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Wednesday, 24th July 2013

gentlemen hailing from some of the more eccentric parts of London Town.

Their music draws from a multitudinous array of influences including rock, ragtime, reggae, blues, funk, disco, gypsy punk and Django. Described recently as 'Like The Clash from New Orleans.'

Their new single Cakewalk promises to be a summer smash with it's carnival air it will get you out of your seat and dancing the Tankus tango.

The current line-up was completed in 2011 and since then the band has been either on the road or holed up in a recording studio working on their eponymously titled debut album, released later in 2013 on SRM Records. With wailing horns and a steaming piano in tow, Tankus the Henge have toured the far reaches of America, Europe, Albania and the Isle of Wight, bringing with them their electrical energy and fascinating tales of

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Wednesday, 24th July 2013

The David Hennessy Stage School which operates from our state of the art premises at Lacken Road Industrial Park, opened in March 2006 to give children the chance to build confidence, make friends and have a fun and enjoyable pastime, whilst having the wonderful experience of appearing live on stage.

With this in mind the children attend twice a week so that their end of term show can be achieved.

The school caters for 4 - 18 year olds, offering an exciting recreational activity while embracing the wide array of talent in Waterford. Our new term commences on Tuesday the 23rd of July and the school are delighted to have secured the rights to perform a production of DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID in December and the excitement of this announcement has spread through Waterford already. There are still places available and we

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Wednesday, 24th July 2013

All proceeds raised will be donated to the Fund.

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Thanks to everyone for their on-going support.

Event 1: DrycleanIT, Killbarry Shopping Centre, will donate .50 cent to the Bolger Brothers Fund for every item cleaned during the month of July

Event 2: Uluru Bar, Dunmore Road, Waterford – Saturday 27th July – A raffle will be held

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Wednesday, 17th July 2013

The Friday Night live acts in Shortts Live Music Venue have been playing to large numbers over the last few months, Friday 19th July will be no different as local Oasis tribute return to their home town to once more wow their audience.

Mad Ferrit are the ultimate Oasis tribute band consisting of a group of Musicians from Ireland. The aim of the band is to put together a Tribute show that mimics the raw power and swagger of an Oasis live show in their heyday. If you are a Fan of the Oasis "Live by the Sea" and "There and Then" live DVD's then you are going to love this. The lads pay particular detail to re-creating the famous Oasis Wall of Sound. Listening to the tracks proves

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Wednesday, 17th July 2013

Join us this Sunday 21st of July as we welcome Waterford's hottest talent for the Sunday Sessions at Shortt's Live Music Venue.

The unusual suspects are an energetic, fun band that is no strangers to the stage, both big and small. The boys have been working hard of late both on the push bikes and in the swimming pool, it is well known they look as good as they sound!!

The suspects are quickly becoming known as one of Irelands hardest working bands. With a fusion of music genres and the addition of screaming brass they cater for all ears of all ages and leave audiences pleading for more.

With hundreds of gigs under their belts here at home and further afield you can be sure to have a great night in the very capable hands of The Unusual Suspects.

The Suspects are made

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Wednesday, 17th July 2013

Get it pumped!!! Saturday July 20th at Shortt's live music venue are excited to welcome back Waterford rockers "The Dead Heavys”

Irish five piece The Dead Heavys emerged on to the scene from seemingly nowhere last summer. Armed with a set of a modern day anthems set to a psychedelic groove, the lead track from their debut EP produced by Jagz Kooner (Primal Scream/Kasabian) was snapped up and play listed on a number of Irish radio stations and the band were even invited to perform live on the prime time KC show on national station Today Fm. Across the water the band has also gained some attention with influential music Journo John Robb noting "The Dead Heavys deal a psychedelic tinged guitar pop that could easily grab a whole stadium full of post oasis fans as well as the charts” while

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Wednesday, 17th July 2013

We all remember the good old days of the late nineties as we danced the night away without a care in the world, times have changed drastically since then alright but hey that's life right € Join us July 20th on the Terrace @ Shortt's live music venue as we welcome Johnny Moy to the decks. Johnny has been a staple of the Irish dance music since the early 90s and is synonymous with several regular party nights under various names. Having got involved in music management for the last while we decided it was time to bring Johnny back to his once spiritual home.

On the night we will have support from a couple of our Terrace residents namely Waterford's own Jonnie Walsh and Get Down Edits high flyer Martin Roche, this is seriously one not to be missed. The

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Wednesday, 17th July 2013

Friday 19Th July @ Masons Live Music Venue

Masons proudly presents legendary Blues/soul singer Rob strong on Friday 19th July.Rob intially came to prominence with the outfit 'The Plattermen' in the early 70's their powerhouse interpretations of the likes of 'Blood Sweat & Tears' and James Brown material as well as their own tunes swiftly gained the band a huge following.

With the disbandment of 'The Plattermen' in 1974 Rob eager to broaden his horizons moved to the states where he played the club circuit both in Kansas city and Las Vegas for several years returning to Ireland in 1976 Rob decided to embark on a solo career and formed' The Rob Strong Band' despite an absence from the live music circuit in Ireland the band quickly developed a sizeable following with Rob's gravely voice and incredible range often compared to the

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Wednesday, 17th July 2013

On July 11th last Hive Emerging launched its new premises at 25 Michael Street (former News & Star headquarters), Waterford City. Its inaugural show, 'Wet' will comprise of works which define new Irish emerging art. The exhibition will feature artworks created within the last year from across the wide spectrum of artistic disciplines by artists Anna Westlake, Kate-Bowe O'Brien, David Turner & many more. The opening of 'Wet' will be the launch event for this year's AVENUE festival & will be opened by a special guest speaker.

The exhibition will be opened to the public by Mayor John Cummins on the 11th of July, with the launch event, accompanied by wine reception & music, starting at 7.30pm. The show will run until July 28th, opening Tuesday to Saturday, 12.30pm – 5.30pm or by appointment. Contact – This email address is

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Wednesday, 17th July 2013

witnessed a burst of vibrant arts activities across Waterford with the coming

Avenue Festival programme events promising to be even busier!

Image: Patrick Cahill, exhibiting artist in the Hibernian Cafe on Bank Lane

You still have time to catch some unmissable arts events. Wednesday 17th also sees an especially lively day of festivities kicking off at 5.00pm in Greyfriars' Gallery with 'A Citywide Solo view of Artist Darragh Lyons' (walking tour) followed at 6.00pm by the opening of 20Ten 'A Summer Collection' to be officially launched by the Mayor of Waterford Cllr. John Cummins in the Index Gallery. Further highlights of the week include; @avenuefestival Tweet-up facilitated by Derbhile Dromey in Katy Barry's bar on Thurs 18th at 8pm and a Free Print Workshop with the talented Anne McDonald in the stunning The Little Design Shop on The Quay next Sat 20th at

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