The Dixie Micks are the ultimate party band. With a repertoire consisting of furious traditional dance tunes, favourite Irish songs, followed by a dash of contemporary material, the band have been entertaining audiences at home and abroad for over fourteen years.
Fronted by singer/guitarist Mick McNamara, whose skills at cajoling an audience to fever pitch have been honed from many years of enthralling the visitors to the Old Jameson Distillery in Dublin, The Dixie Micks began their musical existence entertaining the skiing and snowboarding fraternity in the French ski resort of Morzine. Since then, the band has gone on to perform regularly at the St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Hong Kong and at various German, French, Swiss, English and Welsh venues. Their recently released CD, entitled ‘Down in the City’ has generated much interest at home, leading to many offers to perform around the country and abroad.
The other band members are Garry O Meara (banjo, mandolin vocals) who as well as being a founding member of The Dixie Micks, plays regularly with We Banjo Three and Tupelo, and has performed with Mumford & Sons and Hans Zimmer, the top Film music composer; Paul Kelly (violin, mandolin) who has had a long career in the Irish music scene, performing with many well known entertainers such as The Fleadh Cowboys, The Sharon Shannon Band, Eleanor Shanley and more recently The Dublin Legends; Alan Doherty (flute, whistles, vocals), who has played with Kila, travelled the world with Gráda and has guested with a myriad of top performers such as Damien Dempsey and Mundy; Niall Hughes (bass,vocals), who hails from Mayo and is now Dublin based and is known as one of the most versatile and creative bass players around, and is a member of the highly regarded Irish/Iranian fusion band Nava.
The Dixie Micks are delighted to play a rare Dublin concert in The Cobblestone on May 3rd and are looking forward to bringing the audience on a roller coaster ride into their world of high octane entertainment.