keeping live music alive
Music Club, Venue & Performance Space
Located above the beach house at Greystones harbour marina, the Hot Spot Music Club is a centre for live arts, music gigs & private events.
Evenings & Weekends
Live Arts Entertainment – Full Bar & Barista Menu
The Hot Spot Music Club specialises in those acts that are a little too big or a little too unique for your average pub rock gig! It has played host to many a special night, with the likes of Hozier, Scullion, Kila, Mary Coughlan and Tir na nOg sharing the stage with local luminaries such as HueGrass and The Universal Funk Orchestra. Hot Spot Music Club crosses all musical divides from gypsy swing to contemporary Spanish flamenco.
Both a weekend cafe – you won’t want to miss our free Sunday afternoon jam sessions, where anything from tubas to ukeleles can help make your lazy day that little bit hazier – and a latenight venue, The Hot Spot Music Club has the look of a speakeasy and the feel of a naughty house session that’s getting just a little out of hand.
It’s also the perfect venue for your own private party or event, with full PA, DJ booth and dancefloor.
Email hotspotmusiclubg@gmail or phone 087 2917519 for further info, or go to our EVENTS where you’ll find out what’s coming up over the coming month. It’s the sort of venue that your couch will forgive you for cheating with.
Earlybird Tickets, subject to availability, from:
- The Hot Spot Music Club during opening hours
- By phone 087 2917519 (cr.card)
- Via PayPal – email@example.com
You may also pay admission on the door
The events are a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and make some new ones. The HOT SPOT MUSIC CLUB is a friendly and relaxed venue. Read below for details of all of the events taking place.
Every Sunday from September to June
Drop up to the Hot Spot for our weekly Sunday Jam from 4pm. Sometimes it’s jazz, sometimes it’s Ukulele and sometimes it’s just plain ol’ roots! To participate, perform or promote – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Host your private party – It’s the hottest spot in Greystones! For smaller party numbers e.g. 20 – 25 you can reserve the upper deck at a gig of your choice & bring your own nibbles!
You can buy discount tickets to most events at Vintage La Touche shop on Trafalger Rd (facing down Marine Rd/Greystones Garda Station (Cash) or by phone 087 2917519 (cr. card)
HotSpot to Harbour Roots Revival Festival is happening during the last weekend of the Summer – Aug 25 – 28
Sat17Sep2016Doors open 9pmTickets €10/ €12
Fri23Sep2016Doors open 9pmTickets €15*/€18/€20
Rónán Ó Snodaigh on bodhrán, djembe, congas, bongos, guitar and vocals; Rossa Ó Snodaigh on tin whistle, low whistle, clarinet, bazouki, mandolin, bones and vocals; Colm Ó Snodaigh on flute, tin whistle, guitar, saxophone, percussion and vocals; Seanan Brennan on guitar, mandola and vocals; Brian Hogan on bass, double bass and vocals; Dee Armstrong on fiddle, viola, hammered dulcimer, accordion and bodhrán. Eoin Dillon on uileann pipes, tin whistle, low whistle, shakers and vocals. Dave Hingerty on drums
Limited Seating. NO BOOKING FEE. Tickets available from Hot Spot during opening hours or by Ph 087 291 7519 (cr.card).
*FIRST 15 Tickets are €15!!
Fri30Sep2016Doors open 9pmTickets €10/€8
Singer-songwriter Hank Wedel was born in The USA in the 1960's, grew up in NYC and Mallow, Co. Cork in the 1970's, lived for awhile in NYC in the 1980's and 1990's but is based in Cork City... For those of you who were at Bob Dylan's B'day gig at the Hot Spot in May of this year, Hank was the main man!
He is well known for his involvement in the live music scene in that city, 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, Union Quay 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. In 2012, Hank released a single entitled "Mighty Fine" written and performed by Hank and produced in Dublin by Larry Hogan. “Mighty Fine” was Hank’s first ever release on iTunes It made it to No. 4 on the Irish iTunes singles charts within two weeks of release. Since 2013, Hank has been working live and in the studio with Bassist/Vocalist Supremo Eleanor Healy and other Irish-based musicians and has just released an album of brand new songs recorded and produced in Cork City by Christian Best.
The band will be joined by Greenshine - Girl in the Lavendar Dress - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzPzW7BW7Gk
Thu06Oct2016Doors open 9pmTickets €10/€8
Psychedelic Pill are a 4 piece Neil Young & Crazy Horse tribute band that have already played at some of the best venues in the country. Band members hail from USA, Holland & Dublin
Fri14Oct2016Doors open 9pmTickets €18/€16
Four of Irelands finest are coming together to showcase their song writing and performing talents. Leslie Dowdall & Mike Hanrahan have been performing together since 2009 while Luan Parle & Clive Barnes have been performing together since 2014. This tour will see all four artists perform solo and collaborative sets.
Meteor and Tatler Award winner Luan Parle’s top 10 hit single – Ghost, spent 3 months in the Irish Charts and was one of the most played songs on radio that year. Having signed her first record deal at just 12 years of age, Parle has written and recorded with some of the world’s most successful Grammy winning songwriters & producers.
Front-woman of legendary Irish band - In Tua Nua, Leslie Dowdall’s solo career began in earnest with the release of her first album in 1997, the artfully entitled - No Guilt, No Guile. The album won high praise for the creativity, vision and the soulful vocals and included hit single - Wonderful Thing, among other highlights.
Mike Hanrahan’s first solo recording - Someone Like You, featured the timeless classic - We Had it, a song later recorded by Ronnie Drew, Eleanor Shanley and Mary Coughlan. Mike spent 14 years as a member of Stockton’s Wing and many years as producer, writer and guitarist with Ronnie Drew.
Clive Barnes has been gaining a worldwide reputation as one of the finest songwriters and guitarists on today’s scene. Having played and recorded with Joe Cocker, Taj Mahal and Eric Bibb to name but a few, Clive has won various awards including Album of the Year in the US magazine – Acoustic Guitar.
Sat15Oct2016Doors 8pm /Show starts at 9pm sharpTickets €13/€15
Celtic Soul are a 7-piece band band from Bangor delivering a very fine tribute to Van Morrison with excellent musicianship, authenticity and heart.
Receiving critical acclaim from devout Van fans wherever they perform, you’ll hear the big hits like Jackie Wilson Said, Days Like This, and of course Brown Eyed Girl. You’ll also hear Ballerina, Cyprus Avenue, and In the Garden among many others in a packed show.
Several live ‘unplugged’ performances on Gerry Kelly’s show on BBC Radio Ulster have boosted the band’s following. BBC’s Ralph McLean, a massive Van Morrison fan himself, describes Celtic Soul as ‘a great band’ and ‘a very fine tribute’. With more years than they care to remember playing in blues, folk, trad and jazz bands these musicians have the ingredients to combine and deliver Van’s music in an outstanding show.
Fri04Nov2016Doors open 9pmTickets - Advance €8/ Pay on door €10
An insightful lyricist and powerful live performer, Jack O’Rourke began 2016 in the manner in which he finished 2015 – a growing national profile with TV and radio appearances and critical acclaim, alongside the first tracks from his approaching debut album. His song 'Silence' was chosen to soundtrack the Amnesty yes campaign in the marriage referendum, he has appeared on The Late Late , Sold Out his first Dublin headline show and recently picked up a 1st place award at The International Songwriting Competition,( http://www.irishexaminer.
com/lifestyle/artsfilmtv/ music/jack-orourke-wins- prestigious-international- songwriting-competition- 397320.html )
His songs speak of various human conditions with melodic flair, through young but wise eyes. There already have been flattering comparisons with the likes of David Bowie and Rufus Wainwright, but Jack has been determined to find his own voice amid a plentiful sea of influences – to ensure it is the unique qualities he possesses that he becomes best known for.
“Every nook and cranny of The Other Side of Now is filled with harmony, rhythm and melody. The E.P. is crafted, both ‘Shining For You’ and the title-track move in great dynamic sweeps that showcase O’Rourke has total control over the sound, knowing when to rein it in or unleash it in equal measure. What’s more, the E.P. sounds exactly like the type of record Jack O’Rourke wanted to make, and you can’t say fairer than that. Rating: 9/10” — The Last Mixed Tape
“Jack O’ Rourke’s music has a grace and a glory to it that will stop you in your tracks and make you forget where you were going! “Silence” is one of the songs of the year for me.. “I’ll Forget You In The Morning” took me away too .... Beautiful honest songwriting delivered with a transporting musicality that will take you there... wherever you are going!” — Fiachna O' Braonáin, RTE Radio 1
“Silence is a modern rebel song. The song is truly beautiful. It the change that happened in Ireland” — Cerys Matthews, BBC4 - The Great Irish Songbook, 2015
“Cork singer with oodles of soul, blues and jazz, all wrapped up with a striking modern pop bow” — Jim Carroll, The Irish Times
Sun13Nov201616:00Adm Free / Donations Welcome
Seafoam Green is a Psych/Folk outfit fronted by Dublin born songwriter Dave O’Grady. He spent the last 15 years honing his craft as a songwriter with solo tours, bad record deals and the odd single release. Now comes the time for his first offering of songs. Produced by Rich Robinson (the result of a chance meeting during studio recordings in Nashville, 2011), the pair penned a number of songs together in the hills of Topanga, California, which came to be the debut Seafoam Green album due for release on 1st November 2016.
“Perfect” – Marthijn De Wit, RTV NOF, Holland
“A hidden treasure” – High Voltage Magazine
“A great talent” – BBC Radio Merseyside
“A man bestowed with natural talent … O’Grady has the women swooning and the men jealous” – Bido Lito Magazine
“He has an irresistible tone to his voice that comes across as emotional, haunting, pleading & bitter-sweet.” – I Review Rock
Fri18Nov2016Doors open 9pmTickets - Advance €10/ Pay on door €12
World class gypsy jazz trio - Adrien Moign ard joined by Hot Club of Dublin's Fintan Galligan.
Young, talented guitarist Adrien Moignard will lead his trio through a diverse jazz repertoire, surfing effortlessly from Django Reinhardt to Wes Montgomery. With Mathieu Chatelain on rhythm guitar and Jérémie Arranger on double bass, they are part of this new generation evolving in Django’s footsteps, yet with their own sound, and language, conscious of an immortal heritage while at the same time looking towards the future. This trio continually astound audiences with the energy they transmit and their musical collaborations with the result that they have played for the past fifteen years in the most prestigious places and festivals !
For their visit to Ireland they will be joined by their long time friend Fintan Gilligan from the infamous Hot Club of Dublin! A gathering not to be missed!
Sun04Dec201616:00Adm Free / Donations Welcome
John Blek is constantly proving himself to be a prolific writer of some of the most beautiful folk music being created today, both solo and with his band John Blek & the Rats. It is less than 12 months since the band released their last record and already John is ready to share his latest work “Cut the Light”. He has just announced the release of his highly anticipated second solo album entitled “Cut the Light”. This sophomore outing will be hitting shelves and online stores on the 30th September 2016.
The album was recorded in Bantry, West Cork, Ireland over a period of four days in early spring. A collection of eleven original contemporary folk songs carefully crafted and documented with the help of Davie Ryan (Drums), Brian Hassett (Bass Guitar) and Brian Casey (Producer). With a sound that harks back to that of Bert Jansch and Liege & Lief era Fairport Convention, “Cut the Light” is likely to become a favourite amongst both new listeners and existing fans.
“Cut the Light is an album I have wanted to record for quite a while. I pushed myself to become a better instrumentalist and songwriter on these songs and really focused on creating a collection of pieces that could live together on a cohesive album. It’s something I’m very proud of...…. “ John Blek
The album is being put out independently in Ireland on John Blek and the Rats own WARR label and through Tonetoaster Records in Germany.
Fri10Feb2017Doors open 9pmTickets €14* - €16
Martin Simpson is listed in Gibson Guitars’ Top 30 Acoustic Guitarists of all time, and Acoustic Guitar readers voted him number 12 guitarist in the world in 2005. Universally acclaimed as one of the finest ever acoustic and slide guitar players, and a fine banjo-picker to boot, his solo shows bear witness to an artist at the very top of his game. Whether interpreting material from tradition or singing his own potent self-penned songs, Simpson is a remarkable storyteller: captivating and profoundly moving. His own songwriting produced the poignant ‘Never Any Good’, from Prodigal Son, 2007’s Folk Album of the Year.
Martin continues to collaborate with a dazzling array of people from across the musical spectrum: Jackson Browne, Martin Taylor, June Tabor, Richard Hawley, Bonnie Raitt, Danny Thompson, David Hidalgo, Danú, Richard Thompson and Dom Flemons are among the great musicians he has worked with. *Note: The first 25 Tickets are €14.
Venue for Hire
Design your own Party or Private Event
PA, Projector & choice of Live Band/DJ
Full Bar/Barista service & Catering options
Ambient atmosphere with friendly, helpful staff
All events catered for:
- Arts & Entertainment
- Corporate/Private Parties
- Album/Book Launch
- Product Launch
- Press Event
- Networking Event
- Charity Event/Fundraiser
Email hotspotmusiclubg@gmail or phone 087 2917519 for further information
Harbour Lodge, Bayswater Terrace, Cliff Rd, Greystones, Co. Wicklow
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