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Joe Creighton to Honour His Irish Roots At Memo Music Hall

by Paul Cashmere on June 5, 2019

in News

Singer-songwriter bass player Joe Creighton will honour his former home of Belfast with his new show ‘Just A Boy From Belfast’ at Memo Music Hall this weekend.

Joe grew up in Belfast at the time one of the local bands van Them. Them’s lead singer was Van Morrison. Joe got to witness Van Morrison in Them before he went onto solo stardom.

Joe is no stranger to legends having worked with John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John, Kylie Minogue, The Black Sorrows, Mark Gillespie, Boz Scaggs, Ray Charles, Tony Joe White and Rodriguez. He will showcase the stories at Memo Music Hall.

‘Just Another Boy from Belfast’ features the songs and stories from Joe, born 22 August 1949 in the Irish city. “I grew up with the sound of the Lambeg drums trance-like, yet stirring rhythms reverberating down that street every Friday night. The drummers, with blood pouring from their strapped wrists holding the canes as they beat the ancient rhythms in a cacophony of tribal sound. Four abreast they slowly walked or waddled like pregnant women under the weight of these massive drums. These are big drums and give out a powerful, thunderous sound,” Joe states at his website.

He adds, “I later moved to Bangor, a small town at the mouth of the Belfast estuary, about 12 miles from Belfast. Here I went to Clandeboye Road Primary School, passed my 11 plus and went to Bangor Grammar School on a scholarship. This where I became involved with my first band ‘The Aside’ The music scene in N Ireland at this time (early 60s) was quite vibrant and was producing bands such as Brian Rossi and the Wheels, The Mad Lads and of course Van Morisson’s ‘Them’”.

Joe’s family migrated to Australia in 1967 where his Irish influences were merged with the new sound of Aussie pub rock emerging out of the suburbs.

Joe previously paid homage to Van Morrison with his show ‘Into The Mystic – The Music of Van Morrison’.

‘Just Another Boy From Belfast’ will dig deeper into the international songs and sounds that inspired Joe’s 50 years as an Australian.

‘Just Another Boy From Belfast’ is at Memo Music Hall on Sunday 9 June 2019 from 3pm.

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