March 22, 2012 § 2 Comments
I just got a call from Oliver who said that I am playing tomorrow and not Saturday as I have written in a previous post. (I have never got a date for a gig wrong ever.) So the Tom Waits gig is now tomorrow. And it’s £5 in as opposed to £4. Apologies for any inconvenience and hope to see a few of you tomorrow.
- Date: Fri 23 March
- Venue: Oliver’s Jazz Bar, Greenwich London
- Address: Spread Eagle Yard 9 Nevada Street, Greenwich, London SE10 9JL
- Time: 21:30 – 11:30 (3 x 30 min sets)
- Doors open: Doors open at 17:00)
- Entry: £5
February 15, 2012 § Leave a Comment
It is with great regret that I have to write that there will be no Lovenite this year as I have been working on a recording project. (Details to follow in due course.) Also I have been busy raising my son who is almost one year old now.
Understandably time is tight so rehearsals with the excellent Kev Hylands is out of the question at the moment. I have although still got the ‘gigging bug’ and would like to do a gig soon so I have booked myself into Oliver’s Jazz Bar to play a set of the music of Tom Waits with my lovely wife. (It’s easier to rehearse when you live together.) We’ll be playing the songs of Tom Waits (and Kathleen Brennan of course) on guitar and violin. Here is a teaser.
February 9, 2011 § 2 Comments
Thursday 17th Feb 2011 – 9:04pm
Lovenite reaches its 5th year this year and to celebrate Hylands & Heron are playing the best hits of the best hits that have been the best hits out of the best hits.
Expect face-altering versions of the classics of yesteryear as performed by Kevin Hylands and myself on guitars and banjo.
This is Cormac’s biggest gig since playing last year’s mega performance of “Iris Robinson: The Musical – On Banjo!” It will also be his last gig in a while due to his pending fatherhood. It will also be Kev’s first major gig after returning from his tour of Australia.
Performance begins at 9.04 pm. £4 entry with a picture of this page on your phone (or a print out if you prefer) if you arrive before 8pm. £5 after that or £6 if have no evidence of this promotion. Bar open til very late.
N.B. This gig is subject to a my wife holding out until 23 Feb for delivering our child. Check this page on the day for the green light! Please also be aware that this probably will definitely be my last gig for a few months!
January 22, 2010 § 1 Comment
Now on the fourth year Kevin Hylands and Cormac Heron return to the 12 Bar with guitar and banjo for their annual Songs For Lovers performance celebrating the best and best of love songs ever written. This year they will be performing classics from the likes of Turner, Tyler and Houston.
Last year’s performance was a riot, literally. Some girl got up on stage and tried to upstage them. (She was found beat up in some police cell the following morning.) This year’s promises to be just as eventful for they shall be joined with Seb on drums.
£4 entry with a picture of this page on your phone if you arrive before 8pm. Performance begins as ever at 8.04 pm. Bar open til very late. (You can print out this page for a discount if you prefer.)
You can catch a preview of Live And Let Die.
N.B. Due to my pending marriage this could (and probably will) be my last gig for the next 7 months.
March 10, 2009 § Leave a Comment
February 28, 2009 § 3 Comments
To quote the 12 Bar, here’s some fun things to do in London on Saint Patrick’s Day:
Tuesday 17th March CORMAC HERON £6 Irishnite! ~ Drinkers, Thinkers and Doirty Little Tinkers: All are welcome.
Such was the greatness of the successful musical orgy that was Lovenite that the 12 Bar have invited Northern Ireland’s Cormac Heron back for Saint Patrick’s Day to do Irishnite! Oh yes!
This will be Cormac’s first Saint Paddy’s Day outing in the 12 Bar ever since his sensational With Or Without You I Cannot Live With Or Without You - a love story between Danny Boy (a boy) and Molly Malone (a hooker) in which Cormac ended up on stilts on the 12 Bar Stage. Yes. Stilts!
Never one to bore his audience Cormac promises a fresh new set of Irish-based material ranging from The Undertones to Boyzone through Iggy Pop and he’ll have a bunch of people joining him onstage – some will be aware that they will be up there beforehand, and some won’t.
If you really want to have a great Paddy’s Day then come down to the 12 Bar for 8.04pm and be prepared for the sublime ridiculations. You can only expect the unexpected but one thing for sure to be sure you will never ever forget this Saint Patrick’s Day night and all so you won’t.
Onstage at 8.04pm and yes, that really does mean 8.04pm folks!
£4 entry with a picture of this page on your phone (or a printout) if you arrive before 8pm. Performance begins as ever at 8.04 pm. (Bar open til very late.)
Facebook event link here.
February 16, 2009 § Leave a Comment
Lovenite was awesome! Special thanks go out to Rob Thompson who did an excellent job on drums – I was introduced to him about 20 mins before we went on – and Vicky Lines (?) who stepped in to do some vocals. Here is the set list roughly as it happened:
Only The Lonely – Cormac vox & banjo; Kev guit
Misirlou – Cormac banjo; Kev guit; Rob drums
Love Removal Machine Cormac vox & banjo; Kev bass; Rob drums
No Surprises – Kev vox & guit; Cormac banjo
Eye Of The Tiger – Cormac vox & banjo; Kev vox & guit
Chain Reaction – Kev vox; Cormac banjo;
Hello – Cormac vox & banjo; Kev bass; Rob drums
Public Image – Cormac vox & banjo; Kev bass; Rob drums
Don’t Leave Me This Way – Cormac vox & bass; Kev vox & guit; Rob drums
Groove Is In The Heart – Special guest Vicky Lines on vocals; Cormac banjo; Kev bass; Rob drums.
Karma Chameleon – Kev vox & guit; Cormac vox & banjo; Rob drums
Gimme All Your Lovin – Kev vox & guit; Cormac banjo; Rob drums
Waterloo – Kev vox & guit; Vicky vox; Cormac banjo; Rob drums
Encore: Hallelujah – Cormac vox & banjo; Kev guit
For me the highlights were the audience singing along to our simple version of Chain Reaction (plus me being able to remember all the chords to that one – it’s so complicated!), the audience barndancing to our hillbilly rendition of Karma Chameleon and the rawk of Gimme All Your Lovin.
Thanks for all who came down. Looks like I’m back in the 12 Bar again for St Patrick’s Day! (To be confirmed.)
January 21, 2009 § 4 Comments
I’m hitting the 12 Bar again with Kevin Hylands this Valentine’s Day – Fri 13th Feb actually. Here’s the blurb:
Back for the third year Kevin Hylands and Cormac Heron return to the 12 Bar for their now annual Songs For Lovers performance celebrating the best and best of love songs ever written. This year they will be performing classics from mostly homosexually celebrated artists and some straights including O’Dowd, The Big O and Obba.
Warning! Songs will include banjo and celestial harmonies. You are advised to bring an extra pair of underwear.
£4 entry with a picture of this page on your phone if you arrive before 8pm. Performance begins as ever at 8.04 pm. (Bar open til very late.)
12 Bar Club
December 9, 2008 § 2 Comments
I am playing in the 12 Bar Club in London on Friday at 8.04 pm.
In 2005 I wrote a song with John Devlin called Welcome To The Paul Gadd Institute Of Child Psychology, or rather John wrote it and I threw in the odd comma and full stop, and then in December I performed a musical comedy show called Welcome To The Paul Gadd Institute Of Child Psychology – The Nativity Rock Opera! OK it wasn’t a real rock opera but it had songs, some gags and a vague plot.
I have decided to stage the show again to mark the former Glitter king’s release from prison. To be honest as it was my first proper “show” I ever staged and it was well rough round the edges. So how could I do it again and keep it fresh along with the edginess?
For the last 12 months I have been intrigued as to how a Web 2.0 influenced gig would work. As in, the audience would write the content and therefore guiding the performer, as well as interacting with the space in a more performerlike fashion. Well the way I saw it was that if the audience were to give me come content and play some songs then maybe it might actually have more sense in it as well as sounding nice. So here it is: my first Gig 2.0 gig. Is it the World’s first? Not sure but I haven’t heard of any of this before.
Come on down. I wanna hear you play.
October 22, 2008 § Leave a Comment
The netaudio festival is a four day offline festival for online music, and london placard is very pleased to be contributing to the friday night festivities. A headphone room will run throughout the evening. As ever you’ll have to bring your own headphones to hear the music!
The headphone session will go from 7:30pm until 11pm, featuring a packed schedule of 20 minute performances.
Placard veteran Cormac Heron has served up some sonically compelling and visually arresting performances over the years. He returns with a production that he has worked on for two years which was staged only twice in two sell-out performances during this summer. Hailed as a “tour de force” by Pogues’ banjo player (and ex-Placard performer) Jem Finer, Cormac has re-edited and hacked down this one-man, multi-media, musical extravaganza as a one-off Placard special.
Am on at 10.50 pm. That’s later today folks! Here’s the facebook link.