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.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

10-5-14 Wizards of FireTop Mountain

Saw Dublin Band, Wizards of FireTop Mountain take to BelloBars stage. This was not the first time the ''stoner rock'' band had played our subterranean space. In times long gone by, when  the venue went by different name WoFM were no strangers to the space, and although the space has been transformed, the nostalgia of the old punk and metal haunt crept back.
with a tour de force, emphasis on the force, line up of Fuck Mountain, (we appreciate this name)Venus Sleeps and The Whole Sick the venue was in for some ground shaking.
''Wizards go forth with stone and weed to conduct sorcery and onerous deeds, with heavy riffs we will give birth to rock and roll and hell on earth'' we couldnt have  said it better ourselves
Check them out here.
More photos

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

A week at BelloBar 14th-18th May 2014

Another whirlwind of eclectic noises passed through BelloBar in the past few days. We had renowned New York based saxophonist Tony Malaby, who picked up his instrument and played an extremely energetic and extensive set without pausing for a single breathe (that wasn’t taken through his instrument.)

The unique songs of Isaac &Zena, likened to a modern day Johnny and June, with guitar, tamborine, shakers and harmony singing, the Isaac & Zena duo is rooted in the American folk tradition of the 1960s with bows to country, bluegrass and rock n roll. There’s still a chance to catch them on their Irish tour if you’re in cork this weekend. They’ll be playing in the Pine Lodge in Myrtleville on Saturday the 24th and in the Quays Bar in Banrty on Sunday the 25th of June.
We were delighted to have the launch of the Elastic Sleep’s long awaited single "Leave You" on Saturday the 17th. It was a treat to hear live. There’s plenty of love being shown for this release already. It was featured as one of Nialler 9’s top ten tracks of the week, ‘Shoegazing throwback gorgeousness from the cork five-piece’ – Nialler 9
And to top it off we had Sivan Arbel, an Israeli singer composer and arranger for our weekly Sunday Jazz night. This weeks highlight will be the Ricardo Herz and PHISQA gig on the 21st of May. Buy your €10 ticket for RICARDO HERZ TRIO before midnight tonight to be in with a chance to receive a free PHISQA CD. Buy tickets on entertainment.ie or get mor info from the facebook event

Thursday, 15 May 2014

11-4-14 Dublin jazz book Vol 1

We were delighted to have the launch of The goal of the Dublin Jazz Book vol 1 here in BelloBar. First Things First. What is the Dublin Jazz Book vol 1 you ask? Well its a project created by Sam Kavanagh and Steven McNamara (ROJI DESIGNS),  to give international musicians some insight into the Dublin jazz scene at the present moment. 

The compositions in the Dublin Jazz Book provide a sample of the work emerging from Dublin. It includes, side by side, the works of seasoned professionals and students, selected on an open-submission basis. Every composer who submitted at least one complete work is represented. Not all of the composers are from Dublin, or even Ireland, but they have all positively contributed to the musical culture of the city.  

The New Compositions were performed on the the night by beloved dublin based musicians and BelloBar Jazz Sunday Regulars; Sam Comerford Tom Caraher Johnny Taylor Julien Colarossi

Cormac OBrien Cote Calmet.

You can Download a free copy of the Dublin Jazz Book vol1 here photo credit Eduardo Calvo.

Monday, 12 May 2014

9-5-14 Richard Dawson

                     Richard Dawson Playing to a transfixed audience in BelloBar Friday 9th of May.

The Newcastle Folk singer swayed from easy witty banter to touchingly raw and powerful storytelling.
 Dawson has been known for his ability transport his audience to other worlds and the packed house in BelloBar were not disappointed. At one stage the Geordie Singer jokes about weather or not he'll sing a cover of  a Journey classic treating us to a few bars and with the same breath releases an acapella heart wrenching ballad that could be ripped straight from the lungs of a pre-industrial northern England coal miner

2014 is set to be as busy, Dawson is currently 9 days deep into a 16 day European tour ranging from Liverpool to Geneva
Check out the remaining Days of his tour and also his BandCamp

11-16 AUGUST - TBC