- 18 May 18
Three members of the Rolling Stones’ backing band will be playing a set in Dublin’s East Side Tavern tonight.
Singer Bernard Fowler and saxophone players Tim Ries and Karl Denson, who all played alongside The Rolling Stones in Croke Park last night, will be joined by three local jazz musicians for the pop-up gig.
Bernard Fowler has been a backing vocalist for The Rolling Stones 1988. Since then he has featured on 14 of their studio albums as well consistently touring with the band. He has also worked with various other artists in the past including Alice Cooper and Michael Buble.
In 2005, Tim Ries released an album called ‘The Rolling Stones Project’ which consisted of jazz versions of a number of The Rolling Stones greatest tracks, including (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, Honky Tonk Women and Gimme Shelter. He has been a touring member of the band for nearly 20 years.
While Ries and Fowler are almost Rolling Stones veterans by this stage, Karl Denson has only been touring with them since 2014. Before he ever became involved with The Rolling Stones, he embarked on a tour of North America with his band Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe where they played the entirety of the iconic Stones album ‘Sticky Fingers’ in full.
The rest of the group is made up of Dublin’s Chris, Ronan and Conor Guilfoyle - all of whom are well known jazz musicians in the Irish music scene.
Between Ries and Denson’s history of incorporating jazz with the music of The Rolling Stones, fans will be expecting to hear a lot more Rolling Stones music tonight with the sounds from last night’s gig in Croke Park still resonating in their ears.
Tickets are €15 and are available at the doors of East Side Tavern which open at 8pm.