Live from the Window at Whelan’s
MIKEY & THE SCALLYWAGS
– PLAY THE FRONT BAR –
7pm – FREE ENTRY
Formed out of creative and financial necessity in June of 2010, Mikey and the Scallywags met on the streets of Galway and are still based on the west coast of Ireland. Renowned for their energetic and engaging live performances, the initial quartet of guitar, banjo, fiddle and double bass were joined by drums and keys to create a melodic and beat driven sound with elements of bluegrass, gypsy, hip-hop and swing.
Although a busking project initially, two months later they left the streets to perform at the Galway Arts festival 2010, followed a month later by their second gig at the Electric Picnic 2010. The Scallywags began touring all over Ireland and haven’t stopped since.
Now with two highly successful years under their belts, 1,500 copies of the Living in the Light Ep sold and a fortune spent on new tyres, the band are readying to record the follow up album and hit the road for the upcoming festival season. Stay tuned for a single and accompanying video release this April.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).