keeping live music alive
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 online, in person at the venue during opening hours or by phone 087 2917519 (cr. card)
Sat27May2017Doors open 8pmTickets €12 - €14
Sun28May201717:00Admission Free/Donations Welcome
“Martyn Travis writes with the skill and subtlety of a great short story writer. The result is truth illuminated by a light only he can shine. His song ‘Father and a Son’, is devastatingly good.”Buddy Mondlock, Nashville Singer/Songwriter
Martyn Travis became a fisherman at the age of 14 and wrote his first song at 15, a love song that only a teenager could write! At 17 he wrote “The Man from Tralee” and to this day it is one of his most requested songs. A true story that captures a part of his life as a young fisherman and recounts the common story of tragedy at sea. Life at Sea is revisited time and time again in his song writing. “What’s important to me is to real life experience, snapshots of life that can be encapsulated in a song. It’s all about music, people, love, lost love, loss, work, strong women, fishing, connection….I could go on…” He followed his dream, to write and perform his own songs. Martyn left Ireland and spentmany years, based in Amsterdam, treading the boards in Holland, Belgium, Germany and theUSA, playing folk clubs, festivals and small theatres. He has recorded a few CD’s along theway and feel blessed that many of my songs have been recorded by other artists. These days Martyn is fishing, writing, recording and gigging.
Donald McNeill is a multi-instrumentalist from the North coast of Scotland, accompanying Martyn Travis on keyboards and guitar. He performs, writes and arranges across a wide variety of genres, accompanying artists in Eire, Britain and Europe
Sat10Jun2017Doors open 8pmTickets €10 - €12
Buffalo Soul is a 6 piece collective of musicians from all over the world based in Dublin, the band pays tribute to the legendary Bob Marley, the most influential Jamaican musician of all time and his timeless music.
Plazi Halao: Vocals, Guitar
Andres S. Macnamara: Keyboard
Vlad Andranoche: Sax
Alberto de La Cruz: Percussion
Bruno Botica: Drums
Fri16Jun2017Doors open 8pmTickets €14 - €16
The name Buckley has dominated the world of Jazz both nationally and internationally for decades and Richie Buckley is probably the most famous, having played sax for such luminaries as Van Morrison along with just about everyone else in the music business in Ireland. Richie, plus Wicklow resident, Nigel Mooney - favoured guitar player of the great Georgie Fame are teaming up for a blistering evening of jazz and blues. The team includes Richie’s cousin Hugh Buckley on guitar and Myles Drennan on keyboards. Myles hails from an equally illustrious family music dynasty - his father was pianist, Tony Drennan & his brother is renowned guitarist, Anto. On bass is the great Dave Fleming and, the jazz musician’s choice of drummer – Dominic Mullen – on drums! This is a force to be reckoned with and a rare opportunity to see the full complement of the greats of Irish jazz and blues on one stage for one night only. This performance takes place on FRI June 16 at the Hot Spot Music Club in Greystones; it being the perfect venue for a rare performance such as this! Not to be missed by imbibers of great music!
Fri23Jun2017Doors open 8pmTickets €8 - €10
The Outlaw Country Show features the songs of Steve Earle, Guy Clarke, Townes Van Zandt, Willy Nelson, Ray Wylie Hubbard and John Prine.
The Show has attracted sell-out crowds for Culture Ireland Night in The Duke of York, Belfast, Out to Lunch Festival in The Black Box, Belfast and Bangor Chamber of Commerce. Gig is scheduled for Alley, Waterside and Flowerfields Theatres.
Expect to hear:- LA Freeway, Hello in There, If I Needed You, Mama’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys, Angel From Montgomery, Techumse Valley, Desperados Waiting On A Train, Up Against The Wall Red Neck Mother, Goodbye, Let Him Roll, Pancho and Lefty, All of Me, Anyhow I Love You, Dublin City Blues, Copperhead Road etc
Barry Johnston - Acoustic Guitar - Front man with ‘Illegal Smile’. Barry has been playing on the music scene in Ireland for many years. He has also specialised in Americana and produced many John Prine tribute shows.
Rod Patterson - Double Bass. Rod has worked as a professional musician in a diverse range of musical situations. His work as a musical director includes 7 years in UTV’s 'Kelly Show' and recent sessions include 'The Priest's At Christmas' from Parliament Buildings, Stormont. He has toured with Freddie White and Mary Coughlan.
Ivan Gilliland - Guitar and Mandolin. Ivan has worked with such luminaries as James Galway, Sinead O’Connor, Phil Coulter and Christina Auguilera to name a few. He is world class musician and brings a subtle support guaranteed to please the ear in the wonderful songs.
Sat24Jun2017Doors open 8pmTickets €22 - €24.50
Mick Flannery realised a long time ago that - "at the end of the day and the heel of the hunt, you’re left with the songs. Everything else comes and goes – the shows and the tours and the applause and the acclaim which goes with them, the prattle and the palaver which accompany an album release. Everything else fades out of view. Everything else doesn’t matter in the long run.
But the songs remain. The songs you write on your own stick around. They’re going to be here for many years to come so they deserve to be treated with due care and utmost respect in the creation process."
Sat29Jul2017Doors open 8pmTickets €8 - €10Buddy Mondlock writes songs. He does it so well that some great songwriters have recorded his songs on their own albums. Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith, and Janis Ian, to name just a few. You might have heard his song “The Kid” (recorded by David Wilcox, Peter, Paul and Mary and Cry, Cry, Cry) and maybe even sung it yourself around a campfire. He draws you into his world - where a single snowflake follows the trajectory of a relationship, where you get you pocket picked by a Roman cat, where you might swim over the edge of the world if you're not careful and where dreams that donʼt come true still count.
Sun13Aug2017Doors open 8pmTickets €16 - €18
Freddie White has long been synonymous with music of the highest quality. He has been part of the fabric of the live music scene in Ireland since the 1970’s. Whether interpreting songs by his favorite writers, such as Randy Newman, Tom Waits, John Hiatt and Guy Clark, or performing his own classy compositions, Freddie’s live performances are nothing short of legendary.
Sun10Sep201716:30Admission Free/Donations WelcomeUZIZI (pronounced you-zee-zee) is an all-original world folk/rock group from Cleveland, Ohio. Uzizi finds it's inspiration in the beats and melodies from Ireland to Bulgaria, from the Appalachian Mountains to the Middle East, and back around again. They sometimes incorporates an early form of American music called sacred harp, or shape-note singing into some of it's repertoire. Sacred Harp's earliest roots are traced back to the country parish music of early 18th century England.
Fri22Sep2017Doors open 8pmTickets €14* - €16
World renowned Irish Guitarist, Producer, Songwriter and Folk Legend Declan Sinnott is a founding member of Horslips and Moving Hearts. Declan Sinnott has been making music of nearly 50 years and has worked as a guitarist and producer for Christy Moore for over thirty years, regularly appearing with him on tour. He guided the career of Mary Black for over thirteen years. Declan enjoys writing and released his first solo album, “I love the noise it makes” at the youthful age of 62. All the songs on the album are either written by Declan or co-written with his good friend, Owen O’Brien. The songs were recorded at Declan’s own home studio, plus he played all the instruments on the album. All harmonies on “Window on the World” were sung by Vickie Keating. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FOjrUqoOH0
*Earlybird ticket cutoff is June 30th
Sat21Oct2017Doors 8pm /Show starts at 9pm sharpTickets €14 - €16
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. Doors open 8pm. Show starts at 9pm sharp. Note: The first 20 tickets are €14!
Fri27Oct2017Doors open 8pmTickets €16* - €18With each successive album, Luka Bloom digs deeper and gazes wider… he is on top form.– The Irish Times **** 2016 Review of 'Frugalisto'With a poet's heart and a rockster's soul, Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland's most respected contemporary folk artists, having produced over 20 albums since the 1970s, Bloom continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do.
A master interpreter, Bloom has continued to balance original songs with reinventions of tunes by a diverse range of songwriters. Like many who write songs, Luka's orchestra of choice is the guitar. What makes his career a little different is his constant search for a new voice within the guitar. The guitar is the landscape on which the song is created, and he is forever probing that landscape for new inspiration. No effects, no gadgets. Time, effort and a whole lot of love bring forth new voicings within the instrument, and bit by bit, the songs come to life. And eventually they fly, bringing Luka with them to be heard in Byron Bay, San Francisco, Hamburg, or even Doolin. Almost 40 years since recording his first album, Luka Bloom comes to The Hot Spot Music Club with his latest album 'Frugalisto'.
*Limited number of tickets on sale at €16