Venue: The Button Factory Jan 4th 2008
Celebrating the life and work of The Rocker on the 22nd Anniversary of his passing in the very centre of the Old Town, Johnny The Fox... will follow on from the success of twenty one Vibes which have seen the cream of former Lizzy and Philo afficionados grace the stages. With an entirely new concept for the shows layout, and one we plan to develop and hone on through the next Vibe or two... It all starts here, in Dublin, in January 2008.
THE HOODOO RHYTHM DEVILS - MD: BRIAN GRACE
[PLAYING ALL SHOWS]
Former Gnasher guitar supremo Brian Grace kicks off an ambitious Vibe premier with The Hoodoo Rhythm Devils which, very loosely, is the house band for the night.
Featuring some very special guest musicians, we can look forward to appearances from international players with Gnasher and The Southbound Band members. Look out for some class performances of Lizzy and Philo classics (and not only the best known ones!)
Some of the musos lined up to perform with or are part of The Hoodoo Rhythm Devils are....
Brian Grace - Hoodoo MC and guitarist supremo Brian Grace is no stranger to Vibe regulars and sports a long and colourful career, having worked with many top names in the business, most regularly Juliette Turner. Other mentions on his CV include Gnasher and The Southbound Band as well as unofficial The Elite membership.
Paul Toal - LA-based Paul has fronted both Gnasher and The Southbound Band with his powerhouse vox and bass slant on Lizzy & Philo and has been a serious crowd pleaser at previous Vibes..
Jimmy Coup - Our fave American and former AWD axeman!!! All of us at the last Vibe will remember a blistering performance from Jimmy as part of Gnasher and look forward to some more trans-Atlantic talent from the master himself...
Cait O'Riordan - Former Pogues' Cait played a very tasteful set at the Vibe in 2006 and this year will swing her inimitable bass and vocals into the Hoodoo realm in what we're expecting will be another crowd-pleasing performance.
Satoshi Shibata - Satoshi is lead guitarist with Japanese band 'The Lizzy Boys' who have rocked the Vibe and brewed up a storm on more than one occasion! The band can't make it for this Vibe, but that won't stop Satoshi travelling half way around the world to pay tribute by guesting with the Hoodoo Rhythm Devils! One to look forward to - no doubt...
Q (aka Colm Querney) - Guitarist, vocalist, producer (and former Lir member) Q is set for a tasty appearance with the Hoodoos after a busy year for him!
Dave McGuinness - Former Lir frontman and currently with Rain Chair, Dave has graced the Vibe stage on a couple of occassions, notably the 10th at the Point. A hugely respected musician, we're honoured to see his return - it's been too long!
The Mighty Stef -
'Channelling the ghost of Johhny Cash Through the Devil-Boned-Blues Of Jack White, The Mighty Stef is Dublin's finest unsung hero' NME
'At Times The Mighty One even flirts with genius. His bluesey Tom Waits endebted rock n roll is pretty much as elemental as it gets, Stefs rasping voice rings out like a deep south death-row prisoner that isn't going down without a fight'. NME
Barry James - I only put Barry last because he's always complaining to me that we always put him last.... ;) Manchester's finest multi-talented virtuoso is a bundle of talent with a string of Lizzy related credits to his name. His Celtic-rock/electric trad take on the proceedings has regularly been a welcome variation on the Vibe. This time we'll get to hear him rock out for a change!
Franklin Wiesenstein - The ever-youthful Franklin is none other that THE session muso of the '70's, having strummed along with Zeppelin, Hendrix, The Beatles and Freddie's Funky Flashlight. Following a decade in the wilderness performing menial tasks (he had his head painted red and worked as a stop sign for 4 years), he's finally back on track under the guise of 'Shergar's Puppy' with his unique take on classics such as 'Slap ma funky moma' and the country hit 'My wife left me for my best friend, and I sure miss him', we're sure he'll make a worthwhile addition to the Hoodoo line-up for Vibe 2008, or something.....
Paul Toal - Paul will repeat last years sterling Gnasher performance with the boys and will be assuming bass duties as well as singing up a storm....
Brian Grace - Another turn-out for the main man & MC of the house band - is there no end to this mans talent?
Jimmy Coup - Jimmy's back and rearing to go! The travelling troubador has the licks, the picks & completes the mix (whilst providing the kicks!) of this lineup...
Lenny - There's no holding Lenny back! The Stormin' Norman of the skins is back to pound the beats that made him a solid favourite at the last Vibe...
Paul Toal - Paul first played the Vibe in 2006 with The Southbound Band, and he's chomping at the bit to rock it out once again. Lock up your daughters!
Brian Grace - Along with turning in sets with the Hoodoo Rhythm Devils & Gnasher, Brian will be turning back the clock to blast it out with his old jamming bandmates The Southbound Band.
Robbie Bray - The Elite, The Southbound Band, Texas Shade... blues legend Robbie has rocked us before (not least when twinned with Brian) and promises to do it again in 2008.
Mick Burke - Mick supplies The Southbound Band with with floor stompin' window shakin' bass riffs from hell, and was once told by Philo that he "Had to go home 'cos me ma has me dinner ready!"
Eddie G. - A long overdue return to the Vibe stage for the percussion miester himself. He'll be fondly remembered from The Southbound Band and The Elite performances of yesteryear, and is in fine mettle of late. Expect some magic on the sticks when this guy takes to the stage...
TIZZ LIZZY are rapidly gaining a name for themselves with their outstanding tribute to Thin Lizzy and the music of Philip Lynott.
The Belfast based band have been hailed as the most accurate Thin Lizzy tribute to emerge in recent years. One of the key elements of a good tribute band is the look and TIZZ LIZZY have the perfect front man in Matt Wilson who is undoubtedly one of the worlds closest PHIL LYNOTT lookalikes. Matt has studied Phil's moves and style very closely and when he slings on that Bass guitar and takes to the stage the resemblance to the Dublin Rock star legend is uncanny.
TIZZ LIZZY pride themselves on their attention to detail. Everything from the TIZZ LIZZY Mirrored Backdrop, The Twin Guitar Sound and not forgetting The Famous Mirror Fender Precision Bass, it's all there at a TIZZ LIZZY show.
[PLAYING ALL-AGES MATINEE ONLY]
Featuring Tony Cullen - Vocals and Bass, Bat Kinane - Guitars and Backing Vocals, Pete Fisher - Guitars and Davy Ryan - Drums, Glyder have been playing together for a number of years, the band were launched onto the scene in 2004 after a one off gig at “The Vibe for Philo” in Dublin. Not long after, Glyder toured Ireland opening for Thin Lizzy and made a great impression with their debut EP which convinced legendary producer Chris Tsangarides ( Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Ozzy) to record the debut album. The album was released through French label Bad Reputation Records and critically acclaimed all over the UK and Europe.
Live performance is where Glyder excel, establishing them as highly a credible live act opening for and touring with artists such as Thin Lizzy, The Answer, Wishbone Ash, WASP, Bob Catley and Thunder. In November Glyder won a text vote competition to open for UK Rock stalwarts Thunder on three dates of their UK tour in November, a huge achievement for a foreign band considering that only UK mobiles were valid! This led to the band getting the Thunder European tour in March 2007 and securing a major international booking agent. This tour introduced them to new audiences, winning more and more fans with every rocking performance. Glyder made their first major festival appearance in Italy in June opening the 'Gods of Metal' festival playing along side Motley Crue, Velvet Revolver and Scorpions.
"Smothered in sublime guitar harmonies and delivered with grit and precision...... Rock & Roll songs laden with duelling guitars and wistful street poetry"
- KKKK KERRANG
"Its time for the world to take notice of high-flying bands such as this one"
- CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE
"Based on the quality of this release, there is simply no limit to just how big this band can be. GLYDER are the band who have finally filled the gap between the trendy rock and rollers of the 21st century and the legendary classic rock of the 70s"
- James Allman Baconmusic.co.uk
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