Bakers Bar hosts its biggest gig when Britpop legend Simon Fowler of Ocean Colour Scene comes to Clonmel with his new band Merrymouth this Thursday, May 22.
Simon will be playing songs from Merrymouth’s new album and his favourite Ocean Colour Scene classic tunes.
Merrymouth are a three piece folk-orientated band featuring Ocean Colour Scene songwriter and vocalist Simon Fowler(guitar/vocals), Dan Sealey (guitar/vocals) & Adam Barry (piano/organ/vocals).
Lending their decades of first class musicianship, Merrymouth were joined in the studio by multi award winning folk musicians John McCusker and Andy Cutting in 2012 to perform on their critically acclaimed debut album, the self titled, ‘Merrymouth’.
After signing to Navigator Records, 2014 sees the band return with their second album, “Wenlock Hill”, a collection of new songs, which once again features John McCusker (Violin), a special guest appearance from Chas Hodges (Piano) of Chas & Dave, Catherine Harper (Cello), Andy Derrick (Trombone), Hugh Thomas (Clarinet), Anthony Jones (Muted Trumpet) and Nick Lyndon (Double Bass) along with a full UK and Ireland
With the explosion of the Britpop scene in the 90s in the UK, Ocean Colour Scene’s music became and has remained nationally and internationally renowned as one of the biggest bands of the 90’s.
Simon Fowler’s innate ability to craft a tune has guaranteed Ocean Colour Scene’s longevity which is only matched by Primal Scream and fellow Midlanders, The Charlatans.
Simon Fowler is often critally acclaimed as one of the best live performers in the UK and this unique show is sure to sell out fast so early booking is essential.
Tickets from Hearns Hotel are only €16 and on sale now.