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THE DERRY JAZZ FESTIVAL 2022

The Roaring Forties from Cork played at the Derry Jazz festival from Thursday 28th April until the 2nd May. 

Ken Marshall on Sax, Peter Byrne on Drums and introducing Gavin Smith on Guitar and Stephane Petiete on double bass. Thursday night at the Dungloe bar Ken is replaced for one night by Rick Swan on Trumpet. His is a new line up and I really like it. You will too

Thank you derry Jazz Festival we had the best time.

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Number eight in the Album charts with their last album, 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........ Based in Cork Ireland they are an exceptionally good, fun swing band and an entertaining swing band. this band are The swing cats of Ireland

WELCOME TO THE ROARING FORTIES.  


WE ARE THE ROARING FORTIES 

The Roaring Forties play Locally, nationally and internationally at festivals, corporate functions, clubs and pubs and weddings. 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. 


  2022 line up

George Patterson: Vocals.

Roy Kelleher: Trumpet/ Vocals.

Gavin Smith: Guitar.

Stephane Petiete: Double Bass.

Drums Peter Byrne (Brian Callahan dep)

Saxophone: Ken Marshall

Saxophone: Karl Rooney


The Roaring Forties consistently produce music that "pushes the  boundaries of what music could/should be."      Hot Press Magazine.

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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, best wedding band: Rsvp Magazine, HotPress, Southern Brides, Cork Jazz Festival Derry Jazz Festival and more. 

ALBUMS ALL AVAILABLE ON ITUNES

All of the Roaring Forties Albums are available on iTunes 


 

 

NOT YOUR USUAL WEDDING GROUP...BUT WE'LL DO IT


TESTIMONIALS

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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 has a loved following of friends throughout Europe, Pure undiluted Roaring Forties. 

You won't go far wrong coming to see these guys these guys. contact them and check their availability. 

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.


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THE SONGS.

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GIGS. 

2022

Jan


Feb


Mar


April

Thursday 28th: Dungoe Bar, Derry. 10.30pm.

Friday 29th: Blackbird, Derry. 11.00pm.

Saturday 30th: Bishopsof Cregan, Derry. 10.30pm.

May

Sunday 1st: City Hotel, Derry. 7.30pm.

Sunday 1st: The Diplomat, Derry. 10.30pm.

Friday 13th: River Lee Hotel, Cork. Private

Sunday 15th: Innishannon, Cork. 4.00pm

Friday 20th:Thomond Bar, Cork

June

Friday 3rd: Bally Maloe, Cork. Private

Saturday 4th: Thomond Bar, Cork. 10.00pm

Friday 24th: Thomond Bar, Cork. 10.00pm

July

Friday 8th: Thomond Bar, Cork. 10.00pm

August

September

Friday 30th: West Cork Hotel, Cork. Private

October

Friday 28th: Imperial Hotel, Cork. 3pm.

Saturday 29th: Imperial Hotel, Cork. 3pm.

Sunday 30th: Imperial Hotel, Cork. 3pm.

Sunday 30th: Ballyseedy Castle. Private.

Monday 31st: Imperial Hotel, Cork. 3pm.

November

Saturday 26th: Fota Resort, Cork. Private.

December

Saturday 31st: Hayfield Manor, Cork. Private






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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