Ronan Guilfoyle: Things We Like
Arthurs, Thomas St, Dublin, 9pm ¤10 arthurspub.ie Bassist Ronan Guilfoyle grew up in an unusually cultured musical household in Dún Laoghaire where rock and pop had to take a seat. Pere Guilfoyle’s record collection was more about Stravinsky and Bartök, Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk, and that certainly explains why he sired a dynasty of jazz musicians, including Ronan’s brother Conor and his son Chris. But if it was his father (the subject of Guilfoyle’s excellent 2012 release Renaissance Man) that made him a musician, it was Jack Bruce, bassist with Cream, that made Guilfoyle a bassist. Things We Like is the Dun Laoghaire man’s tribute to his first inspiration, a typically gnarly reinterpretation of classic Cream material, with a group that packs a serious musical punch, featuring saxophonist Michael Buckley, guitarist Joe O’Callaghan, pianist Izumi Kimura, vocalist Margot Daly and drummer Brendan Doherty.