- 29 Aug 23
Tickets start from £12 (€13.96) and are available via eventbrite.ie. See below for more information.
Derry’s own legendary blues and soul musician, Rob Strong, has announced a very special homecoming gig at The Cosh Bar, Derry City, this Saturday 2 September.
After three sell-out shows in Dublin’s Arthur’s Blues n’ Jazz Club, ‘The Godfather of Soul’ brings his band to the place where it all began.
Watch the promo video for the concert below.
Strong started out as a showband musician when he first joined The Polka Dots and later fronted the iconic Plattermen from Omagh in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.
Throughout his established career, Strong has performed with Johnny Logan in The Giants as well as The Las Vegas Showband, The Rockets and The Commitments band.
Following his homecoming show in Derry, Strong is set play in Longford’s Backstage Theatre, Kavannagh’s in Stoneybatter, Dublin as well as the Ballycotton Sea Church in Cork over the coming months.
For more information on these gigs, including tickets, visit www.robstrong.ie.
In 2021 the singer celebrated the release of his biography Still Going Strong-documenting his amazing musical journey across six decades in Ireland- with a memorable gig in The Workman’s Club in Dublin.
That same year, Rob Strong released the album Stronger Together alongside Peter Brander.
Watch this video celebrating Strong’s career.
“Rob Strong is incredibly talented. In my opinion he is the best Blues or Soul singer to ever come out of Ireland. His innate gift is his voice and his timing is incredible,” said renowned Irish tenor singer Colm Wilkinson.
Tickets to Strong’s must-see hometown show in The Cosh Bar are selling fast. They start from £12 (€13.96) and are available via Eventbrite here.