" THE ONE AND ONLY ROARING FORTIES"

George Patterson, A  frontman Like no other

NME, RTE, BBC RADIO, TV3 Good Morning Ireland, Redfm, 96fm, Lyric, Hotpress, number 8 in the Album charts, Cornerstone of many festivals over Europe, best band awards over a 15 year career from many companies and magazines in many countries.  a premier band without a doubt........

WELCOME TO THE ROARING FORTIES 




WE ARE THE ROARING FORTIES 

Sponsored by Guinness Diageo, Ireland

Based out of Cork, Ireland, they play Locally, nationally and internationally at festivals, corporate functions, clubs and pubs and happen to be asked to play at a lot of weddings.  The Roaring Forties, according to Hot Press Magazine, consistently produce music that "pushes the  boundaries of what music could/should be."  The Roaring Forties are Fine purveyors of Swing, Jazz, Jump Jive and Rock n Roll with a few old golden oldies thrown in there for good measure, They make any Festival or gig, fun and personal.    

Photos by Alex Telfer. Portraits feature. 


 Vocals, Harmonica / George Patterson

Keyboard, / Tony Corbet, Paul Seymour, Anth Kaley.
Trumpet / Roy Kelleher, Rick Swann
Saxophone / Ken Marshall, or Karl Rooney or Richie Buckley

Guitar/ Drazden Derek or John McGrath




Festival Band, Wedding Band, Corporate Band. 


The Roaring Forties are a top ten album charting swing rock band with a reputation as a favourite Festival band, wedding band and dance band, featuring some of the best players in Ireland, whether its a wedding your planning or a festival then this one fulfills the requirement completely, with frequent mentions on TV, Hotpress, New Musical Express and the national newspapers and with regular radio play and live radio through out Europe this band ranks as high as some main line charting bands. They also have a competitive price attached to them.  

ALBUMS ALL AVAILABLE ON ITUNES

All of the Roaring Forties Albums are available on iTunes 


 

 

NOT YOUR USUAL WEDDING GROUP


ONE OF THE GREATEST DAYS OF YOU LIFE

We are not going to tell you we are the hardest working band in the country, or the best, or any of that  annoying rubbish. we will help make your day special, To start with, most venues finish at 0200hrs, ask the question:- can you play music afterwards, is there a continuing bar, can friends bring acoustic instruments, so you can continue on quietly, Myself and my wife forgot to ask that and at about 3 o'clock the Local Police where called, Great memories.  Negotiate everything


If you have a guest who wants to sing, great, George will teach your guests to dance to the siege of Enis in the break, this is hilarious, we will help you throw the bouquet and anything else you want, Your day is very special to them.

We play extra songs for wedding days but only if you want us too, tell us songs you don't want and we won't play them

IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU TWO, (but we know it's really about the bride)

MAKE SURE YOU ENJOY THE BUILD UP TO YOUR WEDDING DAY, PLENTY OF CELEBRATING AND MEMORY MAKING


CHURCH MUSIC:  Various

DRINKS RECEPTION:  Pianist / 2 piece / 3 piece.

AFTER DINNER BAND:  5 piece Band or 6 or 7

DJAY: 60's 70's 80's, 90's 00's and up to date

NEXT DAY BAND: 3, 4 or 5 piece.


TESTIMONIALS

Guests are still talking about you at our wedding, you were perfect, four of our friends have booked you, we are looking forwards to reliving our day with you over again, thank you, thank you. 


Thank you soooo much, after you played at our wedding  we saw you at a friends wedding and you played our first dance for us so we could have a bit of it back, you made me cry, we love you, your band, your interaction with everyone and the brilliance  of your musicianship, we will forever remember what you did for us.xxx


There is no one like you The Roaring Forties,  you stand out in a crowd of brilliant bands without a notion that you are that good, you just do it. egoless and great .


The music created the perfect atmosphere and suited the crowd down to a tee! Thank you for your amazing version of our first dance song, we loved it, it was really brilliant and got everyone else dancing merrily too. It really got things going.  The siege of Ennis was SO much fun. You did an amazing job at co-ordinating an extremely rowdy rabble, most of whom were not Irish. The Russians got a great kick out of it! The photos are completely hilarious! Talk about bringing people together! The whole day was so brilliant and was rounded off perfectly with your brilliant music and singing. Thank you for making it so much fun. Laura & Nick 14th nov 2015


Our Amplification system and lights are set up and ready to go, it may make sense to  save the extra set up time for another D jay and ease the transition by using our own DJay who by now knows your guests.

 

WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU BOOK THE ROARING FORTIES

The Roaring Forties have been on the scene for 15 years and played a lot of festivals, corporate functions and of course weddings. you book them and they will be there, they have won awards, are festival favourites and have played all over the World, their last album went to number 6 in the Irish charts. 

For weddings they play waltzes, swing, jive, 

rock n roll, sweet Caroline, Beatles, Sinatra, See below for full set list.

1. 5 great musicians.

2. Two hours play time plus a bit normally.

3. The Siege of Ennis with tuition for those who don't know it. 

4. Djay if required.

5. Reception Drinks.  

6. 24/7 contact, nothings too much on this day.  

7. Next Day Party Band.

No worries.

The band play for two hours, and break for sandwiches etc after the Siege of Ennis, if you want a member of the family to sing a song then that is not a problem, everything is about you on that day, 

Apply for prices.

2 piece drink reception for two hours. Piano, singer or Sax or Trumpet.

3 piece drink reception for two hours. Piano, Singer and Sax or Trumpet.

4 piece drink reception for two hours. Piano. Singer, Sax & Trumpet / Sax  & Drums / Trumpet & Drums.  

AFTER DINNER

4 piece main event  evening band two hours:- Piano. Singer, Drums, Sax or Trumpet.

5 piece main event  evening band two hours  Piano. Singer, Drums, Sax & Trumpet.

6 piece main event  evening band two hours  Piano. Singer, Drums, Sax, Trumpet, & Drums plus second sax or guitar.

7  piece main event  evening band two hours  Piano. Singer, Drums, 2 x Sax, Trumpet, Trombone or guitar.

DJAY 2 hours  

Next Day Party band

please send us your address and we will send you our last cd

 

The Roaring forties has a great following throughout Europe, Pure undiluted Roaring Forties. Fans travel from all over the world to come and see them play.  George Patterson, lead singer has a background in engineering and marketing, he spent 8 years on the road with the legendary band Motorhead , this experience adds to the unique sound the Roaring Forties has.  

You won't go far wrong coming to see these guys these guys. contact them and check their availability, ring anytime day or night 24 /7.

Their pricing is competitive and their reliability and profesionalism is top class. A tight, action packed 5 piece band that are festival favourites at all the festivals they play at:- 


DERRY JAZZ FESTIVAL

SILDA JAZZ FESTIVAL

CORK JAZZ FESTIVAL

EDINBURGH JAZZ FESTIVAL

DUBLIN DOCKLANDS FESTIVAL

STAVANGER JAZZ FESTIVAL

ELECTRIC PICNIC

LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL

GREENWICH JAZZ FESTIVAL

NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL

LIMAVADI JAZZ AND BLUES

BRIGHTON FRINGE FESTIVAL

A TASTE OF DUBLIN

OYSTER JAZZ FESTIVAL

THE KENNEDY CENTRE WASHINGTON

CHEVY'S NEW YORK

AND MANY OTHER ONE OFF FESTIVALS


HOT PRESS MAGAZINE:

HI OCTANE CORK SWING -  JAZZ"  It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing" This lot certainly have that swing, in spades, Inspired by the jump / swing era of the 40s (Louis Prima, Louis Jordan etc) and updated to a sound more reminiscent of a style popularised in the early 80s by Joe Jackson and his Jump'n Jive Album, The Roaring Forties blaze through a set of Jazz standards and a couple of originals with equal parts technical chops and sheer joyous enthusiasm.


With regular Radio Play across Europe and America coupled with tv  and frequent newspaper reviews The Roaring Forties are without doubt the number one swing-rock band in Ireland. The level of musicianship and tightness of their live performances is  as good as it gets.  Their music continues to enthral and enliven audiences far and wide. 

Based in Cork Ireland with a number 6 in the album charts  “There ain't nobody here but us Chickens” in August 2012, the band travel internationally but remain egoless, easy to work beside and very entertaining, making every show very personal.


Scroll Down for Set List 

THE SONGS.

info@theroaringforties.com

tel:- 00353861282435


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GIGS. 

2017
JANUARY
6th crane lane, 9:30 -11:30.
FEBRUARY
14th : Bodega 8:30 - 10.30
25th woodford  10:30
MARCH  
Saturday 4th of March in the Meyrick Hotel Galway
Friday 17TH PATRICK DAY, BDSM 3pm .
Saturday 18th BDSM 6pm

Thursday 30th: Imperial Hotel, Cork

WEDDING SHOWCASE

8:00PM


APRIL

Saturday 7th: Imperial Hotel, Cork

 Saturday 15th: Left Bank Kilkenny   5-7
Saturday 15th Killashee House, Kildare 
Thursday 20th imperial, 10-12

Saturday 22nd Left Bank Kilkenny   5-7

22nd woodford Cork 10.30

DERRY JAZZ FESTIVAL

Thursday27th:  Davincis 9.00pm

Friday 28th: City Hotel 11.00pm

Saturday 29th: Grannie Annies Bar 4:30pm

Saturday 29th Cosh Bar & Grill 8:00pm

Sunday 30th: Blackbird 5:00pm

Sunday 30th: Dungloe Bar 10:30pm

 
MAY

Monday 1st:

Saturday 6th: Left Bank Kilkenny 5-7pm

Thursday 11th Diplomats Ball Dublin 10-12

Saturday 13th Left Bank Kilkenny   5-7pm


June

Sat 3rd Left Bank 5-7pm
Sun4th woodford 10:30pm

Fri 9th: Imperial 3 piece 10.30pm 
17th DOONBEG, Co Clare. 3 piece

Fri 23rd 3 Imperial 3 piece 10.30 
24th the inn, Dromoland.
30th wicklow enquiry 
JULY 
21st woodford 10:30
 

22nd Maryborough house enq 
28th: Malton Killarney enquiry
AUGUST 
5th enquiry
26th Woodford
SEPTEMBER
2nd sept blairs cove 4 piece, inc dj 
OCTOBER
Jazz Festival 
28th woodford 
29th woodford 
NOVEMBER
3rd longueville house enquiry
DECEMBER 
Friday 8th woodford 10:30
Thursday 21st woodford 10:30
30th:

31st: HAYFIELD MANOR


2018
APRIL 

7TH ENQUIRY CASTLE DURROW
JULY 

Friday 6th ENQ.UIRY VIENNA WOODS

Saturday 7th Perry Hotel Limerick 9:30 - 11:30

SEPTEMBER

2017 TO FOLLOW



SET LIST

Weddings / Parties only

(IF YOU WANT THESE SONGS THAT IS)


Valerie

Such a good looking woman

Annies song (waltz)

Amore (waltz)

Delilah (waltz)

Sweet Caroline

She

Show me the way to Amarillo

Saw her Standing There (Beatles)

All you need is Love (Beatles)

Don't you want me baby

the rumba.

Quando Quando Quando.

Jonny B goode.

Rock around The Clock.

Hound dog.

Shake Rattle and Roll

Great Balls of Fire

Mumbawaya




The Roaring Forties Set List


Buona sera.

The way you look tonight

Your just too good to be true

chatanooga choochoo

Hollywood

Fly me to the moon.

L.o.v. e

Dont mean a thing.

My baby cares for me

Just a gigolo.

On the street where you live

Black Magic

Don't you want me baby

the rumba

Quando Quando Quando

You make me feel so young

Dream of you

My baby just cares for me

Destination moon

Almost like being in Love

All you need is Love (Beatles)

Your just to good to be true

Bring me Sunshine

You dont know me

I get a kick out of you

I've got you under my skin

Route 66.

Mac the knife.

Hollywood

Choo choo cha boogie.

Is you Is.

Aint nobody here but us chickens

5 months 2weeks 2 days

On the street where your live

Nagasaki.

Straighten up and fly right

Summertime.

Autumn leaves.

5 guys named mo.

I got rythm.

As long as i'm singing

Shake rattle and roll.

Hound dog

Jonny B goode

Rock around the clock

Jump jive n wail.

You rascal you.

Rock this town.

King of the swingers.

The Sheik of Arabi.

When your smiling.

Pennies from heaven.

Lady b good.

Cheek to cheek.

Sweet Sue.

Sweet Georgia Brown.

Oh Marie.

Angelina.

Paper moon.

Banana splits.

Undecided.

St James's infirmary.

Georgia.


CHRISTMAS SONGS

Let It Snow.

Winter Wonderland.

Santa Clause is coming to town.

Chestnuts Roasting on an open fire.

Sleigh Ride.

Are you ready to rock.



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GALLERY

Contact:  

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Ireland and UK 2004