Ro­nan Guil­foyle: Things We Like

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Arthurs, Thomas St, Dublin, 9pm ¤10 arthur­ 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.

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