Me­tal­li­tia to rock the stage at McHugh’s

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS -

AN­TIC­I­PA­TION is mount­ing as McHugh’s of the Chord Road is de­lighted to an­nounce that one of Ire­land’s leg­endary trib­ute acts will be back storm­ing Drogheda’s most il­lus­tri­ous stage at The Bar­rel venue, this Fri­day, 11th Jan­uary.

US rock­ers ‘Me­tal­lica’ may be play­ing a one-off gig down the road at Slane on Satur­day 8th June this year as part of their ‘WorldWhinge Tour’, but lo­cal rock gods ‘Me­tal­li­tia’ have been en­ter­tain­ing their own loyal Drawda fans ev­ery fes­tive sea­son now for al­most 20 years and this year is no dif­fer­ent. Me­tal­li­tia hail from Drogheda and es­tab­lished a ter­rific rep­u­ta­tion back in the ‘noughties’ when they came from nowhere to be­come Ire­land and Europe’s most highly rated trib­ute act.

The self-pro­claimed lo­cal “hard-rock he­roes” are ‘Flash’ on vo­cals and gui­tar, Richie McScrumpy on lead and end­less gui­tars, Paddy Levins on bass gui­tar and Jimmy Bren­nan on drums.

Hav­ing tra­versed the coun­try for sev­eral years, play­ing their awe­some and fiery, ‘no pris­on­ers taken’ brand of heavy metal, the band be­came na­tional he­roes when they en­tered and won RTE’s in­au­gu­ral Re­al­ity Rock Trib­ute tele­vi­sion show, Karl Spain Wants To Rock, run over 5 weeks on RTE 2 TV, back in 2010. This saw them take their place rep­re­sent­ing Ire­land as the head­line act for Europe’s top trib­ute fes­ti­val Glas­ton­bud­get, near Le­ices­ter in Eng­land.

They also cre­ated a lit­tle bit of his­tory as the first and, so far, only non-Thin Lizzy trib­ute act to play the an­nual ‘Vibe for Philo’ com­mem­o­ra­tive event in Dublin, staged ev­ery year on the 5th of Jan­uary in mem­ory of the great Phil Lynott.

Tick­ets are now on sale at the venue and via Tick­et­stop, so with a great crowd ex­pected, early at­ten­dance on the night is strongly ad­vised! www.face­­tal­li­tia

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