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The Spirit Store = Music, Comedy, Gigs, Venue, Bar, Drink...
George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
OCTOBER 2017
Tue 17th October
Tuesday Night Pub Quiz
Downstairs - 9pm sharp - €4 per team of 4

Carlsberg dont do quizzes, but if they did, they would have Bamber Goosecoigne as host. Every Monday night. Pints for prizes. You know it makes sense.
Wed 18th October
Jake Clemons
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jake Clemons has good news for his fans in Ireland. The musician (who also serves as saxophone player for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band) has recently released his latest album with BMG and is announcing Part Two of his "Fear & Love Tour - Ireland Edition" to play venues he didn't make on his last tour. Plus the song All Undone was just named the "Coolest Song In The World" on Little Steven's Underground Garage a few weeks ago.
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Wed 18th October
Sea Legs Open Mic Collective
Downstairs FREE 9pm

"You've gotta make your own kind of music/sing your own special song" A microphone, a guitar, a piano and a room of ears. Here's a call out to all who wish to try out their thing in front of a live audience. An opportunity to make that move, step into the discomfort zone a nd realise your potential as a singer, musician, performer. It's the perfect place to try out new songs/compositions or just sing a song you love to sing. The ending sing-along is uptown top rankin'.
Thu 19th October
Pat Dam Smyth
Downstairs FREE 9pm

2016 saw him scorch through packed out sets at Reeperbahn Festival, The Great Escape and several London showcases including a sell-out in The Roundhouse's Sackler Theatre for the MVT #Fightback benefit, as well as a thunderous Lexington show at the start of the year. In addition to his mini tour of Italy in the summer, the band delighted a capacity crowd at the Other Voices/End of The Trail in Dingle, Ireland in early December.
Thu 19th October
Sinnerboy
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

The Spirit Store once again welcomes the mighty Sinnerboy bringing you the music of Rory Gallagher, played with energy and passion. Led by Barry Barnes, 'Sinnerboy' have been flying the flag for their hero Rory in a total of ten countries this year, and the general feedback is that this is the best Sinnerboy ever! With a set list that encompasses all of Rory's long and glittering career, Sinnerboy guarantee an evening not to be missed.
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Fri 20th October
Jinx Lennon
+ Special Guests The Periods
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

This is me Jinx Lennon and i won't lie to you it isn't pretty what you're going to hear but it might uplift you and keep your head from falling out onto the floor in a big sloppy mess before the onslaught of xmas bullshit starts. The Periods will bring fire and songs of light to shine hard at the bugs beneath the stones and ward off the energy vampires and the day to day word salad office gets and gaslight ejitery.
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Sat 21st October
Juicebox Comedy Club
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Featuring the best comedians to be found on the club and touring scene, JuiceBox has introduced the finest up-and-coming comics to the north-east. Each month features at least one headliner supported by up to 5 other excellent acts. Previous headliners have been... Tommy Tiernan, Fred Cooke, Eric Lalor, Niamh Marron, Alison Spittle, Chris Kent and more. Always an excellent night enjoyed by performers and audience alike, JuiceBox Comedy has been named as one of the top comedy clubs in the country.
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Sun 22nd October
Traditional Session
Downstairs in the kitchen
Free - All welcome 6-9pm

The session has been going for many years here now and is still going strong. This weekly get together of folk and traditional musicians is a wonderful way to spend your early Sunday evenings.
Mon 23rd October
Monday Night Pub Quiz
Downstairs - 9pm sharp - €4 per team of 4

Carlsberg dont do quizzes, but if they did, they would have Bamber Goosecoigne as host. Every Monday night. Pints for prizes. You know it makes sense.
Wed 25th October
Words In Store
Downstairs Free 8.30pm

Dundalk Writers welcome fans of all ages to share in the mutual adoration of poetry, story etc, More info; 0872538583
Thu 26th October
Sophie Coyle
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Sophie Coyle is one of Irish music's most honest and unique talents. Her hypnotic voice effortlessly delivers stories carved in her own lore, conjured by her own unique lyrical dynamism. Her songs are charmed with a rare and seductive magic. She is joined by fellow local musicians Caroline Whately (Bass), Sharon McArdle (Keys, harp, accordian) and Conor Taaffe (Drums).
Sat 28th October
Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Hear all the classic Bon Jovi hits like Living On A Prayer, You Give Love A Bad Name, Its My Life, Blaze Of Glory and many more as the musicians take you through the bands incredible 33 year career.
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Sun 29th October
Elephant (Full Band)
+ Guests L-arry + Trick Mist
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Elephant return to the Spirit Store stage with what will be the final show with the current line-up. Playing songs from the upcoming sophomore album including recent singles Waiting Game and Mirrors, along with some of the old dance hall classics from days gone by. I know what you are thinking. You're thinking it's a Sunday and you've got work in the morning... well think again bub. It's the bank holiday weekend so put your ten shiniest euros into your lucky shoe and join us one last time for the Paul, Paul, Paul, Shane and Shane show!
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Sun 29th October
Traditional Session
Downstairs in the kitchen
Free - All welcome 6-9pm

The session has been going for many years here now and is still going strong. This weekly get together of folk and traditional musicians is a wonderful way to spend your early Sunday evenings.
Mon 30th October
Sir Jac's Bantamacs
Downstairs FREE 7pm

Sir Jac's Bantamacs are an outfit from Newcastle's roots music scene, comprising of Rob Heron (Tea Pad Orchestra) on vocals and acoustic guitar, Tim Bloomer (The Mee Kats) on electric guitar, and Ted Harbot (Tea Pad Orchestra) on upright bass. Together they play early Rock & Roll classics, Rockabilly rarities, and Hillbilly boogies. Think..Elvis Presley, Hank Thompson, Curtis Gordon, Mac Curtis, Charlie Feathers, Carl Perkins, Ral Donner, Johnny Burnette, Nat Couty, Dale Hawkins, Link Wray.
Mon 30th October
Monday Night Pub Quiz
Downstairs - 9pm sharp - €4 per team of 4

Carlsberg dont do quizzes, but if they did, they would have Bamber Goosecoigne as host. Every Monday night. Pints for prizes. You know it makes sense.
NOVEMBER 2017
Thu 2nd November
Jared & The Mill
Main Venue - FREE - Doors 8pm

Having opened for The War On Drugs,The Killers etc, Jared & The Mill play their first Irish headline tour.The Phoenix Arizona 5 piece are a high octane live experience and this is a chance to see them here for free.
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Fri 3rd November
Craig Gallagher
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Craig recently released a four track EP titled "Home" that shot to No.1 on iTunes in Ireland, and he has earned over two million streams on Spotify. His single has just been added to almost all radio station's in Ireland and is breaking the top 50 radio chart. His live album will be released later this summer and he is supporting Gavin James at Live At The Marquee Cork, St Johns Castle Limerick, The Big Top Galway, and Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam
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Sat 4th November
PJ Gallagher "Dickhead, A Brief History Of The Irish Willy"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

SOLD OUT
Well known as the star of RTE's Naked Camera, PJ's various personas in the series included ladies man Jake Stevens, 'Dirty Auld One' and a brilliantly gormless taxi driver who thoroughly duped sports pundits George Hook and the late Bill O'Herlihy. PJ's other TV shows include Meet your Neighbours, Next Week's News and BBC's The I Hate Show. He also participated in season 4 of Celebrity Bainisteoir, in which he managed St Patrick's GAA Club Donabate.
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Sun 5th November
Sinead McNally
+ Guests
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

As part of the Live Loud showcase tour Dundalk's own Sinead McNally headlines her hometown leg with a stellar line up including Rolling Stone magazine featured cover artist 'Thermal And A Quarter' , Indie folk act 'Peco' and newcomer 'Shane Hynes'. After a 3 year hiatus from live gigging 'Sinead' has followed many songwriting opportunities including recently winning the theme track jingle competition for the new Supermacs adverts.
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Thu 9th November
Megan Burtt
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Megan Burtt was born and bred in Denver, CO. "I've always written songs," she says. "I took piano lessons when I was young, but when I picked up my dad's old classical guitar, things took off." Inspired by Joni Mitchell's Blue, Burtt taught herself to play, dreaming of a musical career. "I didn't know any girls who played music, but Blue, Bonnie Raitt's Nick of Time and the women on the MTV videos I saw, let me know it was possible.
Sat 11th November
Gearóid Farrelly
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Comedian Gearóid Farrelly takes his brand of chatty standup comedy on the road this Autumn.This show will address everything from Trump to decluttering and explain why you shouldn't toilet train a cat. Gearóid has appeared at comedy festivals all over the world. He has supported the likes of Joan Rivers and Sarah Millican in the UK. This year he toured Ireland with Neil Delamere and appears every week on his Sunday Best show on Today FM.
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Sun 12th November
Jake Carter
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Jake Carter is the younger brother of chart topping artist Nathan Carter who is a currently the hottest country music star in Ireland. Jake has often performed at his brother's gigs and festivals and has been a great hit with the fans. Aged just 18, Jake has been gigging relentlessly in the UK and Ireland He will be touring with his new band for the second half of 2017 to develop his own fan-base with his own blend of country/pop/rock which is inspired by artists such as Rascal Flats and Hunter Hayes.
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Thu 16th November
One Eye Open
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Acoustic guitars, mandolin, violin and percussion - that is all you need for straight, direct and authentic music that goes right into your heart. ONE EYE OPEN is the band around singer and songwriter Markus "Major" Guenter, who writes all the songs and lyrics. His raspy and intense voice is in the focus, his lyrics remind us of Dylan Thomas, John Steinbeck or Tom Waits, with all their yearning and melancholy. Critics compare the music with Mumford & Sons or The Lumineers.
Sat 18th November
Pontious Pilate & The Naildrivers
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

SOLD OUT
The now 9 piece band Pontious Pilate & The Naildrivers complete with brass section, are coming to you in association with Andiamo Scooter Club.Fronted by Dundalks own Sean McDonnell, The Naildrivers have shared the stage with such luminaries as The Undertones, Bad Manners and The Selecter,The Naildrivers energize audiences playing the ska and punk music of late seventies and early eighties (and a few of their own besdies). Bands like The Specials, Madness, The Jam, and The Clash come to life in the hands of The Naildrivers.
Sun 19th November
Lankum
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Having spent the last number of years performing as 'Lynched', the band decided that they would no longer continue with the name and their new band name comes from the ballad 'False Lankum', as sung by the Irish Traveller John Reilly Jr. The band was originally formed as an experimental-psychedelic-folk-punk-duo by brothers Ian and Daragh Lynch in the early 2,000's, and has since progressed through a number of incarnations.
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Thu 23rd November
Paul Noonan (Solo)
+ Special Guest Maria Kelly
Doors 8pm - Tickets €25

SOLD OUT
We are delighted to welcome back Paul Noonan, singer and songwriter with Bell X1 who will be performing new material as well as songs from the Bell X1 and Printer Clips catalogue.
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Fri 24th November
The Seattle Grunge Experience
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Featuring the music of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains and more... The band have sold out venues across Ireland including Dublins Button Factory and Monroe's of Galway, delivering an all-killer-no-filler set comprised of the biggest grunge anthems, including Teen Spirit, Black Hole Sun, Man In The Box, Even Flow, Lithium, Spoonman, Would, and Jeremy... to name but a few.
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Sun 26th November
Hudson Taylor
Doors 8pm - Tickets €23

Dublin duo Hudson Taylor return with their brand new single - 'Feel It Again', the first fresh music from Alfie and Harry in two years.'Feel It Again' is the first track from a forthcoming EP release. It was produced by Ryan Hadlock, best known for his work with The Lumineers and Vance Joy, and mixed by Ruadhri Cushnan (Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran) in Dublin.
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Thu 30th November
Emma Langford
Downstairs FREE 9pm

Emma Langford is a singer-songwriter from Limerick city. This artist possesses a powerful signature vocal style blending the Irish lilt with a Latin beat; music that brings together elements of jazz and folk. Sparse guitar work delicately complements a profound natural sense of melody, while wry yet insightful lyrics and a uniquely cheerful demeanour combine to create an engaging and personable presence. In style and sound, Emma is most often compared to influences Eva Cassidy, Nora Jones and Joni Mitchell.
DECEMBER 2017

Sat 2nd December
Neil Delamere "Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Pensioner"
Doors 7:30pm - Show 8pm - Tickets €25

One day Neil's dad asked him to help deliver the Meals on Wheels. He agreed. Little did they know that their lives would never be the same again. Except for the bits of their lives that didn't change.

"You'll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe." ***** The Scotsman

"One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine. *****." The Herald
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Sun 3rd December
The Periods
+ Guests
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

The Periods are Dundalk's latest garage pop sensation. The female 6 piece band formed in 2015 out of of a deep and burning desire to have fun. With spoken word and art rock influences the group bring a playful and vampy psychedelic sound into the ether.The line up includes Sophie Coyle (vocals, percussion), Caroline Whately (guitar), Joanne Finnegan (bass), Nicola Moran (keyboard), Lizzy Mohan (kaossilator) and Orla Barry (vocals).
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Sat 9th December
Further Ted with Joe Rooney + Patrick McDonnell
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Two of Father Ted's most memorable guest stars come together for a night of stand up and musical comedy. The show also contains a "Lovely Girls" competition. Joe Rooney was Father Damo in the episode Old Grey Whistle Theft. "Rooney is very funny, but it is with his guitar in his hands that he becomes unmissable..." The Stage. Patrick McDonnell played Eoin McLove in the episode Night of The Nearly Dead.
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Sun 17th December
Diva Unleashed With Evelyne Bourton
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Selections from opera, pop, Broadway, ballad - familiar music from many genres and ages - all delivered in the "voice of an angel" with a compelling and humorous story line.
Eve Bourton has the unique ability to hold a room in the palm of her hand and her voice can soothe or blow out the windows, just like all great sopranos. Laughs are guaranteed as Eve has been described as a "team" in one body, comprising Lucille Ball, Maria Callas and Nigella Lawson."
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Fri 22nd December
Jack L
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22

When we think of independent artists, those who resolutely plough their own furrows away from the major labels, we tend to think of guitar bands, usually with distortion turned up to 11. However, Athy crooner, Jack Lukeman, has determinedly controlled his own career since the release of his Brel-loving tribute, 'Wax' way back in 1995. It is proof of Lukeman's perseverance that he's still devoutly independent in 2017 and testament to his talent that 'Magic Days' is amongst his finest work to date.
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Sat 23rd December
Bobby McCarthy
+ guests Spuds Don't Bounce & Martin McEnteggart
Doors 8pm - Tickets €14

Bobby returns to the Store for the tenth Christmas in a row for a night of song, laugh and festivities. Bobby, being backed by a fantastic 6 piece band, pays homage to musical greats from the last 50 years, putting his own twist on both classic and obscure gems. Expect tracks made famous by Bruce Springsteen, U2, David Bowie, Elton John, The Beatles as well as a few festive treats thrown in for good measure. Ho Ho Ho!!
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Wed 27th December
Live Forever - Oasis Tribute
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

They recreate songs from every era of Oasis from the timeless hits of the 90's when brit pop was at it's height, to the hits off their final album! Having toured Ireland extensively playing many of it's major venues and festivals, live forever have a wealth of experience when it comes to stagecraft. The audience continues to sing their hearts out to the classic Oasis anthems that we all know and love.
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Thu 28th December
The 4 Of Us
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22

Brendan & Declan Murphy will perform the highlights of their 20 year career, along with new material, on their upcoming Irish dates This show will be an chance to hear "Mary", "Washington Down", "Sunlight", "She Hits Me", and many more classics in an acoustic setting.
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Fri 29th December
These Charming Men
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

These Charming Men have been playing the music of The Smiths for over ten years now. With uncanny similarities and superb live performances the Dublin four piece have played sell-out gigs throughout Ireland and headlining The Smiths/Morrissey Convention in LA 6 years running. The band have headlined the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, playing to their biggest crowd to date, some 35,000 people. These Charming Men are a must for all Smiths / Morrissey fans.
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Sat 30th December
Thin Az Lizzy
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Yes the boys are back in town . A "Thin Lizzy" tribute like nothing you have heard before with a line up to die for, hallmarked for performing Thin Lizzy s classics with all the energy and enthusiasm of the original.The attraction of "Johnny Fox" of Thin Az Lizzy heritage should inspire any ardent Lizzy fan.
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JANUARY 2018

Fri 5th January
Alison Spittle
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Alison worries. She worries so much she's decided to do a show about it and now she can worry about making it a good show. One of Ireland's fastest rising comedians,the star and writer of RTE's new major series 'Nowhere Fast' , join Alison on her first tour. As seen on RTÉ (Brendan O'Connor's Cutting Edge, Republic of Telly, Des Bishop, this is Ireland),TV3, Sky Arts and heard on Newstalk (George Hook), this is Alison's hilarious follow up to her smash-hit Fringe success... Discovers Hawaii.
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Sat 6th January
Mack Fleetwood
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Ireland's premier tribute to the Supergroup Fleetwood Mac, bring you on a magical musical journey from the Peter Green blues era to the multi-platinum selling Anglo/American band that still tour today. MACK FLEETWOOD deliver a spellbinding show. Their love of the material and musical prowess shines through in each song.They will bewitch you with authentic renditions all your favourite Fleetwood Mac hits.
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Sat 13th January
Rebel Rebel
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Rebel Rebel; experienced musicians who dont regard themselves as a covers band but as "Bowie fans playing music we love to Bowie fans". Rebel Rebel play a costumed show of Bowie's greatest hits and key album tracks from 'Space Oddity' to 'Where Are We Now' - no mean feat when you consider the range of musical styles and techniques that the legendary chameleon has deployed over 6 decades of enthralling music.
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Sun 14th January
Jason Byrne "The Man With Three Brains"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22

'The Man With Three Brains' is a brand new show from the highly acclaimed and extremely funny, Jason Byrne. Jason has three brains which kick into action when he hits the stage. His left brain scans the audience and room, looking for improv moments. His right brain collates stand-up material and stunts, poised to dish out the funnies at speed. His centre brain is Jason's coach, pushing him to the limit.This show will peel back the madness inside Jason Byrne's head to reveal all three brains working individually. The fastest thinking comic around will not only trip himself up, but probably you too.
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FEBRUARY 2018
Sat 3rd February
David O'Doherty : Big Time
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

David O'Doherty - the Aldi Buble, the Ryanair Enya - is delighted to present an evening of his latest jokes and songs. David has spent the last year on tour round America with Flight of the Conchords and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival. Over Christmas he sold out a record-breaking eleven nights at Whelan's, and has just completed his largest ever UK tour. As seen on Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
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Sun 4th February
The Bob Dylan Band
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

THE BOB DYLAN BAND, celebrate Dylan's music with a high energy approach to songs from the prolific periods of his writing from the 60's to modern times. Scripted with anecdotal commentary, the show is about the songs and the band and draws inspiration from all the great Dylan bands from THE BAND to the line-up he uses today. With some initial acoustic songs, most of the show is the full band, with original arrangements and inspired covers of Dylan's great songs. The musicians are at the top of their art and together provide a fabulous show.
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Fri 9th February
Karl Spain + Bernard O'Shea
"Fat Chancers"

Doors 8pm - Tickets €16

Comedians Karl Spain and Bernard O'Shea have decided to drop a few pounds together and go on tour. The two comedians will be performing stand-up around Ireland in 2017 and 2018. Karl says: "Don't expect massive weight loss or body transformations or Bernard being funny".
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MARCH 2018
Sat 10th March
Chris Kent "Moving On"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Cork comedian Chris Kent presents his 5th solo show, Moving On. Returning with his charming and surreal style, Chris has a new perspective on life. Having moved to the UK and recently becoming a dad for the first time, adult life is leaving him more confused than ever...
'Original hilarious material... Among the best acts I've seen The Mirror *****
Fresh and original material, extremely endearing performer Broadway Baby
'A truly gifted storyteller with a deceptively naturalistic style Chortle.
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Sun 11th March
Wyvern Lingo
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Wyvern Lingo will be touring their debut album from February 23rd 2018. Hear their new single now at earmilk.com
Facebook: facebook.com/wyvernlingo
Twitter: @wyvernlingo
Website: www.wyvernlingo.com
Tickets on sale Fri, 06 October at 1pm.
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