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Jape Ready to Get Nerve Centre Crowd Moving

October 8, 2008

By BRENDAN McDAID

JAPE, the current darling of the music world and one of the highlights of this year’s Electric Picnic festival, brings his band to the Nerve Centre on Saturday, October 11, as part of a country- wide tour to promote his latest album, Ritual.

Jape, is the alter ego of Dublin resident Richie Egan.

The first Jape record was called ‘Cosmosphere’, a charmingly lo- fi affair, split down the middle between skewed alt-folk and electronica.

This was swiftly followed by the quite awesomely titled ‘The Monkeys In The Zoo Have More Fun Than Me’.

A less sketchy, much more focused long player, this is the album which contains ‘Floating’, which became a firm favourite among DJs on late night alternative music shows after being released as a single.

Floating is also regularly covered by The Raconteurs during their live sets.

Latest album ‘Ritual’ has been described as a masterpiece and is a contender for album of the year.

The party-startin’ Jape live show sees Richie and his three piece band, with the help of their array of vintage synths, guitars and sometimes temperamental drum machines, use the recorded versions of their songs as mere sketches, and concentrate instead on making people move their feet.

A fully formed class act, Jape is surely bound for worldwide success.

Support acts at this gig include Goodtime John and Skruff.

Tickets, which are priced Pounds 7, are on sale now at The Nerve Centre Box Office and online at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/ 35773.

Originally published by BRENDAN McDAID bmcdaid@belfasttelegraph.co.uk.

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