Gig guide


Wed Oct 1

Traffic

Oct 1, 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.


Thu Oct 2

Guinness Amplify Presents The Ben Reel Band

Oct 2, 8:30 pm, FREE

Ben plays rock with a touch of roots, blues&soul with an occasional injection of reggae. Critically acclaimed all over Europe, his vocals are soulful and his lyrics meaningful. Lately he has earned the respect and shared the stage with some Nashville greats Nancy Griffith, Hal Ketchum, Eric Andersen & David Olney. Since his debut back in 1999, each album has gone from strength to strength, covering different styles of music along the way from rock, soul, and roots to reggae to funk. Over the last 10 years Ben has had numerous high profile television and radio appearances, and airplay, under his belt including Bob Harris BBC Radio 2 and he has supported celebrated names like Jools Holland, Alabama 3 and The Cranberries.


Thu Oct 2

Guinness Amplify presents Interskalactic

Oct 2, 10:00 pm, FREE

Guinness Amplify presents Interskalactic, a brand new Dublin based Ska band, playing traditional, old school, first wave, big band Jamaican Ska.

All about the party feeling, this upbeat and infectious music exploded with celebrations of Jamaican independance in the 1960s: paving way for reggae, 2 tone and rocksteady, all of which have roots firmly set in ska.

Interskalactic’s modern big band take on this classic music genre has had people dancing for up to two hours straight and still calling for more. Though new to the live scene, Interskalactic have already been delighting festival audiences at Electric Picnic and the Cork Jazz Festival, as well as top venues Whelans, The Sugar Club and The Button Factory in Dublin and have an exciting and very busy year looming.


Fri Oct 3

Papa Zitas

Oct 3, 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 Oct 5

Boogie Band

Oct 5, 10:00 pm, FREE

Formed in 2005 the Boogie Band have quickly established themselves as an exciting live act and gained a large following throughout Munster. The Boogie Band specialise in providing 100% live music entertainment for Weddings and Corporate Events. They have become one of the most reputable and sought-after bands from the Cork area. Band members are ‘head-hunted’ not only for their musical ability, but also for their experience in the world of entertainment. Drawing on a vast repertoire of songs and musical styles enables The Boogie Band to adapt to suit any audience. Energetic performances, vast repertoire and a high level of musicianship reinforced with a high-end professional sound system and top quality lighting, really make an unforgettable entertainment experience!


Wed Oct 8

Bandaoke

Oct 8, 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 Oct 10

The Seducers

Oct 10, 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 Oct 12

Amazing Apples

Oct 12, 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 Oct 15

Plan B

Oct 15, 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 Oct 17

Turbulent Eddy

Oct 17, 10:00 pm, Free before 11:30pm

Donegal rock band “turbulent EDDY” are one of the most sought after bands on the live music circuit at the minute. The band have known and played with each other for over 2 years, during which time they’ve built up a large fan base. After a number of years in the cover band scene in venues across Ireland they recently took the step to turn full time as musicians, writing and recording their own material. turbulent EDDY have lots of influences mixed in their music from The Blizzards, Aslan, The Coronas and Duke Special. The band spent last year honing their musical talents at the highly commended London Institute of contemporary Music Performance, which has brought them to a new level in their personal playing abilities and pushed the band to take it up professionally


Sun Oct 19

Happy Dayz

Oct 19, 10:00 pm, FREE

Happy Dayz cover a mix of Pop, Rock and everything else!! Richard Kirby – Guitar and Lead Vocals, Brian Dwyer – Keyboards and Vocals, Denis Crowley – Drums, Keith O’Sullivan – Bass and Vocals. HappyDayz , Formed in 2010, weddings, corporate and functions.


Wed Oct 22

Bandaoke

Oct 22, 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 Oct 24

Bluemoose

Oct 24, 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.


Sat Oct 25

Bad Girls Groove

Oct 25, 10:00 pm, FREE

What are the Bad Girls about? What we are not is just another “come on everybody clap your hands” function band dressed in ill fitting shiny grey suits and daft hats with a bought in horn section reading the dots, running through a well worn list of old Earth Wind and Fire hits. We have all played in those bands (actually some of us still have the suits…) but we yearned for something different. Surely, we said, a funky band can: ◾Be good for drinking, dancing AND listening ◾Demonstrate some spontaneity in getting the audience involved? So, our set list includes our versions of some lesser known funky toons and some originals in similar vein. Irresistibly toe tapping and always soulful Check it out ! Up front we have Alice, Kim and Sarah the 3 beautiful Bad Girls who look great and sound FANTASTIC whether singing alone or in 3 part harmony. Don’t take our word for it – watch the video. Fresh from the UK Bad Girls Groove play the best in funk, soul and motown with a bit of blues!


Sun Oct 26

Beat N Blow

Oct 26, 10:00 pm, FREE

Beat N Blow was founded in 1994 as a street marching act. They toured Italy in two old Volkswagen-busses and never looked back. 1996 saw the release of the band’s first instrumental album, ‘Modern Brass’. It took the band a while to release their second album in 2003, ‘Time’, which featured the singers Kati La Voix and Uli Wolf for the first time who are also two profilic writers and contributed most of the songs on the album. In 2006, the band relased their breakthrough and trademark album , „Sound of BlasMusik“, which branded the band’s sound. The single „Girl“ went on 6 month rotation on German radio (Funkhaus Europa/radio multiculti) and won the Carnival of Cultures-songcontest in 2007. Over the years the band became a sought-after stage act and went on to play festivals and concerts in Rome, Athens, Dublin, Breda/NL, Eindhoven, Luxembourg, Bruxelles, Durham/GB and all over Germany. In September 2009 the band realeased their fourth album ‘Hund ohne Leine’ (Dog without a lead). With this album, beat ‘n blow is finally “unleashed”, perfectly demonstrating the future of urban brass. Stompin and pumpin’ grooves, striking horns and the powerful charismatic voice of Katie LaVoix propell brass music into pop and worldbeat heaven. The bands live performances all over Europe are franticly celebrated – so swing the limbs and listen up!!


Mon Oct 27

Thank Funk

Oct 27, 10:00 pm, FREE

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.


Wed Oct 29

Andy Dunne

Oct 29, 10:00 pm, FREE

Andy Dunne is an Entertainer / Songwriter from Cork City Ireland. His solo performances have been described as “Magical..” – PROC. Though never an easy task, it’s becoming harder and harder for Andy to slip into any one genre as he continues to perform possibly the most eclectic set of songs you will hear from a solo performer and his natural onstage wit and banter add another dimension to what is already a great night’s entertainment. Although performing mainly well arranged cover versions, Andy also adds some of his own songs to the mix. These range from heart warming contemporary folk ballads to (sometimes humourous) pop/blues songs. All accompanied by his unique acoustic guitar style.


Fri Oct 31

J90 Halloween

Oct 31, 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. All their usual goodness plus a few eerie surprises!