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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Pile on the power could well have been the musical motto of Waterford rockers Chimpanbee before they split in 2011.

A new wave of audiences can experience the band’s energy-infused solid rock sound because they’re back with an album and a series of live shows starting with a headlining slot at Project on Friday, April 20th .

Can’t Stop or Rewind was released in February and has racked-up impressive plays on radio locally and nationally. Rob O’Connor of BEAT 102-103 celebrated the album’s release and the band’s: "…..honest-to- goodness rock n’ roll sound!"

Naturally it’s available on popular download sites and for devotees of thirty-three- and-a- third

revolutions per minute a sleek vinyl version is also on release. Rock n roll up to Project on April 20 th where the band are joined by the king-of- indie: D.J. Louis.

What’s not to love about a

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Come along to the Theatre Royal Waterford on Tuesday April 24th to see Fishamble’s Maz and Bricks which tells the story of two young people who meet over the course of a day in Dublin.

Maz is attending a 'Repeal the 8th’ demonstration, while Bricks is going to meet the mother of his young daughter. As the day unfolds, the two become unlikely friends, changing each other in ways they never thought possible.

'Marvellous theatre… almost perfect and unmissable piece of deeply moving drama’ - Sunday Independent

Fishamble is an Olivier Award-winning, internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company, dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work.

Show starts @8 p.m. Tickets: €18/€16 concession available from 051-874402 or http://www.theatreroyal.ie

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

This concert promises to be a fantastic night’s entertainment featuring an all female cast of Waterford’s finest young performers and some special performances on the night. You’ll be singing along to all your favourite songs from shows such as: Evita, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia, South Pacific, Annie Get Your Gun and many more!

This is sure to be a fantastic night’s entertainment that will have you singing and dancing out the door!

Get your tickets for what is sure to be a musical highlight of the year!

You won’t want to miss this!

Waterford’s West End

Saturday April 28th

St. Patrick’s Gateway

Tickets €10

Book online at http://www.stpatricks

gateway.com or call them on 051 843589!

Directed by: Jack Cunningham

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

With Waterford Youth Art’s Summer Theatre project – 'Animal Farm’ coming down the line, we would like to tell you a little more about what the project is all about.

In coordination with a professional theatre director, the Summer Theatre Project aims to give young people as close to a real professional theatre experience as is possible, from day one until the end of the 6th week when the show is on. So it is a high pressured environment and therefore very exciting to be involved with.

As well as learning loads as an actor and performer there will also be lots of opportunities to get involved in other aspects of the show e.g. how the show looks - the set design / costumes / posters / lighting etc. As well as learn how to sell a show and get an audience

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

THE line-up for this year’s Japanese Film Festival has official been unveiled and this year’s renewal - taking place in Garter Lane from April17-19 - will again feature a diverse and packed programme of films, including work of the most acclaimed filmmakers from contemporary Japanese cinema, and covering a variety of themes, genres and topics.

Here is an example of what is on show.

Dad’s Lunch Box

Tuesday, April 17, 19:30

A father (Toshimi Watanabe) decides to start making a bento box (lunch box) for his daughter Midori (Rena Takeda) before she heads off to high school every day. At first, the experiment doesn’t go so well - the food isn’t great, and one day the fish even turns out to be rotten. However, the father decides to stick with it, and before long his culinary skills start to bloom. Midori, meanwhile, tries to

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Metallitia from Drogheda are Ireland and Europe’s premier live tribute band to the biggest act in hard rock history, the one and only Metallica.

The self-proclaimed local "hard-rock heroes" are 'Flash' on vocals and guitar, Richie McScrumpy on lead guitars, Paddy Levins on bass guitar and Jimmy Brennan on drums. Metallica have not played an Irish show themselves since 2009, so in their absence Metallitia are more than happy to fill the void and bring those monster metal classic tracks to their hordes of fans around the country. Metallitia have always had a strong following in Waterford going back to their debut at Electric Avenue in 2007 which featured on an RTE programme about top tribute acts around Europe.

The lads have been in brilliant form at recent sold out gigs and are really looking forward to their return to Shortts after

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

at Project Saturday 21st April

ReTech are delighted to welcome the Waterford debut of COSMIN TRG, alongside their resident Alan Harris on support on Saturday April 21st. Tickets 10/12 euro and available from EventBrite.

A singular voice, an idiosyncratic approach of Techno and a firm command of the dancefloor have turned Cosmin TRG into one of dance music's ubiquitous figures. Throughout a career spanning almost a decade, Berlin-based Romanian producer and DJ Cosmin Nicolae has released music with Hessle Audio, Hemlock, Running Back, Rush Hour, 50Weapons, buidling a diverse and iconoclastic catalog in the process.

Taking cues from 90s era leftfield electronics, warehouse techno, the pioneers of early lab recordings and minimal film scores, Cosmin TRG has created his own brand of modern, textural sonics in a contemporary context. His flair for abstract, low-end drum section methodology and a natural propensity for sculpting

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Chicago Blues Greats by Paddy Smith Band at Theatre Royal Waterford April 20th

Calling all Blues music fans . . .

The Blues. It's both a feeling and a kind of music. As Paddy says himself, "You either feel it...or you don't."

No one is sure whether the blues caught up with Paddy or if Paddy caught up with the blues, but it doesn’t matter. They're here now. Together. Whether he’s been living in Ireland, Chicago or California, the blues has been inescapable and ever present in Paddy’s life. Most notably, he lost his 17-year-old daughter to cystic fibrosis in 2010.

"Ciara was 17 years of age. She had just finished her exams with honors. She chose to have a lung transplant in Newcastle, England. But, she died on the operating table. After she died, I spent two years trying to kill myself drinking

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Route 66 Big Band Live in Concert at the Theatre Royal Waterford on Saturday April 21st

A show for all music lovers...

Route 66 16-piece Big Band bring their fantastic Live in Concert Show to the Theatre Royal Waterford for the very first time on Saturday 21st April.

The programme in their two-and-a-half-hour show includes music to suit every age and taste which the key to the success of their shows has been since they began three years ago.

Their programme ranges from music of the 40’s right up to date and includes numbers from Count Basie, Glen Miller, Adele, Tom Jones, Joe Dolan, Tina Turner, Amy Winehouse, and Shirley Bassey to name just a few. These numbers, played with a fabulous big band sound with six brasses, four saxes, four rhythms and a male and female singer, have received standing ovations and as

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Come join three of Ireland’s most celebrated acts on Saturday 14 April at 8pm in the beautiful surroundings of St Patrick’s Gateway, with Waterford’s Marc O’Reilly, Wexford’s Basciville and Dublin’s Ailbhe Reddy.

Marc O’Reilly has released three critically acclaimed albums to date, 'Human Herdings’, 'My Friend Marx’ and Morality Mortali; and has established himself as one of the most excitingartists within the folk/blues genre gaining comparisons with artists such as John Martyn and Bon Iver. His brand new album (number four) Politique will be available to buy on the night.

Dublin musician Ailbhe Reddy is a singer-songwriter whose deeply personal heart-on- her-sleeve lyrics and a memorable voice lingers with you long after your first taste. She recently released which has received great critical success, with the single Fingertips being featured on Clash Magazine, Wonderland Magazine and The Line of Best Fit, to

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