IN the early 1980s, a gang of unlikely musicians came together in London to play the sounds that visionary singer/songwriter Shane MacGowan had in his head. Traditional Irish tunes, harnessed to a punky rock n’ roll beat and featuring some of the finest lyrics written that decade, or any decade for that matter. The band was The Pogues, and for the next 25 years they sang and drank their way across the world in a career that spanned downbeat Irish bars to the biggest stages on the planet. Most famously, they gifted music the best Christmas song ever, in the form of ‘Fairytale of New York’. But that was far from the whole story.....
Today, The Pogues are all but defunct. Death, illness and emigration has taken its toll. But their raucous spirit lives on in the form of THE P'HOGUES, Britain’s best Pogues tribute band, who faithfully recreate, in sight and sound, this unique act and its array of fabulous, wild and heart-warming songs.
This eight-piece band covers the classic years of The Pogues, from the rough-and-tumble ‘Streams of Whiskey’, ‘Irish Rover’ and ‘Sally McLennane’ to a raft of great tunes from ‘If I Should Fall From Grace With God’, arguably the band’s best album.
The THE P'HOGUES are the perfect post-pandemic party band, an excellent antidote to the months of misery we’ve all endured. They’re guaranteed to rock and reel your Christmas so come along – have a drink, enjoy the craic and rock along to some great sounds.
Set List *Streams of Whiskey White City The Irish Rover Pair of Brown Eyes Rain Street Turkish Song of the Damned Fairytale of New York Poor Paddy on the Railway Thousands are Sailing Dirty Old Town Bottle of Smoke Sally Maclennane Fiesta Broad Majestic Shannon Whiskey in the Jar If I Should Fall From Grace with God South Australia Rainy Night in Soho Sunny Side of the Street Tuesday Morning Muirshin Durkin London You're a Lady Body of an American Lullaby of London The Sickbed of Cuchulainn Transmetropolitan
Medley: The Recruiting Sergeant / Rocky Road To Dublin / The Galway Races
*Not in any particular order
More information about the band can be found at their website https://thephogues.wixsite.com/mysite
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