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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)

  • Sat
    07
    Jan
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €13* - €15

    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 Dec 14th

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  • Sun
    05
    Feb
    2017
    16:30Donations for the Caroline Foundation welcome

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  • Fri
    10
    Feb
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €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.

    http://www.martinsimpson.com/

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  • Sat
    11
    Feb
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €14 - €16

    Due to the death of our much loved Ladies Man, the recently sold out Leonard Cohen tribute is coming back to the Hot Spot on February 11th, with an even bigger band of musicians & guests! There is a limited number of tickets available for 14e.

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  • Sat
    18
    Feb
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €14 - €16

    Due to the death of our much loved Ladies Man, the recently sold out Leonard Cohen tribute is coming back to the Hot Spot on February 18th, with an even bigger band of musicians & guests! There is a limited number of tickets available for 14e.

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  • Sun
    19
    Feb
    2017
    16:30Admission Free/Donations Welcome

    Eamon MurrayDarin “Diego” Joye

    Eamon is one of Ireland's top harmonica players, an excellent tenor sax player & singer who has worked with too many line ups to mention including Emotional Fish, Luka Bloom, Rocky de Valera and The Rhythm Kings, The Cajun Kings, Chris Meehan and his Redneck Friends,  and his own band Fattenin' Frogs for Snakes.

    In the last few years Eamon has recorded with Jimmy McCarthy, Luka Bloom, Nigel Mooney, Clannad and The Ed Deane band.

    www.aimomusic.ie 

    Darin “Diego” Joye was reared on a slice of old California scrubland near the outskirts of San Diego County. A steady diet of Hank Thompson, Leon Russell, and Willie ‘n’ Waylon records planted a permanent twang in young Diego’s heart that emerged when he first picked up the guitar and started picking. Thirty years on, Diego has worked up a few chops on Mandolin, Lap Steel, Piano, Bass, and Drums to round out his musicality and keep things interesting. Since landing in Ireland he has played with  a number of line ups including The Yellers (USA) and The Birds of Olympus.

    They will be playing an eclectic mix of Blues, Country and Jazz, including great tunes by Little Walter and Muddy Waters, Willie Nelson and Bobby Charles, Mose Alison, Ray Charles and Duke Ellington.

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  • Fri
    24
    Feb
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets - €14 - €16
    NoCrows is an eclectic sextet featuring violinist Steve Wickham of Waterboy's fame, Anna Houston from Switzerland on cello and mandolin, Russian Violinist Oleg Ponomarev, Spanish guitarist Felip Carbonell, Ray Coen on fiddle & guitar and bassist Eddie Lee.  NoCrows repertoire is truly global as their music ranges from Portugal to Moldova, from Brittany to Russia, from Venezuela to Greece and beyond. The band borrows from the classical oeuvre as it does from jazz, trad, folk and world music as well as the band members own compositions. Mallorcan guitarist Felip Carbonell with his flamenco/manouche style guitar provides the engine for the band’s exciting and stylish music. The bands melodies arrive on the wings of the violin, mandolin and cello. Steve Wickham of ‘the Waterboys’ and Oleg Ponomarev are the violinists.  Tickets may purchased on this website, by phone 087 291 7519 or Pay on Door.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubaY5yblAqs&app=desktop

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  • Fri
    03
    Mar
    2017
    Sat
    04
    Mar
    2017
    20:00Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray

    PLEASE NOTE: This show has moved to the bigger stage at Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray.  Show starts at 8pm. Tickets 20e/18e   Book online - www.mermaidartscentre.ie or phone box office 01 2724030 

    A music journey charting women’s role in the progression of the blues, features Flo Mc Sweeney, Clara Rose Monahan, Emma Nicolai & Jhil Quinn. This show premieres in the Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray on Sat July 16th.

    It was Valentine’s day 1920 when Mamie Smith stepped up to the microphone in The Okeh Company in New York and shouted out “That Thing Called Love”, making the first recording of a black female vocalist! It led to a second recording which sold 75000 copies in its first month of release and although it wasn’t a classic blues recording it opened the door to a generation of “Classic Blues” vocalists.

    Through that door came Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, Alberta Hunter and many more transforming the blues from local folk music into the art form it is today. These blues women brought black culture into the American main stream. These women are the “Classic Women“ of the blues and have made a significant contribution to the development of jazz and blues in popular music. As the recording industry developed, male country blues singers were discovered, but it was the ladies who kick started it all!

    In ‘Ladies in the Blues’ we pay tribute to these women, singing such songs as CC Ryder, St James Infirmary, Black Coffee Blues, I Put a Spell on You, Bring it on Home to Me, Ball and Chain, Piece of My Heart, Feelin' Good, Little Red Rooster, I'd Rather Go Blind, Ain't Nobody's Business and many more.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sB2w3VaLAg

    Misunderstood - Emma Nicolai, James Delaney, Ed Deane, Kevin Malone & Garv Gallagher

    https://soundcloud.com/user-708241042/dont-let-me-be-misunderstood

    www.ladiesintheblues.com

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  • Fri
    03
    Mar
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets/Admission €8
    Monsters of Metal are a 5 piece heavy metal tribute band from Dublin covering classic heavy metal bands from Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Whitesnake, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Van Halen, Dio, Motorhead, Guns & Roses, Motley Crue and many more,
    Its a 2 hour set complete with backdrops giving the show an authentic Rock n Roll Atmosphere
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  • Sat
    04
    Mar
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets/Admission €7

    Heading off to SXSW in Austin, Texas in a few weeks time, it’s unheard of for a band to blend and migrate between sonic textures with such casual prowess as have The Birds of Olympus. ‘Boulder dash’, you say, ‘that’s unheard of.’ Well, prepare yourself for some new truth, my friend. Prepare for a brain bomb.

    They say it all began the day Spud Murphy had a thunderous headache. Out from the cracks and crevices of his skull came the fully formed Birds of Olympus.The Birds descended from the lofty heights of the abstract air into the earthly realm of the human heart, the Dance. There they shifted form, metamorphosing into vine-like serpents that swam into the (reverberating) canals of the ears of those whom had finally learned to hear. Hear the call. The call of something intangible that inexplicably makes human flesh move, come alive.

    The Birds of Olympus incorporate different, sometimes opposing, sounds in order to achieve a consonance that registers as both mellow and powerful at the same time. For instance, just as the earthy psychedelic and tranquilized beats of songs like ‘Lights Out’ and ‘Cinder to the Sun’ have you nestled into that thoughtful place, ‘Vine of the Soul’ rolls in all rosy-eyed and looking for a dance. It’s a mixed bag.

    Formed in the breezey coastal town of Wicklow, the band is the brainchild of former Hybrasil frontman Spud Murphy, Donal Colohan (Guitar), and Derek Byrne (Drums), Darin Joye (Guitar) and Rory Clarke (Bass).   https://soundcloud.com/birdsofolympus

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  • Sun
    05
    Mar
    2017
    16:30Admission Free/Donations Welcome

    Enjoy a chilled afternoon in the complany of John O Regan and Damian Hillan aka Johnny & the Great Dames, playing a mixture of fok rock & blues from Paul Simon to Lou Reed.

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  • Sat
    11
    Mar
    2017
    Doors open 8pmAdvance purchase €10 / Pay on door €12

    Join us for our New Orelans style Rhythm n' Blues, Rock n'Roll &  Social Dance Night. This fun-filled night is suitable for everyone and aims to provide an evening filled with great dance music from live band, Gavin Povey & the Oke She Moke She Pops! 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!)

    Van Morrison and Joe Cocker, Albert Lee and Grahame Parker, Meatloaf and Al Green all have one thing in common!  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. Expect classic songs from all eras of New Orleans style music as well as some of their own material.

    50s/60s/70s Dress up is optional but more fun!!

    Iko Iko

    Hook, Line & Sinker

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  • Fri
    17
    Mar
    2017
    15:00

    Come along and listen or participate in our open session. Singers & musicians welcome.

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  • Sat
    18
    Mar
    2017
    Doors open 8pmAdvance purchase €7 / Pay on door €9
    David Rooney with full band featuring songs from his debut album Bound Together plus a display of his artwork.
    Support from  Mildred Fox and Christian Hind

    In January 2016, David Rooney began recording his debut album ‘Bound Together’. With Declan O’Rourke as co-producer he put together some of the finest musicians in the country. These included jazz drummer Conor Guilfoyle and bassist Baz Rycraft who along with Jay Wilson on piano, create a broad soundscape for Rooney’s songs to inhabit. Add in the sweetness and spice of Palestinian vocalist Ruba Shamshoum and you have a genre defying collection of songs that draw from folk, jazz, and country, all played with more than a little soul. A Kilmacanogue resident, David will be having his Co. Wicklow launch of the album at the Hotspot on March 18th. with the full recording band.

    David is better known as a visual artist. As a contributor to The Irish Times and Hotpress, his editorial illustration work has reflected the tumultuous changes in Irish society. Recent work has focused mainly on cultural projects including the BBC series ‘The Story of Ireland’, Titanic Experience Belfast and the Stonehenge Visitor Centre.

    ‘1916 - Portraits and Lives’, was published by the Royal Irish Academy. The 42 original portraits, were exhibited in Kilmainham Gaol for 2016 and will soon move to the Pearse Museum in Rathfarnham. Prints from the exhibition will be on display at the concert.

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  • Sun
    26
    Mar
    2017
    16:30Adm Free

    Pat invites you to come along, sit beside the fireplace and listen. Celebrate the great artists of the folk era to the present day from country, jazz'n blues and ragtime to Irish traditional songs and ballads, covering all genres of music in an acoustic format. Please note we encourage the audience to singalong but this is not an open mic or singer songwriter session. Your hosts are Pat, Billy, Mick & Bert. Each week invited guest musicians will join the session. To participate, contact patbyr@gmail.com or leave your details at the Hot Spot.

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  • Sun
    02
    Apr
    2017
    16:30Free

    Friendly and welcoming  session for players’ and listeners’. New musicians welcome to join in. Folk, Trad, blues etc..  Hosted by Donny

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    Photo by Vincent O Rourke - Gallery of Greystones Photos by Vincent & Anna O Rourke

  • Sun
    09
    Apr
    2017
    16:30Adm Free

    Pat invites you to come along, sit beside the fireplace and listen. Celebrate the great artists of the folk era to the present day from country, jazz'n blues and ragtime to Irish traditional songs and ballads, covering all genres of music in an acoustic format. Please note we encourage the audience to singalong but this is not an open mic or singer songwriter session. Your hosts are Pat, Billy, Mick & Bert. Each week invited guest musicians will join the session. To participate, contact patbyr@gmail.com or leave your details at the Hot Spot.

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  • Sat
    15
    Apr
    2017
    Doors open 8pmPre book €8 / Pay €10 on door

    Easter Saturday Party – Come resurrect yourself on the Hotspot dancefloor!

    The Wicklow Dance Club is taking a break from its Bel Air base and moving closer to town to the Hot Spot Music Club. Two comfortable rustic rooms for dancing, sitting, chatting, drinking at the bar, and dancing again....  The rhythms remain the same – always different – from all corners and all comers. The punters are warm, friendly and gesturally expressive!  We hope you can make it!

    1916 7 Vanity Fair Dancers by the Sea

     

  • Fri
    28
    Apr
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €8 - €10

    Soul Agreed

    Representing the legends of Northern Soul, Motown and some unsung heroes; they couldn’t agree on a name but they did on soul. A band was born and finally named by six devoted parents.

    Fronted by the rich and rootsy vocals of Lou Max, with soulful sax from Tony Two Times, kickin’ keys from Major Pete-atonic and Twisted Thorn on funky guitar. Keeping it real and keeping the rhythm are Turnaround Tony (bass) and C. Fields (drums).

    We hope you’re ‘Comin’ Down’! So ‘Reach Out’ of your ‘Rocking Chair’ and ‘Get Ready’ to twist those heels to Jackie Wilson’s squeals. Lend your lobes to the sounds of Sharon Jones. Don’t miss the ‘Long Train Runnin’ or you’ll have to walk ’25 Miles’ with ‘Nowhere to Run’. ‘Hold On’ to your wig and don’t miss the gig or you’ll be ‘Cussin’ & Cryin’ that you only ‘Heard it through the Grapevine’.

    Soul Agreed Poster

  • Sun
    30
    Apr
    2017
    17:00Adm Free

    Celebrate the great artists of the folk era to the present day from country, jazz'n blues and ragtime to Irish traditional songs and ballads, covering all genres of music in an acoustic format. Please note we encourage the audience to singalong but this is not an open mic or singer songwriter session. Your hosts are Pat, Billy, Mick & Bert. Each week invited guest musicians will join the session. To participate, contact patbyr@gmail.com or leave your details at the Hot Spot.

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  • Fri
    05
    May
    2017
    Doors open 8pmAdvance purchase €8 / Pay on door €10

    Chicago-born jazz/punk/barrelhouse musician Stephanie Nilles has been doin’ Kesey proud one bar at a time since 2008, hustling around the United States, Europe, and Canada (except from 2009-2010 for legal reasons), averaging 150 gigs a year, and captivating unsuspecting listeners with a voice that would make Jelly Roll Morton look orthodox and Ma Rainey look sober.

    Stephanie has performed regularly on the east village anti-folk scene; sung with Bobby McFerrin in Carnegie Hall, directed the musical program of a Brooklyn burlesque series, covered Busta Rhymes’ “Break Ya Neck” in the skeletal remains of a bombed-out cathedral in Nuremberg, been invited to perform official showcases at SXSW and International Folk Alliance, and self-released 4 full-length albums

    https://youtu.be/ReeCQX4_xhA

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  • Fri
    12
    May
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €10 - €12

    Bringing you the best blues from the best band of musicians that Ireland has to offer.
    The BAND includes: 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. And on keyboards, James Delaney, who has played with Sharon Shannon, Van Morrison, Paul Brady, Chuck Berry & Andrew Strong.

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  • Sun
    14
    May
    2017
    17:00Admission Free/Donations Welcome

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  • Sat
    20
    May
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €15* - €20

    Dublin trad legends & Wicklow locals, Kila return to the Hot Spot on May 2oth. Check out this stunning review of their new album, Alive.

    Recorded during Kila’s 2016 tour of venues and festivals throughout Ireland – specifically at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght and Vicar Street – this live outing showcases the eight-piece South Dublin collective at the height of their magnificent onstage powers. With crowd noise low in the mix, there’s little sense initially of it being an actual live recording. But the playing is, as always with Kila, energetic and inspired, while the band – still led by the O’Snodaigh brothers, Colm, Rossa and Ronan – retain their wonderful sense of musical adventure.

    Pulsating and polyrhythmic, the opener ‘An Tiománaí’ – that’s ‘The Driver’ as Gaeilge – sets the scene for an incendiary ride through their two-decade long catalogue. Blending swampy guitar, a part spoken-word vocal, and an infectious traditional air, it captures all the elements which have made Kila such a unique live force.

    An instrumental, ‘Skinheads’, starts out in a slow, mellow fashion, with some lovely ensemble playing, seamlessly weaving whistles, flute and guitar together, before igniting into in an almost Riverdance-style crescendo of fast rhythms and dense organic textures. Displaying influences ranging from Horslips and Moving Hearts to Jethro Tull, the epic seven-minute piece goes through several time signature changes, before building to a spectacular finale. This is great stuff.

    Meanwhile a funky bassline and an urgent melody underscore the familiar ‘Electric Landlady’ – a popular single from around a decade or so ago that puns exquisitely on the Jimi Hendrix album title – while the harmonies on the largely a capella ‘Raise the Road’ are impressively precise.

    Elsewhere, Middle Eastern and Afro textures are apparent on the atmospheric ‘Pota’, underlining Kila’s world music credentials, while other highlights include the haunting ballad ‘Babymouse’ and ‘Mutatu’, which showcases the wonderful uileann pipe playing of James Mahon. Long may they dance rings around us all...

    Limited Seating. Tickets available online, from Hot Spot during opening hours or by Ph 087 291 7519 (cr.card).

    *FIRST 15 Tickets are €15!!  Then €18 - €20

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  • Sun
    21
    May
    2017
    17:00Adm Free

    Celebrate the great artists of the folk era to the present day from country, jazz'n blues and ragtime to Irish traditional songs and ballads, covering all genres of music in an acoustic format. Please note we encourage the audience to singalong but this is not an open mic or singer songwriter session. Your hosts are Pat, Billy, Mick & Bert. Each week invited guest musicians will join the session. To participate, contact patbyr@gmail.com or leave your details at the Hot Spot.

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  • Fri
    26
    May
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €8 - €10

    Global Dance night with DJ Nigel Woods

    The Wicklow Dance Club is taking a break from its Bel Air base and moving closer to town to the Hot Spot Music Club. Two comfortable rustic rooms for dancing, sitting, chatting, drinking at the bar, and dancing again....  The rhythms remain the same – always different – from all corners and all comers. The punters are warm, friendly and gesturally expressive!  We hope you can make it! Free Dance / All Ages!

    1916 7 Vanity Fair Dancers by the Sea

     

  • Sat
    27
    May
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €12 - €14

    Bob Dylan's 76th Birthday Bash.

    Hot Spot House Band includes James Delaney on keys, Paul Kelly (Fleadh Cowboys) on fiddle, Colm Quearney on lead guitar plus a treasure trove of guest musicians including Hank Wedel all the way up from Cork!

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  • Sun
    28
    May
    2017
    17:00Admission 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

  • Sat
    10
    Jun
    2017
    Doors 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
    Isra: Bass

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  • Fri
    16
    Jun
    2017
    Doors 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!

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  • Fri
    23
    Jun
    2017
    Doors 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.

    https://youtu.be/FpnJDoPYSCo

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  • Sat
    24
    Jun
    2017
    Doors 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."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO6zakt0lgc

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z-mo73oDk8

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  • Fri
    21
    Jul
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €12 - €14

    Daniel Jeanrenaud alias ‘The Camden Cat’ and Rockin’ Roll king of the London underground is heading your way for a short Irish tour. He has assembled a band of Irish musicians to augment his sound of the greats!

    Throughout his career, Daniel Jeanrenaud has shared a bill, and hung out with the likes of; Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Bo Diddley and more. Daniel’s first band to break into the industry was 'The Kingsnakes' - which he formed with several members of American cult punk band 'The Flamin Groovies'.  Chuck Berry even named Daniel's favourite Gibson guitar 'Nadine' after borrowing it on tour at Bill Grahams 'Old Waldorf' in downtown San Francisco. The Kingsnakes parted ways in the mid-nineties, playing their last show at the Olympia in Paris with 'Screamin' Jay Hawkins'

    Since then Daniel has been the man behind a legendary 12-year residency at the Marathon in Camden Town attracting the likes of Paul Weller, Jarvis Cocker, Liam & Noel Gallagher, and Amy Winehouse to the crowds. Daniel has also regularly jammed at the restaurant with Chas Smash of Madness, and even performed a few songs with Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads, and with Jack White of the White Stripes which was covered by Kerrang! and NME Magazine in 2002.

    If you like Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochrane, Elvis or Fats Domino do not miss this tour! Daniel Jeanrenaud is fronting James Delaney on keyboard who has played with Chuck Berry himself as well as Van Morrison; Simon Farrell on double bass who toured with Imelda May in 2008 and Shane Atlas on drums. Other bands under their collective belts include Gavin Povey & the Pavement Kings.

    The ‘Roll Over Beethoven Tour’ rolls into Greystones for a slot on July 21. Doors open 8pm. Tickets €12 - €14.  Roll Over Beethoven and dig these rhythm and blues.

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  • Sat
    29
    Jul
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €8 - €10
    Buddy 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.
    buddy mondlock
  • Sat
    12
    Aug
    2017
    Doors open 8pm€15 / Concession €10

    8-9:30PM 5Rhythms® SYP Session.

    Sweat Your Prayers is an open and permissive dance space to practice the 5Rhythms:- flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical & stillness. NO teaching here.  Followed by a Dj set 9:30PM - late. Feel free to bring nibbles to share. Full bar available.

    Sherron-3

  • Sun
    13
    Aug
    2017
    Doors 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.

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

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  • Sun
    20
    Aug
    2017
    17:00Tickets/Admission €8

    Formed out of the ashes of Change Nothing, The Hidden Revolution are "certainly experimental", "sometimes indie" and "rocky in parts".  The band is: "Chris Wise – vocals, guitar; Dale Harrop – lead guitar; Ian Sanderson – the bass; Houston Ramm – drums, humming."

    What type of music do you play?
    "We wouldn't want to label it anything really but if we had to… erm… certainly a range of eclectic influences, Queens Of The Stone Age, Mars Volta, Jeff Buckley, Zeppelin to name a few, but we think you're better off going to listen and making your own mind up. Certainly experimental, sometimes indie, rocky in parts. We just use our ears."

    Local up & coming band from Kilcoole, the Feuds are supporting this UK band on the day. The Feuds were recently selected as one of ten bands to play electric picnic as part of the 2fm 'Play the Picnic' competition and also won the judge's prize in the recent 'Stepping Stones Battle of the Bands' sponsored by Greystones 2020 & the Greystones Guide. As part of the prize the Feuds got to record their amazing new single and video in the Hot Spot Music Club


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHU401grCJQ

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  • Sat
    09
    Sep
    2017
    Doors open 8pmAdm €15 - Concession €12

    Global Dance night with DJ Nigel Woods

    The Wicklow Dance Club is taking a break from its Bel Air base and moving closer to town to the Hot Spot Music Club. Two comfortable rustic rooms for dancing, sitting, chatting, drinking at the bar, and dancing again....  The rhythms remain the same – always different – from all corners and all comers. The punters are warm, friendly and gesturally expressive!  We hope you can make it! Free Dance / All Ages!

     

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  • Sun
    10
    Sep
    2017
    16:30Admission Free/Donations Welcome
    UZIZI (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.
    uzizi
  • Fri
    15
    Sep
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €10 or Pay on the Door
    Thinner Lizzy are a 5 piece Thin Lizzy tribute band from Co. Wicklow. The band features Johnny Dillon on lead vocals, Ronan Carroll and Brendan Curran on lead guitar, Gavin Molony on bass and Brendan Smyth on drums. All members are regular players on the Leinster rock, blues and alternative circuit and have many years experience between them. Formed in 2016 out of a mutual admiration for the original band, Thinner Lizzy strive to recreate some of the most recognizable and iconic songs in rock history:
    The band’s repertoire includes the incredible Live & Dangerous album, featuring all the well known Lizzy classics such as Jailbreak, Boys Are Back In Town, Are You Ready, Don’t Believe A Word, The Rocker, Emerald as well as other well known hits such as, Black Rose, Things Ain't Working Out Down At The Farm, Waiting For An Alibi and Cold Sweat. 2 hours of classic Irish rock!
    Greystones Support band - Ramble On (rock band who play Zeppelin, Sabbath etc)
    Thinner lizzy Hot Spot
  • Sun
    17
    Sep
    2017
    16:30Adm Free

    Pat invites you to come along, sit beside the fireplace and listen. Celebrate the great artists of the folk era to the present day from country, jazz'n blues and ragtime to Irish traditional songs and ballads, covering all genres of music in an acoustic format. Please note we encourage the audience to singalong but this is not an open mic or singer songwriter session. Your hosts are Pat, Billy, Mick & Bert. Each week invited guest musicians will join the session. To participate, contact patbyr@gmail.com or leave your details at the Hot Spot.

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  • Fri
    22
    Sep
    2017
    Doors 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 AUGUST 30th

     

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  • Sun
    24
    Sep
    2017
    17:00Tickets €12/€14
    Eric Taylor is a master storyteller and has been one of the finest southern songwriters for the last four decades. Influencing such well-known artists as Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett (both of whom have covered several of his songs) and Steve Earle, Taylor tours extensively throughout North America and Europe. He has appeared on Austin City LimitsLate Night With David Letterman, NPR's "Morning Edition" and "Mountain Stage" and BBC Radio. A mesmerizing performer whose shows will leave you wanting more.
    "Taylor may sing of the past, of bar rooms and hay fields and even Johnny Cash, but his characters want the same things we do. They want love and redemption. They want some fun and happiness. They want respect and sometimes even a little vengeance. Taylor's people are just like us, it's just that their tales are exquisitely told." – Al Kaufman, Atlanta Music Guide
    "I'm always the opening act when I'm around Eric. I love his voice, and he has a great narrative quality and sense of detail. He sort of takes you out of your own reality and into the reality of his songs. It's good writing no matter how you cut it." – Lyle Lovett
    "He's the real deal. Eric Taylor was one of my heroes and teachers when I started playing around Houston in the early 1970s." – Steve Earle
    Live At The Red Shack trailer
    Carnival Jim and Jean (live performance with video montage)
    Songs:

    eric taylor

  • Fri
    29
    Sep
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €8 - €10
    Virtuouso Blues Rocker, Mike Brookfield honed his craft while playing in a number of musical shows in London’s West End back in the 1990s. At the turn of the century he moved to Ireland and while acting as a Music Coordinator in RTE where he worked on shows and events such as The Café, the Meteor Music Awards, the Childline Concert and The Late Late Show, he performed with many well known international artists. Eventually he decided that he needed to make his own music and two years ago he released his debut album, Love Breaks the Fall, which attracted glowing reviews from the music press.
    Now Mike is ready to release his second album simply entitled “Brookfield”. This record is more than a sonic essay in the blues. It’s the raw - untreated, unregulated and unvarnished - sound of an artist at the peak of his powers.
    “Brookfield is a master of his craft, a guitarist of great skill and tone.”
    Blues In Britain Magazine

    “Murderous blues rock thunderstorms…. the man simply does it all… awesome!”

    Blues News Magazine

    "Mike Brookfield is a virtuoso blues rocker… What he can do with his Stratocaster, is bloody impressive.”

    Blues Matters Magazine
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  • Sun
    01
    Oct
    2017
    16:00Admission Free/Donations Welcome

    We Raise Bears bring their unique sound to The Hot Spot as part of an upcoming Irish Tour. We Raise Bears’ music has continued to gain critical attention, with BBC Radio recently attributed it with having "such a uniqueness in sound, a character, a confidence and an intelligence as well". Their now recognisably poignant and political lyricism has been described as “stunning” (Dublin Concerts).

    In November 2016, the band released a well-received debut EP, which gained airplay across BBC radio, RTE radio 1, 2FM and TXFM, as well as on Irish and UK regional stations. We Raise Bears have performed at festivals that include Hard Working Class Heroes, Other Voices, Canalaphonic, Electric Picnic, Vantastival, Ones to Watch and regional arts festivals. They have delighted in headlining at venues around the country and also in sharing stages with acts like We Cut Corners, Cathy Davey and Conor O’Brien.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a5b7AyBqCk

    “Beguiling…new band for potential future hit parade” - Jim Carroll, The Irish Times

    “Definitely a band to keep an eye on, they immediately stand out from the crowd” - Chris Jones, Music Journalist

    "We Raise Bears manage to create a new sound that is thoroughly their own" - Dee Reddy, TXFM

    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/weraisebears

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  • Sat
    07
    Oct
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €12 - €14

    Acclaimed Irish duo of singer / actress Honor Heffernan and composer/ keyboard player Trevor Knight (Auto Da Fe), present their new Cabaret/Speakeasy-style show, “The Whistling Girl”. The original and unique music composed by Trevor transforms the poems of Dorothy Parker into songs, using her witty, droll and sometimes heart rending lyrics. With a lineup of highly renowned Irish musicians the atmosphere for a spellbinding evening of music with a theatrical element is brought to life. Garvan Gallagher bass, Tom Jamieson drums, Ed Deane electric guitar, Ciaran Wilde saxophones, Bill Blackmore / Ray Martin horns.

    Each of the songs create individual tableaux or dream moments from Parker’s psyche, conjuring up images from her tempestuous life of outrageous celebrity, as founding member of the notorious Algonquin set in New York, and as civil rights activist in America and Spain during the Spanish Civil War.

    Sometimes a role comes along that allows a performer to weave all the strands of their artistry into one darkly thrilling tapestry; Honor Heffernan has found such a role in The Whistling Girl; a daring production that uses music, song and elements of theatre to celebrate the life of the legendary wit and writer, Dorothy Parker.  Billy Hanluain, Writer

    “I shall stay the way I am, because I do not give a damn!”    – Dorothy Parker

    https://youtu.be/p18we0Tyyoc

    www.facebook.com/thewhistlinggirl

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  • Sun
    08
    Oct
    2017
    16:00FreeA

    Brian Whelan & friends pay tribute to Hank Williams, an American singer-songwriter and musician regarded as one of the most significant country music artists of all time.

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  • Fri
    20
    Oct
    2017
    Show starts 9.30pmAdmission Free/Donations Welcome for 5 Loaves

    Peter Moore and The Wandering Harries have been together in various incarnations for over 25 years. From the legendary sunday sessions started in McDaids around '87. From there to Kennys, then The Castle Inn, The Mezz and once off shows in the Cobblestone and JJs.
    Expect the unexpected...

    There is no cover charge for this gig but donations to the 5 loaves would be greatly appreciated

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9BCYnZUV4g

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  • Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €10 / Pay on door €12

    Following on from their amazing gig in the Hotspot last March Soul Revival  make their return to the Hotspot on Saturday October 21st. With the mighty sound of a three piece brass section, soulful guitar, keyboards and featuring the sensational vocals of  Wayne Richardson (who is also lead vocalist with the Dublin Gospel Choir), Soul Revival perform the perfect blend of contemporary R’N’B, Soul, and Funk.  The band recreate timeless classics from the legendary Motown,  Atlantic and Stax labels, as well as the music and songs of Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Amy Winehouse, Otis Redding, Gnarls Barkley, Prince, Jackie Wilson, Otis Redding, Van Morrison to name a few.

    Their set includes many of the above artists' hits such as Higher and Higher, It’s A Mans World, Crazy, I Feel Good, Mustang Sally, I’m No Good, Superstition, Love And Happiness, Take Me To the River, Moondance, Masterblaster – Jammin, Try A Little Tenderness, Ex’s and Oh’s, Unchain My Heart, Proud Mary, Midnight Hour and much more.

    Band Line up includes: Pete Mc Gowan - guitar, Clare Stephens - Trombone, Wayne Richardson -Vocals, Christian Hind - Bass, Vocals, Dermot Jeffares -Drums, Ken Potter - Trumpet, Francesco Manno - Saxaphone and Peter Reade - Keyboards

    Get your danceing shoes out and dont miss a great night of music.

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  • Fri
    27
    Oct
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €16* - €18
    With 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

    Luka poster
  • Sat
    04
    Nov
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €10 or Pay on the Door

    The legendary Cyclones, recently featured in the RTÉ 1 documentary " Night of the Cyclones" come back together again as part of their

    "Still alive and kickin AND rockin " mini tour. The band, fronted by Greystones music man Brian Whelan, will feature music by the 60's greats, Elvis, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee, The Shadows, Beatles, Stones and many others. The music and the dancing promises to send you home " sweatin". The documentary will be shown before the gig

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  • Fri
    17
    Nov
    2017
    Doors open 8pm€14 - €16

    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.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdD8QaNVMtQ&list=PL-98WDJXnmpLFx-3M882bpKhDbUbzrUQ4

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

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  • Sat
    18
    Nov
    2017
    Doors open 8pm€14 - €16

    Ireland’s premier tribute to the Super group Fleetwood Mac, bring you on a magical musical journey from the Peter Green blues era to the multi-platinum selling Anglo/American band that still tour today.

    Originally the “Best White Blues Band” to come out of the 60s, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac had several memorable hits and influenced scores of others great bands that were to follow them, and/or cover their songs, such as Led Zeppelin and Santana.

    When Peter Green left the band, Mick Fleetwood & John McVie kept the show on the road, being joined first by Christine Perfect (later McVie) and then Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. These three talented and prolific songwriters brought a distinctive style and unique fusion of rock, pop and country to the band. The turmoil of the bands private lives was played out in their music. Nicks & Buckingham soon gained iconic status in fronting the new line-up. Fleetwood Mac enjoyed a rebirth, producing many classic hits including the outstanding Rumours album. They went on to even greater worldwide success than the original line-up.

    6 piece band, MACK FLEETWOOD deliver a spellbinding show. Their love of the material and musical prowess shines through in each song. They will bewitch you with authentic renditions all your favourite Fleetwood Mac hits

    https://soundcloud.com/ciaran-kelly-10/songbird

    https://soundcloud.com/ciaran-kelly-10/seven-wonderslive-recording

    https://soundcloud.com/ciaran-kelly-10/big-love

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  • Fri
    24
    Nov
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €10 - €12

    Authentic and sensitive tribute to Jimi Hendrix, the band have a solid old-school approach and deliver a real analogue sound of the 60's. They perform Jimi's songs note-for-note (as recorded on his seminal albums) paying homage to his gargantuan and visionary song-writing. The show performance is interspersed with short anecdotes about Jimi and stories of the songs, to cast the mind back to the time of his life. 

    The set-list is made up of 20 of the jimi's greatest and most recognizable classics:  HEY JOE / CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC / ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER /  FOXEY LADY /  THE WIND CRIES MARY / PURPLE HAZE  etc.

    The Electric Experience is a painstakingly detailed project aimed at creating a live journey, woven through the sounds of Jimi Hendrix's compositions.  For love of the thing itself.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCZauXxHoKk&feature=youtu.be

    www.electricexperience.ie

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  • Sun
    26
    Nov
    2017
    16:30Admission 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”.

    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.

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  • Sat
    09
    Dec
    2017
    Doors 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!


    Cyprus Avenue

    Healing Game

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  • Fri
    15
    Dec
    2017
    Doors Open 8pmTickets €20* - €22.50

    Mary Coughlan and her band are bringing her new show - Live & Kicking for an up close & personal performance @ the Hot Spot. This new tour is a celebration of Mary’s 30 plus years in the music business. Mary Coughlan’s music career has been a roller coaster and one hell of a ride, and this concert will reflect that, featuring all the songs that are close to Mary’s heart and life.

    Mary seemingly timeless and endless talent, her smoky, bluesy, boozy drawl have always been a seduction, no matter what the subject. The vocal marrying of sardonic wit, visceral rage, orgiastic between the sheets passion, the tenderest of sorrowful regrets; this is Mary’s talent. Regardless of the elements she chooses to manipulate with flawless ease, Mary’s voice has always been an unforeseen, sudden seduction. This is why she is so loved. Throughout the over 30 years of her quite extraordinary recording career Mary has drawn heavily from her legendary heroes; Billie Holiday’s grievous, teary outpourings, the husky flirtations of Peggy Lee, Van Morrison’s soulful wails, the defiant chanteusery of Edith Piaf. All are present and correct in her delivery. Even so, Mary, with her naked honesty makes every song her own; they belong to her and nobody else.
    Tickets *€20 - €22 *First 20 tickets are €20. Doors open 8pm

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