The Rob Strong Band

Saturday 9th Jul 2022
  • Garden Party
  • Music

The legendary Rob Strong  brings his fabulous band to rock ‘ The Garden Party’ at the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Co Dublin on Saturday  9th July.

The man known as The Godfather of Soul in Ireland has always enjoyed a huge following in  the area playing  residencies in The Cradle Rock and The Harbour Bar in Rush. In the early 1970s nobody in Ireland personified the raw energy of rock and blues music like Rob Strong, one of the most unique voices of the era. He even turned down the offer of joining the world-famous Deep Purple!

This year Rob is celebrating  an amazing  SIXTY years on the road and as the title of his recently released biography suggests,  Rob is ‘STILL GOING STRONG’! The band also feature some of Ireland’s top musicians in Sean Behan on lead guitar, Salvatore Urbano on keyboards, Cormac Crowley on drums and a fabulous brass section.

Rob Strong is unique. He is incredibly talented. In my opinion he is the best Blues or Soul singer to ever come out of Ireland. His innate gift is his voice and his timing is incredible’ Colm Wilkinson

‘Seeing Rob Strong with the Plattermen in the late ‘60s was a big influence on me. To hear a fellow Northerner sing the soul music I loved so well, gave me a lot of confidence that one day I could find my own voice. Rob is one of the true originals!’ Paul Brady

When I think of Rob Strong I think of a big voice doing Bluesy stuff with a raw edge. Rob Strong has a big engine and a great vocal rangePhil Coulter

For me Rob is world class. I’d say he is one of the best Blues/Soul/Rock singers in the world. Rob is also a great bass player. He has a beautiful tone on the bass. It’s like he’s caressing the bass. I’ve played with lots of bass players- Rob is the best ! Don Baker

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