Terri Hooley & Stuart Bailie: A Live Podcast announced at Limelight Lounge, Belfast

Terri Hooley

Terri Hooley is about to celebrate his 75th birthday. He’s the record shop champion and the guy who gave critical help to the Undertones, RUDI, the Outcasts, and many others. He’s the subject of Good Vibrations, a popular film and a stage musical. To mark his milestone birthday, Terri talks about radical times, conflict, lucky escapes, messy behaviour, and the alternative soul of Belfast.

75 Revolutions is a 144-page book with over 100 photos, many of them unseen or rare. It features fresh, revelatory interviews with Terri and his friends and a foreword from the Hooleygan himself.

Terri Hooley is celebrated for releasing ‘Teenage Kicks’, the classic Undertones debut, in 1978. He achieved a great deal with Good Vibrations, his shop and record label that blossomed in Belfast during the conflict. The rebellious spirit of the 60s informed Terri’s character, and he has sustained that attitude throughout the decades.

The film Good Vibrations, starring Richard Dormer and Jodie Whittaker, was released in 2012. This led to a stage musical, Good Vibrations, which opened in 2018 at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast. In 2023, a production of Good Vibrations was restaged at the Grand Opera House, Belfast, before moving to the Irish Center, New York.

“I partied a lot, and I drank a lot, and I did drugs, and I had a good time. And I never killed anybody.”

Stuart Bailie is a Belfast-based writer, a former Assistant Editor of NME and a long-time Terri associate. He has authored many books, including Trouble Songs: Music and Conflict in Northern Ireland (2018) and 75 Van Songs (2020). He has been a music industry professional since 1985, writing for NME, Mojo, Uncut, Q, Vox, The Irish Times, Hot Press and Classic Rock. He edits Dig With It (digwithit.com), a magazine about arts and counterculture in the North.

Stuart has reached into his archive of interviews and Hooley’s adventures to find reason in a turbulent life. No other story spins out like 75 Revolutions.

“The definitive account of my life.” – Terri Hooley.

Terri Hooley & Stuart Bailie: A Live Podcast

Sat 20th April 2024

Limelight Lounge, Belfast

Doors: 4 pm

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Tickets £7 + bf via here

Terri Hooley & Stuart Bailie: A Live Podcast

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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as hosting interviews for the weekly XS Noize Podcast.Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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