For the past few years the date of the Vibe has fallen on or around a weekend, and when this happens we like to run an all-ages gig for the young rockers out there (are you out there?!). Happily we're in the same position for 2016 and so the Young Rockers Vibe will be held once again at The Grand Social in Liffey Street Dublin!
As we've said before, it's our way of encouraging the next generation of muso's and music lovers by providing them with a platform and exposure and we think Philip would be very happy with the idea as he was always very supportive of younger bands (just ask Bob Geldof and Huey Lewis!).
This year the matinee will be held on the day before the Vibe at The Grand Social with great acts such as Elevation Falls, Crojayn, Ryan Jai, Reprisal, Rubenne, Tara Killeen and Rocky Whelan.
See below for more details
The Young Rockers Matinee - Sun. 3rd Jan 2.30pm @ The Grand Social (35 Lower Liffey Street Dublin 1).
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), David O'Mahony (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, Muddy Waters & Sonny Boy Williamson I and II
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 our 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, we came to the name "Crojayn".
As well as revitalising old songs, we write a lot of our 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.
20 Year Old, Ryan Jai is a singer/songwriter from Kilkenny Ireland whose passion is to perform on the world stage with his songs and compositions.
Ever the performer, Ryan Jai started writing his own songs at about 13 years old and it was only when he entered one of his songs in a development programme that visited his school, was the quality of his work and performance soon realised. As a solo artist, Ryan Jai's mastery of the loop station into his performance has brought a great buzz and energetic vibe to his gigs.
Tara is a young 16 year old guitarist from Dublin. She mostly play classic rock, like Thin Lizzy, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and other rock bands like them. Tara has played at the Young Rockers Vibe for a number of years now, and we think you'll agree, she's showing why we keep choosing her to join us at Young Rockers Vibe.
Rocky Whelan is a young rock guitarist who has played at the 27th and 28th Vibe for Philo, along with the Young Rockers Vibe, and is also a world champion with St Colmcilles pipe band! Just check out his videos!
Elevation Falls first made their debut with the Young Rockers and Pre Vibe in 2013, they've since travelled and performed in both UK, Croatia and Northern Ireland, and plan to tour Europe in 2016.
Fronted by the amazingly unique and strong vocals of Hazel Jade who formed the band when she was 16, and joined by guitarists Chris Young & Jason Keane, with Alvaro Ortega on bass and Marco Barisic on drums.
They've always loved Thin Lizzy, and whilst their influences range far and wide, they never forget to play a few Lizzy tunes whenever the opportunity arises.
Having featured on The Late Late Toy Show (2013) and The Vibe For Philo (2014), AGE are re-launching in 2016 with a new and extended line-up: Jarlath Byrne (Drums), Dante Macari (Guitar), Luke McDonogh (Bass), Sarah Moran-Nolan (Vocals/Guitar), Daniel Gallagher (Vocals/Guitar), Ant Slawski (Keys), Ruth Devins (Percussion), not forgetting the band mascot, 'Patch'.
AGE are delighted to be playing 'The Young Rocker's Vibe' (2016), being huge Phil Lynott/Thin Lizzy fans. “See you all at The Vibe” (Age).
18 year old Luke Reddy is no stranger to the Vibe family, having performed both at the Vibe, with The Low Riders, and also at the Young Rockers with his band 'Bad Habits'
This year Luke will be guesting with some of the other bands at the Young Rockers
Switch, ranging in age from 14-17 from Navan, are just starting out their musical career. They pride themselves on their ability to mix both traditional Irish styles with modern Rock, and are very excited to make an appearance this year at the Young Rockers.