Archive for February, 2019

Left Right Centre w/ Frank Mead, Richie Buckley & James Delaney

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music

The best of the blues with Noel Bridgeman, Tommy Moore, Ed Deane, James Delaney, Richie Buckley and Frank Mead

Noel Bridgeman – drums and vocals, is undoubtedly one of the best drummers that Ireland has ever produced. He started playing with Skid Row: Phillip Lynott on vocals, Brush Shiels on bass, Gary Moore on guitar. Noel has played and recorded with artists such as Mary Black, Mike Scott and the Waterboys, Jackson Browne, Sharon Shannon, Steve Earle, Christy Moore, Van Morrison, Mick Hanley, Donal Lunny, The Corrs, The Chieftans and Paul Brady. Apart from his ability as drummer and percussionist, Noel is a very distinctive singer. His funky, unique and very soulful interpretations of blues, rock and soul classics are a must hear for any fan of these genres.

Ed Deane – guitar and vocals. Ed started playing guitar and slide guitar while still at school. Age sixteen he formed Blueshouse and played alongside visiting American blues artists such as, Champion Jack Dupree, Johnny Shines, Mississippi, Fred Mac Dowell and Juke Boy Bonner. He played with Granny’s Intentions and the Woods Band. Moving to London, he played with Bees Make Honey, recording an album with them produced by Nick Lowe. After a spell in France, he joined Frankie Miller Band, touring Europe and the US. In the eighties he wrote soundtrack music for Stormy Monday and Leaving Las Vegas. In the 90’s he recorded and toured with Chris Jagger, Nick Lowe, Bap Kennedy and Dana Gillespie. Since returning to Ireland, he has released his own album of instrumental music, Slideshow and with Left, Right and Centre has recently toured with Donovan.

Tommy Moore has been playing bass and singing in bands since the 1970’s. He hails from a family of famous Irish and now internationally renowned musicians ; Butch Moore, Des Moore, (The premier session guitarist in Ireland since the 1960’s), his daughter Gwen has a Phd in Music Education, his nephew Paul Moore, bassist with Van Morrison, his grand nephew, Jake Curran, guitarist with Niall Horan. He has been involved with artists and bands such as ; The Vampires , The Strangers, Stagalee, a founder member along with Errol Walsh, Pat Farrell and Don Baker in blues outfit ‘The Business’, played bass on Paul Brady’s first electric album ”Hard Station”, and toured with Brady. Played bass on the Johnny Logan Eurovision winner ”What’s Another Year” Played bass in the original Irish production of ”Jesus Christ Superstar”. Other associations include; The Fleadh Cowboys, Mary Coughlin, Christy Moore, Bill Whelan (Riverdance), Ronnie Drew, Philip Donnelly, Scullion,( Balance and Control, Prod. John Martyn), Greg Boland, Jimmy Faulkner, Mick Pyro, Anto Drennan, Myles Drennan. He has done numerous studio and RTE sessions as a bassist and backing vocalist. While involved with all of this, he taught Bass and Aural skills in The Senior College, Ballyfermot for 25 years. He currently plays bass and is a vocalist with ”Left Right and Centre, along with Noel Bridgeman (drums) and Ed Deane (guitar), he is lead vocalist and bassist with his band ” Badge”, and is bassist and vocalist with the Steely Dan tribute band ”Aja”.

Frank Mead, sax / flute / harmonica / bones player, has often been seen on stage in Gary Brooker’s company : he’s a long-standing contributor to No Stiletto Shoes and to Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, in both of which ensembles he has of course played A Whiter Shade of Pale along with other occasional PH / Brooker pieces.

Richie Buckley – tenor sax has long been recognized on an international level as one of the finest jazz musicians of today. His performing credits include Van Morrison, Freddie Hubbard, Dave McForKenna, Jiggs Wigham, Bob Dylan, Georgie Fame, Carlos Santana, Elvis Costello and many more.

James Delaney: Keyboards James Delaney was the keyboard player of choice for most discerning musicians and bands in the rock scene in Dublin in the seventies and eighties. Bands like Stagalee, Rob Strong & the Rockets and the Red Peters blues band were quick to snap up such a precocious and exciting young talent.

His career and reputation hasn’t slowed down any since then and he remains the go-to keyboard player for individuality, creative flair, a great groove, an intimate acquaintance with a wide range of musical styles… all delivered with real panache and ‘character’.

James has been described as ‘eccentric’ by some… a euphemism which covers a lot of territory! But his focus is always on the music and he generally eschews most modern distractions which aren’t strictly relevant… and which he considers a waste of time… like social media.

Doors 9.30 Music 10 Entry 15e

Kate Bush Music – Cathy And The Cliffs

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music

An icon, a powerhouse, the original mother of all invention — Kate Bush changed the musical landscape for generations. Following a sell out show in at The Pheasantry, Chelsea, London West End performer Clodagh Long, award winning musical director Jordan Clarke and a suite of guest musicians will present an intimate retelling of her ground-breaking career, from Wuthering Heights and This Woman’s Work through to her awe-inspiring comeback on Aerial. In Kate Bush’s sixtieth year, join us for an evening honouring the legacy of one of the most influential musicians of all time.

There can only be one Kate Bush. Clodagh grew up on Bush’s work and is excited to interpret her unique storytelling of many characters. Directed by Jordan Clarke we’ll tribute her cutting edge, magical music.

Originally from Dublin, Clodagh was the awarded The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarship for her training at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama for her MA in Musical Theatre. She has recently returned to London following a sell out production of Jekyll And Hyde (The English Theatre, Frankfurt) where she played the leading female role of Lucy Harris. Featured on various vocal recordings, and a soloist on international concerts and tours, she has been proud to perform for Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Paul McCartney, Elaine Paige, Barbara Windsor and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. Other credits include; The Commitments (The Palace Theatre, original west end cast,) Rebel Song (The Other Palace, West End); The Sound of Music (Popular Productions Doha, Qatar) Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs (Princes Hall, Aldershot) Principal singer with Inis Ealga Irish Tour (Sibenik, Croatia), 1st Prize and guest soloist at The International Nile Song Festival (Cairo, Egypt) guest soloist at Masetro and Elizabeth 100thcelebration for children of the street in need, (Istanbul, Turkey)

Jordan trained in composition at the Royal Academy of Music, where he also studied orchestration, arranging and accompaniment. He has worked internationally as a freelance musical director, composer and accompanist and performs with several leading improv-theatre companies and a variety of commissions for original music in many different styles. Jordan is also a prolific song-writer. Some Credits include: Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, Mischief Movie Night, The Improvised Movie (UK tour) Assassins (Pleasance Theatre) Shitfaced Showtime- The Pirate of Penzance, The Goodbye Girl

Doors 8 Music 8.30 10e online tickets or 12e in the door

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Conor Guilfoyle Octet

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music

Ireland’s foremost drummers and educators and has toured and recorded with some of the world’s greatest jazz musicians. Having led various Latin jazz and salsa bands over the last 20 years this is his first time leading a jazz ensemble. The members were all handpicked by Conor and represent some of the finest young musicians on the scene today. The music is a look back to the 1950’s to a style often associated with the west coast of America known as “Cool Jazz” as well as arrangements of hardbop classics by Horace Silver, Benny Golson and Tadd Dameron. Expect tight section playing and great soloists all underpinned with a swinging rhythm section. The Conor Guilfoyle octet is: Conor Guilfoyle –Drums Bill Blackmore – Trumpet Paul Frost – Trombone Yuzaha O Halloran – Alto Peter Dobai – Tenor Kelan Walsh –Baritone Luke Howard – Piano Barry Rycraft – Bass. Doors 8.30 Music 9 Entry 12euro

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