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Pictured: Limerick band DeLorean Suite with legendary bass player Chuck Rainey at the Sligo Music Festival earlier this year. Picture: Limerick Leader.

DeLorean Suite and Chuck Rainey performed at Sligo Music Festival earlier this year. The three-piece musical group hailing from Limerick, this year performed with the world-renowned bass player for excited crowds.

Band members Graham Conway, Jenny McMahon and Tony Roche performed with Rainey, a hero of theirs, for crowds at the festival, having already collaborated with the bassist on a track called Alone, on their album ‘Two Lives.’

Legendary Chuck Rainey, boasting a successful musical career, collaborated with a variety of musical greats over the years, including Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, Quincy Jones and Frankie Valli.

After hearing DeLorean Suite’s music, Rainey made contact with the local band, asking to write a song with them.

Performing as a guest of honour at the Festival earlier this year, Rainey decided to head to Limerick with the band after the gig.

Days were spent reviewing Limerick’s rich history, with Rainey taking in the tourist sights across the county.

‘Two Lives’, the band’s debut album, featured an all-star line-up, with not only Rainey collaborating on a track, but with two members of Beyonce’s touring band featuring on the album.

A bass player, formerly with Beyonce’s band, was impressed that the local group had the chance to work with Rainey and invited the band to Dublin, where Beyonce had performed years ago.

With Jennifer on vocals, Tony on drums and Graham on keys/production, the group continues to grow, continuously fusing house music with the soundscapes of electronica and the pulsating rhythms of rhythm and blues.

DeLorean Suite has received a landslide of support over the years, both at home and abroad. International support has been offered by industry trend-setters such as Roger Sanchez, Andy Daniels and Frankie Knuckles.

The trio will be playing in Dolan’s Warehouse on Saturday, October 3rd. Tickets are priced at €11 and are available for purchase at Dolan’s Warehouse website here

Check out the DeLorean Suite Facebook page here and Twitter here

Read more about DeLorean Suite here

Read more about Limerick music here

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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