Bobby Green reviews Brash Isaac’s “In The Dark”
Sep22

Bobby Green reviews Brash Isaac’s “In The Dark”

  Review by Bobby Green Brash Isaac’s latest offering is so infectious it you’ll swear you’ve heard it before. It’s the mark of quality song writing when a song can tap into your consciousness and create memories you don’t even have. Brash Isaac is the musical pursuit of Andrew Cameron. Combining folk song writing with a mixture of rock and pop, this beautiful music is both heartfelt and radio friendly. Combining vulnerable lyrics, along with an impressive handle on melody, they create an accidental pop music of sorts. But there is nothing accidental about the quality on offer here, built on live performances there is a finely tuned ability to produce songs of an exceptional...

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Zoo 2 set for Cork Opera House
Sep21

Zoo 2 set for Cork Opera House

In the late 90s, Zoo 2 staged a tribute production to U2’s ZOO TV show, using multiple screens and recreated video footage, the large stadium experience was brought to the small stage successfully delivering the audio-visual experience with perfection.   This show ran for a number of years, visiting the then, Point Depot, Millstreet – Green Glens, Waterfront Belfast and nearly every county in Ireland.   In the early 2005 ZOO 2 moved to USA where they have spent the last decade wooing American audiences with their passionate recreation of the U2 concert experience.   Recently ZOO 2 returned to this side of the Atlantic and have been performing at festivals across Europe where International feedback has been fantastic with audiences revelling in the excitement of the new show.   ZOO 2 like U2 are proud to be Irish. 4 humble guys who strive for perfection.   ZOO 2 are back…they play The Cork Opera House September 30. Show starts 8pm and tickets are €25 + booking...

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Bobby Green review “Sun House” from Crojayn
Sep19

Bobby Green review “Sun House” from Crojayn

Review by Bobby Green (Bobs Joint) Crojayn are an alternative style blues based rock band from the peoples republic. If you’ve not heard of them yet you very soon will. Their explosive sound is like dynamite to the senses and will leave you trembling with excitement. They formed in September 2013, at the ages of 13 – 15 and have been honing their craft ever since.  They have remained a self-managed band releasing their début eponymous EP in August 2015 to critical acclaim, building on their following they completing their first ever Irish tour in 2016 where they supported “The Strypes” picking up even more fans along the way and now, releasing their new blistering 4 track EP in 2017. This fantastic second EP is everything I love about blues based rock, there must be something in the Irish water because this next generation of young musicians are creating a scene reminiscent of the 60’s where the next interpretation on the blues is stepping forward and staking its claim at the musical top table and the quality on offer just gets better and better. With the right management there would be no stopping Crojayn, their sound is worthy of the world stage and could easily compete with their peers. I’m genuinely excited about this next generations interpretation of the blues and the emerging scene it’s creating, and with this EP Crojayn are becoming major players. These are very exciting times for the music scene in Ireland and the likes of Crojayn and their peers are a major reason for this. The EP is available on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play and various other platforms now. You can preview “Sun House”...

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Hvmmingbyrd set to impress with new release
Aug30

Hvmmingbyrd set to impress with new release

Kildare/Dublin duo Hvmmingbyrd have been growing in stature and confidence since we last met them. The band have spent the summer touring but this by no way explains their latest release ‘Gozo’ which is out now. The confidence in their writing and sound is perfectly illustrated with this latest release. Combining traditional Irish song writing troupes with a bleepy electronic soundscape that sounds more international means the duo have been listening, learning and know exactly what they want to produce. Expect to hear these two playing more international festivals next year so make sure you catch them while you can on these shores where they have three remaining dates on their national tour. Aug 31 – DeBarra’s, Clonakilty Oct 13 – The Spirit Store, Dundalk Nov 17 – Leo’s Tavern,...

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King Kong Company release new music ahead of Picnic date
Aug28

King Kong Company release new music ahead of Picnic date

To celebrate the end of their busiest summer yet King Kong Company have released “Involved”. It’s their first new track since last year’s acclaimed self-titled debut album. It’s also a little taster of what to expect at their Electric Picnic gig. A gig that could be their biggest one yet.   The track was written and recorded on the road. We mean literally on the road, in the band van. The lo-fi video was entirely shot on mobile phones by the band, by the crew and by fans in the crowds who sent in their gig footage. You might even recognise the jammed Body & Soul set, if you were lucky enough to get in.   If you’ve seen King Kong Company this summer, you’ve heard iterations of “Involved”. It’s the slow building banger that’s been opening the gigs at Glastonbury, Boomtown, Townlands, Body & Soul, Sunflower Fest and their hometown gig on the streets of Waterford for Spraoi. A gig that attracted the largest crowd in Spraoi’s 25 year history and an experience the band called humbling and unforgettable.   “Involved” might be the fruits of a summer on the road, but the summer’s not over yet and King Kong Company have one almighty send off planned this weekend. at Electric Picnic and at Festival of Drift in Kilkenny (Saturday).   Upcoming King Kong Company gigs; Festival of Drift, Kilkenny Saturday September 2nd Electric Picnic, September 1st – Sunday 3rd Skylite Room, Warrenpoint, Friday September 9th Limelight, Belfast, Friday September 15th Cork Opera House, Friday October...

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