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Rob Strong Band Live
March 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
ROB STRONG BAND LIVE
TOWNHALL CAVAN, FRIDAY 1st MARCH 2024 8PM
The legendary Rob Strong is regarded by many of his peers as one of the best singers ever to come out of Ireland. After selling out recent shows in Dublin (4 gigs at Arthur’s Blues n Jazz Club in Thomas Street sold out in past year), the Derry native, known as ‘The Godfather of Soul’, is celebrating an amazing 60 years on the road this year. As the title of his recent biography suggests, Rob is ‘STILL GOING STRONG!
“Rob Strong is incredibly talented. In my opinion he is the best Blues or Soul singer to ever come out of Ireland. His innate gift is his voice and his timing is incredible” COLM WILKINSON
“The thing about Rob is, he’s a serious package, bass chops, voice and presence” BARRY DEVLIN (HORSLIPS) who also wrote the foreword for Rob’s biography.
“I think Rob Strong is an incredible singer, an amazing talent. I just don’t understand how he hasn’t become much bigger worldwide!”
“Rob Strong is one of the true originals” PAUL BRADY
Rob started out in the Showband era when he first joined THE POLKA DOTS and later fronted the iconic PLATTERMEN from Omagh. The Plattermen were one of Ireland’s most popular showbands and packed out huge ballrooms all over Ireland, including local venues such as The Granada (Kingscourt), The Embassy (Castleblaney) and The Beechmount (Navan). In the 1970’s nobody in Ireland personified the raw energy of rock, blues and soul music like Rob Strong!
Rob also performed with Johnny Logan in The Giants as well as The Las Vegas Showband, The Rockets, The Commitments band and The Rob Strong Band in a career that has spanned an amazing six decades!
Rob’s son, Andrew Strong, starred as Deco Cuffe (lead singer of the band) in the worldwide smash hit movie ‘The Commitments’ in 1991. Rob was also the vocal coach for both soundtrack albums of the iconic movie and toured with The Commitments band across the UK and Europe. The Rob Strong Band’s set list includes many songs from The Commitments movie, such as ‘Mustang Sally’, ‘Treat her Right’, ‘Hard to Handle’ and ‘In the Midnight Hour’.
Rob brings his band to the fabulous Town Hall Theatre in Cavan on 1st March 2024. Don’t miss this night of nostalgia with one of Ireland’s true musical legends! For more info check out the band’s website www.robstrong.ie and Rob Strong Band LIVE on Facebook.
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