ATHENRY ROOTS-ROCKERS The Deans return from their recent European tour, to play Monroe’s Backstage Bar on Friday July 20 at 9pm.
The Deans - Gavin Dean, Gary Keon, and Ronan Lally - have toured extensively throughout Europe. Spotted at the Guitare-En-Scene festival in France by the organisers of the Montreaux Jazz Festival, the group were invited to perform at the 43rd anniversary of the world renowned event.
In Monroe’s the lads will perform new material which is currently being mixed and prepared for release later this year. In August, they will play the Edinburgh Fringe festival.
Gavin describes the band’s sound as roots-rock. “Our influences vary greatly,” he says. “We listen to a lot of folk, country, soul and blues. On the way to a gig we could listen to anything from Bob Dylan to Paolo Nutini, from Bob Marley to Lonnie Donegan.”
The show is part of the Galway Fringe Festival. Tickets are €10 and available on the door or through www.monroes.ie and 091 - 583397.