“The best band in Ireland” says Eoghan O’Sullivan of The Point Of Everything and who are we to argue. This band is no stranger to Myrtleville but with each visit they grow noticeably in stature. They support Wooden Shjips on their upcoming Irish tour and finish off 2013 with a New Year’s Eve gig with And So I Watch You From Afar in Cork’s Crane Lane. Catch them while you still can in Mytleville on Saturday 7th December 2013..
Having shared the stage with such acts as Grant Hart(Husker Du), Alabama 3, The Minutes, And So I Watch You From Afar and Reverend & The Makers, Superblondes have certainly began to build a reputation as one of Ireland’s up and coming live acts. Always insanely energetic on stage their sound translates perfectly whether its to record or radio with recent studio sessions for 2FM’s Dan Hegarty and Today FM’s Undertones front man Paul McCloone going down a storm and debut EP Hit It garnering reviews such as “..groovy stuff that we need more of” from Hotpress among others. Having worked with U2 man Kieran Lynch on recent single Kill Some Time as well as other singles Mahdia and Take and Take the guys are currently in production for their debut album with producer, musician extraordinaire former Lisa Hannigan guitarist and all round genuine nice guy Gavin Glass.
The Shaker Hymn have been playing together as a four piece for over a decade. During this time the band have played in venues around Ireland supporting acts such as ex-Husker Du drummer Grant Hart and country royalty Chelsea Crowell, the latter taking two of the members to tour America with her, playing a stripped down acoustic set as her support.
Once back on Irish soil the band got to work on their debut album, recording with Cork based producer Christian Best (Mick Flannery, O Emperor). Driven by the prospect of releasing their first album, the band have been writing a healthy supply of new songs, encouraged by some new influences such as Kurt Vile, Tame Impala, as well as some old ones, Alex Turner and Townes Van Zandt to name but a few.
The Shaker Hymn will release their debut album in late 2013. The songs are melodic, immediate and dynamic; created by four friends who have remembered why it is that they began playing together in the first place.
The Shaker Hymn play the Pine Lodge Myrtleville on Saturday 16th November 2013
The Baby Ava Foundation are hosting a benefit gig featuring Niamh Brady & The Misdemeanours, The Common Touch and The Hot Water Band. All proceeds go to the ‘INFANT – Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research and ‘CUMH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit’. Proceedings kick off at 8pm and entry is a mere €8. To reserve tickets visit the facebook event page or text 087-1402129. They are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!!
On Saturday 19th October 2013 the Pine Lodge has a 30 year birthday and what better way to celebrate than with a gig by one of Cork’s finest bands. John Blek & The Rats have been going from strength to strength and their debut album ‘Leave Your Love At The Door’ has received widespread rave reviews. This will be your last chance to catch the lads in 2013 so don’t miss what promises to be a very special night..
Praise for Ian Whitty And The Exchange:
“A serious talent” John Creedon, RTE Radio 1
“Just when you thought the one guy and a guitar formula was done? He is so much more!” Alison Curtis, TodayFM.
“A set of such sterling quality you’d be forgiven for thinking he has a huge back catalogue of classics to call upon. It bodes well for his forthcoming album” Don O Mahony, The Evening Echo
“An excellent album stuffed with potential hits…a hugely talented group” Hot Press
“Arguably the most exiting act to have emerged from the Cork scene in the last two years” The Corkman
“‘The Lucky Caller No. 9′ promises to lengthen the breadth of the folk rock realm” Shilpa Ganatra, Irish Daily Star
“Ian Whitty’s new stuff sounds bloody good!” Michael Carr, ‘The Green Room’ 96FM
“‘Not On Your Side’ is a great pop song, and we will be hearing a lot more from Ian Whitty” Alan Jacques, ‘Green and Live’ 95FM
“I love it! Its different and different works for me” Roddie Cleere
Ian Whitty & The Exchange play The Pine Lodge on Saturday 5th October at 9pm.
Will Killeen is a highly acclaimed Irish acoustic blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He has a totally unique style; celtic roots mixed with American blues. You can expect songs from early blues standards through to Dylan classics delivered with inimitable percussive guitar and whirling vocals. He’s also considered to be one of the foremost slide guitar players in Europe today.
Will plays the Pine Lodge Myrtleville on Thursday 19th September at 9pm