Former Studio 54 DJ, Nicky Siano at The Grand Social
Venue: The Grand Social, 35 Lwr Liffey Street, Dublin 2 Website: http://www.thegrandsocial.ie Price: €10 (Gig), €15 (Film and Gig) Date: Saturday October 1st Time: 7:00pm
Siano was the disco DJ that perfected the art of beatmatching at his Gallery nights in New York in the early 70’s. His innovations were to inspire future clubland legends like Frankie Knuckles and Larry Levan, and eventually landed him a residency at the mythical New York disco palace Studio 54. He has travelled all over the world since, bringing the music and spirit of clubland’s early days with him. Now a sprightly 56 years of age, his last Dublin appearance in 2009 was supposed to be his last ever, as he planned to retire in the autumn of that year. It turns out he couldn’t stay away and with a fresh NYC residency established he looks set to keep the fire burning for some time yet. Over the past few years Nicky has also been working on a documentary using original footage from the ‘Gallery’ nights back in the late 70’s. Nicky put the finishing touches to the documentary in 2010 and the Grand Social will be the privileged place for the Irish premiere of the documentary on October 1st. Siano will then take to the stage to give a true Gallery musical experience. It promises to be a very special night!