JOE HURLEY’S ALL-STAR IRISH ROCK REVUE

JOE HURLEY’S ALL-STAR IRISH ROCK REVUE CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY AT NEW VENUE
NYC’S  ‘BEST ST PAT’S MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA’ TO TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, MARCH 14 AT (LE) POISSON ROUGE
Hurley also set to guest with The Chieftains on Thursday March 12 at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ
 
“Anything can happen, and usually does, at the Irish Rock Revue” NEW YORK POST
 
“Joe Hurley’s All-Star Irish-Rock-a-palooza receives rave reviews every year as the biggest St Pat’s Party in town. Hurley himself is revered for his soulful, Shane MacGowan-esque baritone” NEW YORK MAGAZINE
 
“I recommend the same thing every year during the St Pat’s season, because it is clearly the best party of them all- Rogue’s March maestro Joe Hurley puts on a raucous show called the All Star Irish Rock Revue” IRISH VOICE
 
The grand 10th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS of JOE HURLEY’S ALL-STAR IRISH ROCK REVUE will take place on Saturday, March 14th at the beautiful new NYC venue, (Le) Poisson Rouge, once home of the historic VILLAGE GATE . The venue is equipped with a state of the art sound system, superb acoustics, and great sight lines. The history here is perfect for the Irish Revue — exactly 50 years ago, the legendary  Clancy Brothers first performed at the Village Gate, bringing their rebel songs to NYC with an energy that ultimately helped popularize Irish music in America. The Irish Rock Revue is bringing it all back home for it’s 10th anniversary.
 
Joe Hurley will also sit in and sing with the six-time Grammy-winning, Irish Legends The Chieftains during their annual round of St. Patrick’s Day shows in the tri-state area.  He’ll appear with the band on Thursday March 12 at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ.

The Irish Rock Revue will also be toasting the 80th Birthday of the IRISH ECHO ( America’s biggest Irish weekly). The Echo will join longtime friends GIBSON and GUINNESS as sponsors of the Revue, so look for special promotions in their pages, and weekly updates on special guest performers.
 
Here’s what to expect: A PADDY ROCK & ROLL CIRCUS! Every year during the St Patrick’s season, NYC singer/songwriter Joe Hurley salutes his Irish heritage with a blazing all-night long musical extravaganza that celebrates Ireland’s musical gifts to the world — The All-Star Irish Rock Revue. Gathering friends and performers from NYC punk-rock legends to Broadway stars to best-selling novelists to star comedians and rock legends — from Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famers to downtown luminaries and up and coming local singers, the All-Star Irish Rock Revue is “the biggest St Pat’s party in town” Irish Voice; and raises a glass to ‘The Great Irish Songbook’ as the guest singers perform the songs of Ireland’s greatest: ,THIN LIZZY, U2, VAN MORRISON, SINEAD, THE UNDERTONES, SLF, THE POGUES, JOHN LYDON, DECLAN MACMANUS, THE DUBLINERS, MORRISSEY, BOOMTOWN RATS,THE CHIEFTAINS, THE CLANCY BROTHERS — traditional classics and much more.
 
Le Poisson Rouge is an intimate venue; advance tickets are strongly recommended ($20 in advance & $25 day of show). For Tickets: http://lepoissonrouge.inticketing.com/evinfo.php?eventid=31384.
 
 
2008’s All-Star Irish Rock Revue included special guests FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE singer Chris Collingwood, Cabaret Star Maude Maggart, STEW and his band from Broadway’s ‘PASSING STRANGE”, UK Comic Star Stephen Frost, and direct from their sold-out show at Radio City Music Hall, Ireland’s The High Kings.

Performers at previous Revues have included R&R Hall of Famer RONNIE SPECTOR, Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello), Martha Wainwright, Legendary producer Tony Visconti, Kristeen Young, members of The New York Dolls , The Dictators, and The Voidoids, Television’s Richard Lloyd, Laura Cantrell, Ellen Foley, Jesse Malin, Patti Smith Band’s Lenny Kaye ,Tony Shanahan and Jay Dee Daugherty, James Mastro (Ian Hunter), Nada Surf’s frontman Matthew Caws, Broadway Stars Annie Golden and Tony-winner Michael Cerveris; and newly-minted film star Antonique Smith, while Irish guests have included the chart-topping Republic of Loose  , Susan McKeown, The High Kings, and international best-selling novelist Colum McCann. From beloved indie artists Lianne Smith ,Mary Lee Kortes, Lisa Burns, Sherryl Marshall, Sam Bisbee, Marni Rice and King Missile’s John S Hall, to producers Daniel Rey and Don Fleming, Loser’s Lounge’s Joe McGinty & Tricia Scotti and SNL band’s  Christine Ohlman, the Revue consistently offers an amazing  gathering of artists. Many of the REVUE’s annual performers can be found at www.roguesmarch.com/irishrevue
 
 
THIS YEAR’S SPECIAL GUESTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY.

Hosted by Joe Hurley & acclaimed songwriter/singer and EVR Radio DJ Ed Rogers, the Irish Rock Revue kicks off at 9pm sharp with a parade of extraordinary singers taking the stage.  2009’s Irish Rock Revue band features Music Director, Jon Spurney (MD of PASSING STRANGE); Mark Bosch (IAN HUNTER BAND); Sal Maida (CRACKER); Kenny Margolis (CRACKER); Megan Weeder (MELLENCAMP); downtown’s Tish and Snooky, Christian Cassan (Passing Strange) and more.
 
Joe Hurley offers up an electrifying set at 8 pm. Called “The best singer of vowels in rock since Shane MacGowan,” by the Village Voice, Hurley has also released severally critically acclaimed CDs and is featured on the recent SONY release “Whiskey In A Jar: Essential Irish Drinking Songs and Singalongs” with his ballad “Amsterdam Mistress” alongside classics from the Clancy Brothers, The Pogues and The Dubliners. His performance of the traditional “Waxie’s Dargle” is featured in the new Glenn McQuaid directed film “I Sell The Dead.” Last year saw Hurley perform with Judy Collins and Jimmy Webb at the Public Theatre Gala Concert for Joe’s Pub (Hurley’s version of “Send In the Clowns” received a rave review in the New York Times). Also in 2008, Hurley sang with an eclectic mix of performers, including duets with cabaret star Maude Maggart, playwright Sam Shepard, La La Brooks(the Crystals) and alt-country’s The Waco Brothers.
 
Hurley’s band will include TONY SHANAHAN (Patti Smith); JAMES MASTRO (Ian Hunter); DENNY McDERMOTT (Rosanne Cash); and KENNY MARGOLIS (Cracker).
 
The Irish Rock Revue will also feature an opening act at 7 pm (TBA shortly); and in between acts, dancing to Irish rock classics will be courtesy of  EVR Radio DJ Gaz Thomas. GUINNESS will be the ‘drink special’ all night long with a cheaper pint than anywhere in town!
 
Check the myspace page which will be updated soon with much more info on this year’s event:  www.myspace.com/irishrockrevue

A limited number of VIP tickets for Charity will be announced and made available shortly — this year the REVUE is proud to support GILDA’s CLUB, NYC
 
Being the 10th Anniversary, expect surprise guests  and many more special announcements in the weeks ahead. Also please check in with: Friends of the Revue www.Murphguide.com  www.irishecho.com www.gibson.com  www.manicpanic.com  for updates.
 
Le Poisson Rouge is an intimate venue; advance tickets are strongly recommended ($20 in advance & $25 day of show). For Tickets: http://lepoissonrouge.inticketing.com/evinfo.php?eventid=31384.
 
PRESS media inquiries: Karen Rowe [email protected]
 
JOE HURLEY’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION of THE ALL-STAR IRISH ROCK REVUE
SATURDAY, MARCH 14 Doors 6 P.M. SHOW @ 7 P.M.
(LE) POISSON ROUGE
158 BLEECKER STREET at THOMPSON STREET
(212.796.3474)
$20.00 IN ADVANCE
$25.00 DAY OF SHOW

www.roguesmarch.com
www.myspace.com/irishrockrevue
www.myspace.com/bleedingclaretandblue
www.lepoissonrouge.com