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Free tonight?

Of course you are.

With a captive audience to please, Cork troubadour John Blek will be playing songs from his new album The Embers as well as older tunes from the comfort of his living room to the world wide web of music fans.

John says:

“Ok folks, I will go live tonight at 9.25pm GMT and the gig will start at 9.30pm over on the Coughlan’s Live Facebook page. Go and give their page a like! Then when the link goes up you have 5 mins to share it with anyone interested. Spread the word!

I will be passing the virtual hat using PayPal if anyone feels like offering ticket price or whatever you can afford. No pressure!

This is the first time I’ve been nervous about a gig in a very long time! “

John Blek Live (John Blek)


John Blek and the Rats – Cork indie/pop

What you may need to know…

01. Long-running, underrated road warriors of Leeside-based guitar noises, are John Blek and his Rats.

02. After an extended period of solo touring around Europe, the band is back on the road with an extensive transnational run of dates.

03. Streaming above is the video for last year’s single Dead Friends, taken from second band album Borders.

04. They perform this Sunday at the Cork Opera House, as part of Right Here, Right Now festival, in a double-headliner with The Shaker Hymn.

Thoughts: Weighty, folk-tinged guitar-pop tempered with a double-dose of reality.

John Blek and the Rats