Category: Bands – The Mighty Stef

The Mighty Stef


The Mighty Stef upstairs in Whelans was one of those perfect gigs – the band were raring to go and the crowd was more than ready to join in. I’d only ever seen Stef do a solo set, so seeing him with full band was great. With such an exhaustive back catalogue, I really don’t understand why these guys aren’t bigger than they are. 


A massive part of the perfection of the night was one of the support acts, A Lazarus Soul. One of those deep, rough Dublin voices, his song about missing people gave me chills and I get goose bumps even thinking about it now. It was a really special moment that could only have happened upstairs in Whelans, in near darkness, with the fire crackling behind us.


A Lazarus Soul



Echotape at Whelans


The Mighty Stef at Whelans

December started with Raglans in Whelans with support from The Mighty Stef and Echotape. Now Echotape may have been good, but we were more than a little distracted by the lead singer. Sunglasses indoors and trousers that tight did nothing for my attention levels, I’m afraid! The Mighty Stef did not disappoint – seriously talented lad. And then it was Raglans. I wasn’t sure what to expect after their line-up change, but they were fantastic as always. Already going on to bigger and better things (opening the Late Late Show a few weeks later is a sign of things to come), every time I get to catch these lads feels like a treat – I’ve a feeling that 2013 is going to be their year, and well deserved.




Raglans at Whelans

*Originally posted on on 31/12/12*