The lovely lads and ladies over at Monroe’s Live Galway have a stellar line-up in store over the next few weeks, and of course, we have all the details. So what’s happening down Galway’s West End I hear you ask?
Wednesday, 9th November – MOVE ME LOVE ME Tour 2016
A crowd makes much more noise than any one individual. Similarly as it seems, when three very promising young acts from Ireland decide to tour together, it doesn’t take long for interest to start building.
‘TADGH‘, ‘The New Social‘ and ‘Fallen Lights‘ have all become new names in the music scene in the last year, but all have achieved great success in a short amount of time.
They’re trying to revive the good old fashioned sentiment of building bridges between other acts, touring together and helping each other build their fan bases. Having been introduced to each other by chance, the three acts thought it might be initially a good idea to play a show together but that soon developed into a mini tour now taking on Dublin, Slane, Galway and Belfast with more dates to be announced.
The management companies behind the three acts have also been given the bonus inclusion of Beatvyne who pride themselves on connecting fans and artists, The Sound Feed who are a media platform for upcoming recording artists and Lekmk Promotions who are an upcoming concert promoter in Ireland all contributing to help build and promote this tour with an inevitable outcome. A series of shows not to be missed.
Tadgh, The New Social and Fallen Lights play Monroe’s on Wednesday 9th November. Tickets €7/€5 online for students. Visit www.monroes.ie.
Thursday, November 10th – LORDI
Finnish heavy metal outfit LORDI enthralled the world when they won the Eurovision in 2006 with their song ‘Hard Rock Hallelujah’. Since then they have continued to grow a legion of fans with not only their music, but their incredible live shows – all in full costume, with pyrotechnics, and all the trimmings.
In late August 2012, the band went again to USA to record the sixth studio album under the production of Michael Wagener. The album titled ‘Beast Or Not To Beast’ is now ready for release which is musically the most aggressive LORDI album yet. In December, a new keyboardist Hella and a new drummer Mana were officially announced to be the new members of Lordi. The group are now Mr. Lordi (vocals), Mr. Amen (guitar), Mr. Ox (bass), Mr. Mana (drums) and Ms. Hella (keyboards).
The group formed in 1992 by the band’s lead singer, songwriter and costume maker Mr Lordi. The group rose to fame in 2002 with their hit single ‘Would You Love a Monsterman?’ and have toured around the world actively since then. Don’t miss the chance to see them live in Galway!
Doors 9:30 p.m., Tickets €25/€22.50 online at www.monroes.ie
Friday, 11th November – Attention Bébé
From the airy but moist chambers of a quaint kitchen in the renowned Portobello, a 12-piece band were born, kicking and screaming with brass in one hand and well wrapped parcels in the other.
Their mission: To spread their love of The Fresh Prince, Nike Air-Max, MC Hammer pants, Zig and Zag and all things 90’s via the medium of sound. Funked-up and jazzed-out versions of your favourite 90’s classic will leave you no choice but to dance your asses off to their hot-stepping, side-slapping, parcel-passing, groin-grinding, roof-raising, guaranteed fun times.
If they’re not playing to an over flowing tent in the woods and prairies of Electric Picnic or Body&Soul, then you’ll probably find them bringing the ruckus to one of the many Dublin venues… or watching Jurassic Park.
If you’ve got the feeling for some 90’s nostalgia, then this is what you want, what you really, really want.
Would I lie to you Bébé?
Friday 11th November 2016, Doors 10:30 p.m. Tickets €10 on the door / €8 online available now from www.monroes.ie.
Sunday, 13th November – Johnny Graham @ Laughter Gaff
The Tullamore native was the winner of ‘Show me the Funny 2012’ and was a finalist in the Irish Comedy Music Awards the same year. He has, and has been, a staple on the Irish comedy circuit ever since.
Johnny has played almost every venue up and down the country and beyond and can also be seen trying his hand at TV acting on occasion as well as hitting the comedy stage at Electric Picnic. His observational comedy and songs are a must-see
He is joined on the night by Peter Hubert Shine, Alex Byrne, Richard Collins,. Michael O Riordan, Brian Gallagher, Stevo Timothy AKA Farmer Michael and Sinead Nora McGrath!
Monroe’s Laughter Gaff has gained a huge cult following in the six months since its first show. It’s the perfect way to spend a Sunday evening. For more info and the latest hilarious updates and line-up info follow @monroeslaughter on Twitter.
Monroe’s Side Bar, Doors 8 p.m., Tickets €5 www.monroes.ie.
Thursday, 17th Novenber – Stompin’ Dave Allen
He’s a vocalist, multi instrumentalist, and dancer performing bluegrass, blues, country, folk, rock n roll, old-time, and more. He sings and plays guitar, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, piano – and tap dances in an old-time flat-footing style often whilst playing an instrument and singing.
His repertoire includes songs and instrumental music ranging from traditional to vintage covers and originals. Performances are often a varied mix of material but he is equally capable of presenting whole performances in one genre.
With over twenty five years of experience in the music business Dave has performed across the UK and beyond from street entertaining, and the smallest gigs to major festivals including Glastonbury Festival, Cork Folk Festival, Bestival, Boomtown Fair, The Secret Garden Party, and many many more. Never will you see or hear an artist quite like Stompin’ Dave Allen!
He plays Monroe’s Side Bar on Thursday, 17th November. Tickets €8 or €5 online from monroes.ie.
Tuesday, 22nd November – Suitcase Junket
Matt Lorenz aka The Suitcase Junket– a Vermont born musician, visual artist and tinkerer, is a professional showoff. “I aim to write good songs and sing them honestly” says Lorenz. He does that and more. The Suitcase Junket’s artistic vision is one of salvaged and re-purposed objects, images and emotions. His innovative junk-percussion constructions, original album art featuring inanimate objects with wings, and the high craft of his songwriting all combine to create a unique and engaging entity with a force and style all its own. Lorenz’s self-taught throat-singing adds a fascinating edge to the overall sound.
“I’m interested in the hidden voices that reside within things: the songs stuck inside instruments, the story behind the object, the mysterious weight of a word, the harmonic sequence that’s in every note waiting to be broken as light through a prism.” Lorenz tours The Suitcase Junket internationally playing on festival stages and city street corners, in concert halls and dive bars, in living rooms and listening rooms.
Not easily pinned into a specific genre, The Suitcase Junket conjures thoughts of Tom Waits and The Black Keys. His songwriting is powerful and moving, his multi-instrumental command mind-boggling, his throat-singing ethereal perfection. With masterful command over instruments of his own creation, he silences a room with the first notes of his throat singing and can hold the crowd until the final chords of his guitar.
This is a unique act not to be missed. The Suitcase Junket plays Monroe’s Side Bar on Tuesday November 22nd. Doors 8pm, Free admission.