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& very special guest


The Hot Sprockets hail from the delta blues mecca that is…Dublin. They are five friends who came together with a shared love of Rock N’ Roll music…The kind of Rock N’ Roll music that is haunted by the ghost of country and blues…

A phenomenal live band, recent years has seen these smart blues-rockers play over 200 gigs including support slots with The Zutons, The View, Divine Comedy, Ida Maria, Peter Hook, Republic of Loose, BP Fallon and a rake of festivals including Indie-Pendence, Castlepalooza, Sea Sessions, Vantastival, Arthurs Day, Mannifest, Electric Picnic, a sold out show at The Roundhouse in London and headlining Whelans “One to Watch” festival. Their music has been used on everything from Bulmers ad campaigns to BBC’s comedy “Fresh”, Irish film “Stitches” and RTE’s “RAW”. The band recently beat off 1000’s of bands to make it to the Hotpress “Play on the Day” final and got to grace the cover of Hotpress magazine. The bands video for “Cruisin’” was nominated for “Best video” & “Best group” at the Irish Music Television Awards. The Hot Sprockets are living up to their early promise and stunning debut album (Honey Skippin’) by recording a mighty (yet unnammed) second album which is described as an album “to be listened to in the spirit in which it was made”. This album was recorded in Grouse Lodge, Windmill lane & Orphan Studios, it was produced by Gavin Glass and mixed by Declan Gaffney(U2) & Dougal Lott(Ray Davies). Their kind of Rock N’ Roll music is haunted by the ghost of country and blues – take the good-time revolutionary spirit of MC5, simmer it down to the sounds of Crosby Stills Nash and Young, add some rough-edged Eagles of Death Metal and you are somewhere near the sonic nugget that is The Hot Sprockets. Press: “With a pile driving rhythm, the title track recalls both the Stones Let it bleed-era and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at their demented finest. Honey Skippin’ is a triumph for all involved” Colm O’ Hare, Hotpress “I think it’s a brilliant single{Honey Skippin’}. They’re one of those bands that when ever I come across any of their tunes, I just presume they’re going to be good!” Dan Hegarty, 2fm “Honey Skippin’ is a really, really, really good debut. The sheer exuberance of the record is infectious!” State Magazine “Their high energy performances are second to none” The Star “The Hot Sprockets, they’re one of the vibeyest bands on this planet, guys with heart and spirit and bunches of rock’n’roll. Brilliant geezers, they smile a lot and know how to twinkle too. I like them enormously” BP Fallon “…great tunes and a fantastic album. 6 out of 6” “{The Hot Sprockets} Some good new-fashioned R’n’R…really laid back, gravelly, poppy (!), groovy, and frequently, arse-kicking-foot-stompin’-tastic. If you don’t have a convertible, buy one; drive to the USofA and hammer on down Route 66 with the volume turned up to ‘hell yeah!’ ” Jump! “If you like good aul rock ‘n’ roll, some blues and some damn fine decent music – then you need to check out The Hot Sprockets live while also purchasing their debut album!”


€10 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings).

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).