Gig guide


Wed Sep 3

Traffic

Sep 3, 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 Sep 5

Transmitter

Sep 5, 10:00 pm, Free before 11:30pm

Transmitter are a four-piece rock group from Portlaoise who just launch their debut album “Empty Train” in 2004. The band has been described by Hot press magazine as “Dripping with pop energy” and “Bordering on the “The Bustering”. One gig not to be missed.


Sun Sep 7

Hell For Leather

Sep 7, 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.


Wed Sep 10

Bandaoke

Sep 10, 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 Sep 12

Thank Funk

Sep 12, 10:00 pm, Free before 11:30pm

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.


Sun Sep 14

Roisin Dubh

Sep 14, 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 Sep 17

Plan B

Sep 17, 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 Sep 19

J90

Sep 19, 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 Sep 21

The Kilkennys

Sep 21, 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 Sep 24

Bandaoke

Sep 24, 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 Sep 26

Big Generator

Sep 26, 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 Sep 28

Kramer

Sep 28, 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.