The Spirit Store = Music, Comedy, Gigs, Venue, Bar, Drink...
George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697

The Nualas

Take that, Take That – The Nualas can do a reunion too! 3 divorces, 6 children and 200 botox injections later they’re back. A bit like your favourite brand of washing powder The Nualas are new, improved, yet somehow exactly the same. Expect some old favourites such as Chicken Shoes; Donald Sutherland and Manolo. Alongside fabulous all-new classics, such as 'Yummy Mummy Recession Blues', which premiered on RTE's The Late Late Show, March 4th, 2011.

PLUS all the scintillatingly hilarious chat and audience improvisation for which they are famed:
Find out what Nuala, Nuala and Nuala have been up to - How they’ve coped with the celebrity negativity equity, the radical episiotomies and the changes in showbiz culture since they last trod the boards: ‘The bikini is now the uniform for singing a song. Our record company wanted us to wear thongs tonight. We said forget about it K-Tel. We could have sold out a whole week here if we’d gone for that. We said no, we’ll just go for one night of dignity.’

The Nualas re-launched in Dublin’s Vicar on March 25th – to an instantaneous standing ovation.

In the lead up to that gig they achieved blanket coverage in the press: In addition to the coveted spot on The Late, Late Show, they, amongst many other items, featured on Irish radio’s Pat Kenny and Dave Fanning shows, and had major print coverage in The Sunday Independent, The Irish Mail on Sunday and The Sunday Times.

THE NUALAS (1995- 2001): The History

During their 7 years together The Nualas achieved 17 theatre runs including 6 total-sell-outs at the Edinburgh Festival, and extended seasons in theatres in London, Dublin and New York.
"*****Kill to get a ticket." - The Scotsman
"Phenomenally funny." - The Herald, Scotland
"The audience bayed, clamoured and stamped for more. I haven't seen the like at a Fringe show before!" - The Edinburgh Evening News
"Simply stunning. Bloody brilliant, in fact." - In Dublin Magazine

They headlined first Singapore Comedy Festival:
"The most downright funny act to hit town." - The Straits Times, Singapore.
And completed five major tours, including a 64-date UK theatre tour. Venues played include The Grand Opera House, Belfast; The Gaiety, Vicar Street and Olympia Theatres, Dublin; The Cork Opera House & (as part of an Irish gala concert) The Royal Albert Hall, London.
The Nualas recorded two radio series and a New Year’s Eve Special for BBC Radio 4, and appeared in a double-headline special of the first series of the BBC 1 TV’s Stand-up show (with US comic Jon Stewart, anchor of US TV’s The Daily Show.
"Two longer sets from two significantly better-than-usual acts." - Time Out (London) TV Listing.
They chalked up innumerable other radio and telly appearances from Singapore to Cork, including several stints on RTE’s The Late Late Show.

In 2001 they released The Big Shiny Dress Video with Sony.
Their last run was their American debut – a three-week stint at The Irish Arts Centre in New York. It was extended to seven weeks such was the critical response.
"Wackily original." - The New York Times
"Feckin’ great." - The Village Voice (New York)

Selection of review quotes (1995- 2001) :

With writing as funny as theirs, these small-town Irish girls could sing about watching someone watch paint dry and we would still be riveted. The Independent, London.

Astoundingly hilarious lyrics. Simply resonantly hilarious. - The Event Guide, Dublin

Beautiful vocal skills and a natural facility for artfully wry banter. -Time Out, London

An almost Beckettian take on life with exquisite close harmony vocals. I fell instantly in love with Nuala, Nuala and Nuala. - What's On, London

The Nualas are the new rock'n'roll. - The Independent, London.

The cult queens of Ireland who put the b in bejaysus. - Metro, London.

Dripping kooky, faux glamour, they will win you over with their nutty lyrics, zany tunes and endearingly silly dresses.They had a capacity crowd eating out of their hands. - The Evening Standar, London.

I'm knocked out by the vocal prowess that drives their whimsical musical creations. The Irish trio inspire instant adoration. - The Herald, Scotland

Sequin chic and bone-dry wit from the Irish trio. Where else can you hear a love song to a balding hunchback or the perils of wearing clothes made from your dead cow to an animal rights ball ? - The Independent, London

Simply the best. - The Daily Express
Critics choice - Sunday Telegraph

Attractively rounded, witty antidote to the po-faced and cadaverous Corrs.
- The Scotsman

Hilarious, stretch-sequinned, glitter-ball evening of bizarre comic songs and febrile Irish banter. - Time Out, London.

When they skipped off behind the glittering backdrop for the last time, I was truly sorry to see them go. - The Times, London.

Like true comedians they establish a superb relationship with their audience. You will be smitten. What's On, London.

Dammit the Nualas can sing and make your face ache from laughing. - Time Out, London.

The Nualas have put comedy and music in the blender and come up with a world class souflee. - Sunday Times, London.