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 O’Kelly on synths and many forms of the piano, and Shane O’Donovan on drums. Doors 3.30 Music 4.30-6.30 Entry 10€
Launched originally as Colours Afrobeat Foundation – ‘Boye PapaGee (Gboyega Akerele) is a Belgian/Nigerian (Yoruba) born drummer/percussionist, saxophonist, singer/song-writer, musical director/producer, cultural envoy and custodian, overseer and keeper of authentic, genuine Afrobeat in Ireland; he is the founder and leader of Colours Afrobeat a 12-piece Band, Ireland’s first and foremost multicultural Afrobeat band that premiered before a sold out audience at the Drogheda Arts Centre. With own tunes; the repertoire of songs are all original; culturally pro-active, consciously progressive in nature and the roots of the music is African blended with all the elements of West African music such as Juju music, Fuji/Apala music, and high-life music intermingled with funk and jazz with emphasis on chanted vocals in the form of call-and-response, intricate criss-crossing rhythm on the drums usually in the form of polyrhythmic percussion and all families of percussions such as Congas, Claves, Shekere, Akuba: a set of 2-3 piece small stick-hit Yoruba Congas that plays accompaniment/solos and ostinatos.‘Boye PapaGee was dubbed in Paris after hearing his soft and mellow voice as the ‘Satchmo of Afrobeat’ during a song recording session in collaboration with Kologbo Oghene ex Fela-Kuti’s African 70 Guitarist (titled ‘Gbogbo-Aye’ – meaning the whole world); recorded and produced by Paris DJ record label in Paris in 2017. ‘Boye PapaGee & Colours Afrobeat has also collaborated with the legendary drummer Tony Allen (Ex Fela-Kuti’s Africa 70 drummer/music director and co-creator of the genre Afrobeat) twice in Dublin, in 2013 at the Ep’s launch at The Sugar Club and at the premiere of Feile Afro Culture Summit pioneered by ‘Boye PapaGee in 2016 at the Button Factory, Temple-Bar Dublin respectively with huge success. Fela Kuti was once quoted as saying that, “without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat.” ‘Boye PapaGee & Colours Afrobeat has shared the stage with the Grammy Award-winning American Hip-hop trio ‘Naughty by Nature’, the legendary Ghanaian guitarist, composer, arranger, bandleader and producer Ebo-Taylor to mention a few. ‘Boye PapaGee’s song ‘Prayer for World Peace’ was featured by Star Wax Record Label based in Paris in their limited edition of 33 Rpm Vinyl Afro Disco Dub Volume 4. The high octane in ‘Boye PapaGee’s groove creates such energy in the music that is guaranteed to get you dancing from the start to finish.
‘Boye PapaGee & Colours Afrobeat long awaited full album was out as download only on Feile Afro Culture Ireland label from the 3rd July 2018 titled AK47 – the idea is to use the craft of music to resist wars, conflicts, terrorisms, bombs, rocket-missiles and bullets resulting in all the senseless killings going on in Nigeria, Africa, U.S.A, in Syria and Iraq, Europe and all around the world. The album also feature track like Mister President, its high time we start asking questions from the politicians on how we are being governed, ‘Prayer For World Peace’ is also filling European airwaves from the shores of Ireland to France, Belgium, Spain, Brazil, Argentina and The Netherlands and other high octane tracks such as ’Ak47’ and ‘It is good to be Good’ – guaranteed to get you dancing. This album is the finest yet from ‘Boye PapaGee & Colours Afrobeat. The date for the album launch is yet to be announced
doors 8.30 music 9-11 entry 15e or 12e(inc booking fee) tickets through eventbrite
Widely Acknowledged as one of the finest guitar players touring the European circuit, Working his way through Festivals, Clubs & Venues all over the Continent. His show with the Boxtie Band is a powerful “Over-driven” Rock’n Roll show, featuring his own original material with stunning personal versions of selected classics.
Johnny’s charisma creates excitement on stage with his much sought after “larger than life” presence. He can change from full on aggressive rock to quieter moments of more tender introsprective-music, and through his set he shows his wizardry on both electric and acoustic guitars. His guitar playing covers a unique range of Rock styles and Country pickin, with which he can naturally and masterfully turn himself into a true Blues man. To top it all, Johnny possesses a truly unique and expressive voice which show cases his songs with the dynamics to swoop from a scream to a whisper.
Pauric & James Gallagher are of course the twin brothers of Johnny Gallagher, they have been in the band from day one. Having toured all over Europe for years with Johnny. They are essentially the backbone of the Boxtie Band as they instinctively understand Johnny’s music and always know exactly what and where to play in complementing Johnny’s lead playing. James plays a solid consistent punchy Bass, always powerful and never too busy. Pauric switches between his unorthidox organ and boogie piano style. And Sean lays down beats with groovy rhythm’s and tie’s it all together.
Pauric James Johnny and Sean have a force that doesn’t appear out of nowhere, Its like an ageing process that takes time to mature, They also visit the unknown on stage, ad-libbing, jamming, improvising. and that’s the magic at all their live shows, With James’s punchy bottom lines and Sean’s groovy swing, Pauric has the freedom to Boogie woogie and lay down his melodies, giving Johnny the scope for improvisation, To jam it out…and it also gives the audience the power to express themselves. That’s the ultimate connection, that’s what its all about. Its plain and simple Rock and Roll…
Doors 9.30 Music 10 SOLD OUT!
Conor Murray – Drums Derek Whyte – bass Colm O’Hara – Trombone Bill Blackmore – Trumphet Cathal Roche – Alto Sax
Darragh O’Kelly – keys
The Dirty Jazz club have been a massive part of the Dublin Jazz scene for over a decade. Their focus is on the exploration and deconstruction of songs and an emphasis on creating a depth and textural soundscape on the melody, form and feel of the tunes
Doors 9 Music 9.30
John Quearney bass/vocals
Pat Farrell guitar/vocals
Mal O’Brien guitar/vocals
Martin McElroy drums
Doors 3.30 Music 4.30-6.30 Entry 10euro