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Welcome to Beers 4 Spiers, an annual fundraising concert to celebrate the life of Trevor Spiers.This event will be held in the Lush! live part of Kellys in Portrush and will host 12 of Northern Irelands finest live acts.
Although this is the first year of this event I'm sure with this years line-up it will continue to be a sucess for years to come. All profits raised from the event will be donated to the charity C.R.Y which was chosen by Trevors mother.
Tickets will be available around mid June and will be priced £10 each.There will be selected retailers and bars around the Triangle area selling tickets and they will also be available from www.wegottickets.com.Full details will be available as soon as I know.
As there are 12 live acts theis will be a long event so doors will be opening around 6:00pm and music will start at 7:30pm and run until 1:00am.The main stage will be in Lush and there will be a second slightly smaller stage in the Synk hosting more local acts.
Below is details on the Acts and some myspace addresses,check them out guys,have a listen to thier tunes,the quality of all these bands is very,very high.
1st Headliner - Bon/Fire - www.myspace.com/bonfireireland
Bon/fire are a stripped down Bon Scott era AC/DC cover act, formed out of the ashes of Riff Raff. They like to think they offer more to the hardcore and casual fan alike than the various costumed tribute acts doing the rounds right now.
They do of course play many of the classic standards but we also play a lot of numbers from all releases you wont hear these acts play, making for a more varied set list at the expense of role playing and theatre.
2nd Headliner - The Pat McManus Band - www.myspace.com/patmcmanus
Ex Mamas boys Pat McManus is one of if not the best and innovative guitarists that Ireland has ever seen.Having won the all Ireland fiddle championship at the age of 14 Pat went on to support Thin Lizzy with his band Mamas Boys which consisted of him and his two brothers.He has played at Knebworth along with Deep Purple to a 100.000 crowd and also toured with Bon Jovi and now he brings his three piece band to Kelly in Portrush.
3rd Headliner - The Fool Fighters - www.myspace.com/foolfightersireland
Northern Irelands vey own Foo Fighters Tribute.The Fool Fighters formed in late 2007 as the ultimate tribute to the music and electric live gigs of the Foo Fighters. Inspired by the performance of the Foo's at Live Earth and the Famous Hyde Park performance in front of 85,000 people the Fool's figured that it would be so much fun to play this music and bring the Foo Fighters experience into local venues.
Swanee River - www.myspace.com/swaneeriver
Swanee River began late in 2004 and quickly got on to the touring circuit playing 200 gigs in 2 years with Quigley and Quigley on drums and guitars. They quickly built up a strong live reputation which climaxed when they came first out of 200 bands in 2006 and won the Northern Ireland Battle of the bands competition, beating an early ‘General Fiasco’ and Chadsko to take the cool £1000 prize money.
With blistering onstage shows, the band quickly became highly sought after as one of NI’s –one to watch.In June 2009 they played a selection of high profile shows with ‘The Answer’, UFO and Taste and also a few sessions for BBC radio 1 and BBC radio Ulster ATL that same summer.
Bandwagon - www.myspace.com/bangorbandwagon
Bandwagon are a three-piece rock band from Lisburn, N.Ireland. Harking back to the golden days of Classic Rock the band influences include Rory Gallagher, Thin Lizzy & Led Zeppelin playing Classic 70’s Rock with a modern twist. The bands musical ability and song writing skills are undeniable, but it is onstage playing live where the band really come into their own. Blistering solos, Catchy guitar riffs and soulful lyrics are all part of a Bandwagon show.
Dark Horse - www.myspace.com/darkhorseireland
Welcome to the world of Dark Horse.Dark Horse are a classic rock/blues coverband based in the North Coast of Ireland.We used to play locally under the name of Black Rose but we decided to rename the band,record a live demo and get out there gigging.
Dark horse is your classic 4 piece two guitar rock band with influences such as Rory Gallagher.Thin Lizzy,Deep Purple,Eric Clapton,Jimi Hendrix,Stevie Ray Vaughan,and many more.
Zero Resistance - www.myspace.com/zeroresistancerocks
Limavadys Rory Gallagher tribute.Zero Resistance is a three piece blues rock band based in Limavady area Co. Derry. The band was formed in June 2007 from the ashes of the Shinkickers (a relatively popular cover band playing "middle of road" songs) Owen and Giles had a desire to play the music that inspired them so much over the years and also to begin work on original songs.
With help of new drummer Adam they began exactly that and are now a band able to hold their in any environment from small bars to Larger Blues Festivals and everything in-between!
The Reno Room - www.myspace.com/therenoroom
Local heroes The Reno Room return to Lush after thier support of the mighty Undertones there last year.They are a four piece alternative indie rock band from Coleraine, Northern Ireland. Since forming in February '08 they have been writing, practicing and gigging around the clock and loving every minute of it!!!
The Bad Habits - (no webspace as yet)
The Bad Habits is a five piece rock band consisting of Trevors friends and are reforming for one night only.With Nobby on vocals,Sheppy and DD on guitars and Bo on bass these guys will be a sure crowdpleaser on the night.
There is also a guest appearance from no other than Russel "Rusty" Craig that night,not to be missed.Playing hits from bands duch as Oasis, Counting Crows, etc every tune will be an anthem.
Local singer songwriter from Portrush.With the release of his debut EP Darren Patrick will be performing some of his own Material and a few covers unplugged on the night.
James C Spiers
Father of Trevor will be coming to play a solo perfomance and opening the SYNK stage,a musician for many years he has toured Holland and is now returning to Ireland to pay tribute to his late son.With loads of commitments hits hes sure to have the crowd moving
Antidote Soundsystem DJs will also be playing between bands.