Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Joe Hurley's Irish Rock Revue March 13

This is a great night of music featuring some of the best folk, rock and traditional Irish musicians in New York, always a joyous performance that is really not to be missed. Here's the info:

w/ Joe Hurley & The Gents & A CAST of 1000s
Saturday March 13th, Highline Ballroom
431 W 16th St (between 9th & 10th)
Doors Open 6:00 pm
Show 6:30pm-11:00 pm
Tix $20
VIP Reserved seating $30

New York, NY: Joe Hurley's 11th Annual All-Star Irish Rock Revue will be held this year, for one-night-only, at NYC's stunning HIGHLINE BALLROOM, on Saturday, March 13th!

"Joe Hurley's Irish-Rock-A-Palooza receives rave reviews every year as the biggest St Pat's Party in town-Hurley himself is revered for his soulful Shane MacGowan-esque baritone" NEW YORK MAGAZINE

Here's what to expect: A PADDY ROCK & ROLL CIRCUS! Every year during the St Patrick's season, NYC singer/songwriter Joe Hurley salutes his Irish heritage with a blazing extravaganza of performers and songs that celebrate Ireland's musical gifts to the world - The All-Star Irish Rock Revue.

Gathering friends from NYC punk-rock legends to Broadway stars, from best-selling novelists to star comedians -- from Rock & Roll Hall-Of-Famers to downtown luminaries -- from visiting Irish entertainers to up and coming local singers, the performers all dive into Hurley's vision of 'The Great Irish Songbook', backed by The Revue's sublime All-Star band, led by MD Jon Spurney (Passing Strange MD), Mark Bosch-Guitar (Ian Hunter), Tony Shanahan-Bass (Patti Smith),Steve Goulding-Drums (Mekons, Elvis Costello), Kenny Margolis-accordion (Cracker), Megan Weeder-violin and downtown's own Tish & Snooky-backing vocals.

Now entering it's second decade as a beloved NYC institution, Hurley's All-Star Irish Rock Revue is "the biggest and best St. Pat's Musical event in New York" Irish Echo

The guest singers rip through the classics of Thin Lizzy, U2, Van Morrison, The Undertones, Sinead O'Connor, SLF, The Pogues, Declan MacManus, Boomtown Rats, John Lydon, Morrisey, The Dubliners, The Divine Comedy,The Chieftains, traditional gems and much more. From The punk of the Undertones "Teenage Kicks" to the soul of Van Morrison's "Domino"; from the pure rock bliss of Thin Lizzy's 'The Boys are Back In Town" and U2's "I Will Follow" to the poetry of the Pogues' "Sally MacLennan" -- the songs of the Irish are sung by an incredibly electric and extraordinary group of performers.

Hosted by Joe Hurley and Ed Rogers, the IRR kicks off at 7:00 pm sharp. DJ GAZ of EAST VILLAGE RADIO spins Irish artists between sets. And, UK comic legend Stephen Frost is flying in to perform and help out with hosting duties.

Early confirmed performers include Country star Laura Cantrell, Indie-Rock icon Steve Wynn, Steve Conte (NY Dolls, Crazy Truth), Ivan Julian (Voidoids/Matthew Sweet/Clash), Ellen Foley ("Stop Right there" of 'Paradise by The Dashboard Light'), Willie Nile, UK comic Stephen Frost, Tony-Winner Michael Cerveris, SNL's Christine Ohlman, soul-legend Tami Lynn (Exile on Main St/ Dr John) Downtown chanteuses Marni Rice, Mary Lee Kortes, Lisa Burns, Tricia Scotti & Lianne Smith, Ed Rogers, Sheryl Marshall (Dusty Gals/Buster Poindexter), Broadway and film star Antonique Smith, Dave Kincaid (The Brandos), Tony Shanahan (Patti Smith), James Mastro (Ian Hunter/Patti Smith), producer Don Fleming (Sonic Youth, Teenage Fanclub), Alice & Alex (ex Modrocket), 2009 National Book Award Winner Colum McCann, 2010 Oscar Nominee Sam Bisbee, Seth Adam, Faith Hahn and many more TBA shortly. There will also be some very special guests announced week of show! Previous 'surprise performers' have included Ronnie Spector, Fountains of Wayne and STEW.

THIS IS AN ALL-AGES SHOW! Bring the kids!
Tributes will be paid to three magnificent Irish and Irish-American artists that we've recently lost: FRANK McCOURT, LIAM CLANCY and JIM CARROLL.
PLEASE NOTE: This year's IRR will end at 11:00 pm, so come early, have dinner, and enjoy the show! There will be an official after-party for all ticket-holders TBA at venue.

"Anything can happen, and usually does, at The IRISH ROCK REVUE" NEW YORK POST

Joe Hurley, per tradition, kicks off the proceedings at 6:30pm. Called 'One of NY's most entertaining frontmen -- his distinctive vocals can be as raucous as all get-out and as sorrowful as a baritone can be....Hurley is the best singer of vowels in rock" by the Village Voice, Hurley has released many critically acclaimed CDs and is featured on the SONY release "Whiskey in the Jar:Essential Irish Drinking Songs" with his ballad "Amsterdam Mistress", alongside classics from the Pogues, the Dubliners and the Clancys. His band of Gents includes James Mastro (Ian Hunter), Tony Shanahan, Kenny Margolis, Denny Mcdermott (Rosanne Cash, David Johansen) Megan Weeder and Jon Spurney.

Hurley and Irish Novelist Colum McCann recently released a CD-EP "The House That Horse Built" inspired by McCann's 2009 National Book Award Winning Novel "Let the Great World Spin." The CD features Paddy Moloney of THE CHIEFTAINS -- Hurley and McCann are currently working on a full length CD of songs for the novel.

Hurley, a London-bred, Irish-Blooded New Yorker, has sung with a host of great folks including THE CHIEFTAINS, Judy Collins, Sam Shepard, Nellie Mckay, Laura Cantrell, Shane MacGowan, Marianne Faithfull, The Waco Bros, Andrea Marcovicci and Maude Maggart. The leader of two NYC groups, Rogue's March, and Joe Hurley & The Gents,Hurley has been produced on recordings by Tony Visconti, PJ Harvey, Jimmy Harry, James Mastro & Don Fleming, among others.

The Irish Rock Revue thanks it's friends and sponsors. Gibson, Wildroverclothing, Irish Echo,, Irish Business Organization, Manic Panic, and the Irish Network-NYC.

"There's no shortage of people and places to avoid around St Patrick's Day, but Joe Hurley's All-Star Irish Rock Revue is not an event to be missed! The Annual concert sees host band Joe Hurley and Rogue's March share a stage with members of the New York Dolls, The Dictators and The Patti Smith Band. They'll all cover songs of Irish musicians such as U2, Thin Lizzy, and Van Morrison."

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