Gig guide


Sun Mar 1

Amazing Apples

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 Mar 4

Plan B

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 Mar 6

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 Mar 8

Papa Zitas

10:00 pm, FREE

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!


Wed Mar 11

Pat Fitz From Rte’s The Voice

10:00 pm, FREE

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 become a part of Una Healy’s team on The Voice of Ireland and no doubt many exciting things are to come from him!


Fri Mar 13

J90

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 Mar 15

Happy Dayz

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.


Mon Mar 16

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.


Tue Mar 17

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 Mar 18

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 Mar 20

Bluemoose

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 Mar 22

Thank Funk

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 Mar 25

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 Mar 27

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 Mar 29

The Kilkennys

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.