THE ATLANTIC Rhythm Section play The Twelve in Bearna this Easter Saturday at 10.30pm. Somewhat unusually for an outfit comprising three An Spidéal residents, the group’s repertoire is a toe-tapping, hip-shaking, combination of feisty funk and r’n’b.
The three amigos who make up the Atlantic Rhythm Section are Dave Curtis (bass ) who has performed with A J Croce, T Bone Burnett, and Arlo Guthrie; Eoin Walsh (drums and percussion ) who has played with Soma, The Bojangles, and the Gardner Street Gospel Choir; and Justin McCarthy (guitar ) whose credits include Sinead O’Connor, Fusion, Pat McGuire, and High Society.
“The band’s sound is really pretty retro” says Justin. “The Meters and Little Feat both have a big influence on our sound.” Adds Dave Curtis: “We want The Atlantic Rhythm Section to be everyone’s rhythm section. Galway needs a band that can work live with all the solo artists and singer-songwriters out there”.
With that in mind, each week during their gig in The Twelve the band will feature guest artists. Easter Saturday night’s show include New Zealander Steve Simmons as well as Darren Concannon from A Band Called Wanda.