Let’s Get Quizzical

Two weeks ago, in Berlin cafe/bar on South William Street, “Let’s Get Quizzical” launched. It’s a fun quiz/cabaret night that will be on every Tuesday night from 8pm. My friend Patrick Fagan (a multi-talented entertainer and D.J.) organises it and I have been assisting him as a character called Johanna Goodtime. 


There are usually 8 rounds in the quiz and some of the rounds are not what you would usually expect from a typical pub quiz.  There are lots of big laughs. Each team can have 3 – 5 players, there’s some great prizes to be won and it’s free in.

One of the zaney hosts, Ivanna Mann

I enjoyed singing at an interval the last two weeks. I performed “Maybe This Time” and “Hey Big Weiner” (My character’s take on “Hey Big Spender”!).




First work party in Zinc Digital Media studio

Last night we had our first staff party for The Sound Feed. Dave, Ray, Remy, Aoife, myself and Kenn from Beatvyne had a fun and relaxing evening in our usual place of work. I got a chance to test out my new camera. I made a short vlog while our party going on. I’m not speaking much in this one. It’s all about the team building a.k.a jammin’! 

Our next studio party will be on 30th October (the day before Halloween). I am already wondering what jamming toys to bring with me (ukulele perhaps?) and what to wear (it’s my favourite week of the year!).

Sitting on the sofa, listening to Dave play




Got a new camera!

On Monday I bought a new camera for blogging and vlogging – a Canon Powershot G 7X. I got it in Bermingham Camera’s on Burgh Quay in Dublin for 569e which may seem expensive but in one well known camera shop it’s retailing at 600e and 699e in another.

Canon PowerShot G 7X, SD card and new case

I was shown an official Canon case for the camera but it was leather. I declined and went for the case you see pictured (as I’m a veggie). I got a bit of money off my purchase as I got an SD card too. 

The Sound Feed Presents Mundy

On Wednesday night Mundy performed for The Sound Feed in Abner Brown’s in Rathmines. Abner Brown’s is a barber shop that doubles as an intimate music venue some nights. The walls are adorned with kitsch/retro things and musical instruments.  

Remy did a great interview with him and he performed an acoustic set with Keith Farrell on double bass.  

Mundy chatting to Remy
Ray and Dave filming at Abner Brown’s
Mundy and Keith performing live

Mundy’s latest album is the self-titled, “Mundy”. It’s his sixth album and has received great reviews.

It’s available to buy on iTunes at this link


Videos of the very exclusive night I attended will be up of The Sound Feed site very soon.





Lights Over Phoenix

On Tuesday afternoon, we had three members of Lights Over Phoenix in the Zinc Digital Media offices. I interviewed them for The Sound Feed and they played a beautifully haunting song for us. Dave’s vocals are always are so powerful, yet tender and Cicen’s sweet harmonies complimented them perfectly. Yuri has to be one of the most rock n’ roll electric violinists I have ever heard. The band have 6 members in total and are amazing to hear live. 

I know Dave (lead vocals/guitars) for a couple of years through the live music scene. I’ve always been a fan of his songwriting. He supported Hypno Puppet at our E.P. launch in May in Whelan’s so I was more than happy to get to chat to them. 

Some of Lights over Phoenix and I in the Zinc Digital Media studio

The band are based in Wexford. I hope more people in Ireland (and the world get to discover their music soon). Keep your eyes peeled on The Sound Feed site for both videos of this amazing band.





Zoë Jordan launch at River Island

Last night myself and Dani went to River Island on Grafton Street the Zoë Jordan launch. Melanie Morris presented a very enjoyable Q & A with the designer.

Melanie Morris from River Island and Zoë Jordan

Joining the Design Forum initiative, Jordan’s eleven pieces are inspired by Deep Purple lyrics “Smoke on the water, Fire in the sky”, exclusively designed for River Island, and combine charcoal hues, misty prints and ombré  effects. Some of the pieces were selling out during the launch but I’m sure they will get them back in store.

What I wore last night – jacket by H&M, t-shirt from Penneys, skirt H&M, tights and heels from Penneys
Source: Youtube user - River Island

Zoë’s celebrity fans include Sienna Miller and Cara Delevingne. 

You can check out the collection on the River Island site here.