Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Jet Setter with support from Tandem Felix

Jet Setter

Last Friday, July the 11th, BelloBar saw the launch of Dublin quartet Jet Setter EP ''Not Yet''.
Jet Setter as a band consists of Bass-Jeff Courtney, Drums-Neil Dexter,-Guitar Paddy Ormound and Ross Hamer -vocals
Formed in 2011 at a late night party in  R.A.G.E record shop, the band has fast earned its stripes on the dublin music scene. Recently Jetsetter  have been also focusing their attention  abroad gaining a positive reviews from across the water, Clash magazine and Vice have both given the band enthusiastic reviews as well as earning themselves the title of NME'S Buzz Band of the Week.

The band hit BelloBar's stage fresh from in the Pavillion in Cork (one of the last to play the venue) and despite our stage being ever so slightly smaller,

the boys didn't hold back with their performance. Vice US said of the new Ep ''This Four piece understands that sometimes all you want to hear is some really fucking good guitar'' and thats exactly what the audience at last weeks show got; an energetic peformance, raw without being sloppy  by musicians who obviously just love being on stage.

The Ep itself is an Energetic Rock/Pop Indie number with lyrics that are refreshingly insiteful. ''Not Yet'' was released as a limited edition 7 inch double single on the 13th of June via Any Other City Records and is available to listen and download here.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Rock Out Promotions

Rock Out Promotions at Bello Bar. 6th of June. Fox.e and the Good Hands, Level Heads, I am Niamh, Rocher.
Rock Out promotions will be returning to BelloBar July 4th.

photos by Gemma Nicholson

Justine Nantale 20-06-14

Ugandan native, Justine Nantale brought a taste of the Southern hemisphere to BelloBar last week.
Nantale, a founding member of the Discovery Gospel Choir, and her troupe of African dancing performed a passionate and touching show, complete with dance, storytelling and traditional song.With musicians from Uganda, Botswana, Congo, Nigeria, Nantale and her band gave authentic, traditional taste of the flavours of Africa.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

31st May Bob Dylans Birthday Bash!

A wonderful tribute to the man himself. Featuring brilliant performances from The Ragmen, The Annulments and The Brand New Switcheroo not to forget the various other performers, Hugo Newman, Robert Ardiff, Roger Doyle and Joey Gavin, who hopped up on the stage, all to musically wish Old Bob a Happy 73rd Birthday.

Each act paid tribute to the man and the legend, exploring the wide spanning musical of journey of  Dylan's career (so far) as well as his folk influences, all thankfully with minimal Bob impressions ((Good restraint Lads)) 
Check out the Ragmen  new single Horseshoe here.
available on 7''

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Ricardo Herz Trio 21 -05-14

The Ricardo Herz Trio graced the BelloBar stage last week with a groundbreaking performance, arguably the finest show to date. With support from Dublin based band Phisqa, an Afro-Peruvian and Jazz tradition quintet.

This gig was the last of a ten-gig tour of France and London; based on the phenomenal energy of this performance, it's quite possible that Herz, Ruzitschka and Ito saved the best of their wonderful cornucopia of Brazilian rhythms and melodies to last. Honoring a standing ovation from the overwhelm crowd at BelloBar 

'The Ricardo Herz trio/Phisqa gig also signaled a feather in the cap for BelloBar' said in the jazz article in All About Jazz; and signing off by saying: 'this attractive underground venue has quickly established its place as a vital part of the Dublin music scene.'

Thank you Ian!


Monday, 26 May 2014

Elastic Sleep 17-05-14

Hope is important presented Cork ShoeGaze 5 piece Elastic Sleep too BelloBar, last Saturday 17th of May.
The Band was Launching their hotly anticipated new single ''Leave you'', released on ''Big Tea records'' and Fifa Records.

E.S's dreamy, occasionally dark vocals and heavy drumbeat leaves them on the grungier side of dream pop. With a little more bite then the established bands to whom they have been so far been compared to, ie. Beach House. As well as playing us  the tracks on their debut EP (Leave you)  E.S also treated us a mesmerising cover of the James Bond theme ''You only live Twice'' This Band has been tipped for great things, with attention from NME and Filter Magazines.

Leave you available for download on the bands Bandcamp,
Support on the night came from Otherkin and Segrasso.