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“Ireland Rocks” Feat: Ciaran Gribbin + James Van Cooper

Ireland Rocks is an innovative new show fronted by former INXS singer and Grammy nominated songwriter, Ciaran Gribbin. Highlighting the legendary songs from some of Ireland’s best known artists the show features songs from: The Pogues, U2, The Cranberries, Van Morrison, The Undertones, The Script, The Corrs, The Frames, Ash, The Dubliners, The Chieftans, Sinead O’Conner, Snow Patrol, Christy Moore, Thin Lizzy, The Sawdoctors, Damien Rice.

You’ll enjoy an engaging journey from the haunting songs and traditional melodies of old Ireland through to the modern pop and rock era of today. With an accomplished group of talented musicians, Ireland Rocks is a spectacular high energy show with unique song arrangements achieved by blending traditional Irish instruments such as the Bohdran, Accordion and Fiddle with loud rock Guitars, Bass and Drums.

THE BAND Ciaran Gribbin | Vocals and Acoustic Guitar – Irish man Gribbin is a Grammy nominated songwriter and has worked with many stars including; Madonna, Paul McCartney, U2, Snow Patrol and has toured the world as the singer of Australia’s legendary band, INXS.

Peter Northcote | Electric Guitar – Born to an Irish mother, Peter is the most recorded guitarist in Australian history. One of Australia’s most respected and loved guitarists he has performed with many stars including; Dragon, Darryl Braithwaite, Rick Price, The Monkeys and many more.

Zoltan John Budai | Bass – Zoltan has performed with many of Australia’s top acts including 10 years in the Richard Clapton band and another 10 in Mental As Anything.

Mark Oats | Fiddle – Mark Oats has a true love for everything to do with Irish traditional music. A wonderful energetic entertainer Mark has performed with a multitude of Irish artists including Sharon Shannon and Mundy. Mark has also performed at Irish festivals all over the world. Garry Steel | Accordion – Born into a very musical family in Kalgoorlie WA, Garry served his time as a very young musician playing the Accordion in this tough mining town. Garry has a very unique style, is a virtuoso player and is one of the busiest musicians in Australia.