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The Stunning Theatre Royal 18Th March

Shortt’S & The Terrace

Here’s hoping you all had a great time and a nice few days off with the snow last week. Shortts is back to normal this weekend with a full line-up of top quality entertainment to warm you up from head to toe:

FRIDAY – UNUSUAL SUSPECTS + BOOGIE BOX

The Unusual Suspects never fail to raise the roof at Shortts. The veteran 5 piece from Waterford are hugely popular all over the country based on their live reputation but they always love coming back to their favourite hometown venue. Out on the

Terrace Evan Marshall hosts ‘Boogie Box’ with a set full of dance music classics to get you in weekend mode.

SATURDAY – BRAND NEW CADILLAC + GOOD TIMES DJS

Brand New Cadillac are the perfect band for a Saturday night out on the town with their feelgood set of rock, pop and ska covers. Kav and the boys are known for their top class musicianship with plenty of banter thrown in too. Out on the Terrace Good Times’ Paul B will be playing a Saturday night mix of house, disco & funk floor fillers on the Terrace.

SUNDAY

NO HOT ASHES + SOCIAL DJS

Shortt’s favourites No Hot Ashes make their debut at the Sunday Session with a 2 hour set of alternative rock and pop covers. So, if you are in the mood for a sing along and a bop to round off your weekend, they are the band for you. Let Monday take care of itself !

Time must be speeding up. It does NOT feel like 30 years since The Stunning formed in Galway in 1987, though they did disband for nearly ten years in 1994 when Steve & Joe formed The Walls. The last original song The Stunning released as a single was in 1993 - "Tightrope Walker". Now, twenty-four years later, they’re about to release their first single of the 21st Century "Brighten Up My Life".

You’d think with the passing of so many years, that the band’s sound would have matured into more easy-listening territory, but that’s certainly not the case here. Think of the current crop of sensitive, acoustic, singer-songwriter troubadours and then think what the opposite of that would be. It’s got swagger, it’s melodic, it’s rock’n’roll, it’s pop music and it’s tongue is planted firmly in it’s cheek.

"Brighten Up My Life" is what would happen if you put Marc Bolan of T-Rex into a room with The Black Keys and then the White Stripes joined the party. Maybe even Primal Scream stopped by for a drink. It’s what the boys have always been good at – inventing big guitar riffs such as ‘Brewing up a Storm’, ‘Romeo’s on Fire’ and ‘To the Bright & Shining Sun’. Big riffs that build towards an even bigger chorus. It’s a Saturday night song with no precious message……other than, it’s ok to have some fun every now and then!

"I’m so disappointed in most of my friends, they’re talking about houses and gross dividends

Whatever happened to shaking your ass…….and a roll in the grass"

ULTAN CONLON WILL BE THE SUPPORT ACT

Starts @ 8pm

Tickets €29 available from the box-office / Tel: 051 874402 or online @ http://www.theatreroyal.ie/events/the-stunning

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