It’s Saturday in Galway and we have the best line up for you of live music and gigs to enjoy tonight. Oh my July! What a bumper night ahead and it’s only the beginning of festival season. Galway, both city and county, has so much home grown talent and every venue showcases musicians of different genres, giving them a platform and an audience to share their music journey. Whether veterans on the circuit or starting out, there is an electric mix to entice you away from the house and out on the town this evening. Whether it’s folk, indie or classic covers, or the ultimate DJ sets to keep you dancing till the wee hours, Galway has it all this Saturday night.
10pm: The Amazing Apples
Galway’s favourite high energy folk, trad and rock band, The Amazing Apples are back at Monroe’s Live on Saturday, July 1st with their classic mix of Irish, Americana, dance, and heavy rock anthems showcasing their own inimitable folk flair.
Renowned for their stomping, raucous sets, the Amazing Apples are a tour de force on the live music scene. This five piece multi-instrumentalist indie/folk band write and produce their own work in addition to entertaining with their dynamic versions of top anthems.
Over the years, they have played alongside acts such as: Mumford and Sons, Walking on Cars, The Coronas, Gavin James, Ryan Sheridan, Damien Dempsey, The Riptide Movement, Sharon Shannon and Paddy Casey. They have also played at Electric Picnic, Indiependence, Sea Sessions and the Westport Festival and have toured abroad in New York, Boston, Switzerland, Romania and the UK. Now, this Galway band are back on home turf at the award winning Monroe’s Live venue. Tickets to the Amazing Apples can be purchased here: Ticket Link to The Amazing Apples
8pm: Telebox with support: Bees And Sawdust, Small Church
Fresh from releasing their EP ‘What Is The Point’, Telebox are Galway’s rising young indie stars who are hotly tipped as ones to watch for 2023. As part of their summer tour, this exciting teen four-piece are taking to the stage at the Róisín Dubh this Saturday, July 1st as they embark on a whirlwind of dates at iconic venues across Ireland.
Comprising of cousins, Joe Kelly (vocals and guitar) and Stevie Healy (drums) and later joined by Connall Ó Floinn (guitar) and Eoin Killeen (bass) the current ensemble has been together since April 2022. With musical influences ranging from Fontaines D.C. and Wunderhorse to Arctic Monkeys and The Strokes, their guitar-driven sound is rhythmic and electrifyingly hypnotic. Tickets are available through this link: Ticket link to Telebox at the Roisin Dubh
The Quays Music Hall:
11pm: Full Moon Fever
Fermanagh based band Full Moon Fever will bring their pop, rock, folk, blues and country stylings to the Quays Late Bar in the heart of the Latin Quarter. With Ciaran Carson on vocals and bass guitar, Shay Wilson on vocals and piano, Paul Gallagher on drums and percussion and Ronan Curran on lead guitar, these experienced musicians will have you on your feet and dancing. Together, they cover a range of genres with energy and a passion for music. Having a pop and rock leaning, Full Moon Fever deliver the best anthems, classic hits and dance floor tunes with panache. It’s set to be a great Saturday night at The Quays Music Hall.
Hailing from Tuam, Co Galway, Echo Harte is a talented experimental rock singer / songwriter who captivates audiences with his unique musical fusion.
Since his debut in 2016 with the single ‘Separate Ways’, Harte has interplayed with a diverse range of genres, which are expertly woven into his soundscape. With sombre, mellow acoustic melodies transitioning seamlessly into aggressive, fist-pumping guitar riffs and distorted basslines, every track takes unexpected turns, keeping fans intrigued and eagerly awaiting what lies ahead.
On his debut album ‘Masks’ (2019), Echo Harte fearlessly explores sensitive issues such as suicide awareness, mental health, gang violence, mortality, and political/religious corruption. The album’s content and musical composition is a true reflection of a tumultuous time.
Harte has garnered a rapidly growing fan base and actively participates in the vibrant Galway music scene. Since 2017, he has made a name for himself as a solo artist, and as the front man of the 4-piece punk outfit Vulture Casino.
Don’t miss your chance to see Echo Harte live at the Cellar this Saturday, July 1st.
Seven on Bridge Street:
One of Galway’s most celebrated live five-piece bands, KIF are set to entertain at Seven on Bridge Street. It’s set to be a night of anthems, trending tunes and your favourite pop and rock hits. Drawing from the best of the decades, spanning from the ’70s to the present, KIF bring a diverse repertoire to the table, with a professionalism that has cemented their reputation as one of Ireland’s leading party bands.
Playing the best of the decades, their vast repertoire and dynamic arrangements leave the audience wanting more. With their exceptional talent and unparalleled energy, KIF is renowned for delivering exciting live performances.
Always guaranteed to storm through the hits with professionalism and style, KIF are a staple on the Irish music scene. Their ability to seamlessly navigate through various genres and eras sets them apart, ensuring a captivating and entertaining experience for all. Whether you’re a fan of timeless classics or the latest chart-topping hits, KIF has you covered this Saturday night at Seven on Bridge Street.
Doors 11pm: We Love Saturday with DJ Ahmed and Andy Eff
For that late club night, head to DNA, located in the heart of Galway city, for an unforgettable Saturday night filled with pulsating beats and electrifying energy. Get ready to dance the night away as two phenomenal DJs grace the decks, turning the rhythm up to maximum.
This luxurious nightclub offers an unparalleled experience. Boasting four bars, three levels, two dance floors, and two outdoor terraces, DNA provides the perfect backdrop for an extraordinary night out. For those seeking a touch of exclusivity, their exquisitely decorated VIP Lounge, known as ‘The Attic,’ ensures a comfortable and stylish retreat.
DJ Ahmed is back lighting up the main floor, playing nothing but the best of urban hits. Renowned for his exceptional talent and his popular slot on Spin 1038, DJ Ahmed is set to make a triumphant return to Galway, delivering an exhilarating mix that will keep you moving non-stop.
Meanwhile, in the basement, Andy Eff will take control of the turntables, spinning an irresistible blend of thundering tunes as he drops the very best of house techno and old school anthems. With his vibrant energy, he will keep the dance floor alive throughout the night. Don’t miss out on this sensational Saturday night at DNA Nightclub. Mark your calendars and get ready to immerse yourself in an electrifying atmosphere where music reigns supreme.
The Skeff Late Bar and Kitchen:
A Saturday night in Galway wouldn’t be complete without a stomping acoustic performance by Tobi Kaye. An urban solo artist with a big sound, Kaye incorporates a myriad of genres into his music, to deliver an incredible live gig that always has the crowd on their feet. His audience interaction ensures his return to the stage week in, week out. Kaye came to the fore following an appearance on the popular UK television show, The Voice, and since then, he has a hectic schedule, crafting original work whilst also delivering the best covers and classics with a Kaye twist.