Beer company interaction with the city of Limerick provided cheebah base mickey martins with new york don Arthur Baker this bank holiday. This was a fortunate appearance as those who book music and liaise with the corporation on the choice of music acts for these weekenders, have previously been at the mercy of “who is touring england?” and what have mcd left over?. There has been little to no appperance of designing a platform that could create a diverse entertainment roster, that would appeal to locals and non nationals alike. I wonder what polish bands and djs could offer in such a situation? Rumours on the street suggest questions are beginning to be asked along these lines and a broadning of promoter parametres hould be addressed asap.
Anyway, Arthur Baker is touring at the moment and was plucked of a list given to mickeys by cheebahs “I love new york” Tarpey (well, he didn’t have to pay for it). And all was good. A big sound system in the alley and a twisted take on the new york sound of the eighties to present with some straight up rock made for it just right.
Stand outs were his own remixes of some very familiar stuff, the Beastie Boys ‘Fight for your Right’ being a stand out . In the wrong hands it could have been a big beat mess but his cd book was carefully programmed and he played with a freshness that the crowd responded to. Cheebah are claiming it as a success for their agenda of course and on finding out Arthur Bakers age Tarpey realised he has 20 years ahead of him to get it together.