Get to the roots of Ska & Rock Steady music with this 9-piece Galway outfit Big Jelly. Formed in the summer of 2014 by several members from well known local acts 'The Timbertramps', 'My Fellow Sponges' and 'Mikey & the Scallywags' their aim was simple "get the audience on the dance-floor".
Don't let their love of Jamaican roots artists such as 'The Skatalites', 'Prince Buster' and 'Toots & the Maytals' fool you, mellow or laid back are not the words to describe them. With their loud and lush 5-piece brass section balanced atop the solid dance grooves of their rhythm section, a Big Jelly show is a frenetic experience that will grab the audience's attention and fling it about the dance floor. If you don't find yourself dancing when these guys are on then you might want to ask a friend to check your pulse.
Sep 7th. Monroes Upstairs. 10pm.