The Oliver Plunkett Doors 10:00 pm - Admission: FREE
Upstairs at The Oliver Plunkett
In the early 1970's nobody in Ireland personified the raw energy of rock and blues music like Rob Strong, one of the most unique voices of the era. Rob and the overdrive brass section of the Plattermen laid down some of the funkiest sounds ever heard in an Associated Ballroom. But it wasn't always that way. A rather tame looking Rob first entered the showband scene as the bass player with The Polka Dots, a far cry from his latter days with the Plattermen. One of the shows that people most look forward to for the Cork Jazz weekend is Rob Strong’s show that runs over two nights in Scotts of Caroline Street. Rob is one of the most passionate performers ever to come out of the rock and blues era in Ireland. Joining him on stage are his band of dedicated musicians and together they guarantee to have you on your feet from the first song.