Live from the Window at Whelan’s
THE CAJUN ROOSTERS
– PLAY THE FRONT BAR –
10pm – FREE if you mention “Cajun Roosters”
The Cajun Roosters take to the stage for a series of free concerts for the St Patricks Weekend celebrations.
*All shows will be free entrance before 10:30pm*
The CAJUN ROOSTERS are a multi talented multi award winning truly International band bringing together some of the finest and most experienced Cajun and Zydeco musicians in Europe. They have a reputation as one of the most authentic Cajun and Zydeco bands around which has put them in the forefront of the scene and earned them headline festival appearances in Germany, France, Netherlands, UK, Denmark, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Austria, Belgium and Italy. They are equally at home playing blues festivals, jazz festivals, folk roots festivals, and Cajun/Zydeco festivals as their varied repertoire gives them an unmatched ability to appeal to so many audiences. This repertoire includes not just Cajun and Zydeco but also Swamp Blues, Louisiana Rock ‘n Roll, Creole and New Orleans beats. They have also carved out a reputation as one of the most popular headline bands on the summer outdoor stage circuit winning over big audiences in city squares all over Europe many of whom have never heard Cajun or Zydeco music before.
The band were formed when Chris Hall, multi award winning and legendary accordion player, and drummer Sam Murray, both from England joined forces with 3 former members of The Cajun Pioneers. The CAJUN ROOSTERS story began as Chris Hall used his considerable experience and knowledge of the music to hone the band into a tighter, leaner and more authentic machine with a groove that is second to none outside Louisiana. His input was invaluable and sparked off a joint group motivation to be the best band around playing this music and consequently they very rapidly became first choice for many festivals and stages looking for a band that could energise audiences and relate to crowds of all sizes.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).