Monday, September 25, 2006

Gigs for October 2006

Saturday October 7th at 9.00pm, Venue: Rose’s West End Bar, Lismore
Motema, meaning the heart in Lingala, one of the many languages spoken in The Congo, are a Cork-based trio who have been rocking the foundations of Cork’s inner core for quite a few years now. Soukous/Rumba music, originally from The Congo, has been described variously as “joyful hopeful music”, “buoyant”, “danceable, and energetic enough to cure the blues on the darkest of days”. True to this description, Motema generously deliver a hearty dose of tempo-tastic rhythms, so infectious you can’t help but smile from the inside out! Motema are: Niwel (guitar), Troca (percussion) & Clement (bass).

The Date Brothers
Saturday October 21st at 9.00 pm, Venue: Rose's West End Bar, Lismore
The Australian Date Brothers playing is influenced by guitar greats such as Django Reinhardt, Barney Kessell and Wes Montgomery. Ian Date first started playing gypsy jazz as a teenager and ran several successful “Hot Club” style bands in Australia. He recorded several albums in this style and toured extensively. Since 2002 he has lived in County Cork. He is joined for this gig by his brother Nigel.
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