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This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… The Fat Lady Sings March 21, 2015

Posted by irishelectionliterature in This Weekend I'll Mostly Be Listening to....

Another Dublin band from the late 80’s and early 90’s (and who later reformed for a while around 2005) were The Fat Lady Sings. I saw them numerous times live and a while back found a recording of one of their concerts in a box of tapes in the attic.The wonderful Fanning Sessions Archive has the very same tape of a concert on their site , it really is worth a listen. Its from The Seven Bands On The Up series which was on in the SFX which I was also at.
“Be Still” and “Arclight” in particular are two of my favourite songs and even my Children like them. Singer Nick Kelly had a certain cool elegance and in the past few years I’ve run into him at formalish occasions but am still too dumbstruck to say how much I admire his music or I suppose even acknowledge that I’m a fan.
They released a good number of singles and two albums ‘Twist’ (1991) and ‘Johnson’ (1993). They broke up in 1994.


1. Nick Kelly - March 22, 2015

Thank you for those very kind words – especially the “cool elegance” bit, completely illusory I’m afraid, but it gave me a little glow. Please don’t be dumbstruck next time! Very best, Nick


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