BP Fallon & Aaron Lee Tasjan by Radek
BP Fallon & The Bandits’ very own Shimmer Twins BP Fallon (vox/twitches) & Aaron Lee Tasjan (guitar/cosmicness) play their very first gig in Ireland this Saturday.
The double dynamite duo – fresh from their triumph at the Escape 2 Montauk Festival north of New York – play Ireland’s Electric Picnic Festival in the Body & Soul area on the Earthship stage this Saturday at 6.30pm.
“I’m more than vibed to be playing in Ireland with Aaron” says BP, who with Aaron will be over from New York for Electric Picnic. “The man is my soul brother so no better place for us than Body & Soul, one of my fave places at the Picnic – and this’ll be a brilliant welcome for him”.
Meanwhile back in America – at Escape 2 Montauk, BP and Aaron were billed to play acoustically and following the DJ set by Albert Hammond Jr of The Strokes, Aaron put his guitar through all kinds of out-there effects so the duo’s impassioned set sounded more like a space-age Billy Lee Riley on amphetamines than some Simon And Garfunkel outing, as the two men in hats rocked’n'rolled through their BP Fallon & The Bandits songbook. The punters of this high-end environment loved it, shaking their drinks very loudly and rattling their jewelry.
“BP Fallon’s performance got me out of the pool. We had seen him perform before and he is always a trip to see. His history is very interesting and intriguing to me as I was very into the bands that he has worked with in the past. We are talking Johnny Thunders, Iggy Pop, U2, to name a few. He reminds me of a male Patti Smith and not just because he does an awesome version of Gloria!”
Read the full Escape 2 Montauk report on Rockin’ Robin’s Red Nest
BP Fallon & Aaron Lee Tasjan – Earthship stage in the Body & Soul area at Electric Picnic Festival this Saturday at 6.30pm
BP Fallon & Aaron Lee Tasjan – Does Anyone Care What Anyone Says In Rock’n'Roll (acoustic) – filmed by Radek
BP Fallon & Aaron Lee Tasjan – I Believe In Elvis Presley (acoustic) – filmed in New York’s East Village by Sarabeth
The Shimmer Twins watched by The Glimmer Twins rehearsing in Aaron’s New York rehearsal studio, by Nigel Harrison
Electric Picnic Music Festival, Stradbally Hall, Stradbally, Co. Laois, Ireland this weekend Fri Aug 31/Sat Sept 1/Sun Sept 2