JERRY FISH & BAND + Booka Brass Band + The Young Folk: 27 Sept 2014

Tickets (€15) are available in the Skerries Tourism Office
and on Eventbrite (plus Eventbrite fee of €1.65).
Limited VIP tickets available (€25).


 Jerry Fish

There’s a tendency for the word ‘unique’ to be bandied around a little too freely in music circles, but that is the only way to describe Jerry Fish’s genre-bending style. A highly charismatic performer who refuses to countenance audiences having anything but a good time.

Jerry’s music has been described as “Lounge Lizard Schmooze” and “Punk Latino” and his latest single releases ‘Barefoot $ Free’ + ‘Early to Bed’ feat. Dana Colley (Morphine) have been compared to The Cramps, The Stooges and John Spencer Blues Explosion.

“I have formed a brand new collective of artists and musicians for my live show” – “The main protagonist of my new line-up is my guitarist Grum, who is from the Rowland S.Howard, Warren Ellis/Bad Seeds underground school of music,” Jerry continues. “We have recently recorded sessions with Rarely Seen Above Ground who will also be joining forces with us at our future live shows.”

Jerry Fish
Jerry Fish

The Jerry Fish live experience dissolves all boundaries between performer and audience, and has been known to transform sedate tux ‘n’ frock audiences into Roman galley slaves rowing their way through ‘The Hole In the Boat’, or ballroom-of-romancers slow-dancing to ‘Back To Before’, or swampy block parties gyrating to bacchanalian classics like ‘Celebrate’

Jerry Fish’s antecedents are not stadium rock bands but burlesque artists, circus acts, carny barkers, travelling players, showfolk all.

“Someone told me that carnival was the one day you got to give a two fingered salute to the king,” Jerry said some years ago. “They had to give people a release. It was an anarchist’s holiday. May there forever be carnival.”

Booka Brass Band

Booka Brass Band
Booka Brass Band

Booka Brass Band, Ireland’s only New Orleans style eight-piece brass band are undoubtedly a “have to see it to believe it” type of act. A range of high energy self-penned tunes combined with quite incredible covers of Jason Derulo’s Talk Dirty and Beyonce’s Crazy In Love have audiences screaming for more as they leave the stage.

The Young Folk

The Young Folk
The Young Folk

An accomplished musical aggregate that joins the microdots between Villagers, Noah & The Whale and old Greenwich Village Kweskin Jug Band. Serious challengers for the area populated by the likes of Fleet Foxes, Mumford and Sons and The Low Anthem. This is folk in Cuban heels.

Jerry Fish with Booka Brass Band and The Young Folk – what a mix!

So if you are looking for entertainment of the something completely different variety…

Don’t miss this show!


Will there be a bar? Yes, you can buy beer and wine all night.

Will there be food? Yes, there will be food vendors in the outer courtyard.

What does the VIP ticket entail? The VIP ticket, at €25, or €10 more than the main ticket, allows you access to the band area on Soundwaved Festival’s exclusive Willow Deck where there is covered eating, soft lights and personal servers ready to refill your complimentary drink, away from the hubbub of the standing-only, main courtyard event. Come down early and relax with the musicians and organisers. Tickets extremely limited – 01 849 0629 or Eventbrite.

This is an adult only, alcohol-service event. Tickets are limited to 475 (445 main event, 30 VIP)

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