IRELAND'S top party and wedding '80s tribute band, Spring Break, play their first Mayo gig as headliners at a battle of the bands contest in Breaffy House Resort tomorrow (Friday, January 29) in a fundraiser for Western Care.
While Spring Break are Dublin-based, all of the band’s members are American and are steeped in the '80s music genre. They are a fantastic fun dance band who put on an awesome show full of high-octane, fist-pumping floor-fillers from the 1980s.
Spring Break’s show will be preceded by the battle of the bands competition in which seven local groups - Blood Sledge Electric Death Chicken, Jam Shugar, Raging Sons, Receptor, Unwritten, Wavelength and Work in Progress - will battle it out for the fabulous first prize of two days in a recording studio plus a cash sum of €500.
The winning band will be the one that receives the highest combined vote from a panel of local celebrity judges and the audience on a 50/50 basis. Each member can purchase votes on the night and support their favourite act.
Special guest MC for the battle of the bands will be Today FM’s Fergal Darcy, while local DJ Neil Toner will keep the place hopping between acts before special guests Spring Break finish out the night rocking into the early hours of the morning. There will also be a monster raffle also on the night, the first prize being two tickets to Electric Picnic 2016, plus many other fantastic prizes.
This is a great event for all music and dance lovers and provides fantastic value for a five- to six-hour show. All proceeds will go to Western Care Association's local services. Tickets, costing just €20, are now on sale and are available from Breaffy House Resort, Western Care Association at John Moore Road, Castlebar (beside the swimming pool - call 094-9029144), or online at www.iregister.ie/botb.