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Album Release Party “Five Miles to Vaudeville”

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Saint John the Gambler is an exciting original Gypsy Swing band with a dance-inducing spirit. This Dublin-based band have melded sounds from by-gone eras and distant lands with modern songwriting taking in influences from Old-Time Jazz, Klezmer, Latin and Vaudeville to create a bluesy gypsy piracy. With high energy live shows SJG have gained a reputation for being one of the most exciting and unique bands in Ireland.

They truly are unique – with a line up that includes trumpet, violin, double bass, drums, piano, percussion, banjo, guitar and vocals! They have a fluidity and music like no other band around which excites and amazes audiences night after night with it’s sensuous melodies, pulsating rhythms and emotive vocals.

The last two years have brought great success to the band with highlights such as performing at Electric Picnic, playing the main stage at Spraoi Waterford, Helium festival, Knockanstockan and the Dublin City FM 20th Anniversary concert, being featured on TV3’s The Morning Show with Sybil & Martin, having residencies at Whelans, The Mercantile and Shebeen Chic in Dublin and playing over one hundred concerts around Ireland including festivals like Dublin Burlesque festival, Vantastival, Spirit of Folk and Rhythm & Roots in Dublin.



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


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).