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Whelan’s Main Venue • Thur 24th August 2023

The Gulls are a rock & roll 3 piece from the UK. Three years ago, when the pandemic struck, they moved into their vans and took their music to the streets to earn a living. After these humble beginnings, and 3 years out on the road living and playing on the edge, their music is fuelled by their authentic take on freedom, rebellion, and seizing the joy to live.

They play melodic rock & roll with influences of folk and blues, blistering guitar solos, 3-part harmonies and soulful, rebellious lyricism. Like Gulls they’ve had to scavenge to survive and now they’re beginning to thrive. They’re setting their sights on Ireland, with the belief that their music, their message, and they’re live or die attitude will resonate with the people there.

Hailing from Galway City, Ol’ Times is a classic rock outfit that’s on a mission to bring rock n roll back to the forefront of music. The band draws inspiration from legendary acts like Led Zeppelin, The Doors, and The Rolling Stones while putting their own spin on the genre to create a sound that’s fresh and exciting.
Comprised of Gabriele, Manuel, Kai, Colm, and Finn, Ol’ Times is a multinational band that has been developing their unique sound and energetic live performances since their chance meeting in February 2019. With a mix of acoustic and electric guitars, percussion, keyboards, and driving ambition, they deliver a sound that seamlessly blends the old and new.

In May 2023 while Ol Times were on a 2 month DIY tour of the UK they came across fellow Rock N Rollers The Gulls and put on a free concert on the streets of Brighton, the two bands connected and now the time has come for the bands to do the same in Ireland. The two bands will embark on a simultaneous busking tour at opposite sides of Ireland surmounting to two double-bill gigs in Galway (19/08 @ Roisin Dubh) and Dublin (24/08 @ Whelan’s ).


OL’TIMES: Instagram | Linktree

THE GULLS: Instagram | Website


€14 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.