Eddie Kay is light at heart, fun to be with and creative as hell - a true heavywheight of Ireland's club, promotion, activist and LGBT community
DJ / PRODUCER / PROMOTER / LGBTQ ACTIVIST
“At school they said my obsession for music may have a detrimental effect on my future. Well you can’t always believe what people say”
Eddie Kay is a stalwart on the Irish dance music scene and has been playing records and keeping people dancing since 1996. Over his 25 year career as a DJ he has played alongside a plethora of international talent, including the likes of Hercules & Love Affair - Roisin Murphy - Crazy P - Frankie Knuckles -The 2 Bears - Dimitri from Paris, Bicep - Horse Meat Disco and Scissor Sisters.…
As Curator and booker for some of Ireland's most renowned and well respected music & arts festivals Eddie was one of the main organisers of the very first visual pride parade to march through his home town Cork in Ireland.
Eddie was also responsible for setting up an annual event called The Alternative Miss Ireland which at the time was the first of its kind to give a platform for cross dressers, drag artists, Trans, queer and alternative people in general to have a stage, voice presence to express themselves to a very mixed overground audience. The events were also a means to raise awareness and funds for HIV & AIDS charities.These events were hosted by none other than The Queen of Ireland herself Miss Panti Bliss.
On May 22nd 2015 Ireland became the first ever country to legalise same sex marraige by public vote. Eddie was a driving force behind the campaine in his home town in Cork, Ireland. so much so that he was invited by The Irish Ambassador of Poland to lead the Warsaw Equality Parade and to represent his country and show support & example of how countries that are still struggling to achieve equal rights can and will get there just as Ireland did.
Eddie has featured extensively across numerous international festivals and clubs throughout Europe and beyond inc... King Size Queen, NYC - The Eagle, London - The Glory, London - Dublin Bears Weekend, Ireland - Paloma Bar, Berlin - Cafe Mambo, Ibiza - DTM. Helsinki - Metropolis, Warsaw - Lux, Lisbon - Kek Reykjavik... to name but a few!
Eddie’s unique style and energy behind the decks is what has made him a busy man to date. Eddie plays everything from Disco through to Jackin' House. One sure thing about Eddie is that he always plays to the crowd and never fails to rock a party!
Eddie is becoming somewhat of a regular to the Baltic as this will be his second trip to Tallinn Bearty and some of might remeber his set for Bears on Board back in 2018.