Gigonometry’s Summer Special – 3 nights in June – Thurs

Date: 08 Jun 2017
Time: 7:30
Ticket Price: €8/€5 (students/unwaged)

Gigonometry’s Summer Special – 3 nights in June.



Thurs: Motions/Pearl/Empathy/Saramai/The Poet Geoff

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Press Release

The success of the inaugural ‘Best Of’ quarterly gig in March pointed to an appetite for more, so we’ve responded with a 3-nighter in The Workmans Club in June.

Thurs June 8th is our regular monthly gig, and features the exciting new act Motions, guitar rockers Pearl, indie act Empathy, and the highly acclaimed Saramai.

Friday June 9th features the hot 5-piece Dublin outfit Fiction Peaks in a special midnight performance, whilst Sat June 10th is the quarterly ‘Best Of’ gig, and features previous Gigo acts Three Underneath, Youth Mass, Changing Gears, & Bayonets.


Thursday June 8th


Motions are an alternative rock band based in Dublin formed by Tom Daly and Dave Nulty. With powerful vocals accompanied by minimalist textures and driving guitars, their sound ranges from shimmering soundscapes to anthemic rock. 2016 saw the release of their well- received debut single ‘Back To Where I Begun’ drawing attention worldwide with major industry interest in the UK & US. The band have just released their second single ‘All I’ve Ever Known’ which centres around the traces left behind after losing someone close to you.


Pearl are a new 4 piece rock band based in Dublin City, established by four lads with an interest in creating their own blend of rock music influenced by dark narratives.

Meat and two veg rock n’ roll – Gavin Glass (Radio Nova)


Citing bands such as Placebo and Interpol as their influences, 4-piece alternative rock outfit Empathy have been heralded as “kitchen sink music for the new generation” by U&I Magazine. After the success of their first headliner show of 2017 in Whelan’s in May, the band are looking forward to a busy summer of performing on the Dublin gig circuit, starting with this Gigonometry outing!


Drawing influences from The Blue Nile, Beach House and Low, ‘Saramai’ are Kells based husband and wife duo, Saramai Leech and Cormac O’Keeffe. ‘We had to learn how to write together. It sounds strange but helping someone write a song or giving your opinion is not really the same as actually writing together.’ They are currently working on a full length album.

Heralded by Nialler9, The Irish Times and Hotpress they have extensive performance experience across Ireland and more recently in the UK. Live TV and radio performances include Other Voices RTE, Arena Arts, Today FM and more.

Having popped up on the likes of Hard Working Class Heroes and Other Voices last year, Co. Meath duo Saramai straddle a wonderfully inviting line between longing chamber pop and straight-up balladry. – Brian Coney, The Thin Air 

This Meath [duo’s] new single moves between chamber pop, piano ballads and a grandeur that most acts can’t reach..’ – Nialler9

The Poet Geoff

Geoff is a Dublin based poet whose work focuses on the minute beauty of life, as well as the darkness that enraptures the soul. He has recently returned as the poet of the Back To Basics tour, which toured around the country with three independent musicians.

Geoff had recently been chosen as part of the ‘What’s The Story’ writers think-tank with Colm Keegan, which centres around life in the Liberties and will end with a performance in The Tivoli Theatre in July. He was also recently published by Langan Publishing as part of the Irish Poetry Day celebrations for his poem ‘Notes On Junkies Dancing In St Kevin’s’.

Watch the video for Notes on a Canal here…

About Gigonometry is an online group of live music lovers. The 3,000+ members aka Gigonometrists are constantly meeting up to go to gigs and festivals together, share musical as well as gig experiences, and generally enjoy being in the company of fellow music enthusiasts! Gigonometry Presents… is their monthly fix of up and coming original acts; the shows are highly sought after by bands due to the enthusiastic, listening audiences. Each month is highly anticipated by acts and audience, who each play their part in the symbiosis that occurs.

Post gig interviews are videoed immediately after each act performs and are available to view on our Youtube channel at is free to join, and entitles members to discounts on this and other gigs, as well as the opening of a vast array of live music opportunities.