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Posted on 02/11/2013 Comments Off on Events

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 hotspotmusiclubg@gmail.com

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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)

  • Fri
    30
    Jan
    2015
    Doors 8pm€8/€10

    An integral part of the Irish music scene since the early `70s, a musical career spanning 35 years, from the heady days with “Tír Na nÓg” which landed him on the biggest stages in the world, to the truly fantastic “Scullion”, numerous solo albums, perhaps one of Irelands greatest songwriters, Sonny Condell is the real McCoy.

    Sonny Condell's songs are melodic and thoughtful, often with a breeze of jazz or a rhythmic hint of traditional music. “Down In The City”, “Teeside”, the Poptastic “Carol”, stunning lyrics, distinctive driving rhythm guitar. A prolific songwriter with 15 albums to his credit.

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  • Sun
    01
    Feb
    2015
    16:00Free

    Hot Spot Ukes plus Guests

  • Sun
    22
    Feb
    2015
    16:00FREE - Donations Appreciated

    Sunday Soiree with Proteus, an eight piece jazz band who play numbers from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis, Horace Silver and Herbie Hancock as well as doing tunes by Van Morrison and Warren Zevon. Joined by the excellent jazz singer  Aran McMahon who will serenade you with jazz standards from the 40s, 50s and 60s.
    Lineup includes Aran McMahon [ vocals],  Conor Gibson [sax]  Rob Cunney [piano],  Vincent Boyer [bass],  Phillipe Gendreau [jazz guitar], Ellie Chourdaki [piano], & Richard Cahill [saxe]. Proteus will also be joined by some special guests on the day

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  • Fri
    27
    Feb
    2015
    Doors open 8pmTickets €8/€10

    Rónán Ó Snodaigh, lead singer and percussionist with Irish band Kíla, performs an intimate solo concert in The Hot Spot Music Club. Known as one of Irelands greatest bodhrán players and gaeilgóir singer songwriters', Rónán also has a repertoire of fabulous guitar-based folk songs from his solo album Tip Toe, The Playdays and Water off a Ducks back. Rónán’s solo concerts combine a mix of his beloved Irish language, bodhran, guitar, harp and the occasional poem. The last time Rónán played in Greystones, he was joined by the town's resident Damien Rice, who is a long time friend. Rónán features on a track on Damien’s latest release - My favourite faded fantasy and played with him recently in Dublin and New York .

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  • Fri
    13
    Mar
    2015
    Doors open 8pmTickets €8/€10

    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.This is Nigel's debut performance with son Charlie, an equally accomplished jazz guitarist & singer.

     

    nigel & charlie

  • Sun
    15
    Mar
    2015
    16:00Adm FREE

    Heartaches & Harmonies with the melodious Kelly Brothers.

  • Fri
    20
    Mar
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €7/€9

    Guitarist virtuoso, Dick Farrelly who has played with some of the greats including Van Morrison and his equally talented musical partner & jazz musician, Lee Meehan  give us a wonderful evening of soul and blues  hits from the 60s & 70s. This is no run of the mill guitar duo!  Farrelly & Meehan play everything from jazz to the Bee Gees; from Joe Cocker to Marvin Gaye, with real harmony and flawless guitar solos.

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  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €8/€10

    Whether you’re a die hard Dylan fanatic from the start, or a new fan, you won’t want to miss this superb authentic Bob Dylan tribute band, Love Minus Zero. Featuring musicians of the highest standard (including double bass and violin), this 6 piece highly professional outfit, authentically recreate and interpret the music and songs of one of the greatest artists of our time. It’s a 2 hour show with doors at 9pm and Love Minus Zero taking to the stage at 10pm sharp.

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  • Sun
    29
    Mar
    2015
    15:00Adm Free

    Serving up a double header with acoustic pop duo - Carron at 3pm followed by some gospel singing and a ukulele jam from 4pm

  • Mon
    06
    Apr
    2015
    15:00Kids €3/Adults €5

    This 3 piece band will sing in different languages and dance together, kids, adults, and young people. The music is interactive with sounds varying from slow indie to stomping swing and everything in between, sung in English, Swahili, Spanish, and French.

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  • Fri
    10
    Apr
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €7/€9
    Due to unforseen circumstances our Blues and Soul gig has been cancelled as Mick Pyro cannot be here. We hope to reschedule this event in the near future. Join us on Sunday for our TRAD n'Folk session from 4pm

     

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  • Sun
    12
    Apr
    2015
    16:00Free

    Donny, Burt & friends

  • Sun
    19
    Apr
    2015
    16:00Adm FREE / Donations nice!

    Sunday Soiree with Proteus, an eight piece jazz band who play numbers from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis, Horace Silver and Herbie Hancock as well as doing tunes by Van Morrison and Warren Zevon. Joined by the excellent jazz singer  Aran McMahon who will serenade you with jazz standards from the 40s, 50s and 60s.

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  • Sat
    25
    Apr
    2015
    Doors open 8pmTickets €8/€10

    The 25th April marks the birthday of the great Ella Fitzgerald, dubbed the First Lady of Song. Discovered in an amateur contest, she would become America’s top female jazz singer for more than 50 years. She won 13 Grammys, sold more 40 million albums throughout her career, and worked with all the jazz greats, from Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Nat King Cole, to Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Goodman. Her multi-volume "songbooks" on Verve Records are among the treasures of American song.

    Join singer Stella Bass, and her band, for a special birthday tribute performance to Lady Ella; the concert will feature favourites such as "Cheek to Cheek", "Summertime", "Lady is a Tramp", “All The Things You Are” and many more, as well as the title track from Stella’s own recently-released album, “Too Darn Hot”.              www.stellabass.com

    Stella Bass – vocals, Phil Ware – piano, Dave Fleming – double bass, Dominic Mullan – drums

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  • Sun
    26
    Apr
    2015
    16:00Free

    Brian Whelan & friends

  • Sun
    03
    May
    2015
    16:00Free

    Heartaches & Harmonies.

    Beautiful melodies from our local, talented Kelly Brothers plus friends. It's just like listening to the Everley Brothers!

  • Mon
    04
    May
    2015
    16:00Adm FREE / Donations nice!

    Sunday Soiree with Proteus, an eight piece jazz band who play numbers from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis, Horace Silver and Herbie Hancock as well as doing tunes by Van Morrison and Warren Zevon. Joined by the excellent jazz singer  Aran McMahon who will serenade you with jazz standards from the 40s, 50s and 60s.

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  • Fri
    08
    May
    2015
    Doors open 9pm€7/€9

    3 men & their guitars but not just any men! Blues guitarists, Brian Meakin & Dick Farrelly along with jazz guitarist, Lee Meehan come together for one night only for a fantastic, soulful night of classics from the 60s and 70s.

  • Sun
    10
    May
    2015
    12 noon - 6pmFREE
    Hot Spot Music Club is going retro on May 10th with a pop up Vintage Fair including stalls selling Vintage Fashions & Accessories, Collectibles & Antiques. Browse the Art exhibition whilst the Hot Spot Music Hall entertains you with performances from Ukulele players and Jazz musicians plus some dance routines from our beautiful burlesque ladies. We'll also have some casual vintage fashion modelling and will serve tea & cakes etc.
    Outside, don't miss the fabulous display of vintage cars courtesy of the Garden County of Ireland Vintage Car Club. All enquiries - email: hotspotmusiclubg@gmail.com
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  • Fri
    15
    May
    2015
    Doors Open 8pm10e /12e

    Tir na nOg have been described as Alt Folk, Prog Folk, Psych Folk, and even Space Folk!. But the duo, formed by Leo O'Kelly & Sonny Condell in 1970, transcends all these categories. What is not in doubt is that they are two of the most original and influential songwriters and performers Ireland has ever produced.

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    tir na nog

  • Sat
    16
    May
    2015
    Doors open 8pmTickets €10/€12

    Ireland’s leading female blues singers are getting ready to sing the blues in Greystones telling the story of woman’s role in the progression of the blues. The show’s content celebrates artists like Bessie Smith, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Etta James, Janis Joplin, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Nina Simone, Ruth Brown, Bonnie Raitt, Peggie Lee, and many more.

    The setlist includes the following iconic songs - Cry Me A River, I’d Rather Go Blind, My Baby Just Cares For Me, Georgia, Summertime, Nobody Knows you when You’re Down and Out, Ain't Got Nobody, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, My Baby Just Cares For Me, This Train, Ain't Nobody's Business, Try A Little Tenderness, Little Red Rooster, Ninety Nine And A Half Wont Do, To Love Somebody.

    Our house blues band comprises Ireland’s best blues musicians including James Delaney who has played with some of the greats like Van Morrison, and Ed Dean one of Ireland’s premier blues guitar players. Our blues divas will be announced shortly.

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  • Sun
    17
    May
    2015
    16:00Free

    HueGrass, Carole Hollywood plus guests

  • Fri
    22
    May
    2015
    Doors open 8pmTickets €7/€9

    The group play popular 60s ballads and perform a range of trad Irish tunes from dance melodies to more delicate medieval airs (turlough O Carolan). Don Mc Donald (low whistles and vocal), Bert Yersey (guitar, banjo, harmonica), Ronnie Kavanagh (vocal, fiddle, bouzouki)

  • Sun
    31
    May
    2015
    16:00Adm Free

    The Hotspot Ukes present award-winning “Pitch Perfect ladies Choir“. An afternoon of song and ukulele.

  • Sat
    06
    Jun
    2015
    Doors 8pm€10/€12

    The Hotclub of Dublin consists of three members of the Gilligan Family, John, Fintan and Daniel, along with Russian gypsy violin player Oleg Ponomarev and  saxophonist Ciaran Wilde. United by their passion for Hotclub and old swing, this vibrant sextet have developed and expanded on the Hotclub style, to include four part vocal harmonies with hints of eastern gypsy flavour. Their repetoire is a collection of original tunes with some old standards included by Django Reinhardt & other great musical talents.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huU0NUessiM

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  • Sun
    07
    Jun
    2015
    17:30Adm FREE / Donations nice!

    Sunday Soiree with Proteus, an eight piece jazz band who play numbers from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis, Horace Silver and Herbie Hancock as well as doing tunes by Van Morrison and Warren Zevon. Joined by the excellent jazz singer  Aran McMahon who will serenade you with jazz standards from the 40s, 50s and 60s.

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  • Sun
    14
    Jun
    2015
  • Wed
    24
    Jun
    2015
    Doors open 8pmTickets €12/€14

    Grant Green, (dob. 6/6/35), legendary Blue Note jazz guitarist and considered by many to be the “father of acid jazz”, would have turned 80 on the 6th of June this year. In celebration of the event, Irish jazz guitarist and singer Nigel Mooney, who acknowledges Green as a major influence, will be performing a series of concerts with organ and drums and a fantastic three-guitar front-line featuring Mooney himself, his old pal Hugh Buckley, and a very special guest, the great Jim Mullen.

    The Frontline: Nigel Mooney, Hugh Buckley &  Jim Mullen. Drummer, Dominic Mullen and organist, Scott Flanigan

  • Sat
    11
    Jul
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €8/€10

    The Great British Invasion is coming to the Hot Spot Music Club on Sat July 11th as part of our Summer of Love celebrations. Paying tribute to the Beatles, the Rolling Stones & the Kinks are our local & lonely hearts' club band - Scott Maher, Rob McKinney, Terry & Michael Meakin. Doors 9pm. Tickets 8e/10e  www.thehotspot.ie

     

  • Sun
    12
    Jul
    2015
    17:00Adm Free/Donations Nice

    Proteus 8 Piece Jazz band playing all the favourites with guest singer, Aran McMahon

  • Fri
    17
    Jul
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €8/€10

    Celebrating the 'Pioneer of Rock n' Roll', Buddy Holly; the powerful & distinctive voice of Roy Orbison and the close harmonies of the Everly Brothers with local band comprising, Scott Maher, the Kelly Brothers and Terry & Michael Meakin

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  • Sat
    18
    Jul
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €10/€12

    Bringing you the best blues from the best band of musicians that Ireland has to offer.
    The BAND: Republic of Loose frontman, Mick Pyro, Guitar & Vocals, Mick has supported U.2., The Roots, Ian Brown, The Neville Brothers, Guns n Roses, Snow Patrol etc. On keyboards, James Delaney, who has played with Sharon Shannon, Van Morrison, Paul Brady, Chuck Berry & Andrew Strong. On guitar, Conor Brady, Conor has toured and recorded with many acts including The Van Diemens, Mary Coughlan, Frances Black, Andrew Strong, The Corrs, etc. Additional band members include accomplished blues musicians, John Querney on Bass and Kevin Malone on Drums. This night is not to be missed.

     

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  • Sun
    19
    Jul
    2015
    16:00Adm Free

    Flynn, Acoustic Set 4pm

    Trad, Folk n' Roots Session 5pm / Musicians welcome

  • Sat
    25
    Jul
    2015
    Doors open 8pmAdvance 15e/ on the door 20e/ (after show party 10e)
    The Honey Drops (Honey Valentine & Pippy Clementine) arrived off a ferry last year on to Irish Shores while on the run from some no good Stateside Mobster fellers. Since then, these deadly dames have been dancing in speakeasys to gin and applause and selling out shows and dance classes all round Dublin and Wicklow.The Honey Drops have met a few characters on their travels and shall be accompanied by some of the absolute cats meow of burlesque artists in Ireland to include Azaria StarfireFoxy P.Cox & Bella Agogo

    On the night there will also be two professional photographers & photobooth, 1930’s vintage car, raffle prizes and music and dancing at the after show party.

    Tickets are available from https://thehoneydropsdeadliestdamesevent.eventbrite.ie

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  • Sun
    09
    Aug
    2015
    17:00Adm Free/Donations Nice

    Sunday Cafe presents the Urban Mojo Blues Band

    Influenced by Chicago  blues styles, rock and funk, ‘The Urbs’ perform a refreshing blend of grooving blues music that really gets you moving. In fact, it would be rude not to. The Moje  pays homage to the original Chicago blues pioneers such as Little Walter, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Sonny Boy Wiliamson, Junior Wells, etc…

  • Fri
    14
    Aug
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €8/€10
    One Horse Pony is a hard driving acoustic blues band based in Cork and features musicians from Ireland, France and Poland. Their unique line-up of guitars, harmonica, double-bass, bodhran and low whistle inspires their fresh take on the blues, while their original material and energetic live performances have won them fans all over the world and made them staples on the Irish and European festival circuit.
    OHP combine superb musicianship, five-piece harmonies and fire ‘n’ brimstone lyrics with an uncompromising drive to deliver their signature form of the Blues.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7qTvyIjcJs
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  • Sat
    15
    Aug
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €10

    The all brother Doors "clone" band formed during their teens in Kilcoole, Co Wicklow. The Meakin brothers have played many venues in Ireland such as "The Olympia", "The Quays", "Dolans", "The Half Moon" and "The Mean Fiddler" to name but a few. Now, many years later, their gigs are few and far between as their lead singer resides in Berlin therefore this is a rare opportunity to see them all back on stage again!

    With a totally authentic sound, and an uncanny accuracy in content, performance, energy and passion to "The Doors" themselves, anyone who partakes of this spiritual ritual of music, theatre and poetry will find themselves translocated in time and space to a little club in LA called the Whisky A-Go-Go in 1967.

    "The back doors" are a quality show with an authentic Doors line-up, Fender bass keys and Hammond Organ by Terry, Brian on guitar, Michael on Drums, and John on Vocals and recital, this is as real as it gets.

    SPECIAL: Any Man who wears Authentic Black or Brown leather jeans can bring their girlfriend in for free!

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  • Fri
    21
    Aug
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €8/ On the door €10

    When it comes to great blues guitarists, this is a celebration of two of the best. Frollickin' blues man, Stevie Ray Vaughan, widely considered one of the most influential electric guitarists  in the history of blues music, and one of the most important figures in the revival of blues in the 1980s. The other - 'King of the Blues' and recently deceased - BB King.  Rolling Stone Magazine ranked BB King  No. 6 in the top 100 guitarists in the world. Giving it their best for the night are 'The Business Blues Band' main man - Pat Farrell along with the best of the Brian Meakin band, an exceptional gifted outfit boasting one of Ireland's finest blues guitarists.

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  • Sun
    23
    Aug
    2015
    17:00Adm Free

    This session is for trad musicians, acoustic instrument enthusiasts, folkies, roots players & singer songwriters of the same vein.  All musicians welcome.

  • Sat
    29
    Aug
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €8/€10

    From the rough and tumble streets of Sydney, Australia, Finn have been performing their lovingly crafted original songs and choice classics to delighted audiences both at home & abroad since 1999. Finn’s original songs combine a lively sense of fun with razor sharp wit and deliver timely observations on such topics as the state of the world, the personal dynamic and the modern urban condition!

    http://www.jfinn.net/index.php/music-videos

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  • Sun
    30
    Aug
    2015
    17:00Adm Free/Donations Nice

    Jazz Trio playing all your old favourites

  • Sun
    30
    Aug
    2015
    Doors open 8pmTickets €8/€10

    HOT Rock Cafe presents Back in the US of A.
    America rocks back to the Great British Invasion bringing you the best of the 60s & 70s - Blues Rock & Psychedilia with our stellar band including Scott Maher & Rob McKinney & the Brother Meakins!

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  • Sun
    13
    Sep
    2015
    16:00Free

    Donny, Burt & friends. Musicians welcome!

  • Fri
    18
    Sep
    2015
    16:00Free

    Donny, Burt & friends. Musicians Welcome

  • Fri
    18
    Sep
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €10/€12

    Regarded as one of the funniest comedians of his generation, Dave's sell out shows are a huge hit
    containing a blend of outrageously funny parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his own
    personal experiences to life.

    Young got his start as the warm up for the Late Late Show and over the course of his career he has worked and played with Billy Connolly & Michael Buble. “On The Edge” takes you on a wild journey of dis-organised mayhem?  Catch Dave at his funniest and always controversial best as he seeks to enlighten you on Marriage, Diets, Sex and The Afterlife.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7ajcuDCcB0

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  • Sat
    19
    Sep
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €10/ €12

    Hot Spot House band plus special guests celebrate the birthday of legendary Canadian singer songwriter, poet and author Leonard Cohen

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  • Sun
    20
    Sep
    2015
    17:00FREE - Donations Appreciated

    Proteus are a jazz band [ 2 saxes, piano, guitar, bass, drums, vocals] and play music from the catalogue of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Oliver Nelson and Herbie Hancock and others ; we also play music from the boss nova era.

    With the talented Aran McMahon on vocals, join us for an evening of excellent jazz tunes and songs.

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  • Fri
    25
    Sep
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €10/ On the door €12

    After recent highlight performances in the National Concert Hall and Belfast Culture Nights Festival’15, ‘The GinaJazz’ & Louis Stewart come together once again. Pianist, Gediminas Karkauskas and vocalist Grazina Pukaite team up with the master of improvisation, the legendary Louis Stewart on guitar along with renowned bassist, Dave Fleming

    This is mood music at it’s best. Vocalist, Gina hails from Lithuania and has been living in Ireland for the last ten years - the beauty of her voice has taken recent Jazz festivals by storm! The musicianship of pianist Gediminas Karkauskas, also from Lithuania and living in Ireland for the last 12 years, appears seamless - but the true jazz lover will appreciate how the "rules" are broken to reshape and re-harmonize jazz standards into truly beautiful music.

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  • Sat
    26
    Sep
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €7/€9

    Mongoose are a four-piece, all-female folk/jazz/acoustic band from Dublin.

    They do lots of vocal harmonies, and mostly their own songs, along with some creative covers including a great cover of Phil Lynott's 'Old Town' to help raise money for the Fr. Peter McVerry Trust. If you like the Webb Sisters, the Henri Sisters & Joni Mitchell, you’ll love these girls. Mongoose recently supported Scullion & Kila at the Hot Spot and are now headlining their own show for the second time.  Early bird & student tickets (with ID) 7e or 9e on the door from 9pm. www.thehotspot.ie

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  • Fri
    02
    Oct
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €8/€10

    The Burns Sisters are an American folk music group known for their tight harmonies. The group has performed and recorded in various sibling constellations and have toured with Arlo Guthrie providing backup vocals and occasionally performing as his opening act

    All the way from Ithaca, New York - The Burns Sisters Band feature Stephan Flaherty on guitar and one of the best dobro players in the USA,  Kevin Maul.

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  • Sat
    03
    Oct
    2015
    Doors open 8pmTickets €10/€12
    A LITTLE (JAZZ) NIGHT MUSIC
    A Tribute to the Music of Stephen Sondheim

    Following her sold-out Ella Fitzgerald show in the HotSpot Music Club in April, Stella Bass returns once again, this time to celebrate Stephen Sondheim’s 85th year with a concert of his most popular songs – with a jazz twist! Featuring wonderful new jazz-tinged arrangements, the programme includes Sondheim’s best-loved songs, bridging the worlds of musicals and jazz.

    The concert celebrates the music of the Academy Award-winning Broadway composer and lyricist who got his first big break in 1957 when hired as lyricist for Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. Two of his own musicals, Sweeney Todd (2007) and the recent Into the Woods (2015) have been adapted for the big screen, and in this new show, Sondheim’s music – including iconic songs such as Broadway Baby, Losing My Mind and the Oscar-winning Sooner or Later – are adapted beautifully with new jazz arrangements.

    His most famous song, Send in the Clowns - is taken from his musical, "A Little Night Music" - hence the title of the show. Not to be missed!

    Excerpts from the Stephen Sondheim evening

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDN3tu1kjrI

     

  • Sun
    04
    Oct
    2015
    17:00Adm Free/Donations Nice

    Sunday Cafe presents the Urban Mojo Blues Band

    Influenced by Chicago  blues styles, rock and funk, ‘The Urbs’ perform a refreshing blend of grooving blues music that really gets you moving. In fact, it would be rude not to. The Moje  pays homage to the original Chicago blues pioneers such as Little Walter, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Sonny Boy Wiliamson, Junior Wells, etc…

  • Fri
    09
    Oct
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €13/€15

    When Mick Hanly penned “Past The Point of Rescue” little did he know that it would take him to Nashville, Tennessee where Hal Ketchum would take it on to the US Country singles and album charts and remain there for weeks; now a standard sung by all where country music is played. Mick formed “Monroe” with Michael O’ Domhall of Bothy Band Fame around 1973 and later would go on to replace Christy Moore in Moving Hearts by far the most innovative and exciting Irish bands ever where the classic song ‘All I Remember” became the anthem of the eighties; the title of  the “Hearts” album and now a classic song of the Christians Brother’s role in Irish education. Christy would even go on to record it himself on his “Time Has Come” album!
    Mick has played with all the greats including Matt Molloy, Declan Synott, Paddy Glackin and toured with Andy Irvine after the demise of Planxty! After that he returned to form his own band “Rusty Old Halo” when the likes of Mary Black were singing and recording his troubadours songs. At this point “Pass The Point Of Rescue” had become the most played and most requested song across 2500 Country music stations in the US making Mick Hanly an international star and respected songwriter. Garth Brooks would say “His songs are real, they mean something, he is one of the best song writers around”...Catch him here on October 9th. Miss him at your peril!

  • Sat
    10
    Oct
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €12/€14

    After 2 sellout performances, Ireland’s leading female blues singers are singing the blues again in Greystones, telling the story of woman’s role in the progression of the blues.  Divas for this evening are Clara Rose, Flo McSweeney & Emma Nicolai. The show’s content celebrates artists like Bessie Smith, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Etta James, Janis Joplin, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Nina Simone, Ruth Brown, Bonnie Raitt, Peggie Lee, and many more.

    The setlist includes the following iconic songs - Cry Me A River, I’d Rather Go Blind, My Baby Just Cares For Me, Georgia, Summertime, Nobody Knows you when You’re Down and Out, Ain't Got Nobody, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, My Baby Just Cares For Me, This Train, Ain't Nobody's Business, Try A Little Tenderness, Little Red Rooster, Ninety Nine And A Half Wont Do, To Love Somebody.

    Our house blues band comprises Ireland’s best blues musicians including James Delaney who has played with some of the greats like Van Morrison, and Ed Dean one of Ireland’s premier blues guitar players.

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  • Sun
    11
    Oct
    2015

    HotSpot Helping Hands is holding an Indoor/Outdoor (street) event on Sunday Oct 11th from Lunchtime until the wee hours!!

    SYRIAN SONG will raise funds for Humanitarian needs for Syrian Refugees.. On board we have: Scott Maher, Michael & Terry Meakin, The Kelly Brothers, The Vintage HotHouse Jazz Band with special guests - Karensa D'arcy & Theresa Bradley, Gabby, Eileen, The HotSpot Ukes & many more. Busking will take place around the town at the same time as continuous live performances on the Hot Spot stage.

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  • Fri
    16
    Oct
    2015
    Doors open 9pmAdmission €7

    The Frantic Trio is an eclectic mix of Folk, Blues, Celtic Rock and Punk.

    The band is comprised of three songwriters, performers, musicians, troubadours and dreamers and they are certainly no strangers to the music circuit both in Ireland and further afield. Between the trio, they bring a serious and mature musical history into the mix, crossing a musical divide and merging into something truly unique.

    Dubbed by Jackie Hayden of Hotpress as similar in a musical vein to Nick Drake, Fran Greene is an adept and restrained self accompanist on guitar, crafting tickling jazz folk arpeggios with nifty guitar picking. His smooth strong smoky vocals leave luminaries of the musical world such as Lee Mavers from the La's in the shade. Fran has three solo albums on the go and has toured extensively.

    Dave Hastie is a household name in Ireland from his time spent as front man with the five piece folk band ‘Jukebox Gypsy.’ Music brought him to Ireland from his native Newcastle Upon Tyne, and he has been likened to Joe Cocker and Graham Nash. His range is impressive as is his high energy performances. He has played the festival and folk circuit in Ireland and Europe for a number of years, his guitar skills would rival many of them, but his voice is the magic in the mix.

    Colm Hassett’s name is one that is easily recognised from his years as the drummer with influential Irish band Whipping Boy (1989-2011). Colm has also studied Indian tabla and classical Indian percussion for nearly ten years. He has toured with Nick Cave, and recorded with a whole host of bands including God is an Astronaut, Stano, the Seagraves and Cold Comfort. Colm is the beautiful diamond in the background, and the heartbeat that elevates the music to a living, breathing maelstrom.

    Lock up your daughters, throw these three together and it gets kinda frantic. The set consists of original material, with a light sprinkling of classic covers, taking you on a journey from melancholic to exhilarating: from a Murder at the Big-Top, to the haunting echoes of Simon and Garfunkle and finished with a nod to Claptonesque 8 bar blues.

    A show not to be missed.

    The frantics

  • Sun
    18
    Oct
    2015
    16:00Free

    Donny, Burt & friends. Musicians welcome!

  • Fri
    23
    Oct
    2015
    Doors open 9pmAdmission €7

    The Frantic Trio is an eclectic mix of Folk, Blues, Celtic Rock and Punk.

    The band is comprised of three songwriters, performers, musicians, troubadours and dreamers and they are certainly no strangers to the music circuit both in Ireland and further afield. Between the trio, they bring a serious and mature musical history into the mix, crossing a musical divide and merging into something truly unique.

    Dubbed by Jackie Hayden of Hotpress as similar in a musical vein to Nick Drake, Fran Greene is an adept and restrained self accompanist on guitar, crafting tickling jazz folk arpeggios with nifty guitar picking. His smooth strong smoky vocals leave luminaries of the musical world such as Lee Mavers from the La's in the shade. Fran has three solo albums on the go and has toured extensively.

    Dave Hastie is a household name in Ireland from his time spent as front man with the five piece folk band ‘Jukebox Gypsy.’ Music brought him to Ireland from his native Newcastle Upon Tyne, and he has been likened to Joe Cocker and Graham Nash. His range is impressive as is his high energy performances. He has played the festival and folk circuit in Ireland and Europe for a number of years, his guitar skills would rival many of them, but his voice is the magic in the mix.

    Colm Hassett’s name is one that is easily recognised from his years as the drummer with influential Irish band Whipping Boy (1989-2011). Colm has also studied Indian tabla and classical Indian percussion for nearly ten years. He has toured with Nick Cave, and recorded with a whole host of bands including God is an Astronaut, Stano, the Seagraves and Cold Comfort. Colm is the beautiful diamond in the background, and the heartbeat that elevates the music to a living, breathing maelstrom.

    Lock up your daughters, throw these three together and it gets kinda frantic. The set consists of original material, with a light sprinkling of classic covers, taking you on a journey from melancholic to exhilarating: from a Murder at the Big-Top, to the haunting echoes of Simon and Garfunkle and finished with a nod to Claptonesque 8 bar blues.

    A show not to be missed.

    The frantics

  • Sat
    24
    Oct
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €13/€15

    John Spillane is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet, dreamer - a canvas filled with colour and brilliance. His music transports the listener and his live performance captivates the audience. In a word filled with strife and upheavel a time-out with John Spillane is enough to ease the load a bit on anyone lucky enough to bask in his light.
    "When I started out with rock bands, I sang in an American accent. Then I heard real Americans sing the blues and it made me feel like a fraud. Ever since then, the most important thing for me is to be true to who I am and where I come from."

    Starting out in Cork as part of Jazz vocal group - The Stargazers, it was in 1992 when a young traditional band called Nomos changed Spillane's life. The band was made up of concertina player, Niall Vallely, Donegal fiddler, Liz Doherty (replaced by Cork fiddle player Vince Milne on the second album), bodhrán player, Frank Torpey, and Gerry McKee on mandocello and bazouki. Spillane played acoustic guitar and fretless electric bass while also contributing songs to the group. Together they toured the world and produced two albums, Set You Free and I Won't Be Afraid Anymore. Spillane then left to pursue a solo career

    John-Spillane

  • Fri
    30
    Oct
    2015
    7pm - 80mTickets €8/€10

    Pre-show Blues Guitar Workshop with Mike Brookfield. Sat Oct 30th 7-8pm at The Hot Spot Music Club. Workshop cost 10e includes 10% off Voucher for Jimismusic.ie. The workshop will encompass all the greatblues playing techniques and the essential blues guitarists equipment.  BOOK a Place NOW

    mike brookfield

  • Sat
    31
    Oct
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €10/€12

    NEW ORLEANS STYLE - PIANO - RHYTHM AND BLUES - on HALLOWEEN

    Van Morrison and Joe Cocker, Albert Lee and Grahame Parker, Meatloaf and Al Green all have one thing in common! What’s that I hear you say?  They have all shared the stage with Gavin Povey who is probably the best exponent of Rhythm & Blues, Boogie-Woogie, Swing, Stride, Funk and Rock & Roll to be seen in Ireland since the foundation of the state almost ninety nine years ago.  Mixed in with this elixir are hints of Jazz, Country and Blues too.  Fellow virtuosos, Felim Gormley on Sax, Simon Farrell on Bass; Shane Atlas on Drums & Dylan Povey on Percussion. Expect classic songs from all eras of New Orleans style music as well as some of their own material. This will be a stompin’, jivin’,  groovin’ evening! We’ll be rolling back the chairs and freeing up the dance floor so dust off your crepe soles and get on down and get rockin! (or just sit quietly and tap your feet!)

    Doors open 9pm -  HALLOWEEN - 50s/60s/70s Dress up is optional but more fun!!

    Ain't Got No Home

    http://youtu.be/V4he0Covro8

    Mardi Gras
  • Sun
    01
    Nov
    2015
    16:00FREE - Donations Appreciated

    Proteus are a jazz band [ 2 saxes, piano, guitar, bass, drums, vocals] and play music from the catalogue of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Oliver Nelson and Herbie Hancock and others ; we also play music from the boss nova era.

    With the talented Aran McMahon on vocals, join us for an evening of excellent jazz tunes and songs.

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  • Fri
    06
    Nov
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €16/€18

    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 Vintage La Touche Shop (cash) or by Ph 087 2917519 (cr.card)

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  • Sat
    07
    Nov
    2015
    Doors open 7.30pm - Show starts 8.30pmTickets - TBA

    Jeeze Louise, looks like The Honey Drops have had to high tail it out of town again with that peskey gangsta hot on their tails. But where have they run too? Come along on Novemeber 7th to see the spooky Burlesque Cabaret tale that will unfold.

    Doors Open 7.30  Show starts 8.30    Tickets - First 20 guests  - 15e / After that it's - 20e

    After Show Party with Magician Macabre & DJ 10.30 - Tickets/Pay on the Door -  10e

    Tickets available from Eventbrite / Vintage La Touche Show, Greystones. Or pay on the Door to the After Show Party

  • Sun
    15
    Nov
    2015
    16:00Adm Free/Donations Nice

    Sunday Cafe presents the Urban Mojo Blues Band

    Influenced by Chicago  blues styles, rock and funk, ‘The Urbs’ perform a refreshing blend of grooving blues music that really gets you moving. In fact, it would be rude not to. The Moje  pays homage to the original Chicago blues pioneers such as Little Walter, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Sonny Boy Wiliamson, Junior Wells, etc…

  • Fri
    20
    Nov
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €8/ On the door €10
    Denise Brennan with her 4 piece band bring you the classics from Barbara Streisand, Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston , Amy Winehouse Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé Knowles, Diana Ross and many many more.

    Denise Brennan brings you on a musical journey through all the best well known songs from some of the most iconic divas that have graced the music industry both old and new. With a four piece band fronted by musical director Paul Barrett on piano and Denise's experience and versatility as a singer/performer this guarantee's to be a night to remember.

  • Sun
    22
    Nov
    2015
    16:00Adm Free/Donations Nice

    A trio of jazz musicians playing all your favourite jazz standards

  • Fri
    27
    Nov
    2015
    Doors Open 9pmTickets €12/€14

    You got to shake it baby! AJA recreates the sounds of one of rock's most legendary and enigmatic bands with stunning precision and energy. The joint will be rockin' to all the Dan classics from Reelin' in the Years to Hey Nineteen and beyond. This 8-piece ensemble features former members of Pretzel Logic and includes some of Dublin's finest jazz, rock and session musicians. No static at all!

    Their live set opens with the entire classic album Aja, hence the name. Featuring : Gerry Farrelly - Keyboards, Greg Boland - Guitar, Tommy Moore - Bass / Vocals, Alan Cunningham - Drums, Johnny Graham - Vocals, Sinead Stone - Vocals, Mark Wilde and Serge Stavilla - Saxophones.

    aja

  • Sat
    28
    Nov
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €8/€10
    The first half of this show is acoustic and the second half is electric!
    Fans of  Levon Helm, Taj Mahal, The Band, Eric Clapton, Ray Charles etc will love this night. The members of the band have been working as professionals in the music industry for many years, working with artists as varied as Van Morrison, Michael Flatley, Shane Mc'Gowan, Sharon Shannon, Paul Brady, Eddi Reader, Declan O'Rourke, Paddy Casey, Mundy, Mary Coughlan, Jerry Fish, Glen Hansard, Damien Dempsey, Michael Buckley, Lisa Lambe, Rosey, etc.
    Band  consists of: Jack Maher: Guitar & Vocals; Bernard Kavanagh: Bass; Jason Duffy: Drums
     If you love good groove and authentic treatment of great songs then you will love this band. This is an acoustic and electric night!
    The Accused
  • Fri
    04
    Dec
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €7/€9

    Influenced by Bob Dylan, The Everly Brothers, Van Morrison, Ray Charles and Simon and Garfunkel. brothers Richie and Jamie Martin have recently recorded their debut album ‘Rhythm of Dawn’. A deep interest in the story telling traditions of Ireland is clearly present in the Martin brother’s songs. They use mythology and fables in some songs as they write about love, life, death, dreams, hopes and fears.

    “Rhythm Of Dawn” is an album of transition, both artistically and thematically. The cyclical theme of the record marks the journey from night to day. Birds feature as a running theme throughout, stitched like a seam into the fabric of the record. There is an apparent tension between beautiful melodic harmonies and heavier darker undertones present in the lyrics and sounds that make up the work.

    The album was recorded at Studio 2, Malahide with established collaborator Keith Lawless (The Fallen EP) and was mixed by Abbey Road veteran engineer Guy Massey (The Beatles, Ed Sheeran, Manic Street Preachers).

    The brothers also took time to experiment with different sounds. Traditional folk instruments such as banjos, mandolins and acoustic guitars meet swirling subtle synthesizers, punchy electric guitars, hypnotic African percussion and chamber orchestras to create a feeling of a timeless journey through night and day.

    In October they played their biggest headline show to date at The Button Factory, Dublin. They have also appeared on The Imelda May Show on RTE. Their debut album "Rhythm of Dawn" has received amazing reviews in Ireland so far including RTE Radio One's album of the week and Today FM's track of the week.

    VIDEO: Postcards
    cry before dawn
  • Sun
    06
    Dec
    2015
    12 noonFREE

    Unique stalls include: French style antiques, vintage for the gentlemen, antique coins, military medals, glamorous vintage evening dresses, furs and accessories, crafted one-off vintage style headpieces and cloche hats. We will also have some very unusual up-cycled and handmade items for sale – patchwork pouffes, hand woven rugs etc.

    So what about all the ENTERTAINMENT on the day: we’ll have lots of live musical entertainment starting at 2pm with the Zoryanna Belly Dancers. Later Aran McMahon will be singing some of the great tunes from the 40s and 50s accompanied by her jazz group and of course our Hot Steppin' Burlesque dames - The Honey Drops will be dropping by. The Hot Spot Ukes will also be performing some tunes from the music hall era!

    We’ll also be serving tea and cakes (or something a little stronger if you like – there is a full bar and barista service all afternoon). So we hope you’ll come and join us at The Hot Spot Music Club between 12 and 6 – JUST FOLLOW THE BUNTING!

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  • Thu
    10
    Dec
    2015
    Doors open 8.30Admission €5 - Please give more if you can afford it

    WH (Wicklow Homeless) Five Loaves is a drop in centre in Bray, assisting the homeless and marginalised in our community e.g. providing  hot meals, support services, tents, sleeping bags, weekly food support & building housing units.

    A STAGE BUSK/Open Mic will take place on Thurs Dec 10th to raise monies for this much needed service.  Come along, enjoy the music and support this great service in our community. Cover charge is €5 - please give more if you can afford it.

    Mic

  • Fri
    11
    Dec
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €8/€10

    Since his debut back in 1999, Ben Reel has released 7 albums and  has gone from strength to strength, receiving critical acclaim from radio & press from around the world.

    Ben’s music has evolved into an honest earthy sound that has matured like a fine wine, drawing from the well of different styles of musical influence from rock, soul, blues, alt folk/Americana, country & reggae which fuses all these genres into a melting pot to create a great sound which has become his own .

    In the past years he has had numerous high profile TV & Radio appearances and airplay under his belt including Bob Harris BBC Radio 2 and has supported names like Jools Holland, Alabama 3, The Cranberries and has collaborated musically with such names as Hal Ketchum, the legendary ‘Blockheads’, award winning saxophonist Gilad Atzmon and co wrote and performed with some of Nashville's finest. The band have previously graced big festivals such as Huntenpop in the Netherlands, Kilkenny rhythm & roots, Cork jazz festival and have also appeared for the first time at Ireland’s premiere music festival “Electric Picnic” in 2014

    www.benreel.com  www.facebook.com/benreel

    www.youtube.com/cosmicshifting

    www.soundcloud.com/benreel

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  • Sun
    13
    Dec
    2015
    16:00Adm Free/Donations Nice

    Sunday Cafe presents the Urban Mojo Blues Band

    Influenced by Chicago  blues styles, rock and funk, ‘The Urbs’ perform a refreshing blend of grooving blues music that really gets you moving. In fact, it would be rude not to. The Moje  pays homage to the original Chicago blues pioneers such as Little Walter, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Sonny Boy Wiliamson, Junior Wells, etc…

  • Fri
    18
    Dec
    2015
    Doors open 9pm10e /12e

    Tir na nOg have been described as Alt Folk, Prog Folk, Psych Folk, and even Space Folk!. But the duo, formed by Leo O'Kelly & Sonny Condell in 1970, transcends all these categories. What is not in doubt is that they are two of the most original and influential songwriters and performers Ireland has ever produced. Special Support on the night from members of OLD HANNAH!

    Time is like a Promise

    Daisy Lady

    tir na nog

  • Sat
    19
    Dec
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €7 /€9

    In the two years since forming The Dublin City Rounders, brothers Rohan & Al Healy, have brought their exciting and unique brand of old timey, vaudeville & western swing from pubs and clubs across Ireland and the UK, to the grounds of the Aras an Uachatrain and the US Ambassador's Residence. From Burlesque & Cabaret shows to national TV as finalists on TG4's Busker Abu. They played for 10,000 people atop a tram on O'Connell st during Road to the Rising, and when Garth Brooks let the nation down The Rounders were playing at Dublin Airport arrivals to bring a smile to those who'd made the trip!

    On Saturday December 19th The Dublin City Rounders perform for the first time in Greystones, bringing with them all their energy, wit, exuberant fashion sense and of course good, solid old time music.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gH8JLyHOD0

    Quotes: 

    "I love the Dublin City Rounders. It's like watching Hank William, Bill Monroe, Lux Interior, The Cramps and The Cure all mixed up together down in the Lower East Side, New York. Perfection!" - Fiachna Ó Braonáin, The Hot House Flowers

    "The Healys’ “rootsy, country-meets-punk, antique blues, vaudevillian thing” perfectly encompasses the bewilderingly numerous threads that make up the cooler end of “country” music" - Kathy Sheridan, Irish Times.

    “Makes me want to shoot a gun into the roof and drink moonshine from a jam jar!” Jonny Tennant - Folk Club Organiser, Traditional Arts Collective Member, Multi-instrumentalist

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  • Sun
    20
    Dec
    2015
    16:00FREE - Donations Appreciated

    Proteus are a jazz band [ 2 saxes, piano, guitar, bass, drums, vocals] and play music from the catalogue of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Oliver Nelson and Herbie Hancock and others ; we also play music from the boss nova era.

    With the talented Aran McMahon on vocals, join us for an evening of excellent jazz tunes and songs.

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  • Thu
    31
    Dec
    2015
    Doors open 8.30Tickets €16 / Pre Christmas booking - €14

    JIVE OUT THE OLD  -  CHARLESTON IN THE NEW  –  ROCK ON INTO THE NIGHT

    You are cordially invited to a unique music extravaganza at The Hot Spot Music Club in Greystones on New Years Eve. Let us entertain you with a Vaudeville show - crooning tunes from the roaring twenties all the way up to those rockin' numbers from the fifties, Ma She’s Making Eyes at Me, Wont You Come Home Bill Bailey, Yes Sir That’s My Baby. And after Puttin On The Ritz you can dance the Charleston and get a free bottle of wine for the best dressed flapper!

    Entering the fifties - think Frankie Avalon, Bobby Vee, Billy Fury, Fats Domino, Buddy Holly and the king himself Elvis! Dance to Country Music, Gran Ole’ Opry Style with a Rockin Rollin Country Strollin Road Show.

    Neat Dress Essential!....only Jokin......come whatever way you like but remember there will be a prize for the best dressed from the ‘20’s 30’s 40’s & 50’s’!

     

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