Connolly’s of Leap presents… Bear Bojack & First Class & Coach and Hazel
Sunday, December 9th
Tickets : €10 on the door
Bear Bojack is an 8 piece collective of harmony-based alternative folk-soul. Think Ray Lamontagne vocals with ambient Bon Iver arrangements alongside melodies and lyrics which both haunt and uplift in equal measure.
Songwriter/frontman Chris McDonald, originally from Nottingham, found himself in West Cork 3 years ago which he describes as the only place he has ever “truly felt at home as an artist and a human.” Describing making music in West Cork he says “something about the acceptance of the people, the peace and the beauty and integral respect for culture creates a rare melting pot of creativity which is profoundly unique.”
After the critical acclaim of the first album ‘There’s a Fire’ which led to film syncs on several major films such as the Host and Bella Vita Bear Bojack have been back in the studio working on the follow up album ‘Hope Dies Last’ and with top level supports such as James Vincent McMorrow, Brian Deady and David Kitt 2018 was an exciting and productive year.
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First Class & Coach
NYC meets Berlin meets West Cork. Seeking to push the limits of the indie-rock genre, their sound has a diverse variety of color… reverb-drenched piano, distorted, squalling guitars, driving bass and hypnotic drums – all punctuated by uncompromising German / English vocals.
Reuben: played in bands for 20+ years in NYC, he enters West Cork with a wall of noise. Tapping into his experience as a motion graphics director, Jonathan brings his visual projections to the live shows, creating an immersive live experience.
Geraldine hails from Berlin and has long been song-writing and performing live music in many guises.
Andrew is a recent graduate from BIMM music college in Dublin and brings his experience from local bands in West Cork as a young fella.’
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Dark Melodic, piano-based Indie Pop with lyrics exploring everything from her perception of life to her experiences in love.