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- Thick and Fast
- Me, Myself, and I
- White Riot!
M.j : Guitar/Feedback
Mike: Bass/Hair stylin'
Keith: Drums/Dungeon Antics
It is no secret that Brother Jake (or The Jake, as the like to be called) have been involved in heated contract talks to try to bring Keith to Dowlings (The Jake's spiritual home in Bagenalstown). The young Keith could not help but be intrigued by the sweet talkings of Mick Ivery who wears a hood to cover his horns and whose greatest trick is to make you believe that he doesn't exist. Ivery filled Keiths head with sugar coated realities and empty promises of girls, goo and an upcoming performance on the new Gerry Ryans Late Late Show. The allure of such dizzying heights of stardom kept young Keith awake at night and he could not help but feel he had at last made it big with The Jake.
Things looked bad for White Riot! when young Keith was enjoying a casual goo in The Estoria, home of his band White Riot!, early one afternoon. As he perused the jukebox looking for Roxanne he felt a tug on the back of his jeans, he turned and looked down to see a young boy in a hoodie. The boy looked far too young to be in such an etablishment unsupervised but Keith had become used to such occurences. EEEEH LAD! WHEN YOUR BAND PLAYIN HERE 'GAIN, YIS ARE SHITE! laughed the boy. Keith sighed heavily, "I bet The Jake dont have to put up with this all the time" and a tear came to his eye. He had decided it was time to leave the Rioters in the past and move on with the Jake where his tap dancing and beat box abilities would at last be appreciated.
Practice that night was hard for young Keith as his bandmates could sense that something was awry. Keith gently put down his bass for the last time. He sat on his amp holding his head in his hands and said, "Eh lad, I'm leavin the band lad". Upon hearing the news chaos broke out. Mojo left the country to be alone, Oisin hocked his new amp and fell into a spiral of drug and alcohol abuse, Shane sold the bands gear for petrol money and Mj left without saying a word, nobody has heard from him and nobody knows where he is, although a local farmer claimed that he saw Mj speeding towards Myshall.... This seemed believable.
Having lured young Keith away from the band The Jake have now turned their attention to Shane. Once more ivery turned on the flattery, citing Shane as the best drummer to play with The Jake. He dangled trinkets in Shanes face such as petrol money, bb guns and the promise of the Gretsch drums that had eluded Shane for so long.
With the line up now complete The Jake are gearing up for a series of gigs in Dowlings and with The Rioters no more, they will cement their position as the best band in Bagenalstown. Mick is said to be thrilled with the way the new members are adjusting to the Jake and says "its great, they're realll up for it!"
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MORE than 700 motorcycle enthusiasts converged on the field beside the High Nelly bar in Garryhill last weekend, writes SIOBHÁN CRONIN.
The site was the venue for the 23rd annual Irish Custom, Classic & Vintage Motorcycle Show, which has been held in Co. Carlow for the past 12 years.
Hosted by the Vikings Motorcycle Club, the fair drew a huge amount of international visitors once again, including one couple who biked all the way to Garryhill from Sicily.
The event, which gives bikers a chance to show off their beloved machines, features everything from basic motorbikes to •60,000 custom-built kings of the road.
“We had Harleys, British bikes, American ‘Indian’ bikes, trikes, you name it,” organiser Derek Hughes told The Nationalist.
The main event took place on Saturday evening, with trade and food stalls competing for the attentions of the enthusiasts, and a variety of spectacular machines lined up for bikers to feast their eyes on.
Later that night, local band White Riot charmed the crowd in the marquee, backed up by support acts Leper Messiah, Ka Express and Blue Moose.
The headline act was so popular they were asked to perform again the following night.
“It was a huge success,” Derek confirmed, adding that the weather, surprisingly, held up for most of the event, with the exception of a short shower on Saturday afternoon.
On Sunday, the visitors renewed old acquaintances and chatted about their consuming passion. “We go to a lot of shows abroad, so they return the favour and come to visit us,” said Derek.
The show remains a huge annual boost for pubs, shops and B&Bs in the vicinity. The on-site camping was also a big hit as many of the bikers had travelled from overseas.
“Some people buy cars, or horses. We buy bikes,” Derek said, adding that fans will soon be able to swap photographs and diaries of the event on the upcoming Vikings MC website, which is currently under construction.
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After just a few months under our new name we regret to inform you that Charles Kane has parted ways with the band. We wish Kano all the best in his future.
We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome our new drummer Shane Wall.
We will be back gigging ASAP.
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