Back by popular demand and a spellbound audience last year SAINT JOHN THE GAMBLER will return to The Marine Bar, Youghal this Saturday 31st March. They are currently working on an album and 3 members of the band will travel down from Dublin to bring their unique and unforgettable magic to The Marine Bar. Possibly the only band so far to have the arms of every female high up in the air! At the bands request Brian’s bar piano is being tuned especially for the gig, that in itself is a rare occasion not to be missed!
Support from singer-songwriter Alex Bracken to kick off the night with his self penned songs. This singer songwriter will be playing in The Marine Bar for the first time so be sure to give him a warm welcome. He is currently recording at Claycastle Recording Studios, Youghal.
Later in the evening DJ Sean Hardware will be playing his perfect brand of nostalgia and alternative hits from much loved subcultures of 80s and 90s, ranging anywhere between punk, goth and early house/dance.
The night kicks off at 9.30 supersharp, you don’t want to miss a thing!
€5 on the door – doors will close when full so get yourself there early to enjoy the night.
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SAINT JOHN THE GAMBLER is an exciting original Alt-Folk band with a dance-inducing spirit. This Dublin based band have melded sounds from by-gone eras and distant lands with modern songwriting taking in influences from Klezmer, Mariachi, Old-Time Jazz, Latin and Vaudeville to create a bluesy Gypsy Piracy. They truly are unique – with a line up that includes trumpet, violin, double bass, drums, congas, banjo and vocals!
The Marine Bar, Youghal – Saturday 31st March - SAINT JOHN THE GAMBLER
Alternative Rockers PALKO homecoming gig in The Marine Bar, Youghal on March 5th 2011
Following a hugely successful year in 2010, Cork band Palko are about to wrap up their first Irish tour of 2011. Kicking off their tour in Roisín Dubh Galway on January 27, Palko have since travelled the length and breadth of the country performing in Whelan’s Dublin, Bakers Place Limerick, The Workman’s Club and The Grand Social Dublin and Horan’s Tralee.
Palko are now gearing up for what will surely be the highlight of their Irish tour with an explosive homecoming gig in The Marine, Youghal on March 5.With two band members, Terry O’Brien [lead vocals & guitar] and Mark Flavin [drums] originally from Youghal this is set to be a very memorable night.
Palko created quite a stir at the end of last year when they released the single ‘You’re Wrong’ which was available as a free download just before budget day. This release is a “fine example of pure punk pop” but the lyrics are open to interpretation. When pressed on the issue of the timely release of ‘You’re Wrong’ Palko refused to be drawn on the matter with lead singer Terry O’Brien stating: “I never wanted to be in a band that was politically motivated… by leaving the lyrics to the listener’s interpretation I have the freedom to write about what ever I want. People can read into it what they will”.
The complete line up of Palko is as follows: Terry O’Brien [vocals & guitar], Brian Leach [lead guitar], Mark Flavin [drums] and Barry ‘Tessy’ Quealy [bass]. Palko cut their teeth gigging on the lively music scene in Cork city and county. Following the release of their debut album Dreamers which was met with a multitude of positive reviews from both fans and music media alike, Palko decided it was time to jump the county bounds and hit the road. This is certainly a band worth watching out for.
“entering Therapy? territory” – Downtown magazine, Evening Echo.
“The snappy ‘You’re Wrong’ sweeps in with a more frantic approach, driven by punky guitars and get-up-your-nose vocals” – Hot Press .
“‘You’re Wrong’ is a tune that plays out like Foo Fighters meets Smashing Pumpkins” – Music Review Unsigned ”Palko are full of energy and pulsate every note to its limit on this album” – Music Review Unsigned “’Promised Me This’ comes laden with fulsome guitars, but it broadens out with a more widescreen swagger and some catchy hooks too” – Hot Press.
“‘Take Me Down’ they get all funky with their wah-wah washes and chainsaw-like guitar chords” – Hot Press ”Palko experiment a bit with some funk elements and it works really well on ‘Take me Down’” – Music Review Unsigned.
Palko will be wrapping up the tour in An Bróg, Cork on March 23, 2011.
Feb 28 – The Workman’s Club, Dublin,
Mar 5 – The Marine, Youghal, Cork,
Mar 23 – An Bróg, Cork.
Keep an eye on Palko’s website and social networking sites for updates…
Breaking Tunes: www.breakingtunes.com/palko