keeping live music alive
The events are a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and make some new ones. The HOT SPOT MUSIC CLUB is a friendly and relaxed venue. Read below for details of all of the events taking place.
Every Sunday from September to June
Drop up to the Hot Spot for our weekly Sunday Jam from 4pm. Sometimes it’s jazz, sometimes it’s ukulele and sometimes it’s just plain ol’ roots! To participate, perform or promote – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Host your private party – It’s the hottest spot in Greystones! For smaller party numbers e.g. 20 – 25 you can reserve the upper deck at a gig of your choice & bring your own nibbles!
You can buy discount tickets to most events online, in person at the venue during opening hours or by phone 087 2917519 (cr. card)
Fri05Jan20185pm til lateTickets €10 / Additional donations welcome
Come along and enjoy an intimate celebration of Phil Lynott's life. We'll give you the full blown rock vibe on our main stage as well as the softer, acoustic experience in our informal living room. Immerse yourself in the art, music and poetry of Phil Lynott and his wide repertoire of musical styles including punk, metal & trad. In keeping with Phil's legendary generosity of spirit and in parallel with the bleak times in which he rose to fame - monies raised from this event will go directly to local, non-profit organisations who work to alleviate poverty & homelessness in our town.
On Friday, Jan 5th - Live performance with authentic, full on rock band - Thinner Lizzy on the main stage; Several acoustic acts on the second stage; Art Exhibition; Video Footage on big screen plus Raffle. Prizes include memorabilia & signed print by Jim Fitzpatrick.
Sun21Jan201816:30Adm Free / Donations welcome
Come to listen or to play. All jazz instrumentalists and singers are welcome. This is a great opportunity to play with other jazz musicians or just come along and watch. Please arrive early to sign in and ensure that you get a chance to play. To take part, you need to be able to play at least one tune and then improvise over it (jazz standards like those from the Real Book series - iRealPro app).
Piano, drum kit, mics, amps are in the venue although musicians are advised to bring their own amps and music stands. This is a regular jazz jam session to develop, encourage and bring together the jazz community in Greystones, Wicklow and beyond. Further information call Dara MacMahon 086-8146926
Fri26Jan2018Doors 8pmTickets Advance €12 / Pay €14 on the door
The Hot Spot Music Club proudly salute The TRAVELING WILBURYS (Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne & George Harrison) with an evening of songs from the artist's careers solo & combined.
The Hot Spot SUPERGROUP of Wilburys include James Delaney, Colm Quearney & Graham Hopkins (Square Pegs), Peter Moore (Raindogs, Wandering Harries) and special guests Chualainn.
The Traveling Wilburys - A brief history: Mid-1988. Cloud Nine was just out. George, along with cowriter Jeff Lynne and their friends Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison, had been hanging out in Dylan’s studio. I suppose George figured that as long as his pals were on hand, why not use them to knock off a flipside?
A couple of days later George came by my office to play the new “B-side.” We went next door to A&R head Lenny Waronker’s office so he could hear it too. George played us “Handle With Care.” Our reaction was immediate. This was a song we knew could not be wasted on some B-side. Roy Orbison’s vocal was tremendous. I really loved the beautiful guitar figure that George played. The guys had really nailed it. Lenny and I stumbled over each others’ words, asking, “Can’t we somehow turn this into an album?” (I also had a suspicion that perhaps George had been hungering for another band experience.)
Once the idea of a full, collaborative album was in front of us, George took over. The five frontmen (Harrison, Lynne, Petty, Dylan, and Orbison) decided not to use their own names. George and Jeff had been calling studio equipment (limiters, equalizers) “wilburys.” So first they named their fivesome The Trembling Wilburys. Jeff suggested “Traveling” instead. Everyone agreed. And so it was born!
Sun28Jan201816:30Adm Free / Donations welcome
Fri02Feb2018Doors 8pmTickets Advance €9 / Pay €11 on the door
Virtuoso guitarist and singer Niwel Tsumbu, and percussionist Éamonn Cagney embark on an Irish tour previewing and premiering new music from their upcoming album release. Both intimate and elaborate, expect a musical river flowing whose sources range from classical to Central Africa and way beyond.
10 years ago the duo released their debut album “A Long way / Nzela Molayi”, and they have since travelled the world, working with Liam Ó Maonlaí, Michéal Ó Suilleabháin, Afel Bocoum (Ali Farka Touré), Iarla Ó Lionáird, Ma Xiaoue (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon), The Abbey Theatre, Donal Dineen, and collaborated soundtracks, opera, and countless other musical forms from contemporary music to traditional dance.
Over a year in the writing, their exciting new music will be premiered on this Irish spring tour, before the album release and international performances in 2018.
“This duo had a cataclysm of moods and moves to share, unveiling a cavernous stash of redemptive music, and promise of much more to come.” Irish Times
“Niwel Tsumbu trades in good vibrations” Siobhan Long, Irish Times
“Tsumbu and Cagney's fiery percussive exchange crowned a memorable performance” All about Jazz
Sat03Feb201816:30Donations for the Caroline Foundation welcome
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. Our Special guest this Sunday is Brian Whelan paying tribute to Gerry Rafferty.
Fri23Feb2018Doors open 8pmTickets €18* - €20.00
Top Irish Authors say why they like Pierce Turner:
Joseph O’Connor; “Pierce Turner is a storyteller, soul man, poet, heartbreaker, with the voice of a choirboy high on rocket fuel. His songs sound like nobody else's. A true and beautiful and utterly unique artist”
Kevin Barry; "For many a strange moon, Piece Turner has been creating some of the most indescribably odd and luminous and beautiful music anywhere - for the Old Weird Ireland, he is something close to a national treasure."
Eoin Colfer; “Pierce Turner’s lyricism has had a huge influence on my writing. He is a one of a kind genius poet. I wish I had never heard him so I could listen for the first time. Pierce is the only songwriter I know who has made me laugh and cry during the same song”
Liam Fay; “Like his songs, Turner’s live shows are spellbinding: his grip on an audience is so tight he leaves fingerprints.”
Billy Roche : “Ray Davies meets Brian Wilson with a little pinch of James Joyce and you have it - the sublime taste of Turner!”
Doors open 8pm. Note: *First 20 tickets are €18
Sat03Mar2018Doors open 8pmTickets €15 /Conc €12
The Wicklow Dance Club is returning to the Hot Spot Music Club. This was the first music and dance event of its kind in Ireland and 22 years later is still going strong. Purely devoted to spreading multicultural music and to invite to dance, the Wicklow Dance Club is about the music, the cultures that it emerged from and having a party. It's free dance and suitable for all ages 18 - 80! The rhythms remain the same – always different – from all corners and all comers. The punters are warm, friendly and gesturally expressive! Doors open at 8pm.
Fri09Mar2018Doors 8pmTickets Advance €10 / Pay €12 on the door
The Catfish Blues Orchestra is a truly unique musical experience. Comprised of some of the finest blues
talents based in Ireland today, the band consists of two electric guitars, bass, drums, vocals and
harmonica. The addition of a brass section makes for an 8 piece band that produces a truly powerful
sound. No two shows are alike and this band must be experienced live to be fully appreciated.
Driven by a love of authentic blues, the group’s influences range from the early delta masters such as
Robert Johnson & Sonny Boy Williamson, to the Chicago and Texas electric blues masters Muddy
Waters and Freddie King. The Orchestra is heavily influenced by Rory Gallagher and British blues
invasion guitar gods such as Eric Clapton, Peter Green in addition to more contemporary artists like
Robben Ford and Derek Trucks.
The Orchestra combine these influences and crafttheir own rich and soulful blend of rhythm & blues.
Fri25May2018Doors open 8pmTickets €12 - €14