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The Spirit Store = Music, Comedy, Gigs, Venue, Bar, Drink...
George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
OCTOBER 2014
Fri 31st October
Jake Clemons
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Jake Clemons continues to make a deep connection in the present by living life to its fullest through a musical journey. If you take the mysterious, rugged side of Johnny Cash and mix it with the soulful down to earth love child of Bruce Springsteen and Clarence Clemons – shaken not stirred of course – you end up with the unique and talented Jake Clemons. He plays the guitar, sax, piano, and drums, he writes music, he sings, he loves rock ‘n roll!
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NOVEMBER 2014
Sat 1st November
Damien Dempsey (Solo)
+ Guest Ian Prowse
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

Walk around Damien Dempsey’s patch of Dublin’s northside and the places and people are like ancient dolmens round his lyrics. For Dempsey, people and place are King. His voice is Dublin yet wholly distinctive, he is part of a rich bloodline of Irish singers from Luke Kelly to Ronnie Drew, Christy Moore to Andy Irvine. Their kin outside Ireland are Springsteen and Guthrie, Dylan and Marley.
SOLD OUT
Sun 2nd November
Traditional Session
Downtairs in the kitchen
Free - All welcome 6-9pm

The session has been going for many years here now and is still going strong. This weekly get together of folk and traditional musicians is a wonderful way to spend your early Sunday evenings
Mon 3rd November
The ol' traditional Pub Quiz!!!!
Downstairs - €4 per team - 9:30PM

Sure who doesn't love to thrill everyone with their vast grasp of general knowledge and mundane facts...? So every Monday at 9.30 sharp, "Intelligent" Kevin Gaskin will host The Monday Night Spirit Store Pub Quiz, six rounds of ten questions, €4 per team, with pints and gig tickets up for grabs.
Mon 3rd November
Birdwatch Ireland Talk
Upstairs 8pm FREE

Breffni Martin will deliver an illustrated talk entitled The Love Life of Birds. The talk will cover the fascinating variety and complexity of the love life of birds covering territory, nesting, display, courtship and rearing young.
Thu 6th November
Delorentos
+ Guests The Academic
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

DELORENTOS are set to tour in Ireland in support of their forthcoming new album Night Becomes Light on Universal Music.The band’s new single, “Show Me Love” is currently Top 20 in the National Airplay Charts while the much acclaimed accompanying video was made Spanish director Antoni Sendra.
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Fri 7th November
Thundermother
+ Guests Featuring X, & Between Horizons
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Thundermother has been playing the Close-Up boat with Turbonegro and Candlemass, they were the opening act for Danko Jones on his Swedish Tour, they were the openers for Metaltown on th blood stage in the presence of thousands of people before Clutch and Graveyard, they had played with bands like Bonafide, The Scams & many many others. Thundermother do it themselves the hard way.
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Sat 8th November
Danny Bryant
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Europe's leading Blues & Rock publication, Classic Rock Blues, recently called Danny a "National Blues Treasure", a title that he has worked tirelessly and passionately to earn. Riding high on the European blues scene for over a decade, yet still only 32, Danny has carved a name for himself the old-fashioned way having played over 2000 club and festival shows to his many fans around the world and is acknowledged by those in the business as one of the cream of the crop.
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Sun 9th November
Paper Aeroplanes
+ guests Peter Doran + Elephant
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Last year they played over one hundred dates, selling out venues across the UK and Germany with their stunning concoction of dream-folk-pop. In May this year the band released Little Letters (on the Navigator label) an album of evocative, honest and personal songs, to a barrage of acclaim from critics and fans alike. Album of the month – Folk Radio “As soon as you’ve identified one highlight, another comes along. There are no duds here, and the album as a whole has a beautifully judged balance. Little Letters is a very fine record. It may come to be regarded as a classic.“
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Sun 9th November
Traditional Session
Downtairs in the kitchen
Free - All welcome 6-9pm

The session has been going for many years here now and is still going strong. This weekly get together of folk and traditional musicians is a wonderful way to spend your early Sunday evenings
Mon 10th November
The ol' traditional Pub Quiz!!!!
Downstairs - €4 per team - 9:30PM

Sure who doesn't love to thrill everyone with their vast grasp of general knowledge and mundane facts...? So every Monday at 9.30 sharp, "Intelligent" Kevin Gaskin will host The Monday Night Spirit Store Pub Quiz, six rounds of ten questions, €4 per team, with pints and gig tickets up for grabs.
Wed 12th November
Giant Steps
Upstairs - FREE - 9pm

Start Ronan Dennedy (piano), Ken Murphy (bass), and Derek Farrell (drums) met at the Sligo Jazz Project in July. They quickly discovered that they had a love for the jazz trio sound. They draw their repertoire from the songs of the great American composers – Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Victor Young, Richard Rogers, mixing in some Bossa Nova and Blues along the way.
Wed 12th November
Juicebox Comedy Open Mic
Downstairs - FREE - 9pm

The Juicebox Comedy Open Mic is a free show featuring emerging comedians from Ireland's comedy underground. On the 2nd Wednesday of every month, starting at 9PM, The Spirit Store welcomes you to become part of the scene. To book a slot email katstandsup@gmail.com
Thu 13th November
FMC Tour with
Fight Like Apes, Sleep Thieves, Kid Karate

Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

FMC supports artists at key points in their music careers through initiatives like Hard Working Class, Music from Ireland and BreakingTunes.com. The annual FMC tour gives audiences across the country the opportunity to enjoy and celebrate the wealth of exciting homegrown talent produced in Ireland. Previous acts to have played the tour include: And So I Watch You From Afar, Jape, Heathers, Adebisi Shank, Daithi, We Cut Corners and Le Galaxie.
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Sat 15th November
PJ Gallagher “Concussion”
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

PJ Gallagher has become one of Ireland’s best-loved comedians. Following the huge success of his role as Jake Stevens and many others in the hilarious and sometimes outrageous hit TV show Naked Camera, PJ rarely has time to be himself these days as he prepares for yet another TV series based in the USA. He is a Vicar Street regular and he has appeared at the Cat Laughs festival in Kilkenny.
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Sun 16th November
Traditional Session
Downtairs in the kitchen
Free - All welcome 6-9pm

The session has been going for many years here now and is still going strong. This weekly get together of folk and traditional musicians is a wonderful way to spend your early Sunday evenings
Mon 17th November
The ol' traditional Pub Quiz!!!!
Downstairs - €4 per team - 9:30PM

Sure who doesn't love to thrill everyone with their vast grasp of general knowledge and mundane facts...? So every Monday at 9.30 sharp, "Intelligent" Kevin Gaskin will host The Monday Night Spirit Store Pub Quiz, six rounds of ten questions, €4 per team, with pints and gig tickets up for grabs.

Thu 20th November
Youth Mass + Buffalo Sunn
Free - 8pm

Youth Mass are an indie pop four piece from Trim. 2014 has been their most impressive year to date, starting with the release of their much anticipated debut album "Morning Run | Evening Sun", which was celebrated by a sold out release party in the main room in Whelan's Dublin. A six piece cosmic rock n' roll band from Dublin, Buffalo Sunn were known as Sweet Jane until October 2013. On the Reekus Records label, the band are currently enjoying radio success in the US as well as at home, with their current single, By Your Side.
Sat 22nd November
The Legend Of Luke Kelly
Doors 8pm - Tickets €17.50

They have amazed audiences following powerful sell-out performances with the regular attendance of the Kelly family. Their popularity has seen them touring in the Uk,Europe and Australia. Lead singer Chris Kavanagh bears a remarkable resemblance to Luke, while his singing captures the depth and passion of the great man. He is joined on stage by accomplished musicians who all consider it an honour to bring Luke's memory to the stage.
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Sun 23rd November
Rob Heron And The Tea Pad Orchestra
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne, the band are the ones to watch on the UK's growing Americana scene. The six piece band (featuring guitars, mandolin, harmonica, accordion, double bass and drums) play an eclectic mix of Western Swing, Gypsy Jazz, Hokum Blues, Ragtime, Cajun and Country Roots, all with similar themes of debauchery, disasters, drink and debt mixed together with a 21st century twist and a belly full of laughter.
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Sun 23rd November
Traditional Session
Downtairs in the kitchen
Free - All welcome 6-9pm

The session has been going for many years here now and is still going strong. This weekly get together of folk and traditional musicians is a wonderful way to spend your early Sunday evenings
Mon 24th November
The ol' traditional Pub Quiz!!!!
Downstairs - €4 per team - 9:30PM

Sure who doesn't love to thrill everyone with their vast grasp of general knowledge and mundane facts...? So every Monday at 9.30 sharp, "Intelligent" Kevin Gaskin will host The Monday Night Spirit Store Pub Quiz, six rounds of ten questions, €4 per team, with pints and gig tickets up for grabs.

Wed 26th November
Raglans
+ Special Guests Otherkin
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Raglans blaze a trail of muscular new wave guitars, gritty pop melodies and uplifting indie folk arrangements that hops, skips and jumps with a skill and confidence far beyond their short lifespan. Touring their debut album “Raglans”.
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Thu 27th November
My Darling Clementine
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Comprising of husband-and-wife duo Michael Weston King (a forerunner of the UK country/Americana scene for 20 years) and Lou Dalgleish (who has worked with The Brodsky Quartet and Bryan Ferry among others), they have a growing legion of fans, including such famous figures as Graham Norton and Bob Harris, who’ve praised the couple while playing their songs on their BBC radio shows.
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Fri 28th November
Beached Whales E.P.Launch
Doors 8pm - €8 Admission

Beached whales are a 6 piece reggae and soul infused funk band, from Dundalk, The band's tight deep grooves paired with their manic lead singer's expressive stage presence, make their live shows a treat to behold and not to be missed.
Sat 29th November
GnR (Guns And Roses Tribute)
+ guests Black Svan
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

GnR have played on the country's premier live music circuit for several years now and are back together for a select number of shows. The band have also headlined many outdoor festivals and prestigious biker rallies . Expect all the hits and some serious shape throwing to go with it, including Slash's languid, tell-tale fag in mouth pose or even the possibility of an on-stage, real life tantrum from the ever unpredictable and occasionally temperamental lead vocalist Can Cribson!
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Sun 30th November
Traditional Session
Downtairs in the kitchen
Free - All welcome 6-9pm

The session has been going for many years here now and is still going strong. This weekly get together of folk and traditional musicians is a wonderful way to spend your early Sunday evenings
DECEMBER 2014
Wed 3rd December
Giant Steps
Upstairs - FREE - 9pm

Start Ronan Dennedy (piano), Ken Murphy (bass), and Derek Farrell (drums) met at the Sligo Jazz Project in July. They quickly discovered that they had a love for the jazz trio sound. They draw their repertoire from the songs of the great American composers – Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Victor Young, Richard Rogers, mixing in some Bossa Nova and Blues along the way.
Fri 5th December
Private Event
Sat 6th December
Casey Black
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

His latest record, Lay You In The Loam­–recorded with CatBeach Music in LA and released in June 2013–saw high chart positions on US college radio and received spins on Irish radio. In the same year, Casey met and toured with Irish singer songwriter Mick Flannery. This past May Casey returned to Ireland to play support for Flannery’s largely sold-out ‘By the Rule’ tour, during which the record was number one in Ireland, and to play his first headlining shows.
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Sun 7th December
Bob Log III
+ guests
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Witnessing Bob Log live is an unmissable and unforgettable experience. By rights he should be a punk blues stadium super star. He takes to the stage with his face masked in a crash helmet with a black visor and a telephone wired in it for a mic and wearing a blue jump suit. Bob then unleashes a torrent of hardcore Mississippi Delta blues, hip hop beats and punk rock. The crash helmet telephone distorts the vocals and his hands, arms, legs and feet become a blur of jump suit clad limbs as he plays slide, triggers drum machines and drums with his feet simultaneously.
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Fri 12th December
The Hot Sprockets
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

The band released their sophomore album “Brother Nature” to critical acclaim in June, roaring in at no.11 in the Irish album charts. “Those longing for a band to take blues to unexpected places will find this record a thing of deep joy. 8/10” Claudia Elliot, Blues Magazine UK. The Sprockets took to the road in celebration of the album with an Irish tour which finished on a high note with a sold out show in the Button Factory. They also toured the UK, Germany, Canada & USA this year, making an appearance on MTV’s “The Real World” in Chicago.
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Sat 13th December
Fiach No Mor (Faith No More Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

This 5 piece band combine a mutual love of everything Faith No More with the stellar musicianship and vocal acrobatics required to authentically perform the genre busting classics of messrs Mike Patton and co. From rap rock hybrid crossover hits like 'Epic' and 'Midlife Crisis', thrash metal moshfest 'Surprise! You're Dead', the bizarro histrionics of 'Caffeine', smooth soul croon of 'Evidence' to the trip-hop atmospherics of 'Stripsearch' and the country tinged 'RV'.
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Thu 18th December
Hamsandwich
+ Guests
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

In the recent past you can tick the boxes here: selling out Dublin’s Olympia Theatre in April, playing with Arcade Fire & The Pixies in Marley Park, packing out the Electric Arena tent at the Electric Picnic, supporting Bon Jovi at Slane Castle, a direct special request to support Mumford & Sons at Phoenix Park, an invitation to the President of Ireland’s Garden Party on the lawn of his rather stately gaff.
Tickets on sale Sat 11th Oct @ 9am.
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Fri 19th December
Declan O'Rourke
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Declans star has ascended even more since he was last here . A superbly disarming performer and wonderful songwriter. “He writes the sort of classic songs that people don’t write anymore, songs that sound like they’ve been around forever ..Listen to Galileo, which is possibly the greatest song written in the last 30 years.”- Paul Weller, Mojo Magazine (Apr 2012).
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Sat 20th December
Thin Lizzy – Live And Dangerous
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

The band rove far and wide over the entire Thin Lizzy catalogue, serving up a selection of classic Lynott penned tracks that should sate the appetite of even the most ardent fans. And watch out also for some well-chosen Gary Moore material to commemorate the second anniversary of the great man’s untimely demise Check LIVE AND DANGEROUS out for yourself; you will not be disappointed.
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Sun 21st December
Brendan McCahey
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Brendan may have been a new name to the country as a whole but his time-served years of gigging venues countrywide have helped develop his reputation as a live performer of some stature and a songwriter of substance and versatility. Musically he lists Buddy Holly, Scott Walker, Jimmie F Rodgers and David Bowie as influences and those inspirations can be heard in both of Brendan’s hard-to-find self-financed and self-released solo albums.
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Tues 23rd December
Bobby McCarthy
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Following his sold out show last Christmas, Bobby returns to the Store for a night of song, laughs and festivities. Bobby, armed with his guitar and his ukulele pays homage to the musical greats from the last 50 years, putting his own twist on both classic tracks and obscure gems from artists as diametrically opposed as Bruce Springsteen and Britney Spears.
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Fri 26th December
The Trampz
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

** Late Bar Until 2am **
The Trampz are a 7-piece funk and soul outfit from Ireland. With a revivalist approach to funk/soul that has its roots in music of the 60s and 70s, The Trampz fuse superb musicianship with ball bouncingly funny lyrics to create one hell of a funky, feel-good show. The tight-knit bass, drums and guitar section is complemented by percussion, organs/keys and The Raging Horns brass section; all of which is commanded by the slightly manic/always entertaining frontman, Kevin Johnston.
Sat 27th December
The 4 Of Us (acoustic)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

Brendan & Declan Murphy will perform the highlights of their 20 year career, along with new material, on their upcoming Irish dates This show will be an chance to hear “Mary”, “Washington Down”, “Sunlight”, “She Hits Me”, and many more classics in an acoustic setting...
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Sun 28th December
Kíla
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Hailed as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands. With its roots in traditional Irish, it features a strong percussive like singing and gorgeous melodies driven by a serious rhythmical undercurrent. Kíla have created their own distinctive style of world music, which has won over audiences around the world through their nine recordings to date and their spectacular live performances.
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Mon 29th December
Brother Shabo And The Soul Rebels
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Influences include Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, James Brown, Al Green, & Aretha Franklin.“What do you get when you mix a hard-drivin’ funky rhythm section, one smokin’ hot horn section and four talented and energetic female singers?” This 10-piece soul band brings its own brand of live classic Soul, Funk, R n’B & Doo-wop covers to Dundalk.
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Tues 30th December
These Charming Men
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

These Charming Men have been playing the music of The Smiths for over ten years now. With uncanny similarities and superb live performances the Dublin four piece have played sell-out gigs throughout Ireland and headlining The Smiths/Morrissey Convention in LA 6 years running. The band have headlined the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, playing to their biggest crowd to date, some 35,000 people. These Charming Men are a must for all Smiths / Morrissey fans.
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JANUARY 2015
Fri 2nd January
Get Rhythm (Johnny Cash Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

The group of eight musicians have recently toured the prisons of Ireland, recreating the prison concerts undertaken by Johnny Cash and his band in the 1960s. Following the prison tour, the band (replicating the classic Cash, Tennessee Three, Carter Family and Carl Perkins line-up) are now taking their performance to venues around the country playing songs from throughout Cash's career.
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Sat 3rd January
The Modfathers
+ guests
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

** Late Bar Until 2am **
The band play the music of The Jam, The Who, Weller and other Mod classics. Having played all the top venues around the country, including Dublin's 'Academy' and 'Button Factory', and Waterford's 'Forum', and all the top scooter rallies the band are well seasoned in performing the music of Mod! Expect to hear anything from 'My Generation' to 'The Eton Rifles' From 'All or Nothing' to 'Peacock Suit'.
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Fri 30th January
Rubberbandits
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Rubberbandits head into 2015 with a bag on their faces and a song in their hearts. A series of appearances at the best uk festivals, an almost sold out 12 night run at the Edinburgh Fringe and the release of their Irish chart topping album Serious about Men worldwide mean that Mr. Chrome and Blindboy Boat Club have lots to look forward to. Coming off the back of hit singles “Black Man”,cult hit “Spastic Hawk” and “I Wanna Fight Your Father”.
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Sat 31st January
Brian Kennedy
Doors 8pm - Tickets €17.50

It only takes one live concert to convince you BRIAN KENNEDY is the ultimate performer. You know it the moment he bursts onto stage, grabs his guitar and belts out his first note. You feel the extraordinary energy levels of the man, as the atmosphere changes from dynamic action to a hushed stillness, within seconds, and gut reaction tells you this is going to be one roller coaster of a ride.
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FEBRUARY 2015
Fri 13th February
Hazel O'Connor Upclose And Personal with Cormac DeBarra
Doors 8pm
Tickets €15 Advance €17.50 on the night

The rock star has returned to her soul folk---roots,live and on---stage.Hazel O'Connor performs with the celebrated Irish harpist Cormac de Barra, in a captivating and intimate special performance. 2013 marked the15th anniversary of Hazel and Cormac's first collaboration on the biographical show,Beyond Breaking Glass with a special one—-week run of the updated show at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Hazel's autobiography 'Breaking Glass Barefoot' has also just been published and tells previously untold stories of her rollercoaster ride through the highs and lows of the music business.
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Fri 20th February
Duke Special
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Duke Special is currently finishing off his next studio album, due for release in 2015, and he has once again decided to work with Pledge Music to help fund and promote this release. He then returns to Ireland for a run of solo live shows in January & February 2015, where he will unveil for the first time some of the material from the new album.
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Tues 24th February
Hudson Taylor
Doors 8pm Tickets €15

Hudson Taylor release their latest single ‘Chasing Rubies’ through Polydor on October 3rd. The band's EPs have now sold in excess of 30,000 copies and they have had over six million views on Youtube. Following a support slot with Jake Bugg last year, Hudson Taylor have just been announced as main support for Bugg on his UK tour in October, which takes in nine cities and culminates at Alexandra Palace, London on October 21st.
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Tues 17th February
Eddi Reader
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22.50
Eddi Reader MBE is a Scottish singer-songwriter, known both for her work with Fairground Attraction and for an enduring solo career. She is the recipient of three BRIT Awards and has topped both the album and singles charts .She has worked with Annie Lennox, Gang Of Four and a host of other luminaries of the music business in a career that spans almost 30 years of success.
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MARCH 2015
Sat 28th March
Green Floyd
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Green Floyd have grown from strength to strength in the last few years to become Irelands top Pink Floyd Tribute act. They have been wowing crowds with their amazing show, both visually and sonically while introducing new songs to the set such as the iconic DOGS and One of these Days. This band is a definite must see if you are even remotely interested in Pink Floyd.
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