September 26, 2023

It’s another night of classic tunes, raucous Americana anthems and original rock n’roll this Saturday night in Galway as once again, exceptional local and national musicians take to the stage at various venues across the city.  Renowned for our vibrant music scene, we are lucky to have such a wealth of talent on our doorstep night after night. Your support for the artists and venues that bring their delicious and eclectic sounds loud and live ensures that Galway’s music landscape continues to thrive.

Monroe’s Live:

10pm: The Amazing Apples

Support: Rawney

The raucous, rebellious and dynamic Amazing Apples are back at Monroe’s Live this Saturday night. A highlight on the Galway calendar, this popular band bring their high energy trad, heavy rock and folk Americana fusion to the award winning venue. It’s a stomping night of anthems, classics and originals, as fast fiddle meets guitar and drums.

This five piece multi-instrumentalist indie/folk band write and produce their own work in addition to entertaining fans with their exciting versions of top anthems. Over the years, they have played alongside Mumford and Sons, Walking on Cars, The Coronas, Gavin James, Ryan Sheridan, Damien Dempsey, The Riptide Movement, Sharon Shannon and Paddy Casey.

Not only that, they have brought the house down 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 this Saturday night with support on the night from Rawney.  

Tickets to the Amazing Apples can be purchased here: Ticket Link to the Amazing Apples

Róisín Dubh

8pm: Ol’ Times and The Gulls

It’s a rock n’ roll feast of music at the Róisín Dubh tonight with Galway band Ol’ Times and the UKs The Gulls. Hailing from the city, Ol’ Times is a classic rock outfit drawing inspiration from legendary acts like Led Zeppelin, The Doors, and The Rolling Stones, while putting their own spin on the genre to create a sound that’s fresh and exciting.

Comprised of Gabriele, Manuel, Kai, Colm, and Finn, Ol’ Times is a multinational band that has been developing their unique sound and energetic live performances since their chance meeting in February 2019. With a mix of acoustic and electric guitars, percussion, keyboards, and driving ambition, they deliver a sound that blends the old and new.

The Gulls are a rock n’ roll three piece from the UK who took their music to the streets to earn a living during the pandemic. After these humble beginnings, and three years out on the road living and playing on the edge, their music is fuelled by their authentic take on freedom, rebellion, and seizing the joy to live.

They play melodic rock n’ roll with influences of folk and blues, blistering guitar solos, three part harmonies and soulful, rebellious lyricism. They’re setting their sights on Ireland, with the belief that their music, their message, and they’re live or die attitude will resonate with the people there. Ticket Link to this rocking night of music here:

Ticket Link to the Róisín Dubh

DNA Nightclub

11pm: We Love Saturday

DNA in the heart of Galway city are back for another crazy Saturday with the electric atmosphere that is their ‘We Love Saturday’ event.  On the main floor, DJ Sull E returns to the decks, promising to upend the night with a barrage of heavy-hitting beats and old-school anthems. Meanwhile in the basement, Jack Lyons is set to drop the very best of R n’B, hip hop, and even a sprinkle of cheese to keep the energy flowing. With four floors, three levels, two terraces and different vibes in this one venue, the choice is yours this Saturday night as you venture across the plush nightclub with a pulsating beat ‘til the early hours.

The Skeff Late Bar and Kitchen

10pm: Tobi Kaye

Describing himself as “Marvyn Gaye if he sang weird pop tunes”, Galway’s Tobi Kaye is set to perform tonight at The Skeff Late Bar and Kitchen in the heart of Eyre Square. A regular at the bustling venue, Kaye writes original music, having played since he was 4-years-old.

The singer-songwriter released his single ‘Another Love Song’ earlier this year to critical acclaim.  An artist with a vision, Kaye’s versatility is such that he channels the lyrical soundscapes of the likes of Coldplay and Sam Smith, with a searing emotional intensity and overtones of blues, rock and gospel influences.

Kaye also gives classic songs his unique twist.  Renowned for his work ethic, this rising star came to prominence following his appearance on ‘The Voice UK’ and has been busy behind the scenes, writing, and recording alongside his regular Galway gig appearances. Don’t miss your chance to catch Galway’s answer to Marvyn Gaye this Saturday night at the Skeff.

The Quays Music Hall

11pm: Big Digger

They’re loud, they’re raucous and they are returning once again to the Quays Music Hall to raise the roof off the venue this Saturday night.  Big Digger are renowned for their electric live shows, rocking the night away with the best anthems solidified with their strong guitar driven power and dynamic performance style. This four piece are a staple on the Irish music scene and one of the venues ‘go to’ rock and covers band. Guaranteed to have you on your feet all night long this Saturday night in the heart of the Latin Quarter. It’s late night revelry with Big Digger at the Quays Music Hall.





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