Thursday, 30th March 2017
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Quangodelic band leader Pat Allot says that April Fool’s Day is the perfect time for a gig by the fourteen-piece ensemble, whose performances include papier maché animal masks, frequent mutiny in the form of break-out jams, and lots of dancing. “We don't care how stupid we look; we just care about FUNK,” says Pat, who frequently plays while wearing a home-made puffin mask. “Pure wonky Funk. We play live music that people can get sweaty to. We play party music. We are the party.”

Quangodelic have been building up a cult following with regular gigs in their hometown of Cork, as well as in DeBarra’s in Clonakilty, Townlands Carnival in Macroom, Elysian Circus and Kfest in Killorglin.

But Waterford holds a special place in their heart; several band members hail from the Déise, including Tramore-born drummer Conor Gilligan, and gigs in The Strand in Dunmore East as well as at last summer’s ArtBeat, and a blustery day-time gig at Ardmore’s pattern festival mean are amongst the band members’ favorite appearances.

“We’re also delighted to be supported by Silk Road,” Pat Allot says. “They’re a brilliant, funky Waterford band and we’re looking forward to joining forces with our fellow Fools for Funk to put on a great night in Central Arts.”

As this is a BYOB gig, value for money is guaranteed. Doors on the night open at 9pm. Tickets to see the funkiest band in the country are only €10 and are available from For further info and up-to-the-minute announcements, check out the Central Arts FaceBook page.


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