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.
Roll Over Beethoven – July Tour Dates
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! The Hot Spot Music Club is proud to present this first ever Irish tour.
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 the STOCKHOUSE in Trim on Wed July 19; The DALKEY DUCK – Thurs 20; The HOT SPOT MUSIC CLUB – Fri 21; CRANE LANE THEATRE Cork Sat 22 & The SPINNAKER, Dunmore East Sun 23
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)
Fri04Nov2016Doors open 8pmTickets - Advance €8/ Pay on door €10
Jack O Rourke
An insightful lyricist and powerful live performer, Jack O’Rourke began 2016 in the manner in which he finished 2015 – a growing national profile with TV and radio appearances and critical acclaim, alongside the first tracks from his approaching debut album. His song 'Silence' was chosen to soundtrack the Amnesty yes campaign in the marriage referendum, he has appeared on The Late Late , Sold Out his first Dublin headline show and recently picked up a 1st place award at The International Songwriting Competition,( http://www.irishexaminer.
com/lifestyle/artsfilmtv/ music/jack-orourke-wins- prestigious-international- songwriting-competition- 397320.html )
His songs speak of various human conditions with melodic flair, through young but wise eyes. There already have been flattering comparisons with the likes of David Bowie and Rufus Wainwright, but Jack has been determined to find his own voice amid a plentiful sea of influences – to ensure it is the unique qualities he possesses that he becomes best known for.
“Every nook and cranny of The Other Side of Now is filled with harmony, rhythm and melody. The E.P. is crafted, both ‘Shining For You’ and the title-track move in great dynamic sweeps that showcase O’Rourke has total control over the sound, knowing when to rein it in or unleash it in equal measure. What’s more, the E.P. sounds exactly like the type of record Jack O’Rourke wanted to make, and you can’t say fairer than that. Rating: 9/10” — The Last Mixed Tape
“Jack O’ Rourke’s music has a grace and a glory to it that will stop you in your tracks and make you forget where you were going! “Silence” is one of the songs of the year for me.. “I’ll Forget You In The Morning” took me away too .... Beautiful honest songwriting delivered with a transporting musicality that will take you there... wherever you are going!” — Fiachna O' Braonáin, RTE Radio 1
“Silence is a modern rebel song. The song is truly beautiful. It the change that happened in Ireland” — Cerys Matthews, BBC4 - The Great Irish Songbook, 2015
“Cork singer with oodles of soul, blues and jazz, all wrapped up with a striking modern pop bow” — Jim Carroll, The Irish Times