For those who think that disco music is all synthesizers and dodgy electronic drumbeats, you are probably thinking of the 80’s.
70’s disco music is better live and has a more complex sound. This is what Lamber de Bie and Pat Fennessy were looking for for their wedding last year. A band was put together for the wedding and has been growing both in size and repetoire ever since. Onassis was formed and promises to be 99.9% pure disco. When they play the very first chords of their gig the dance floor is immediately full- this music is very hard not to dance to.
When Onassis was formed by Blaise Smith (keyboards) and Cormac Larkin (drums) there were only six in the band but then they decided that a horn section to make it a really big sound. Sean Kennedy, who teaches in the school of music was enlisted on trumpet, while Carole Nelson joined on alto sax.Bobbie Carey, from Thomastown is the sassy singer joined by the Brazilian, Alberto Kupper, form Sao Paulo on bass and vocals.
Given the theatrical nature of the band it is no surprise that they teamed up with Barnstorm theatre company to get a big crowd to Boogie for Barnstorm. It promises to be a groovy night out in the Set Theatre with disco fans encouraged to dress for the occasion, there will be prizes form Lamber de Bie flowers and A Glasrai and goodies hamper for the best 70’s costume.
Barnstorm has been making professional theatre for over 20 years. To celebrate all the support that they get and to meet up with anyone who has been involved in Barnstorm in the past - come along and have a boogie for Barnstorm on Saturday september 28th at 9PM in The Set theatre, tickets €10 available form The Set. All are very welcome.
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