Kinvara's Funk Sensation!
Hugo Smith (guitar and vocals), Paul Johnson (bass), and Bruno Staehelin (drums) have been ruling Connolly's Pub on more than a few Friday nights in the last half of 2014 under the tag What The Funk. Raw beat, sweet licks, serious groove, and opulent spirit have led to backbone-slippin move-bustin in the normally calm air of the corner music pub. These boys had to be consigned to the back room!Read more: What Funk
KAM begins it's Winter/Spring concert series on Saturday, February 7, with the rising stars, Ensemble Ériu. Jim Carroll of The Irish Times has this to say about EÉ:
“They’re a band who are getting brighter and bolder with every encounter. A recent Good Friday night stand in Dublin was full of promise and shine and today, on a much bigger stage and with a much clearer sound behind them, you could sense that potential and sparkle touching greatness. Read more: Ensemble Ériu
KAM's first Blackboard Venue, Sat., Nov 29, was a great success; and no doubt we will be doing the open mic night again in the next couple of seasons. The concert was kicked off with two songs by Ryan Keane from Galway. Karen Weekes, Winston Pettus, and John Martin followed with a diverse collection of songs, and Joe Staunton played two of his own tunes on guitar. Gallery here. Though these were all the signatures on the Blackboard, several audience members were cajoled into adding to the evening with songs and tunes before several of the signees were called up for a last number to wind up the evening.
The only bittersweet aspect to the the evening was the knowledge that this would be the last KAM concert in Johnston's Hall for the foreseeable future.Read more: Blackboard Success
To play in random order.
Mardi Gras, February 2013