Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Kitt of Fun!

Politics loss may be the music industry’s gain as one of the gentlemen of the Fianna Fail party is taking to a stage of a totally different kind - playing as part of a big band.

Former Chief Whip and Junior Minister Tom Kitt is no stranger to the world of music.

Before he became a household name in Leinster House, Tom was an accomplished musician and used to teach the guitar to children in the Ballinteer area of South Dublin.

And he is the father of a very musical family.

Son David Kitt is an award-winning musician with six albums under his belt already.

Second son Thomas has just released his debut album appropriately titled ‘Kitt Happens’ and third son Robbie who, while still at college, is no stranger to taking to the stage with his two brothers.

But now Tom Snr has joined forces with the famous ‘Money Doctor’ John Lowe and his band, The Heartbeats, for a series of free gigs in Dublin’s Harcourt Hotel.

Tom will be taking to the stage tonight (THURS) with the big band to perform a selection of well known tunes from the past (The Eagles, Creedence Clearwater Revival) and the present (Paulo Nutini).

“It is a bit of fun really. It is just a group of friends getting together and playing music,” Tom said.

Tom has performed with The Heartbeats on two previous occasions - in November and December and will perform with them again on the first Thursday in February.

On his debut with The Heartbeats, the wider Kitt family decided to surprise Tom by taking to the stage with him.

Joined by sons David, Thomas and Robbie - the Kitt family performed the Jackie Wilson classic ‘You’re Love Is Lifting Me Higher’.

“That went down very well,” he said.

And the good news in this time of recession - the gig tonight in the Harcourt Hotel is totally free!

It’s nice to see a politician giving something back to the people!!

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