Category: Bands – The Hot Sprockets

Hot Press Guinness Play on the Day – National Final


Protobaby at Whelans


The Hot Sprockets at Whelans

The final of the Hot Press Guiness Play on the Day Final brought the winners of all the regional finals to Whelans for a head to head final. Protobaby, Hot Sprockets, The Calvinists and In Their Thousands all put on a great show, but the Donegal men were to go on to claim the crown.

The Calvinists at Whelans
In Their Thousands at Whelans (National Winners)
*Originally posted on on 31/12/12*


Hot Press Guiness Play on the Day – Regional Final


Thomas Agnew at Whelans


The Juice at Whelans

 Hot Press Guinness Play on the Day Regional Final was a good excuse to go and see Hot Sprockets – as if I ever need an excuse to go and see them. They won their regional heat but (spoiler alert) did not go on to win the final unfortunately.

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The Hot Sprockets at Whelans (Regional winners)
The Thomas Donoghue Band at Whelans
*Originally posted on on 31/12/12*

Jack of Diamonds Rhythm and Roots Festival


Gypsy Rebel Rabble at Workmans Club


The Eskies at Workmans Club


The Hot Sprockets at Workmans Club

Jack of Diamonds Rhythm and Roots Festival was an absolutely brilliant event run over a few different venues in Dublin. On Friday night, headed to the Workman’s Club to see some of my festival favourites – Gypsy Rebel Rabble, The Eskies and Hot Sprockets – and they didn’t disappoint. The place was hot and sticky but it didn’t stop these bands from getting everyone dancing like absolute loons. Managed to make it to Sweeneys after Hot Sprockets’ set to catch the tail end of Boo Box’s set and I was glad I suffered through the world’s hottest venue – these lads are class.

You may notice the same heads popping up in a few photos – these band members fairly get around the place!

The Boo Box at Sweeneys
*Originally posted on on 19/08/12*


Hot Press Jaegermeister Freezer sessions

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Le Galaxie at Crawdaddy

# 30 – My penultimate gig of 2011 was another awesome freebie – this time the Jaegermeister Hot Press Freezer sessions in the now sadly defunct Crawdaddy. What a line-up – Hot Sprockets, Spies (and my god can their lead singer belt out a song – amazing voice), the Riptide Movement and Le Galaxie. If only it hadn’t been on a work night, I would have been out for the night. Was never so gutted to have to sneak off for the last bus!

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The Hot Sprockets at Crawdaddy

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Spies at Crawdaddy

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The Riptide Movement at Crawdaddy

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Le Galaxie at Crawdaddy

*Originally posted on on 19/06/12*