An Cruiscín Lán, Douglas St. Doors 9:00 pm - Admission: €15
Stiff Little Fingers founder, Henry Cluney, returns with a three piece band on a solo tour— featuring a new take on SLF hits and introducing new music from his ASHES CD along with new, unreleased material!
Henry’s been in the studio with his drummer, Gordie Walker. The audience can expect some different and surprising songs. This is not a nice acoustice tour. It’s loud and obnoxious — the way it’s supposed to be!
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS
Henry founded SLF in 1977 while playing in the local cover band, Highway Star. Convinced that punk rock was the future of rock music, Henry talked Jake into reforming the group, along with bass player Ali McMordie. Under the new name, Stiff Little Fingers, the lads began a journey that led to critical and popular punk rock success and, eventually, into their revered place in music history.
SLF’s influence on a generation of rock musician’s cannot be understated. From Linkin Park to Blink 182, countless groups and musicians point to Stiff Little Fingers as a powerful influence on their music. In the recently released book, Kicking Up A Racket — The Story of Stiff Little Fingers by Roland Link, U2 guitarist Dave Evans (The Edge) is quoted as saying, “I just remember being blown away by the intensity of the band’s playing, particularly actually Henry. Just the way he would attack the guitar, he was gone, he was so lost in it. Just the total commitment to the playing, there was not a hint of holding back or posing. He had that kind of mad energy that you just used to kind of go, ‘Wow!’ He epitomised the energy of what the band was about. As loose limbed as Ali was and as intense, hectoring and barracking as Jake was, Henry was just this unbelievable ball of energy. He was so compelling to watch on stage.”