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The Frank and Walters & guests The Minutes and Rubyhorse
Renegade Brass Band
  • The Frank and Walters & guests The Minutes and Rubyhorse


    Sat
    25
    20:00 @ Cork Opera House
    tickets: €25
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    The Frank and Walters & guests The Minutes and Rubyhorse

    Cork's Frank and Walters are one of a handful of bands that can lay claim to writing some of this country's most recognised indie anthems. To mark 25 years at the top table of indie royalty, this show celebrates the career of one of the most influential bands of its era. Along with special guests.

    Signing for the Setanta label in 1991 the group debuted with the album EP1, and the lead track Fashion Crisis Hits New York became an indie hit.
    The follow-up EP EP.2 was released soon after, which was followed by the band's signing to the Go! Discs label where The Franks partnered with producer Edwyn Collins to record the Happy Busman EP.
    They found success in the UK, and following a tour in support of Carter USM, an Ian Broudie remix of the LP song After All reached the Top 20 in the UK Singles Chart, where it peaked at No. 11, and it also peaked at No. 5 in the Irish chart. The group appeared on BBC Television's Top of the Pops in support of the single.

    After a long sabbatical, the group returned with Grand Parade (with contributions from Gus Dudgeon), and the Indian Ocean EP in 1997. This was followed with Beauty Becomes More Than Life in 1998 and Glass in 2000. Setanta released a well received Best Of in 2002

    The band returned to the charts in 2010 by releasing a comeback single entitled The Parson, as part of their "Seasonal Single Releases" project, which saw the band release a single per season.
    Together with The Sultans of Ping FC and Power of Dreams, the Franks (as they are known by fans) played a number of co-headlining shows as part of the "Reverberation Tour" in December 2010.

    The band returned to the studio in August 2011 to work on a new album - released in March 2012.  The first single from this album, entitled "Indie Lovesong", was released on Valentine's Day 14 February 2012 and was supported by a UK tour.
    Their 6th studio album was named Greenwich Mean Time and released on 9 March 2012. The album was well received and supported by tours in Europe, USA and Japan.

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  • Renegade Brass Band


    Sat
    25
    20:00 @ Cork Opera House
    tickets: €25
    buy tickets

    Renegade Brass Band

    Combining 8 horns with 2 percussionists scratch DJ and live MC, Renegade Brass Band mix funk, hip-hop and jazz with a raw brass sound and high-energy live show.

    RBB have already established a big live reputation as a headline act, and have played packed out shows at venues around the UK and Europe.

    In the last year, they have appeared alongside acts including Grandmaster Flash, Public Enemy, Xavier Rudd, The Apples, Quantic, Craig Charles, Rodney P & Skitz, Ms. Dynamite and more.
    A hit with crowds everywhere, the band has played at festivals including Secret Garden Party, Kendal Calling, and several times at Soundwave Croatia, warming up for artists such as DJ Shadow and DJ Yoda.
    The band released their debut album, ‘RBB: Rhymes, Beats & Brass’ in July 2014, which sees them further develop their hard-edged brass sound – combining raw brass funk with the vocals of MC V3xation and scratch DJ Zxodiac – as well as a series of remixes, including an appearance on The Herbaliser’s ‘There Were Seven: Remixes’ album.

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