Gig guide


Wed Jul 30

Traffic

Jul 30, 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 Aug 1

Seducers

Aug 1, 10:00 pm, Free before 11:30pm

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.


Sun Aug 3

Roisin Dubh

Aug 3, 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 Aug 6

Traffic

Aug 6, 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 Aug 8

Bluemoose

Aug 8, 10:00 pm, Free before 11:30pm

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.


Sun Aug 10

The Kilkennys

Aug 10, 10:00 pm, FREE

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. Renowned for their incredible musicianship and vocal abilities, The Kilkennys have gained a reputation for revitalising traditional Irish music and adding their own touch of youth and energy. Over the past 12 years the band have toured all over Ireland and have taken their music as far afield as Las Vegas, Germany, Holland, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. They were recently signed to Dolphin Discs, a record label long associated with Irish music boasting such names as The Clancy Brothers, Shane McGowen and The Dubliners.


Wed Aug 13

Bandaoke

Aug 13, 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


Sun Aug 17

Kramer

Aug 17, 10:00 pm, FREE

The Kieran Kramer Band provide a winning combination of talent and showmanship to make your event a resounding success! Kieran Kramer, now a well established and talented singer, started his career about fifteen years ago, entertaining in bars and clubs around Cork. Leaving the local scene, Kieran decided along with a few close friends, to set up the hugely successful 80′s cover band “Double Vision”, and travel the country attracting crowds with a great stage presence and powerful voice from Ballycastle to Waterville. As well as touring on the national scene, Kieran and the band went on to impress crowds with outstanding performances in New York, Manchester and London. After seven great and exciting years spent travelling, Kieran decided to “move home” permanently and set up what has become one of the most successful wedding & corporate bands to come out of Cork. With years of experience and an enviable talent, The Kieran Kramer Band is sure to entertain everybody.


Wed Aug 20

Plan B

Aug 20, 10:00 pm, FREE

Plan B are a two piece rock/pop covers band from Limerick. They have been touring for a number of years together. They have established themselves as one of the best live bands on the scene in Ireland.


Fri Aug 22

J90

Aug 22, 10:00 pm, Free before 11:30pm

J90 is a 5 piece band based in Cork that play to thousands of people every week nationwide, at a rate of over 250 gigs per year. J90 have mesmerized audiences with their amazing performances and crowd interaction. The band is made up of 5 talented young musicians from Cork and are known to cover songs from the likes of Bruno Mars, Pharrell, Avicii, Macklemore, Queen, ACDC and even Beyoncè into their own distinctive style. J90 manage to fuse rock, hip hop, funk and pop into their show, delivering a perfect party experience to their fans. Despite J90′s hectic schedule, they always remain up to date with their gig material, instantly covering any song that they know will get people onto the dancefloor. Their original music also showcases J90′s energy and party-attitude which has been built-upon over their years in the live music scene. Their sound is so catchy and radio friendly, that J90 have had three Number 1 singles in the download charts along with huge radio play on all major stations as well as a music video that was broadcast on all major national TV stations.


Sun Aug 24

Amazing Apples

Aug 24, 10:00 pm, FREE

The Amazing Apples’ are a 5 piece folk/rock band from Galway. Their profile has risen quickly in the past few months, as word has spread fast about this musically versatile and talented band with massive charisma and huge live appeal. Their popularity has snowballed throughout Ireland since last March when the band focused on original music, shaking off their covers band beginnings to develop their own unique sound. That sound is Irish/Americana with tons of personality and high-energy performances. All the members are multi-instrumentalists incorporating bouzouki, mandolin, keyboard and fiddle for their live show.


Wed Aug 27

Bandaoke

Aug 27, 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 Aug 29

Papa Zitas

Aug 29, 10:00 pm, Free before 11:30pm

The Papa Zitas are busy making a name for themselves as the most exciting new big band to have emerged on the music scene in IRELAND in a long while! With an array of hits that encapsulate the very essence of the Motown era, their set ensures the dancefloor is heaving from the beginning to the end of the night! Consisting of a thundering brass section, a slick and energetic rhythm section, and smooth and sweet vocal harmonies from three soulful divas, this nine piece band delivers a show-stopping performance every time. Covering hits from The Temptations, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder, to name but a few, The Papa Zitas certainly lift their audiences Higher and Higher at every opportunity!


Sun Aug 31

Bog The Donkey

Aug 31, 10:00 pm, FREE

Bog The Donkey were formed in 1995. They are one of the most successful and distinctive bands currently playing out of Ireland. They play all of the major festivals and clubs throughout the country, as well as touring the UK and USA on a regular basis. With around 80 years of musical experience between them, these guys really should know their trade. And it really shows in their live performances. Their regular show is an incredible mix of every kind of music. This really shouldn’t work, but somehow every track seems to compliment the next effortlessly. It really is a beast of wild energy, with controlled musical finesse. Yet, through all the different styles and songs the guys can perform, they always manage to keep the ‘Bog The Donkey’ essence of fun and high standard. Our advice is to just go out and see Bog The Donkey live. I guarantee you haven’t heard or seen anything like them before