Spirit Store will host bands and comedian

Spirit Store will host bands and comedian
There is great line up in the Spirit Store for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

There is great line up in the Spirit Store for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

On Friday, March 15, well renowned Irish comedian Colin Murphy is bringing his sell out show to the Store.

Colin has played sell out shows throughout Ireland and at the biggest and best comedy festivals around the world including Edinburgh, Melbourne, Montreal, and of course Kilkenny Cat Laughs.

He has been an almost permanent fixture on Irish television for the last decade. From a long list of credits his highlights have included the five years he was the writer and presenter of, the highly regarded and critically acclaimed, Blizzard of Odd followed by a six year stint on the hugely successful The Panel for RTE.

On the BBC he is back as a regular panellist on topical news show The Blame Game and his own Great Unanswered Questions, which airs on television, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio 4.

Colin has also acted in a wide range of productions from award winning BBC drama Holy Cross to the Bafta nominated comedy series People Like Us.

Tickets cost 16 euro and doors open at 8pm.

Local band The Curtain Thieves, who signed to Irish record label, Ruby Music last November, are taking to the Spirit Store on Saturday, March 16 to officially close The Basement Sessions. The existing Basement Sessions are now public again and the band will also be releasing some brand new Basement Session videos.

The Basement Sessions catalogue will also be available on the night.

The Curtain Thieves’ band members are Tim Shearwood from Dromiskin on vocals, John Vallely from Blackrock on lead guitar, Joe Moneley from Blackrock on bass and Daymo Moran from Baltrey on drums.

Over the years, The Thieves have built on their reputation by playing as many high profile support slots as they could get their hands on.

Bands that they have warmed up for include Republic of Loose, Ham Sandwich, Fred, The Flaws and Aslan on a number of occasions.

The band have drawn on a combination of traditional rock influence and pop hooks to gain the band a strong following and with a strong emphasis on vocal harmonies, alternating rhythms and face-melting guitar licks they will grab the attention of any listener.

Tickets cost 10 euros and doors open at 8pm.

For St. Patrick’s Day itself, Sunday, March 17, These Charming Men will take to the stage to entertain all who are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the Store.

These Charming Men from Dublin, were formed in 1995 and to this day continue to charm fans of The Smiths and Morrissey all around the globe with their finely tuned, energetic and passionate live shows.

They are classed as one of the premier Smiths and Morrissey tribute bands or acts around at the moment.

With uncanny similarities and superb live performances the Dublin four piece has gone from strength to strength, playing sell-out gigs throughout Ireland and headlining The Smiths/Morrissey Convention in LA four years running.

In 2004 year the band headlined the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, playing to their biggest crowd to date, some 35,000 people.

If you want a realistic and faithful representation of the spirit and music of the Smiths or Morrissey, These Charming Men are your only option.

Tickets cost 13.50 euros and doors open at 8pm.

All tickets are available at www.spiritstore.ie or from behind the Spirit Store bar.