Appreciating Troupers while Trainspotting

Louis Van Gaal has done it. Sir Alex Ferguson has done it. Arsene Wenger has done it. Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell have done it. Done what?   They unearthed and blooded new talent, preparing and launching them to the plinth to perform alongside the established and the recognised.

Cork’s Living it Large have now unveiled themselves as the newest Trainspotters in town.

They have spent three years luring the hierarchy of the EDM scene to the East Cork’s Meeting Place, while also performing themselves in the top venues in Ireland and internationally.
Rory Hannaway and Trevor Costigan, along with Darragh O’Sullivan have climbed the ladder to ascend the pecking order to the “Champions League” of EDM.
They have challenged the established and reasserted a hunger for all forms of EDM where ever they travel.

They snared the name of Ferry Corsten to spin the decks at the Savoy Club, in Cork but rather than neglecting the establishment of their beginnings, Living it Large continue to light up the decks and the dance floor in the Meeting Place.
No sooner had Belfast’s Simon Patterson, accompanied by the iconic Studio D’s superstar dancers, packed away his decks, leaving behind exhausted revellers, Trevor Costigan, Rory Hannaway and Darragh O’Sullivan, with Cork City luminary, Mucca, were back less than a week later in the Meeting Place, with back to back gigs, followed by another this weekend.

In recent times, a competition has been run to unearth talent to play the House scene on the same line up as Ferry Corsten.
Shane Collins and Shane Miller came to the fore in the first of two heats with fierce competition from Brody Gallagher, Trevor O’Mahony and Aidan Lenane.
Two of Kevin Stack, Danny Quinlan, Emma Dilemma, Richie Flood and Jonathon O’Connor, square off in the second heat to face Collins and Millers in the final, this Saturday night, in the Meeting Place, Midleton. The second heat and the final take place on the same night.

It is the dream of a dream, the chance to open doors and launches the profile of DJs, who illustrate that the music scene has hit turbo charge, the talent is unflinchingly fascinating.

It is astonishing the commitment but when the success and the brand builds, there is no pausing for self-adulation – a cheeky pint, a swift JagerBomb maybe.

The strength with which Living It Large continues to expand, illustrates a new brand of entrepreneurs and those who just want to share their passion to a market.

It is an inspiring tale that has plenty more chapters to come.