Whenever the Vibe falls on a weekend we like to run a special Vibe for the young underage rockers who can't get to experience the main event, either as performers or spectators - it's our way of encouraging the next generation of muso's and music lovers by exposing them to Philip's music and lyrics.
In the past we have introduced the likes of Damien Dempsey, Leanne Hart, and Connor McGouran to a bigger grown up audience.
This year the matinee will be held on the same day as the Vibe at The Grand Social with great acts such as Tara Killeen, Bad Habits, Crojayn, Magik8ball, Red Riot and Conor Scott from the main Vibe will be dropping by to perform a few numbers.
See below for more details
The Young Rockers Matinee - Sun. 4th Jan 2015 2.30pm @ The Grand Social (35 Lower Liffey Street Dublin 1). Family deal: 1 adult and 2 young rockers 10 euro.
Tara Killeen is 15 years old, in transition year. Thin Lizzy are her favourite band, she also listens to Status Quo and AC/DC, as she's always loved rock music from the 70's and 80's, She's been playing guitar since she was 12. Her dad always loved Phil Lynott so his music was always played in the house when she was younger, so she picked up guitar and learned to play trad music by herself. She then met Conor McGouran, got an electric guitar and he began teaching her - we think you'll agree, she's pretty awesome!
Recently formed with awesomely talented young musicians, a few of whom have already performed at the Young Rockers Vibe and even main vibe before. A great rock band, featuring Luke Reddy and Chris Young on guitars, Hannah Mellon on bass (currently studying at BIMM), Clara Ryder on Vocals, and Chris Bradshaw on drums. They promise to be a great new addition to the Vibe family.
All the way from Cork, the very young Crojayn was formed in September 2013 by Jordan Morrison and Cian Mullane. However, it now consists of four members. They are: Cian Mullane (lead guitar), Jordan Morrison (lead singer and songwriter), Michael Riordan (bass) and Shane Collins (drums). It is a Rock/Blues/Alternative band from Cork and pulls many of its inspiration from various artists such as Rory Gallagher, Jimi Hendrix, Thin Lizzy. (to name but a few).
The name stems from a culmination of two ideas. The name "Crow Jane" is a title of an old blues song from the early 20th century. A huge part to their sound is about taking ideas from the past, putting our own twist on them and bringing them to the now, so by contemporising its spelling, they came to the name "Crojayn".
As well as revitalising old songs, they write a lot of their own material. "Many bands get stuck doing too much covers so we make it our main priority to create songs that are new, fresh and exciting but still maintaining a strong link to our many influences".
Magik *8* Ball are a Dublin based rock band, fronted by vocalist and lead guitarist AC Kalili along with the thumping bass lines of Niall Cooke and the solid beats of Gavin Purcell on the drums, they have taken many venues by storm with their live performances. 2011 saw the launch of their first of two Ep's titled 'Friday Forever' led by single 'California R.I.P' A second Ep 'X Marks The Spot'. The band have played in major venues such as The Academy, The Village and The Academy 2, headlining in The Academy 2 and supporting in the other two.
The future looks bright for this hard working, hard rocking band. Catch em' before they catch you
Sub Motion are a young female-fronted rock band based out of Dublin, Ireland. With heavy-hitting rock songs, powerful lyrics and a contagious energy, they are quickly climbing up through the ranks in the Dublin scene. Releasing their debut EP in April 2013, they have brought their music to many prestigious venues across Dublin including The Academy, Whelans and many more. With songs like 'You're To Blame' and 'Heart in Chains' showing off their youth and energy, Sub Motion's live show is always a high octane experience. Tracks such as 'Time' showcase their songwriting abilities and the maturity of the band.
Sub Motion always put on a show to remember, no matter the size of the stage or the crowd, they are a force to be reckoned with.