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Published on November 28th, 2012 | by Darren Byrne


Competition Closed: Jack L and The 27 Club

*** Congratualtions to Laura Carroll ***

*** who has won a pair of tickets to tonight’s show ***

I‘ve said it many times before and I’m sure I’ll repeat it again and again – Jack L is incredible. He is my favourite Irish singer and I could listen to him forever.

In his latest show, The 27 Club, the work of iconic artists such as Janis Joplin, The Doors, Robert Johnson, The Rolling Stones, Amy Winehouse, Echo & The Bunnymen, Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana are interpreted.

Few musicians set out to become legends, even fewer succeed.

Yet by any standard musicians like Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Kurt Cobain are legendary. Each left behind a lasting musical legacy, with songs that freeze forever a moment in time, speak for a generation, or simply give voice to the grief and grace of the human heart.

In so many ways these performers are nothing like each other. One is fabled for her throaty, gutsy singing style; another for his electrifying guitar riffs; a third for his rebellious, sensual stage presence. Some of these musicians sang the blues, some loved jazz, still others graced the pop, R&B, or alt charts.

Yet, as diverse as their lives and musical gifts were, every one of these performers shared the same final act: Each died when they were only 27 years old.

For some, the torments and triumphs of a short life were played out over Tumblr and Twitter, others died in obscurity, their star rising only after death. What few will argue is that no matter when they lived, how they died, or how diverse they were from each other, every one of these artists now share a common heritage: Each of them is, without a doubt, legendary.


Jack interweaves their legacy not through a vale of tears but in a rip roaring musical celebration of life itself. Returning to the Olympia Theatre, this Friday, November 30th, tickets are available from €25 including booking fee on Ticketmaster.ie.


It’ll be a fantastic night in The Olympia, so if you want to win a pair of tickets to the show, just email the answer to the following question along with your name and contact number to competition@culch.ie.

What recent member of The 27 Club had a hit with Rehab?

Winners will be selected on Friday morning, so get your entry in asap. Good luck!

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2 Responses to Competition Closed: Jack L and The 27 Club

  1. PG says:

    The shame of the 27 Club is Jack L is much better singing his own material, it’s a pity to see him doing what is essentially Karaoke. As a vehicle for his voice it’s good.

  2. Darren Byrne says:

    PG, it’s hard toi disagree with you. Jack’s 27 show is fantastic – I love hearing his interpreations, but I can’t help but wish for a bit of Rooftop Lullaby, Ode to Ed Wood, etc.

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