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)
Sat24Oct2015Doors 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