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Monday, 24th June 2024

Legendary Bon Jovi back in McHughs with more Bad Medicine

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Ireland’s number one Bon Jovi tribute band, Legendary Bon Jovi, formerly known as Slippery When Wet, return to the McHugh’s Barrel Venue again this Saturday night, 29th June, with more ‘Bad Medicine’ to administer to those who have managed to ‘Keep the Faith’ since their previous visit to Drogheda.

The boys last performed at McHugh’s Barrel a few years ago during the still talked about Seagull Sessions and played a storming set before a very good turnout. Since then, they’ve been criss-crossing the country, and, fresh from a recent triumphant, post-Lockdown return, Legendary Bon Jovi are once again riding a ‘Blaze of Glory’ as Ireland's top Bon Jovi tributeers.

However, as a mark of respect and remembrance to their storied vocalist, Collie Brophy, who has since sadly passed away, the band have decided to retire the previous name of Slippery When Wet in his honour and will henceforth be known as Legendary Bon Jovi, a bow to the latest release from the actual Bon Jovi.

The late and greatly loved Collie had seen service in such highly-regarded bands as Winter’s Reign and as lead singer with cover specialists ‘Dead Ringer’, and was the possessor of one of the finest voices in the country. It’s fair to say his captivating performances as Slippery When Wet frontman were a huge factor in establishing the band as a force in the land.

Singing duties have now been taken up by Dubliner, Kevin Fox, one of the few performers around who is capable of following in the footsteps of the aforementioned Collie. The rest of the band boasts  a legacy which includes such fondly remembered acts as The Rock Monsters, Mr Nice Guy, Rock of Ages and various diverse tribute acts, too numerous to mention!

Legendary Bon Jovi play all the hits including, Livin’ on a Prayer, It’s My Life, Always and Wanted Dead or Alive. The band's five members have toured with some celebrated rock bands that gigged in the RDS and SFX with Magnum, Status Quo and they have performed in New York’s famous CBGB’s with Skid Row.

Currently touring Ireland, the band have sold out lots of venues, including the Purty Loft Dun Laoghaire, Skylite Venue Warrenpoint and Bogans Venue Omagh, with The Times UK adding, how they “play note perfect renditions” and “they are not just talented performers...they are masters of illusion, shedding blood, sweat and tears to fulfil the soulful music of Bon Jovi so much so that it’s hard to tell where the stage stops and the audience begins because the audience interaction is so important to the guys”…

Support on the night will be singer-songwriter, Tom Forkin, from Bettystown. Tom has been playing and writing songs for a while now and on the night will be playing a mixture of his own compositions and selected cover versions by artists such as Zach Bryan, Gerry Cinnamon and the Beatles. Since he made his debut, he has been out-and-about locally playing recent gigs in the Punt, Gilnas of Laytown,  the O’Raghallaighs and McDonaghs of Bettystown, plus various other events.

Doors open at 8pm on the night of the 29th and tickets are available HERE 

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