Black Magic Big Band Mondays at Seven Bar Bridgestreet-Bertrand Huvé

Black Magic Big Band Seven Bar Bridge Street

Black Magic Big Band Seven Bar Bridge Street

The Black Magic Big Band is an 18 piece band playing the music made famous by the Dorsey, Basie, Herman, and Ellington bands through to funk and fusion of the modern era. The band is led by trumpeter and arranger John Fleming with fine soloists like Steve Hanks and Bertrand Huvé on sax, Evan Ryder and Spike Keryell-Emmerson in the trombone section, and Bernard Naughton or Jimmy Fitzgerald on guitar.

Check out the video below to give you a taste of what you can look forward to at Seven Bar on a Monday night!

Black Magic Big Band at Seven Bar Video

All backed by a super polished rhythm section, led by either Pat Corless or Miki Belton on drums. Out in front there is an amazing array of vocal talent within our pool of singers.

Black Magic Big Band Mondays at Seven Bar Bridgestreet Barbara Vulso
Barbara Vulso Vocals: Black Magic Big Band

On any given night, you may hear the:

  • Expert improvisation and interpretation of jazz singer and trumpeter Keith McDonald
  • Smooth, dulcet tones of Nicola McGuire Thomas
  • Versatile and dynamic Barbara Vulso who can “take the paint off the walls”
  • Velvet timbre of crooner, Alan Greaney
More about the Black Magic Big Band

The Black Magic Big Band,which made its debut in 1995,is an 18 piece band playing the music made famous by the Dorsey, Basie, Herman, and Ellington bands through to funk and fusion of the modern era. The band is led by trumpeter and arranger John Fleming with fine soloists like Steve Hanks and Bertrand Huvé on sax,  Evan Ryder and Spike Keryell-Emmerson in the trombone section, and Bernard Naughton or Jimmy Fitzgerald on guitar. All backed by our polished rhythm section, led by either Pat Corless or Miki Belton on drums.

Black Magic Big Band Seven Bridge Street
Black Magic Big Band at Seven Bridge Street

Since February 2000 the band has had a Monday night residency in Galway city. First at Galway’s popular live venue BarCuba* (later renamed to Bar 903, and more recently to McGettigan’s Sports Bar) where they played to packed houses. From May 2010 to September 2018, the venue changed to Busker Browne’s, in the town centre, and in November 2018, to Seven Bridgestreet, just around the corner, but nothing else about the residency changed.

Aged from 18-80, people come along, either to dance or just listen to the exciting performances. Visitors from all over Ireland, UK, mainland Europe and USA tell us that they have never had such a fantastic nights entertainment. To underline these comments, the band has appeared at the Westport Arts Festival, Carrick Watermusic Festival, Ennis Music Festival, and Galway and Claribridge Oyster Festivals as well as the Cork, Galway, and Derry Jazz Festivals.

The big band has recorded two CDs to date (excerpts available in the ‘Listen to the Band’ section of the Black Magic Big Band website). ‘This could be the start’ was released in 2003, and ‘At Last’, in 2008. The band has also performed live on radio (e.g. Lyric FM) and TV (e.g. The Late Late Show – RTE1, where, on their second appearance, they had the distinction of being the only guest band ever to have played in every musical number in the show – even the famous theme music).

A popular choice for corporate entertainment, this big band has been the highlight of the opening of Radisson or Hilton Hotels in Galway, Cologne (Germany), Cork, and Limerick. The band is regularly seen at corporate functions and charity balls across the length and breadth of the country.

The Black Magic Big Band is also extremely popular for wedding celebrations all over Ireland and are recommended to clients by venues such as Dromoland Castle. For more information, view a sample wedding play list or skip to our dedicated ‘Wedding’ section.

Booking enquiries for the band can be made via the contact page on the band’s web site.

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Date

Jun 08 2020

Time

9:30 pm - 11:55 pm

Cost

Free
Seven Bar The Loft Bridgestreet

Location

Seven Bar The Loft Bridgestreet
5 - 7 Bridge Street, Galway

Weather

Mostly Cloudy
12 °C
Wind: 12 KPH
Humidity: 1 %
Visibility: 16 KM
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