Serengeti Long Walk originally formed in Cork City in the early 1980s, becoming a six-piece of vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and saxophone. Having gigged around many bars and clubs in Cork over a 4 to 5 year period, the original line-up played their final gig to a packed house in the Triskel Arts Centre in October 1988.
And there it rested until 2007 when an effort was made to reunite and record for posterity the material that had never been properly laid down in the ’80s.
Joined by a new drummer and swapping out the saxophone for an additional guitar, the resulting album, mixing old and new material, was the October 2012 release Glimmerless. The band subsequently released Wave Signs, an album of new material in March 2018.
In April 2020, the band released their third album, Live At Lian Club Rome, a live recording excerpt of their 10th October 2019 concert in Italy. In January 2021, their fourth collection Wealth In The Cellar brought together remastered demos and out-takes of songs originally recorded between 2007 and 2010 during the Stables sessions that led to the Glimmerless album.
Ray Clifford (drums), Joe Dermody (guitar), Ger Duggan (vocals), Mick Duggan (keyboards), Jon Heffernan (guitar), Des O’Mahony (bass guitar).
Photography by Sara Fralleone Photography.