Gavin James plays intimate gig in Dublin at Heineken bottle launch

MusicBy Eugene Masterson
Gavin James
Gavin James

A STRING of celebrities, well-known faces and several lucky competition winners were among a privileged few who on Thursday night witnessed an intimate gig in Dublin by Irish music sensation Gavin James.

It was all part of a Heineken promotion to celebrate Gavin designing a new bottle for the famous beer.

Heineken has launched 'Heineken Star Series', a bespoke bottle collection designed in collaboration with, and in celebration, of the best in Irish arts, culture, music and sport in The Ivy on Parliament Street.

Aoife Nelia and Corrina Durran at the event

Kicking off the collaborative series was Irish singer-songwriter Gavin James, who unveiled his co-designed bespoke bottle, featuring memories and moments from his hugely successful career to date. 

On the night, fans had a chance to pick up the collectable bottle, as Gavin discussed the collaboration with host Paddy McKenna and then performed some of his best-known songs. 

Guests included model Holly Carpenter, RTE's Eoghan McDermott, Baz Ashmawy, Leinster's Jordi Murphy, Xposé presenter Ruth O’Neill and social media star and model Lauren Bejaoui. 

Speaking about the collaboration, Gavin James said :"The past few years have been crazy for me, from touring and traveling all over the place to making the album, it is fairly rare that I get to stop and think about all the amazing things that have happened.

"Working on my Heineken X Gavin James bottle has pretty much allowed me to look back on the last few years and put all my memories on a bottle, from gigging in bars across Ireland to selling out the Olympia in Dublin.

"Working with the Heineken team in Ireland has been a great experience (they're very nice altogether). I can't wait for everyone to see the bottle."

Gavin James with Holly Carpenter

The Limited Edition 'Heineken® X Gavin James' bottle will be on sale exclusively across such venues as The Ivy, 37 Dawson Street, House, Xico and Mrs. Robinson Bar, whilst stocks last.

Commenting on partnering with Gavin James, Jim Geraghty, Senior Brand Manager for Sponsorships in HEINEKEN Ireland said: "At Heineken, we believe that quality is at the core of everything we do, whether we’re creating unique experiences or brewing the perfect pint. When we were developing the 'Heineken® Star Series', we wanted to partner with people that embody that belief and Gavin was the perfect person to launch the campaign.

"Gavin's had a hugely successful career in such a short time and we’re delighted to showcase his talent with his very own limited edition bottle."