It is regarded worldwide as delightfully ‘Whacky’, ‘A Cult Rock & Roll Phenomenon’, ‘Weird and Wonderful’. I refer of course to “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” which will take place at The Source Theatre, Cathedral Street, Thurles on Saturday June 13th, starting at 9:00pm sharp.
In 1975 The Rocky Horror Picture Show began as a British-American musical comedy horror film, with direction by Jim Sharman and starring, amongst others, Meat Loaf as ‘Eddie’, Susan Sarandon as ‘Janet Weiss’ and Tim Curry as ‘Dr. Frank-N-Furter’.
The film quickly gained major notoriety when audiences began participating with the show at the Waverly Theatre in New York City in 1976. Audience members soon began returning frequently to cinemas, talking back to the screen and began dressing as the films numerous characters, thus spawning a multitude of similar performance groups, right across the USA and UK.
With this in mind, ticket-goers attending here at The Source are also requested to dress in their own mad costumes, together with dancing shoes and yes, rice, for throwing, will be supplied by The Source Theatre here in Thurles for this the ‘whackiest’ yet of enjoyable Tipperary theatre events.
Note: This show is being organised to support the upcoming ‘Source Summer Youth Programme’ and Tickets at €10 can be obtained from The Source Box-office, by calling in direct or by Telephoning 0504 – 90204.
Irish Eurovision hopeful Molly Sterling from Puckane, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, performed “Build Fireworks Again,” yet another of her own original songs, at a “Pop Meets Opera” recent event in Vienna, Austria.
The extremely talented 17 year old Tipperary musician and songstress was one of only four Eurovision hopefuls specially chosen from this year’s song contest, to participate in this recent matinee performance, held at the iconic Austrian Vienna State Opera House, in front of a VIP audience.
Describing the recent ‘Pop meets Opera’ show as “an incredible experience,” the teenage singer-songwriter will next appear on stage for the Eurovision 2015 second semi-final of the competition on Thursday night next, singing “Playing With Numbers”.
Tune in and keep those fingers crossed for Molly everyone.
Tipperary’s Molly Sterling will represent Ireland at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria this year, 2015.
The final vote lay in the hands of the general public and it was down to a two-horse race last night as 16 year old Tipperary Musician and Songstress Molly Sterling edged out runner-up performer Kat Mahon latter singing ‘Anybody Got a Shoulder,’ by four points (Total of 104 points), on RTE 1’s ‘The Late Late Show.’
Molly’s song “Playing With Numbers” was co-written with Greg French and rendered live last night on TV with the passion and feeling of a professional performer twice her age.
Entertainer Panti Bliss, one of the four commenting RTE panel members which also included Phil Coulter, Linda Martin and Mairead Farrell, insisted “This is the song for me,” even before the voting had commenced.
The eyes of all true music lovers will be focused on the ‘Late Late Show’ come Friday night next, February 27th, when five acts will take to the RTE1 studio stage to decide who will represent Ireland in this year’s 60th edition Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Vienna, Austria, following on from Conchita Wurst’s victory in the 2014.
But here in Tipperary eyes will be especially focused on an emerging and exciting talented musician; 16-year-old secondary school student, Molly Sterling from Puckane, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Molly is a self-taught musician and despite her tender years is already an accomplished singer /songwriter and to use the words of a well known Tipperary politician, “bright, intelligent and is not bad looking either”. (Yip, no politically correctness is ever tolerated here in Co Tipperary, so Dublin media get used to it.)
Currently a student attending Saint Andrew’s College; the lyrics of Molly’s competing song “Playing With Numbers”, which she co-wrote with Greg French, discusses the risks people take every day in their respective loves, lives and other experiences and will be part of her upcoming new album which is well in the making.
With a pure belief in her lyrics, Molly admits that she reaches real true happiness only when channeling her feelings and emotions through her voice and those black and white ivory keys; latter an essential part of her dusty piano, cornered here in her Tipperary home.
Molly is likely to face some tough opposition via fellow contestants Nikki Kavanagh, Kat Mohan, Alex Saint and Erika Selin, but the lyrics of her song convey meaning beyond her years, her music is addictive, haunting and emotional and with a voice reminiscent of Sarah McLachlan, win or lose on Friday next, Molly’s future in the Irish and indeed the world’s music industry is most certainly guaranteed.
Well known in Thurles circles, the very talented vocalist Jo Petit made his first successful appearance on the RTÉ-1 programme “The Voice of Ireland“ last Sunday night. Starting with the blind auditions Jo got safely through to join the team of judge Kian Egan, latter former member of boy band ‘Westlife’.
The ‘Voice of Ireland’ judges this year in their spinning red chairs are; Rachel Stevens formally a member of ‘S Club 7′, Kian Egan former member of boy band ‘Westlife’, Bressie (Niall Breslin) latter Irish musician, former Westmeath Gaelic footballer / Leinster Rugby player and Thurles born Una Foden (Una Healy) a member of ‘The Saturdays’ all girl band since 2008.
Of African descent, the talented jazz, swing and pop performer Jo Petit came to live here in Ireland from Mauritius in 2006 and has been attracting audiences ever since with his voice, which ranges from Sam Cooke to Stevie Wonder.
“Judge Kian Egan you may not yet be fully aware of the real talent you has managed to acquire here, so do tutor him well, as all Thurles will be watching with more than just a certain pride.”