Join Me In The Pines

Join Me In The Pines

Saturday, 12 October 2019, 9.00pm

Join Me in the Pines are coming to The Black Gate October 12 @ 9pm!

David Geraghty is most well-known to audiences as a founding member of Bell X1 but in recent years he has been exploring a new solo direction under the moniker
Join Me in the Pines.

The JMITP band are currently in the middle of a Festival tour which includes Vantastival, Forbidden Fruit and Kaleidoscope. They were also invited to open for Hall & Oates in Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens and the Cork Marquee gigs. Join Me in the Pines also opened for David Gray in the Marquee.
Joining Dave on-stage are: Marc Aubele (keys and vocals), Mick Major (bass and vocals) and Tim O Donovan (drums and vocals).

The new album “Monomania” still brims with Dave’s distinctive vocal and song-writing style but this time he has conjured a more edgy 80’s synth world. The album was mixed by the masterful Ross Dowling (James Vincent McMorrow, Talos, Brian Deady) and will be released on Decal Records on August 30 2019.



Shannon McNamee

Why I gave the above rating: 

Join me in the Pines, with support from Anna Mullarkey was an unexpectedly fun and varied night of music in the Black Gate earlier this month.

Starting off with Galway songwriter Anna Mullarkey, her set was, as always, entrancing. Her voice was powerful, weaving between loud and obtrusive at times, to soft, from high pitched to low. Her range is impressive and the music she creates is unique – a style of song that I haven' quite heard before. Layering electronic samples, playing synth, and going back and forth between the piano, her set was engaging and really special. At the time I wished she was the headline act, so we could hear more!

Join me in the Pines however, played a great set and once they started playing, I was glad they were there to headline. This was my first time seeing the act, fronted by Bell X1's David Geraghty, though I knew of their music. Their guitar and bass-driven style of electro pop made it difficult for us to stay seated at the fully seated gig downstairs in the Black Gate and for the last few songs, a few enthusiastic members of the crowd jumped out of their seats and everyone followed suit until the whole room was dancing. All the songs were mostly really catchy and upbeat and I'd now recommend anyone see Join me in the Pines for a fun night of synth pop music, that still has substance.

Oct 31, 2019

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