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Terry Reid

Written by conall. Posted in Past 'Events', Music


Terry Reid, Superlungs as he’s affectionately known, is without doubt one of the greatest rock/soul voices this country has ever produced or is indeed likely to. A Terry Reid concert should be a cherished memory for any self-respecting fan of the greats of British music.

The legend is of turning down the front man’s job with Led Zeppelin, recommending his mate Robert Plant instead, a similar offer and rebuff to Deep Purple; of Aretha Franklin’s statement that The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Terry Reid were the best England had to offer in 1968, of two World Tours with The Rolling Stones, US tours with Cream, UK tours with Jethro Tull and Fleetwood Mac, The Isle of White Festival in 1969 and Glastonbury in 1970, playing at Mick Jagger’s wedding, then soured record deals and leaving Britain for America nearly 40 years ago. ( for full history)

All true, but the full story includes numerous collaborations with Graham Nash, who produced Reid’s 1976 album Seed of Memory; covers of Reid songs by Marianne Faithfull, The Hollies, The Raconteurs (the hugely popular Rich Kid Blues), Cheap Trick and in 2012 Rumer included Brave Awakening on her album Boys Don’t Cry. Reid songs have featured on film soundtracks, including a song in George Clooney’s film Up In The Air and several tracks on Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects. There is a catalogue of 6 studio albums, including the seminal album The River, re-released to critical acclaim in 2014 (9/10 Uncut) and the 1976 Nash produced Seed of Memory (also available from BGO Records. A Reid song – Horses Through a Rainstorm, which Reid originally recorded as Without Expression – also features on Crosby, Still & Nash’s box set

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The Supertonic Orchestra

Written by conall. Posted in Past 'Events', Music

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The Supertonic Orchestra is back on stage for another great night of Polish Folk and Klezmer crossed with Rock, Jazz and Latin rhythms. **Warning**: mad circle dancing is likely to take place (and encouraged by the band) so bring your dancing shoes!!

Doors 7.30 Music 8pm Recommended donation €5 By donating €5 or more you will be funding the production of the new live album by the Orchestra, which will be recorded in Opole Radio on April 6th. The Supertonic Orchestra has established itself as a prominent Roots Folk and Klezmer ensemble in Ireland’s music scene. The Orchestra has performed in many venues, festivals and cultural events across the country and abroad (including Nowa Tradicja Festival in Warsaw) never failing to attract crowds of Polish Folk connoisseurs and to surprise and captivate the uninitiated listeners. Its shows have been described as powerful, soulful, engaging and moving. The Orchestra has been invited by the Polish National Radio in their theatre in Opole and will play a concert on April 6th which will be broadcasted and recorded with a live audience. Przemyslaw Lozowski: vocals, fiddle, accordion, trumpet, hurdy-gurdy Andrzej Krempowicz: vocals Aneta Moran: saxophones, vocals Marek Blaszyk: clarinet Ximo Tur: trombone Marcin Natorski: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, vocals Marco Santaroni: double bass, electric bass Chris Hokamp: drums, percussion


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