Soul Foolishness is a new jazz/soul group fronted by the amazing singer/guitarist Lee Meehan. He is joined by of some of Ireland’s leading musicians Including Noel Bridgeman (drums) Darragh O’Kelly (keys) and Dave Redmond (electric bass) expect everything from 70’s Herbie Hancock, to Billy Cobham, Snoop Dogg and original music. Not to be misseddoors 9.30 music 10 entry 10euro
On International Jazz Day Bassist Barry Donohue leads ‘Plaza Real’, a band dedicated to playing the music of 70/80’s jazz fusion group Weather Report.
Expect trance inducing grooves, high energy explosive solo sections, some filthy grooves, mellow open simmering passages, bouncy grooves, balls-to-the-wall rock-outs, soaring melodies, sexy grooves, outer-space grooves, melodies again! Many many beautiful melodies played on top of mostly open and interactive groove based passages.
This is a really exciting project for Barry, as it pays tribute to a very special moment in his life – the moment his father Frank gifting him with ‘Heavy Weather’, one of Weather Report’s most highly regarded albums, featuring Jaco Pastorius on electric bass. That album made a man-bass-player out of an innocent 13-year-old Barry.
He is joined by good friends and exceptional musicians Chris Engel on soprano sax, Darragh William O’Ceallaigh on synths and many forms of the piano Shane O’Donovan on drums Eamonn Cagney on percussion
Doors 8 Music 8.30 Entry 10e
New Years Eve with..
Vocals & Guitar: Christy O’Hanlon Bass: Steven McGrath Drums: Gev Barrett
Since forming in 2009, Crow Black Chicken have earned back-pats aplenty for their charming Southern sound, most notably after their performance on the BBC Introductory Stage at Glastonbury in 2011. Their debut album Electric Soup, released in June 2012, typifies this positive energy with 13 tracks of tooth-rattling rhythms and bluesy rock’n roll vibes. Upon the release of Electric Soup, the Tippeary-based trio have won the adoration of many, playing major festivals and countless venues across the country in 2012. With extended invitations to play USA, UK and Europe in Summer 2013, there’s never been a better time to catch Crow Black Chicken live.
“Fans of Cream, Rory Gallagher and all things classic rock will adore this assured debut. Electric Soup is the real deal.” – Hotpress Magazine
“It’s not often these days for a band to lay down a complete track as a ‘take’ but that’s exactly the approach taken by Crow Black Chicken. This is a very honest album with a lot of feel and solid playing throughout and is a strong promise of things to come.” Guitar Techniques.
“The long bearded trio have been described as “an Irish ZZ top” and there’s the inevitable references to fellow countryman Rory Gallagher. However with their debut album Electric Soup the band shows steely intention to throw away comparisons and make their own mark.” Classic Rock Blues Magazine
Doors 8pm 15e on the door(get in early) Plus Special guests
Mik Pyro Guitar/Vocals Ger Kiely Guitar Aongus Ralston Bass Eoin Redmond Drums
support by Tolu Makaay
doors 9.15 music 9.30-12 entry 10e