Adjacent Meridian Point,
When Luke Thomas and his Swing Cats played The Whale in June 2018, no one wanted the party to stop. Which is why we’ve invited them back on Saturday, February 8th…
It’s hard to imagine that any pack is ever going to be quite as cool as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. were together in the 1950s and ’60s.
Heck, not even the other two Rat Pack members, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop, were as cool as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.
That’s not to say, you can’t have a huge amount of fun trying to recreate that golden era of swing, when women were sophisticated ladies and men were debonair, witty and philandering gentlemen.
It was back in 2013 that The Swing Cats first unleashed their homage to that much-loved era, perfecting that thing that made the likes of Come Fly With Me, Everybody Loves Somebody and I’ve Gotta Be Me really swing. It was December, in front of a sold-out Button Factory, the band having honed their craft over the previous three years, and life for The Swing Cats would never be the same from that night on.
Inbetween more sell-out shows at even bigger venues – such as The National Concert Hall, Vicar St and The Olympia – plus appearances on everything from The Late Late Show to The Today Show and every radio station in the country, this kicking 7-piece even managed to release three studio albums of original material along the way too.
Recently, Dance With Me hit the no.1 spot in October, 2017, instantly becoming the biggest-selling album for an indie release that month. Nice.
As the boys prepare to bring The Story Of Swing once again to Greystones on Saturday, February 8th, we sat down with ringleaders Luke Thomas and Ciaran Bernard to find out how if they were prepared for a town pretty much jam-packed with discerning swingers…