CONGOLESE SOUKOUS & AFRICAN DANCE MUSIC
Often involving guest singers and musicians a performance by The Lace will always mean it´s time to party, push the limits, wave the arms in the air (as directed by lead singer/guitarist Daniel) and strut outrageously (as demonstrated by the guys out front). Playing a cocktail of well-known songs from The Democratic Republic of Congo plus their own compositions, their concerts will usually start with some gently swaying traditional Congolese Rumba made popular by legendary bands like Luambo Franco's TPOK Jazz & Ochestre Matimilla, the signature sound of Kinshasa in the late 70s. Once the audience have warmed up, the band will turn the heat up further and after a few gear changes The Lace are in overdrive, playing the latest Kinois´ Soukous dance music, with fast, interweaving rhythmic guitars and some sublime solos they will take the audience with them, without fail, for a true Congolese Soukous dance workout.
The authentic sound and feel of the Kinshasa night club is further endorsed by the number of Congolese ex pats who are prepared to travel the length & breadth of Ireland, by whatever means, to attend one of their concerts and take a trip back home, to Africa, just for one night, to a proper Congolese party, Kinshasa style
The Lace emabarked on a nationwide tour of Ireland in 2012 with tour funding from The Arts Council of Ireland. They performed at many festivals on this tour which included concerts at: Crosshaven Regatta, The Dublin Tall Ships Festival, Clifden Festival, Donegal Bay & Bluestacks Festival, The North Dublin Music Festival, Waterford Spraoi & Bray Summerfest