration of many locals who have donated time and resources and will be directed by Kilkenny filmmaker, Darragh Byrne, with additional art direction and camerawork by Colm Hogan and Alan Raggett.

“It’s amazing what happens when you elucidate an artistic idea to the Irish. They just take it and run with it. This is very much a guerilla-style video operation and Ireland is still very much a place of romance and hope.

“The video will be hilarious, subversive and deadly serious. All at the same time. I kinda think that’s how I see myself. And Ireland gets that. I couldn’t be more excited about it,” he added.

Hailing from Tupelo, Mississippi; John Murry’s solo debut album The Graceless Age is imbued with the ghosts of the Southern states and the personal demons that have haunted him throughout his life.

The album was MOJO’s Top 10 of 2013, American Songwriter’s Top 5 of 2013 and UNCUT included the album in the Top 50 Singer/Songwriter Albums of All Time.

He will take to the stage of the Set Theatre on February 21. For more information see www.set.ie