Gig guide


Fri May 29

Adam’s Locker with Simon Casey

10:00 pm, Free before 11:30pm

Experience the unmistakable, unforgettable, ‘leave your granny at home’ kick-ass sounds that is Adams locker with very special guest “You’re a Star” Finalist Simon Casey. Bringing you a high-energy live performance, this 4 piece band from the heart of ireland has rocketed up the live venue circuit in only a short time. With their good looks and fine arses they have left teenagers and OAPs alike weak at the knees and screaming for more.Not to mention that these guys can really play and sing. Brothers Paul, Des and Simon Sheerin hailing from athlone have a musical tightness rare to find. With their effortless talent and singing abilities, nothing is impossible. Front man Joe Rabbette with roots in offaly has a voice unmatched and provides the skills and charisma to send the atmosphere through the roof. Just ask his mammy….!!! With a mix of classic rock and chart toppers, these guys have their fingers on the pulse of the latest material and blast it out with no apologies to the original bands


Sat May 30

Pat Fitz and Band

10:00 pm, Free before 11:30pm

Cork native Pat Fitz made his name on RTE Talent Search, You’re A Star. He is well known on the Irish circuit as a talented and lively performer; he injects his own personality into well known favourites, playing anything from pop to rock to metal to country and he sings and strums his trusty guitar. More recently he has made waves as a part of Una Healy’s team on The Voice of Ireland and no doubt many exciting things are to come from him!


Sun May 31

The Kilkenny’s

10:00 pm, Free before 11:30pm

The Kilkennys are a 4-piece traditional Irish ballad group, who have been entertaining audiences all over the country, and internationally for the past ten years, with their unique and accomplished style of playing and vocal talent. Known as one of the hardest working bands in Ireland, they perform the length and breath of the country up to five nights a week. Up to now, they have been performing as Uisce Beatha, but due to various crucial reasons and the fact that a few bands with the same name have sprung up around the world, the decision was taken to change the name to The Kilkennys, as the boys are very proud of their black and amber roots! This name change coincided with the band signing up to Dolphin Records, the record company of such Irish music legends as Mary and Frances Black, Liam Clancy, Dolores Keane, Ronnie Drew, Jack L and Sonny Knowles.


Mon Jun 1

Bluemoose

10:00 pm, FREE

Bluemoose are constantly on tour, both at home and in the UK, bringing their energetic and entertaining live show to thousands of frantic spectators, through an average of 240 shows annually. Consisting of four experienced professional musicians from various parts of Ireland, the cover band based out of Wexford, have been performing at some of Irelands highest profile events, headlining and also sharing stages with some top name chart acts both at home and abroad. Not only do Bluemoose put extraordinary energy into their stage performance but also into their show production as a whole. Top of the range sound equipment combined with state of the art lighting and effects separates them from the norm. The ability to cater for any occasion has seen Bluemoose build up an enviable following of supporters and their constant interaction with these loyal friends has seen their popularity and profile blossom.


Wed Jun 3

Traffic

10:00 pm, FREE

Traffic is a cover band based out of Limerick, Ireland. They play an energetic mix of music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s & today.


Fri Jun 5

Big Generator

10:00 pm, Free before 11:30pm

Big Generator is a four piece rock band based in Portumna, Co. Galway, Ireland. The band consists of Paul Cantillon (vocals/bass guitar), Barry Conboy (lead guitar), Liam Martin (vocals/guitars/keyboards), Robbie Casserly (vocals/drums).The band has toured extensively in the U.K, Sweden, Holland, Germany, Belgium, America and of course their native Ireland. Big Generator has also enjoyed a considerable amount of success and all of it achieved without the backing of a major label. The guys have also shared the stage with names like Ocean Colour Scene, Big County, Whitesnake and Joe Satriani to name a few. Big Generator have released two albums “On The Line” and “The Unreleased” . The albums have received rave reviews in Holland where it has been on release. The band are signed to Green Street Records, a Dutch label.


Sun Jun 7

Roisin Dubh

10:00 pm, FREE

Roisin Dubh is a four-piece ballad group playing a mixture of Irish traditional music, contemporary songs and original compositions. Rosin Dubh are John Kelly (Guitar/vocals), Sean Byrne (Bodhran/Whistle/Hamonica/Vocals), Willie Delaney (Banjo/Mandolin/Bouzouki/Fiddle/Vocals and Mickey Miley (Bass/Vocals). Formed in ’91 they have entertained audiences at major venues and festivals in Ireland, the UK, Europe and North America and in late 2003 completed a French tour playing with the Dubliners and Ronnie Drew. Strongly influenced by ballad groups such as the Dubliners, Dublin City Ramblers and the Wolfe Tones, and more recent groups like Moving Hearts, Stocktons Wing and the Pogues. Rosin Dubh have developed a distinctive and entertaining style that is uniquely theirs.


Wed Jun 10

Bandaoke

10:00 pm, FREE

Ever wanted to be the lead singer of your own rock band?????? Karaoke with the backing of a live band! Bog The Donkey. The competition starts off again looking for Cork’s best singers. All entrants get a complimentary drink with prizes given to the best singers. Cash Prizes for Winners!In association with Bulmers.


Fri Jun 12

Uv5

10:00 pm, Free before 11:30pm

UV5 are one of Ireland’s premier high energy party bands. Comprising of five accomplished musicians, the band covers hit tracks from various eras, genres and artists including everything from Kings of Leon to The Killers, Lady Gaga to The Script, and Black Eyed Peas to Bon Jovi. The band play favourites from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s right through to the most up to date chart topping hits


Sun Jun 14

Hell For Leather

10:00 pm, FREE

Hell for Leather A four piece Cork Band. A mad bunch of lads, playing a variety of Irish music. No frills just hardy ceoil.


Wed Jun 17

The Guilty Judges

10:00 pm, FREE

New young band headed by lead singer Rob O’Shea playing great covers and some new music live in Reardens bar!! Sharpest dressed musical friends in Cork!


Fri Jun 19

Gorilla Radio

10:00 pm, Free before 11:30pm

Brand New Exciting Cover Band “GORILLA RADIO” Hit the scene with a killer set mixing commercial rock,hip hop and rap to name just a few genres which will have crowds coming back for more more more…..!!! Familiar faces to the avid Irish rock fan this brand new foursome will definitely shake you to your boots,have you dancing in the streets and bouncing off the walls with high energetic stage performances you wont forget in a hurry!!


Sun Jun 21

The Seducers

10:00 pm, FREE

Formed in 2006 The Seducers are fast becoming one of Ireland’s most sought after cover acts. The band is based in Meath and comprises of 5 experienced musicians with the ability to cater for any musical taste. A top of the range sound system and state of the art lighting, combined with real on stage energy and the desire to play every show at their best has seen them build a large following of fans in this short space of time. Covering hits from every genre from the 50’s right up to current chart hits, their philosophy is simple: take the best music of all time, recreate it authentically, and have a good time doing it.


Wed Jun 24

Bandaoke

10:00 pm, FREE

Ever wanted to be the lead singer of your own rock band?????? Karaoke with the backing of a live band! Bog The Donkey. The competition starts off again looking for Cork’s best singers. All entrants get a complimentary drink with prizes given to the best singers. Cash Prizes for Winners!In association with Bulmers.


Fri Jun 26

Thank Funk

10:00 pm, Free before 11:30pm

Thank Funk are without a doubt Ireland’s hottest new cover act on the scene. Started in late 2013 this band has already achieved great things. Thank Funk are playing in all of the country’s top venues and within a couple of months of their formation they have already agreed contracts for european performances in 2014. The band fuses funk, disco and soul into a show that cannot be beaten. Everything from the classics to the charts are performed in an original fashion that make an evening with ‘Thank Funk’ unforgettable to their audiences.


Sun Jun 28

Kesh

10:00 pm, FREE

KESH are a 4 piece contemporary Irish band hailing from Co. Cork, Ireland. Comprising of members Jason (Vocals, Guitar), Aaron (Uilleann Pipes, Tin Whistle, Low Whistle & Vocals), James (Bass, Vocals) & Chris (Drums, Vocals) the band kickstarted 2015 with a launch night at the renowned Friskey Whiskey Live Music Venue @ Corks The Oliver Plunkett. Already in the practice room since June 2014, the band compromises of former members of Cork band, The Buachaills and solo artist Jason Condon. The 4 members have a wealth in experience of playing festivals in not just Ireland, but Europe too. KESH play up-tempo traditional Irish music along with classic folk ballads & contemporary songs