Tickets are now officially on sale for The Garbo’s Rock Weekender
Tickets are now officially on sale for the Garbo’s Rock Weekender taking place in Castlebar on the June Bank Holiday Weekend. In what promises to be an extraordinary weekend of Rock music in Castlebar Garbo’s will be the venue to take centre in stage in the county town for two of Rocks greatest Tribute outfits.
Formed in 1996 and hailing from Bristol, Hells Bells has evolved into perhaps the most well-known and professional AC/DC tribute band in the United Kingdom. Touring the length and breadth of Britain & Ireland for over 18 years playing the music of the legendary AC/DC, Hells Bells have built up a loyal following of fans and continue to do so wherever they play!
The band play material from both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras, covering four decades of classic no-nonsense, foot stomping rock n roll! From the blistering scream of the vocals, the duck-walks, the pounding rhythm & bass and the frenzied schoolboy antics to the booming cannons and pyrotechnics at the finale. The camaraderie of all 5 musicians is second to none and the excitement & passion shines through the music. All the elements are there for an awesome show of spectacle and power. Hells Bells roster of gigs has expanded year on year and in 2015/2016 they have played to over 40000 people at venues throughout Great Britain, Ireland, Czech Republic, Oman, Turkey, Belgium, Slovakia and Bahrain. The band is a regular performer at the Bulldog Bash, the largest motorbike music festival in Europe having worked their way up the bill since 2003. August 2012 saw them headline the Main stage on the Thursday of the festival weekend with a crowd of over 10000. In addition to this, Hells Bells play at the MCN live shows at Butlins on a regular basis to ecstatic audiences. Another high profile festival was Motoclube Faro 2011, Europe’s largest bike festival which they co-headlined with Iron Maiden to over 30000 spectators. Hells Bells have also played a set in the middle of Coventry Speedway stadium during the World Championships and atop a 100ft stage overlooking Trafalgar Square for the Red Bull Railstorm Snowboard finals.
Hells Bells have played alongside a number of established and successful bands through the years such as Status Quo, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Company of Snakes, Wilko Johnson band to name but a few and have a garnered some extremely positive feedback from their performances from acts such as Don Airey (Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, Gary Moore) who has being quoted saying “Never go on after Hells Bells, they’re lethal”
Also on the June Bank Holiday weekend expect to see “No Stairway” (Led Zeppelin Tribute). No Stairway is comprised of 4 musicians with a love of Led Zeppelin, who were brought together through Galway’s Access Music Project. In summer 2013 they started working on Led Zeppelin’s back catalogue with the aim of making a show influenced by their studio albums and epic live performances.
The band is made up of Ronan O’Malley on guitar, Shane O’Malley on bass/keys/backing vocals, Bill Dunne on drums/backing vocals and Galway singer/songwriter Steven Sharpe on lead vocals. Hells will perform at the music venue on June 4th while No Stairway will perform live the following night on June 5th.
Tickets for the Garbos Rock weekender are on sale now and available through usual outlets in Castlebar including Downtown Records and Hogs Heaven Bar in Castlebar, for further info visit finbarhobanpresents.com, Tickets for Hells Bells who will be performing on June 4th cost 15 euro and the following night No Stairway will perform at the Garbo’s Venue with Tickets costing only 10 euro.