The Kilkenny's are one of Ireland's finest groups of young balladeers. Renowned for their incredible musicianship and vocal abilities, The Kilkennys have gained a reputation for revitalising traditional Irish music and adding their own touch of youth and energy. Forming at a very young age, over the last 14 years The Kilkennys have toured all over Ireland and have taken their music as far afield as Las Vegas, Germany, Holland, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.
Eddie has been djing since 1996 and has covered many events over the years, he is renowned for his energetic and enthusiastic mix of music to suit all ages.
Exhilarating, exciting, engaging, evoking – these are just some of the words used by their many fans and friends alike to describe the After Dark experience. And this superb reputation rings through every performance of this award winning band.
A first time attendee to an After Dark performance should prepare to be amazed. The band have that certain “je ne sais quoi” that evokes the audience and attracts their return time and time again. The quirky rhythms and mix of soulful sounds, eclectic classics and swinging hits will have you on your feet instantaneously.
Over the past few years, the After Dark stage show has been enhanced by adding new members to keep the ambience fresh and contemporary. A combination of unrivalled musical talent, close harmonies, incredible vocal ability, energy and the desire to entertain makes this a spectacular not to be missed.
One if the best party bands to ever grace the Irish music scene, After Dark blow a breath of fresh air into an already congested market. And with a combination of over four decades of experience between them, these four passionate musicians really have to be heard to be believed. Founder of the band Ciaran Duffy describes the performance as extremely enjoyable and entertaining.
Genre: Ballads, Folk, Trad
Hailing from Waterford City, these three young men bring you a fine selection of Irish music and song. Ranging from bawdy ballads and bittersweet laments, to intricate instrumentals, all delivered with a passion and authority beyond their years.
Check out their Facebook page here.
Brian began his Dj'ing career in 2000, and is a regular fixture at Matt The Millers. Brian prides himself on his music selection and ability to read and entertain a crowd, no matter what size. Professionalism and experience go hand in hand with Brian and a great night is always guaranteed.
Pete Fagan is one of the best Irish male vocalist on the scene, with his unique ability to make a song his own he is definitely the one to sing your first dance, with over twenty years experience in the music industry Pete has played with numerous well known Wedding and Corporate Band’s in the South East. Pete is also a prolific song writer and has performed on stage with artist’s such as Kt Tunstall, Bryan Adams, Christry Moore, John Martin, John Spillane, Mundy, Sharon Shannon, Aslan, and Snow Patrol just to name a few.
Pete is a regular fixture on the Matt The Millers calendar .
Damien Carroll has being gigging in Matt the Millers for the last two years. His sets include varied music from the likes of Tom Petty to Bruce Springsteen right up to odern greats including Cold Play, U2 and Daft Punk. He regualarily fills in for Pete Fagan on a Thursday Night and starts his set from 10pm interacting with crowd and getting them into a real party mood before resident DJ Eddie Hughes keeps the party going to the wee hours of the morning. Damien is also a member of Epic who regularily play at Matts
The Electrix are an up and coming band from Portarlington. They are a 4 piece band, and really know how to get the party started. You can find them here at Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant on a regular basis. Have a look at our gig listings for their next show.
Check out their site here.
Ruaile Buaile are a young Irish based four piece modern day band featuring Trad, Pop and Folk music from Offaly in the heart of Ireland.
Abbeyfolk has been going since the 1980's. It is a 5-piece Ballad Group from the midlands of Ireland. A great live band, full of energy and up for the craic.
Abbeyfolk are a fine example of real Irish musicians from the heart of Ireland.They have clocked up thousands of miles playing all over the country in some great towns and pubs. They have supported such acts as The Fureys, Wolfe Tones and Don Maclean.
For more information about Abbeyfolk, see their Facebook page.
Panic Animal are an award winning band, who place a huge emphasise on creating a party atmosphere and keeping the dance floor full. With years of experience, Panic Animal know how to entertain with their huge range of music!
Their fantastic lead female vocalist, accompanied by a range of live instruments, offers a fantastic range to our ensemble allow them to cover a large spectrum of songs. Ranging from wedding classics to all your classic rock / pop old and today’s hits.
For nearly two decades now, The Fenians have delivered their potent mix of traditional Irish folk and good old rock n roll all across the USA and Ireland. With an ever expanding set of original creations, as well as contemporary and traditional tunes plucked from the panoply of the genre, these five lads put on a live show that is second to none. Their foundation is decidedly Celtic, but there is no mistaking the complimentary influences of Rock, Folk, Bluegrass, Jazz, and World music.
Join us on 11th November, when The Fenians play here at Matt The Millers.
The Domino Effect are an exciting four-piece cover band based in the Kilkenny / Tipperary area. The Domino Effects commitment to entertain is second to none and their live performances leave crowds panting for more. Comprised of talented and experienced musicians.
The Domino Effect are proud to have gained the reputation as one of the best live bands on the circuit. With an extensive set-list, the band never fails to impress their audience and each performance is delivered with the utmost commitment and professionalism.