Location: Roisin Dubh
Price: âŹ12.50 (âŹ10 members)
Grant Hart (born Grantzberg Vernon Hart, March 18, 1961) is an American musician, best known as the drummer and co-songwriter for the influential alternative rock and hardcore punk band HĂźsker DĂź. After the band’s breakup in 1987, Hart formed the alternative rock trio Nova Mob, where he moved to vocals and guitar. Hart’s solo career became his main focus after the dissolution of Nova Mob in 1997.
Venue: The Crane Bar
The Deans are a musical trio from the west of Ireland whose roots are firmly planted in Blues, Country and folk music. They have adapted their influences into a more progressive and diverse rock setting which some fans describe as âcrazy musicâ for its spontaneity.
The Deans consist of Gavin Dean (Guitar, Harmonica and Lead Vocal), Gary Dean (Bass Guitar and Vocals) and Gary Keon (Drums and Vocals). The 3 have a unique companionship between them and boast a very energetic live show. In their 3 year existence as The Deans they have worked with some of the most prestigious rock and guitar legends including Woodstock veteran Henry McCullough (Joe Cocker and the Grease Band, Paul McCartney..s Wings) Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy), Johnny Fean (Horslips) as well as Irish traditionalists Sharon Shannon and Liam O’MaonlaĂ (Hothouse Flowers).
In June 2008 The Deans released their debut original album simply called âThe Albumâ which consisted of 12 tracks. Exactly one year on they have just released their new E.p which is called âDistractionâ. Distraction has a definite atmosphere throughout right from the opening chord. Songs from which have been getting rave responses from audiences and critics alike all across Europe.
2009 saw their first extensive tour of Europe which included 35 shows in 7 countries in the space of 6 weeks. They have just returned from their second European tour of 2009 which took in a performance at the prestigiousÂ 43rd Montreux Jazz Festival on the 4th July.(SeeÂ http://www.euronews.net/2009/07/07/montreaux-jazz-festival-opens/). Later in July they played two shows with the legendary Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall, in The Academy in Dublin and proved to be hugely popular.