Gig guide

Wed May 4

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 May 6

Gorilla Radio

10:00 pm, Free before 11:30pm


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 definately 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 May 8

Amazing Apples

10:00 pm, FREE


Amazing Apples formed in 2008. Brothers Cian and Darragh Crehan and drummer Brian Grace had played in bands together in previous years so they already had a musical connection established. Early 2008 saw the introduction of Eanna Fahy, an accomplished fiddle player for his age, and Anthony Ryan who brought an impressive lead guitar sound to the plate. Starting out as a cover band, they quickly gained popularity throughout Ireland with their distinct raw Irish/Americana sound. All the members are multi-instrumentalists incorporating bouzouki, fiddle, mandolin, keyboards, banjos, and whatever else they could get their hands on for their live show. After doing the Irish circuit for two years the band decided to take a new direction and write music. Playing support for people like Sharon Shannon, Mundy and Mumford and Sons at festivals and venues around the country, saw the Apples achieve success on the big stage.


Wed May 11

The Guilty Judges

10:00 pm, FREE


Sharpest dressed musical connoisseurs in Cork! Playing the best rock, pop & party music known to man and beast! Now taking bookings for weddings.


Fri May 13

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 May 15

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 May 18

Funk It Up

10:00 pm, FREE


Get over the mid-week hump with a sexy blend of soul and funk from newly formed 'FUNK IT UP' - a side project from the highly popular Papa Zitas.


Fri May 20

Renovator

10:00 pm, Free before 11:30pm


Renovator is a five-piece dynamic, extremely accomplished, professional and exciting Rock and Modern band with over 10 years experience on the live circuit. With a passion for music clearly evident in their energetic and entertaining performances and a set-list incorporating a huge array of styles and genres spanning across the decades and ranging from all the old classic rock anthems to modern hits, any gig by Renovator guarantees to be a great night’s entertainment.


Fri May 20

Renovator

10:00 pm, Free before 11:30pm


Renovator is a five-piece dynamic, extremely accomplished, professional and exciting Rock and Modern band with over 10 years experience on the live circuit. With a passion for music clearly evident in their energetic and entertaining performances and a set-list incorporating a huge array of styles and genres spanning across the decades and ranging from all the old classic rock anthems to modern hits, any gig by Renovator guarantees to be a great night’s entertainment.


Sun May 22

Bog The Donkey

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!


Wed May 25

The Guilty Judges

10:00 pm, FREE


Sharpest dressed musical connoisseurs in Cork! Playing the best rock, pop & party music known to man and beast! Now taking bookings for weddings.


Fri May 27

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 May 29

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