CPM’s got Talent
Every company likes to boast of the talents of their employees and CPM, Ireland’s leading field sales and marketing specialist, is no exception. With the gates now well and truly open for the festival of the summer our very own Barry Conlon is getting in some last minute practice with his 4-piece brass section of Huey and the Hobgoblins for the third year in a row to play tonight on the Salty Dog stage at 8pm Friday night at Electric picnic
CPM talked to Barry before he headed off to Stradbally to find out how he balances his work in CPM and playing in such a successful band.
“I’m part of the 4-piece brass section of Huey and the Hobgoblins, and we’re absolutely chuffed to be playing the Electric Picnic for the third time this weekend. The band has been on the go in some way, shape or form for about 4 years now, and plays an upbeat set of original funk/rock songs mostly penned by our excellent lead singer, Brian Connolly. We’ve been known to throw in some cover songs too, which could be anything from Elbow to Marvin Gaye, Peter Gabriel to Bob Marley. We gig regularly around our home town of Drogheda as well as in Athlone, Roscommon, Mullingar and Dublin, and earlier this year we even drove across Europe to play a wedding in the Austrian Alps!
Playing in the band offers a great counterpoint to the office life and CPM are always willing to facilitate leave when required for events like the Picnic and the aforementioned European trip. The company, from senior management down, takes a keen interest in my involvement with the group and at company get-togethers I’m constantly asked how we’re getting on – I always feel this genuine interest lends real substance to the company policy on work/life balance.
So if you’re down at the Electric Picnic this weekend, come see Huey and the Hobgoblins on the Salty Dog stage at 8pm Friday night. Dancing to a ten-piece band playing on the deck of a boat shipwrecked in the middle of the forest?? Sure what else would you be doing! “
To check out Huey & the Hobgoblins facebook page and track on what they are up to over the weekend and future gigs visit http://www.facebook.com/huey.hobgoblin