FOLK-ROCK/indie-folk bands Kicking Bird and Cornerboy play Monroe’s Live as part of the Guinness Amplify weekender.
Wexford’s Cornerboy (tonight, 10pm ) play in the nu-folk style, most associated with The Lumineers and Mumford and Sons.
Led by Michael D’Arcy the band’s sound mixes old-timey Appalachian folk harmonies, rousing sea shanties, arena rock sing-along choruses, with a modern indie sensibility.
The band won the Red Bull Bedroom Jam 2013 and have played the Indiependence, Westport, Knockanstockan, Other Voices Derry, and Electric Picnic festivals.
Dublin’s Kicking Bird (pictured above ), who play on Sunday at 10pm, can be described as folk-rock but are not afraid to experiment with different genres to create something new. Their line-up is Shannen Byrne (vocals/ukulele/guitar ), Míchéal Smith (vocals/guitar ), Daniel Montgomery (bass ), and Keith Saul (percussion/glockenspiel ).
Admission is free for both shows. For more information see guinnessamplify.com