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
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
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, its 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 nights 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
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!