Nicky Siano (Studio 54/Gallery) Documentary and DJ set in The Grand Social
This is whopper! The good people at Night Flight are bringing Nicky Siano (original dj from New York’s infamous discotheque, Studio 54) to the Grand Social, Lower Liffey Street, Dublin, on Saturday October 1st for the premiere screening of a documentary that Nicky has put together from original footage shot in the late 70s in his club, The Gallery. He will also DJ afterwards.
There will be a Warm up Q & A with Nicky to start MCed by Tonie Walsh
before the Irish Premiere of ‘Love is The Message – A Night At The Gallery 1977’.
The Screening will take place at 19.30 and will be followed by a DJ set by Nicky at 10.30 Admission: 15 + 2 tickets.ie charge – Movie & Nicky Siano DJ Set (plus free movie poster)
Advance Tickets: http://www.tickets.ie
More info: www.night-flight-music.com
Here’s a bit of background:
Nightflight is absolutely delighted to announce that we have the Irish premiere of the documentary at the Grand Social on Saturday October 1st. Nicky Siano will then take to the stage after the documentary to give a true Gallery musical experience first hand. It promises to be a very special night.
Nicky Siano was the disco dj that perfected the art of beatmatching at his Gallery nights in New York in the early 70s. 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 was one of the first DJs to move into the studio, collaborating with Arthur Russell and Talking Heads David Bryne on the 1978 leftfield disco classic Kiss Me Again. Following a long hiatus from DJ-ing he took to the decks again at NYCs infamous Body and Soul parties in 1998.
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. 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 from a whole heap of original footage from the ‘Gallery’ nights back in the late 70s. Having put the finishing touches to the documentary in 2010, Nicky took to the road to showcase the movie entitled ‘Love Is The Message – A Night At The Gallery Party 1977’. It captures the joyously wild and decadent atmosphere of a great disco party perfectly.
The last time Nicky played for us in the Button Factory the night after Michael Jackson died it was a really special night with an amazing atmosphere and a great crowd, lets hope we can recapture some of that.