Archive for December, 2019

The Strawhall House Band

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

THE STRAWHALL HOUSE BAND, Featuring former members of Fat Chance and Rag Mama Rag Fiacre Gaffney Vocals and Guitar Jack Maher Vocals and Guitar Mark Penny Piano Barry Schweppe Drums Vinny Kilcullen on Bassdoors 9 music 10-12 entry 10e

Nigel Mooney & The Johnny Taylor Trio

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

Nigel Mooney is widely regarded as Ireland’s leading jazz singer and guitarist. A charismatic figure on the Dublin jazz and blues scenes since the early 1980’s, his Gripewater Blues Band spearheaded the blues movement in Ireland and drew many fans of both jazz and the blues.

A self-taught musician, Mooney was influenced by the blues from an early age and his hard-bop style of guitar playing is expressive and melodic with a bluesy groove. He possesses a warm and rich tenor voice and has an almost flawless sense of pitch.

Expect some of his original tunes with standards and a few xmas numbers,,,

Nigel Mooney guitar/vocals Johnny Taylor piano Barry Dnonohue Bass Dominic Mullen Drums

Doors 8.30 Music 9.30 Entry 10euro

Darren Beckett Trio f/ Jack Gillen

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

Darren Beckett Trio with Jack Gillen

Jack Gillen began his musical life at age 7, studying classical guitar avidly before discovering Jimi Hendrix at age 15. This discovery opened up pathways into blues, jazz, rock and soul music, and ushered in an obsession with the electric guitar. After studying Jazz for 3 years at Leeds College of Music between 2010-2013, Jack returned to his hometown of London, cutting his teeth as a session guitarist/ co-writer/ musical director/ producer, working with artists in many different musical settings. After a few years of being a musical chameleon, he decided to dig deeper into his own identity as an artist and composer, the first evidence of this being his debut EP ‘The Long Way Down’ (released in the latter half of 2018). Fusing Jazz, Rock, Folk, Blues, and Classical influences into a distinctive style of his own, the EP featured melodically focused compositions, dark harmonic twists and turns, lots of dynamic improvisational interaction between musicians, and raw, stinging guitar tones. Now gigging this music (as well as a bunch of new compositions) with the grooving, explosive combination of Darren Beckett on drums and Phil Donnelly on bass, this guitar trio have been digging deeper into the material, with a new recording set to be released early 2020. Doors 8.30 Music 9 Entry €10


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