Increasingly Often – BP Fallon & The Hot Sprockets with the legendary John Sheahan of The Dubliners on violin

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“Increasingly often, I’m thinking it’s the last time
‘Cause one day it will be…”
Photography by Richard Walshe

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“Increasingly often, I’m thinking how I love you
And I always did do…”
Photography by Seán Lennon

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“Increasingly often, I’m thinking how I’ll miss you
And I always will do…”
Photography by Colm Dolphin

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“Bless us who are still alive
And bless us who are still in heaven…”
Photography by Colm Dolphin

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“It’s not that I’m a Holy Joe
I’m simply very grateful you are here”
Photography by Richard Walshe

BP Fallon – vocals
John Sheahan – violin
Wayne Soper – acoustic guitar
Tim Cullen – Fender Telecaster
Frankie Kelly – mandolin
Joe Lynch – bass guitar
Andy Sutton – drums

‘Increasingly Often’ original recording by BP Fallon & The Bandits from their fabulous new album ‘Still Legal’. Buy here

“The meditative, countrified ‘Increasingly Often’ conjures a moment when vocals and music mesh perfectly, delivering rock’n’roll of the highest calibre. A number that would make many of Fallon’s illustrious pals proud, it seals the deal”
– Craig Fitzpatrick in the review of ‘Still Legal’, Hot Press

INCREASINGLY OFTEN
Lyrics – BP Fallon
Music – BP Fallon/Aaron Lee Tasjan/Nigel Harrison/Clem Burke
(ASCAP/IMRO)

Increasingly often I’m thinking it’s the last time
’Cause one day it will be
Each and every moment is a special one
Not just some of them
Every moment is nearer to the end
Not in a bad way
Not in a sad way
It’s just that time does not go on forever

Increasingly often I’m thinking how I love you
And I always did do
Each and every moment is a special one
Not just some of them
Every moment is nearer to the end
Not in a bad way
Not in a sad way
It’s just that time does not go on forever

Bless us who are still alive
And bless us who are still in heaven
It’s not that I’m a Holy Joe
I’m simply very grateful you are here

Increasingly often I’m thinking how I’ll miss you
And I always will do
Each and every moment was a special one
Not just some of them
Every moment is nearer to the end
Not in a bad way
Yes in a sad way
It’s just that time does not go on forever

Bless us who are still alive
And bless us who are still in heaven
It’s not that I’m a Holy Joe
I’m simply very grateful you are here

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An extract from Standing On A Plateau – A Plateau For The Arts
– writing about the BP Fallon & The Hot Sprockeys show in Dublin last Tuesday:

“The next part of the night was not what I was expecting though! BP taking to the stage with none other than The Hot Sprockets as his band and what a band they made!! BP with his words of poetry portrayed through song provided by the great musicianship of the fantastic Sprockets… swaying to the music BP was, you could see it in his eyes and also when he closed them!!

“He just feels music around him and appreciates it for the beauty that it is!! And although he may look old and frail he can certainly can move!! Jumping out into the audience at one point and giving a dance to the lucky few that were situated around him.

“He blew me away!! I was gobsmacked! He sang a song of his friend and musical hero Van Morrison, it was called ‘Van And Gloria’… the man certainly knows how to tell a story I tell ya!! Captivating is the word!!

“Thank you BP Fallon for the great gig and the wonderful memory!!”

Read the whole Standing On A Plateau piece


“Be who you are…”

All photography by and with thanks to Clare Moyna at VenueOne

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One more time! Plus Fallon interview by Fanning – your questions!


Image by Maser

By popular demand the astounding show by BP Fallon backed by The Hot Sprockets last Tuesday in Dublin at The Workman’s Club is being rebroadcast tonight at 00.00 GMT – which in normal language is midnight tonight in Ireland and Britain, 11pm in Paris, 7pm in New York, 4pm in Los Angeles etc etc.

Simply click here: VenueOneLive

And! To intro the rebroadcast, BP will be interviewed live by Dave Fanning in the VenueOne studios. Dave will be asking BP the questions – but so can you! Just log on and ask BP anything you want:
VenueOne – log in to ask BP a question – he’ll answer anything!


Screengrab of the live streaming on Tuesday – being rebroadcast tonight with your questions to BP


“I’m not against a little darkness, I’m not against a little sin…”
BP & Tim & Soper of The Hot Sprockets by Oliver Smith


“What’s the point if you don’t have a joint
Vs What’s the fun if you don’t have a gun?”
BP Fallon & The Hot Sprockets by Conor Mooney


“Increasingly often, I’m thinking it’s the last time…”
BPF by Oliver Smith


Van And Gloria: BPF by Oliver Smith

VenueOne review by Aaron Rogan of Tuesday’s mindblaster:
“as much a show about music as it is a music show”

“Happy whatever you got
Happy whatever you want”
-BPF x

With enormous thanks to everyone 🙂

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BP Fallon & The Hot Sprockets show at The Workman’s Club in Dublin tonight Tuesday Dec 20th is being streamed live globally by VenueOne.com

Here’s the vibe:

BP Fallon verbal – Does Anyone Care What Anyone Says In Rock’n’Roll (1.30)

BP Fallon & The Hot Sprockets – streaming live today Tuesday Dec 20th at 21.30 GMT – ie 9.30pm in Ireland & Britain, 4.30pm in New York, 1.30pm in Los Angeles etc – on VenueOne.com


BP Fallon & The Hot Sprockets poster for Dublin Tues Dec 20th 2011. Photo by Stuart Smyth in George’s Street, Dublin. Photo of BPF on the poster by Jen Maler at Terminal 5 NYC

Doors 8pm. A few tickets here!

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Annie Tierney from the more-than-effervescent Tieranniesaur joins BP Fallon & The Hot Sprockets plus esteemed DJ Johnny Moy next Tuesday in Dublin at The Workman’s Club to spin a few merry tunes from her own eclectic bag.


Annie Tierney & BP Fallon by Kay Gourley

Annie has been a fave and friend of this parish since her schoolgirl days in Chicks and it’s gratifying to see the debut album by Tieranniesaur – titled Tieranniesaur and much spinned on BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle – being hailed by many punters and critics in Ireland as Album Of The Year.


Tieranniesaur with Chris Frantz & Tina Weynouth of Tom Tom Club
by BP Fallon


Annie Tierney & BP Fallon & Bob Geldof speaking at MindField at Electric Picnic 2011 by lib-lab

Tues Dec 20th at The Workman’s Club, Dublin
BP Fallon & The Hot Sprockets
plus DJs Johnny Moy & Annie Tieranniesaur
Doors 8pm. Here be tickets


Tieranniesaur Wang Dang Doodle


Chicks Wang Dang Doodle

And on we choogle…

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