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08:00 PM
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€11.45 – €15.62



in Whelan’s – Every Tuesday



Andre Antunes – Drums, Leopoldo Osio – Piano, Rodrigo Almonte – Guitar, Victor Moreno – Bass

Little Whelan’s • Tue 5th Sept 2023

Andre Antunes is a Brazilian/Irish professional drummer/percussionist and producer with over 25 years experience in performance and studio recording.
Andre was born and raised in Salvador, Bahia, where for many is the heart of Brazilian rhythm.
He began his musical career in the church and the Brazilian tradition rhythms.

In Brazil, he recorded and toured nationally with many different Brazilian popular artists such as Edu Ribeiro, Xexeu, Leo Maia just to name a few on early 2000s. During 6 years spent in Sao Paolo he toured extensively throughout 20 different countries, playing with international acts and several dance companies.

Since his arrival In Ireland back in 2006, Andre has become one of the country’s most prominent drummers, working with the renowned Irish group Republic of Loose and a host of others, and in the studio where he has worked with legendary producers Ken Thomas (Queen, David Bowie, Sigur Ros) and Rob Kirwan (U2, Depeche Mode, Ray La Montagne, Hozier).
During his time in Ireland he has also recorded and performed with Hozier (Grammy nominated), Gavin Friday (record/perform on the Catholic album and tour 2011-2013) , Sinead O’ Connor ( record/perform on the track We People Who Are Darker Then Blue) , Amy Winehouse ( Tubridy Tonight ), Damien Dempsey, Styles P ( America tour 2008 and Invincible album ) , Shane MacGowan, Niwel Tsumbo ( S’All Vibration album ), Loah (This Heart EP ), Fehdah ( Like No Other EP ), Paj , Danny Nascimento(The Voice Brazil), Cerys Matthews (Catatonia) , Ronan Guilfoyle and many others.

As a member of Republic of Loose they were nominated in the Best Irish Band category at 2007 Meteor Awards, Best Irish Band and Best Irish Live Performance categories at the 2009 Meteor Awards, he also recorded and play on the albumVol IV: Johnny Pyro and the Dance of Evil, Bounce at the Devil and multiple singles and collaboration with different national and international artists. In 2019 Republic of Loose released their first Great hits Mutant Soul.
In 2019 Andre was a recipient of Gold Medal of Honorary Patronage from the Philosophical Society at Trinity College.
In 2015 he release his first record with Darach O’laoire “POVO”.
In 2013 Andre join the Leafzang the alt-folk/jazz sextet Irish band.

Andre is proud endorser of Sabian Cymbals, Promark Drumsticks, Evans Drumheads and Sakae Drums


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11.45 Student / 15.62 General Admission – Fully Seated

Tickets are available online from Whelan’s – 50c per ticket service charge applies

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required


Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best (€5 cover charge), plus Late Bar.