Gig guide

Wed Jul 29

Bandaoke

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 Jul 31

The Pat Fitz Band

10:00 pm, Free before 11:30pm


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 made waves as a part of Una Healy's team on The Voice of Ireland and no doubt many exciting things are to come from him!


Sun Aug 2

Amazing Apples

10:00 pm, Free before 11:30pm


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 Aug 5

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 Aug 7

Thank Funk

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 Aug 9

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.


Wed Aug 12

Bandaoke

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 Aug 14

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 Aug 16

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


Wed Aug 19

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 Aug 21

The Pat Fitz Band

10:00 pm, Free before 11:30pm


Pat Fitz made waves as part of Una Healy's on The Voice of Ireland. Following on from his great success on the show he set up his very own band to showcase his talented and lively performances; 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. A must see!


Sun Aug 23

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.


Wed Aug 26

Bandaoke

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 Aug 28

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 Aug 30

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