Crow Black Chicken, a three piece rock and blues band from Ireland’s deep south, Clonmel in County Cork. will be playing in Boggers Lounge on Friday January 25 at 9pm.
Christy O’Hanlon is on vocals and guitar, while Stephen McGrath is on bass and Gev Barrett on drums.
The band originally formed in 2009 as a blues cover band and soon began writing their own material.
Since then Crow Black Chicken has gone on to create their own sound, gigging extensively and playing over 100 gigs in 2011 and 2012.
The band has gigged hard in 2012 to promote the album while working on new material for the follow up to ‘Electric Soup’.
This includes their highly successful Glastonbury debut on the BBC Introducing Stage in which they were tipped as a band to look out in 2012.
“Crow Black Chicken began life as a blues band, and have since evolved into some kind of musical Frankenstein, fusing jazz, blues, punk, folk and rock to create something rather special.”
In June 2012 the band recorded and released their debut album.
The album entitled ‘Electric Soup’ was recorded live over the space of 5 days.
The album received a good response in many quarters receiving 4 out of 5 from Hotpress who said of the album “Electric Soup is the real deal” and featured in a full page spread of Classic Rock Blues Magazine.
Crow Black Chicken have built up a loyal following along the way since their formation in 2009
Their style is a fusion of their musical pasts.
With a rhythm section with unlikely roots in jazz blues and punk and vocals/guitar from the blues folk rock tradition, this fusion creates the sound of Crow Black Chicken.
They have recieved great reviews with Darragh Mullooly of musicreviewunsigned.com calling the title track from the record “Electric Soup” sounds as if Hendrix himself could have penned it, along with the toe tapping “Bijou Creole“,
“a song that transports the listener straight into a New Orleans state of mind.
“All 10 offerings from the record have something different to grant; smoky vocals, groovy guitar riffs and an incredibly talented percussionist, which could be enjoyed anywhere, anytime.”
While Drop-D.ie commented,
““For those of you who have not listened to CBC before, shame on you. After playing 7 sets at Glastonbury 2011 and almost 100 gigs nationwide, the guys have developed a style and musical strength which has landed them regular spots not only in our own Fred Zeppelins but also in Whelan’s.”
Robert O’Connor from GoldenPlec.com called the band “a fresh slice of smoky vocals, buttered guitars and some fine blues.
“Four incredibly well written and preformed tunes that are guaranteed to please all fans of music.”
So make sure you get down to Boggers this January 25 and check this band out for yourself.
For more information on the band you can find them on Facebook or visit their website at www.crowblackchicken.com.