“Where Radiohead meets Planxty”
Tyler Duncan – Low Whistle, Pipes, Guitar
John McSherry- Low Whistle, Pipes
Michael Shimmin – Drums
Joe Dart – Bass
Joe Hettinga - Keyboards
Sean O’Meara - Guitar
The Olllam were formed in 2012 as a collaboration between Belfast piper John McSherry and seminal Detroit musicians Tyler Duncan, Michael Shimmin, Joe Dart, Theo Katzman and Woody Goss. A resulting album was released on Compass Records. Since then, Katzman, Dart and Goss have found world fame as members of the cult band Vulfpeck whilst McSherry has released two solo albums and has been touring with Belfast trad band Ulaid who recently released an acclaimed album, “A Note Let Go” with Duke Special.The powerful rhythm section of bassist Joe Dart and drummer Mike Shimmin is unique, whilst Tyler Duncan and John McSherry on pipes and low whistles are a melodic and harmonic dream. The collective's inventive musical arrangements are simply outstanding. On their summer 2018 dates in Ireland these four founding members will be joined by Detroit jazz-funk keyboard player Joe Hettinga and Limerick guitarist Sean O’Meara.
“… the result is described by them as Neo-Acoustic Celtic Post-Rock. I’d describe it a little differently – it’s f***in’ deadly!” - The Irish Times
On his much anticipated Sligo return, internet bass sensation Federico Malaman is joined this week by the sensational Swede, Dirty Loops bassist Henrik Linder, with French drummer Nicolas Viccaro (Dhafer Youssef, Etienne Mbappe, etc) and Irish keyboard phenomenon Scott Flanigan. Don’t miss two of the greatest electric bass players on the planet today in a world-premier one-off concert appearance!
PS They do like to have a laugh too... as you can see from this video
Federico Malaman is supported by Proamp and IQS Strings
Henrik Linder is supported by EBS Bass Amplification