We’re going a little more up-tempo this month after last month’s night of intense acoustic tunes from Messrs Holmes and Shiels. Two of Belfast’s more recent additions to the alt country circuit will be taking the stage down in McHugh’s basement in what will definitely be a treat for both the ears and eyes before the deadonmusic DJ’s rock out into the wee small hours with some uplifting country, folk, soul and rock and roll.
Katie and the Carnival will bring a touch of elegant glamour to the evening with shades of the Grand Ole Opry about their performance. You may have seen Katie on stage with Koko and the Boomtown Cats or with the almost legendary Delawares but this show looks set to show off a new side to one of the finest female voices in the city.
Ten Gallon Hat & The Big Salute claim to be born out of an indifference to indie and not only do they buck the trend of all those generic guitar bands but they’ve been proving there’s a much more rock and roll side to the country and folk scene in Northern Ireland. Featuring Kris Telford on vocals and guitar, Gerard Skelly on drums and another ex-Delaware Eamo Lynch on lead guitar, Ten Gallon Hat will be performing a special acoustic set as a three piece lending a brand new slant to the songs from their superb debut EP “New Horizons”.
Friday 17th April 2009
McHugh's Bar, Queen's Square, Belfast
- Ten Gallon Hat & The Big Salute
- Katie and the Carnival
- deadonmusic DJs
Queer Giraffes now added to the lineup.
They've just come out of the studio and have some brand new material for your listening pleasure. They'll be going on first so get down early!
Some stage times for tonight before someone asks for them...
Doors open at 9.00
9.30 Queer Giraffes
10.15 Katie & The Carinival
11.15 Ten Gallon Hate & The Big Salute
This is all just guesswork as usual but should be roughly right!
Fantastic gig, Queer Giraffes new songs were great, Katies voice was superb and Ten Gallon Hat nearly took the roof off! Well done to all the bands, great sound from Mac and deadonmusic for another great night in McHughs.
Bring on the Dylan night next Friday!