THE DEAD PRESIDENTS
& Malaika (acoustic set)
HAGUE'S BAR, LISBURN (Chapel Hill)
Thursday 29th October
Doors 8.30pm, Admission £3.50
SO:NI in Lisburn on the last Thursday of every month!
The monthly [b:0696a480f7]SO:NI [/b:0696a480f7]showcase gig nights in Hague’s Bar, Lisburn, continues to go from strength to strength, and the October show will feature as fine a rock line-up as you’ll see anywhere in Ireland this (or any other) year! The gig, as always on the last Thursday of the month, takes place at the Chapel Hill venue on Thursday 29th October.
Headliners [b:0696a480f7]Pay*ola [/b:0696a480f7]are truly a N.I hard rock institution – consistently turning in high quality performances, and regularly releasing new original material – indeed the lads will be returning to the studio in the days after this show to complete work on their long-awaited second album. In between recording, Pay*ola had a busy and fruitful summer season, playing their first ever shows in Germany, Portugal and France, as well as visiting Scotland to play to their expanding following there on three separate occasions. At one festival show in northern France, the band’s frontman Phil was invited on stage by Status Quo bass player Rhino Edwards (playing with his other band Woodedz) to sing 2 Quo classics – Paper Plane & Break The Rules to a rapturous reception. Very much a once-in-a-lifetime moment for the lifelong Quo fan! Pay*ola promise an explosive performance at this hometown Lisburn show, and will be playing some brand new material from the album.
Second on the bill are the hugely talented [b:0696a480f7]Bandwagon[/b:0696a480f7] – featuring virtuoso guitarist Phil Edgar, and a classic rock sound reminiscent of Thin Lizzy and Rory Gallagher, but given a fresh youthful sheen by this power-trio. The band’s growing live reputation has seen them hand-picked to support 2 of Ireland’s biggest rock acts – The Answer and Glyder in recent months.
Also on the bill are fast-rising new outfit [b:0696a480f7]The Dead Presidents [/b:0696a480f7]– another trio bringing a funk and soul mix to the rock table – making music that will put a smile on the most jaded face. Fronted by the charismatic Matt Wilson (ex-Tizz Lizzy), and already featuring a clutch of potentially classic tunes – this band is one to watch.
Kicking off the evening will be Lisburn girl [b:0696a480f7]Malaika[/b:0696a480f7] – marking her first ever SO:NI show with an exclusive acoustic performance. Doors on the night open at 8.30pm, and admission is only £3.50. All details on SO:NI gigs can be found at www.myspace.com/onesonimusic
All of the night’s bands will be recording exclusive tracks for a new SO:NI Lisburn compilation cd, to be released early in 2010. The CD will feature many of the acts to have played the showcase over the past 2 years, and is currently being recorded in the city’s Railway Studios.