Time: August 15, 2009 at 10:30pm to August 16, 2009 at 10pm
Location: The Alchemist Lounge
Street: 435 South Huntington Avenue
City/Town: Jamaica Plain
Website or Map: http://alchemistlounge.com
Event Type: irish, folk, punk
Organized By: Lyndon
Latest Activity: Aug 15, 2009
8/15/2009 10:30 PM at THE MIGHTY REGIS
435 South Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130
Cost: Always Free
After years of playing the north west counties of the "Emerald Isle"’ the lads of THE MIGHTY REGIS (The Irish Show Band from County Sligo) have made their way to the U.S. This band of misfits don’t have much of a story if you ask them but here ’tis: Young Gavin McLoud had the idea to form a band with some of the best musicians in all of Ireland...it didn’t quite work out that way. So instead he asked the help of his friend Ronnie McDonald, a local music teacher and the nicest of people. The fellas then found a drummer when Gavin’s schoolyard chum Gabby Byrne was released from prison, having been mistaken for an IRA soldier. Next came the search for the perfect frontman. Gavin looked and looked and finally had no other choice then to ask his half brother Francis "Franky" McNorman. A failed soccer player, Franky doesn’t like his brother and doesn’t like to sing, but not having any other football teams in Ireland to get kicked off of Franky reluctantly joined. While touring through the Dingle Peninsula after about a year together, they picked up a hitchhiking rabbinical student named Paddy McRib. Convinced that a life dedicated to music and making people happy would be more pleasin’ to the Lord, young Paddy traded his yalmulka and tallit set for a used accordion and never looked back. The final pieces were added when Franky heard the voice of an angel during Mass one fateful Sunday, and the lovely Ryan O’Neill was brought on board. Finally, the band’s biggest fan, Darby, an orphan boy who couldn’t even afford a last name, filled a void at bass, and hopes his real parents will one day come to a gig. Slainte’. Influences Shane MacGowen, Dave King, James Joyce, Brendan Behan, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Jim Morrison, Joe Strummer, Mike McColgan, The Pogues, Flogging Molly, The Dropkick Murphys, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Social Distortion, NOFX, The Bouncing Souls, The Street Dogs, The Clash, The Beastie Boys, A Tribe Called Quest, Ray Charles, The Grateful Dead, The Police, The Who, The Animals, Paul O’Neill, Robbie Keane, Johnny MacEnroe, Kevin McHale and the greatest Irish American walking this earth, REGIS PHILBIN. Sounds Like The fastest mandolin in the world stealing yer girlfriend whilst kicking yer arse.
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