Toby Kaar at Bourkes Bar

Bourke’s Bar in Limerick’s Catherine Street has found its Thursday night feet with a series of free gigs featuring the best of contempoary young Irish acts plying their varied styles in the back bar.

Last night was the turn of Toby Kaar a young Cork producer who delivered an impressive solo performance of the voguish electronica that is currently very much in fashion.

A full appreciative house got down to Karr’s layered beat-driven squiggles as he delivered a sometimes engrossing hour long set.
The night’s highlight had to be his rebuilding of the classic Fela Kuti track ‘Everybody Scatter’ which showed his forensic rhythmic skills as a producer. He has the look of someone who will be around for a while in an often-saturated contemporary electronic scene.


(Photos, Paul Tarpey)