1. avatar jenniemcc
    [b:b32cd667e8]UITA #80
    Tuesday 26th May 2009
    Auntie Annieís, Belfast
    THE BENJAMINS + KATIE AND THE CARNIVAL + STRAIT LACES (DJs)[/b:b32cd667e8]


    Bruised Fruitís Up In The Attic has been showcasing the best of Northern Irish music since 24th May 2006, and three years on it shows no signs of stopping!

    Almost three years to the very day since it began, UITA celebrates 80 shows in Belfastís Auntie Annieís on 26th May 2009.

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    The very first show opened with relative unknowns [url="http://www.myspace.com/thebenjaminsband"]The Benjamins[/url], and they return to the UITA stage this month bigger and better than ever. Having grown from a 2 piece to a 5 piece over the years they have evolved from sparse-indie-pop to a more mature, well rounded folk-pop outfit. One notable fan is [url="http://www.dukespecial.com"]Duke Special[/url], who asked them to support him on his Irish tour last March. Radio support and IMRO showcases have helped propel the band into the music loving publicís hearts.

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    Bringing a bit of magic and sparkle to the UITA stage is the always quirky and highly entertaining [url="http://www.myspace.com/katieandthecarnival"]Katie and the Carnival[/url]. Katie Richardson will be better known to most as the female voice of country-folk group The Delawares, but since their split last year she has proven herself as an excellent performer in her own right. Now singing regularly with [url="http://www.myspace.com/sevensummitsni"]Seven Summits[/url], Katie also caught the eyes and ears of the aforementioned Duke who asked her to perform with him at this yearís Meteor Awards.

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    Rounding off the night with a bit of a boogie-woogie, Bruised Fruit favourites [url="http://www.myspace.com/straitlaces"]Strait Laces[/url] will be providing the tunes for a disco-dance-party into the wee small hours.

    As well as all that great music, Bruised Fruit have turned the idea of a birthday party on its head and will be giving away presents rather than receiving them! UITA Vol. 8 CD will be given away free on the door and features tracks from some of the bands that have graced the UITA stage in the last 6 months. We have exclusives from Yes Cadets, Strait Laces, Sparks Fly, Seven Summits and Ablespacer amongst others.

    Doors open at 9pm and admission is £5
    For more info go to www.bruisedfruitpromotions.com
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  2. avatar jenniemcc
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  3. avatar belfastcarnival
    can't wait for this gig...
  4. avatar jenniemcc
    Just a reminder that this is coming up soon :)
  5. avatar marshmalla
    This is TONIGHT!!! We'll be wearing our best mysterious faces and glittery eyeliner...

    If you find yourselves wanting a pre Panama Kings party mon down!! ")
  6. avatar jenniemcc
    Yes indeedy :)

    PARTY PARTY PARTY

    CDs are looking goooooooood

    Stage times are looking like this:

    Katie & The Carnival 10pm
    The Benjamins 11pm

    With Strait Laces Disco DJs inbetween

    Bring yer dancing shoes :)
  7. avatar JTM
    This will punish.
  8. avatar Rocky
    I loved The Benjamins so much last night.

    I've been whining for years that there hasn't been a
    band writing amazing power pop songs since Torgas Valley Reds split.

    But it's the Benjamins!
    I can't stop listening to them.