RCB Community Radio presents Bandtastic 3

RCB Community Radio presents Bandtastic 3

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Clare band Apprentices Daughter will be kicking off the night

RCB Radio is very proud to present Bandtastic for the third year running in order to help raise funds for the local community radio station based in South West Clare.

The event will be held at Myles Creek in Kilkee on 20th of July and entry is free. The non profit station hosts the event as part of its remit to promote live music for the community and this year has managed to obtain three top class bands for the event who are all donating their time to help support the station.

Clare band, Apprentices Daughter, will be kicking off the night at 9pm with a mix of their own songs and covers inspired by the rock and punk era of the 60’s and 70’s as well as contemporary tunes. They have already released two CD’s with a third on the way. Singer Debbie Green is a keen volunteer for the station and also presents the RCB community show on Mondays.

The following act highlights the sultry tones  of  Norma Manly,  a singer/songwriter from Tipperary. Her love of jazz, blues and soul has given her a unique voice that’s been catching ears at sell out shows around Ireland and in particular Limerick. Buzz.ie highlighted Norma as one to watch in 2019 and her beautiful voice is definitely not to be missed. Her music can be found on Spotify and Bandcamp and she says she can’t wait to perform in Kilkee for the very first time.

The event finishes with a young up and coming band who will travel all the way from Waterford to Kilkee just to support community radio. Formed in 2011 the line up remains enigmatic and they list their influences as Pearl Jam and Queens of the Stone age so expect a good mixture of rock and grunge and loud guitars! They have released a CD called Take which is now available on Bandcamp.

Volunteer Michael Lorigan who hosts the popular “Mikey’s Mix” on the station will be DJ for the evening and playing his mix of tracks from 8pm onwards and during the breaks for set up. Each act will play a 45 minute set with the whole show ending at midnight.

The station will host a raffle on the night with lots of fantastic prizes and donations will be welcome to help support the station towards the cost of the evening. The first 50 customers will also be able to obtain a reduced price entry in the Loop nightclub next door to the event.

RCB Community Radio welcomes new volunteers from all backgrounds who would like to get involved in media in any capacity. Contact RCB on 065 9083022 or email info@rcb.ie. RCB is a non profit community radio station and aims to give a voice to local people in the South West area of Clare.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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