The friend I speak of, is none other than band member John Tracey from Fretwear. If you've read THE FALL OF RAIN, then you should recognize the name of the pub behind him and the picnic tables where Leif and Lorraine, my hero and heroine, ate lunch. (see photo below) For those of you who've not read the book (and shame on you if you haven't), I've also written that the awesome Fretwear played in the pub, Tí Joe Watty's, for the celebration of Leif's birthday. In the scene of the book, John announces to the local pub crawlers that his song, Women Whiskey and Beers, is dedicated to the man of the hour.
Now, if I can get my own Irish-lovin' arse to Ireland one day!
Fretwear (Kevin Bartlett & John Tracey), do yourself a favor and check them out! You'll be so glad you did. And if you're ever in Ireland, look them up (don't forget to tell them Renee Vincent sent you!)