Category Archives: Rock

Roll With It

Paris 2009, Noel Gallagher decides to call time on the greatest Rock n Roll band in history – OASIS. 4 years later, 5 huge fans from Belfast decided it was time to give those missing the sound and swagger of the Gallagher brothers, a chance to relive the madness of Knebworth, Earls Court, Maine Road, and Slane Castle by forming Roll With It (The Ultimate Oasis Experience).

Spending almost a year copying the live OASIS sound, Roll With It have now become one of the busiest tribute bands in the world, playing packed venues, festivals, corporate events every week, and bringing back the spirit of the 90′s to the masses. With each show easily hitting over the 2 hour mark, Roll With It will go right into the Oasis archives playing all the classics such as Wonderwall, Dont Look Back In Anger, Supersonic, Champagne Supernova, Live Forever and don’t be afraid to shout out what you want to hear as they will play it all.

Roll With It have over 4 hours of Oasis material so a personalised setlist can be requested. Roll With It are the only tribute band to not only SELL OUT the Limelight 1 in Belfast (1000 tickets), they have done it faster than the likes of Primal Scream and Cast.

Voodoo Child

Jimi Hendrix was one of the most groundbreaking and influential musicians of the 20th century. Among his contemporaries he was recognized as the greatest innovator of his generation & his material still has a huge following of all ages around the world.

Voodoo Child are a Cork-based Jimi Hendrix Tribute Act. Jimi fans are hard to please, but we have never failed to deliver, even in the presence of people who have experienced the magic of Hendrix first-hand. We are three individuals from different generations and backgrounds, united by a mutual love and appreciation for the songs of the late great Jimi Hendrix.

Our show contains all his major hits, played by top level musicians who emulate the original energy & virtuosity of a Jimi Hendrix show.

Bate To Debt

Bate To Debt are a Cork-based blues and rock & roll power trio, playing the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, Led Zeppelin and much, much more. Heavily involved in the Cork music scene, Bate To Debt produce a lively, up-beat and well-oiled set, guaranteed to make you move!

The Oddities

The Oddities are a straight up rock band from Cork, This new four piece band have been getting live music fans talking all over Ireland in recent months with a growing reputation for a must see on stage live performance with catchy melodies and sincere raw vocals.

With a sound that comes straight from the 90’s with a slight twist of a Seattle grunge vibe the band have recently beat bands from all over the country to the prize of recording in Ireland’s famous Windmill Lane Studios (Dublin Studio Hub). Their debut EP is now released.

The first original single released from The Oddities in 2015 was written for MC group Blue Angels. The track was featured in a Blue Angels documentary in Belgium and is set for release worldwide in 2016.

Even though it is early days for this new Rock group the band have still managed to support some of Ireland’s biggest bands and have already headlined shows in Corks Crane Lane Theatre and Dublin’s Sweeneys .

Don’t miss an opportunity to see these guys live because no doubt you will be hearing more from this exciting new Irish four piece band.

Stone Circle

Stone Circle (formally Painful Perfection) is an Irish rock band based in Cork, composed of Anthony Loyer (guitars, piano, vocals), John Moyn (vocals), Fotios (drums), Nico (guitars). In July 2016 the band released their new EP called The Hourglass. Previously in September 2014, Fotios and Anthony have released the debut studio album. Both albums are co-produced, mixed and mastered by Lawrence White.

The Deans

The Deans are the most innovative and exiting trio to emerge from Ireland in decades. The Deans have mesmerized audiences throughout Europe and beyond with there unmistakable sound and powerful performances. Constantly acquiring new influences and with a staple musical diet of Dylan, The Band, QOTSA, Morphine, The Kinks, The Clash, Tool, Radiohead, Nirvana, Massive Attack, Tom Waits, The Beatles and a lot of roots and soul type mixed in there.

The Deans

Biography written by Xavier Bonnet – Rolling Stone France
(Translated by Talia Soghomonian)

Gavin Dean on lead vocals, guitar, keyboards. Ronan Lally on bass and vocals. Mathys Dubois on Drums and percussion. The two front men are from Galway and Mathys, originally of electro blues band Blackstrobe, and industrial metal band Treponem Pal, joined the band in the Summer of 2016.

A few years ago, with a name like that, they would have been shelved with bands whose names were preceded by “the” and ended with the letter “s”. OK, not for long. With their post-Woodstock hairdos, they would have struggled to pass themselves off as indie rock hipsters dragging their idleness in whichever hip New York dive or loft.

But that’s the thing. The Deans is indeed a band of its times. No nostalgic sentimentality here. Yet they don’t disown the influences of the old greats, namely the blues because Dad had a large collection of albums in the genre (Gavin) and rural traditional music (Ronan).

Well, there’s also Nirvana and “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. “It totally changed my life!” Gavin exclaims. Same for Ronan: "I still remember the day I heard those sounds seeping from my sister's bedroom door”.

A trio just like them, by chance… "It's difficult enough to form a band of three, so best to avoid to do a quartet,” jokes Gavin, never one to miss a beat. Not surprising when he’s the one writing all the lyrics. "At the time [when the band was formed], we were quite into Cream. Maybe that explains it. A trio was much simpler in many ways. And above all, it worked! And still works.”

Musically speaking, what exactly are The Deans? What if we told you that it’s the million-dollar question? No? You still wanna know? Mind you, we could have guessed… the problem is that they cover their tracks so well. You'd swear they enjoy it. Rock? Folk? Pop? It’s all there. And plenty of it!

You’ve already heard it a hundred times before, we know. Yet it’s difficult to say anything else about the guys other than they explode every style, genre and one-track mind, often to smithereens. Songwriting is their thing. It’s all about the songwriting, all about their duty to the songs.

This is even truer today, explains Gavin: “Before, we set targets, pressure like 'If you do something bluesy, it really needs to sound bluesy.' Now we don’t care. If we like the tune, if a synth in the intro brings something to the sound, we go for it. We ask fewer questions.

You’ve also heard it a hundred times before, but there is no other way of putting it: The Deans are a band that has matured. Quite comprehensible seven years after forming the band, touring relentlessly across the globe, sometimes in conditions that, like travel in general, broaden the mind…

A maturity that clearly allows them to keep their heads on their shoulders. An example? After an EP (Roomworks, Vol.1), and above all the success of “Lonely Like Me”, which allowed them to win the prestigious Unsigned Only competition in the United States, whose jury was composed of Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, Chrissie Hynde and Black Francis. they might want to move on to recording an album.

“We’ll see in due time,” seems to be the general consensus.

Between the present and future, The Deans have enough to keep themselves busy. Luckily, that’s what matters most to them. “Playing in front of bigger and bigger audiences, to share our music with them, share a moment, an experience, that’s what we want,” Gavin says. “If we had to sum up our greatest wish for one purpose, one goal, that would be it.”

Sometimes things just fall into place naturally. Given the propensity of the band to tour, The Deans will be playing somewhere near you soon…

Hank Wedel

Singer-songwriter Hank Wedel was born in the USA in the ‘60s, grew up in NYC and Mallow, Co. Cork in the ‘70s, lived for awhile in NYC in the ’80s and ’90s but is based in Cork City.

He is well known for his involvement in the live music scene in Cork, and in the past with bands such as ”Princes Street” and “Open Kitchen”, as well as a long-standing Monday night residency at Charlies Bar with mandolinst Ray Barron. Hank has also performed with Irish music legends Kila, Declan Sinnott, Shane McGowan and Bono. Irish folk-singer legend Christy Moore recorded Hank’s song “Listen” and made it the title track of his best-selling 2009 album on Sony records.