Following a performance at Galway’s newest Youth Café, The Gaf, on Saturday February 23rd, local band Gurt has been offered a regular slot there. The band which comprises six members, ranging in age from 13–17 years, has been together for about 9 months. They get together every weekend to practice and at present have an hour long set, comprising songs by AC/DC, Metallica, Andrew W.K., Rammstein, the Ramones plus so far one original number entitled New King.
The offer from The Gaf was made following their performance there, and the lads are delighted with it. They are pencilled in to play there in the afternoon of the last Saturday of every month. Any teenagers (or anyone) who may be interested can check them out there. The Gaf is situated near the Abbey church in Galway City.
The band line-up is as follows:
- Vocals: Graham Carton (15)
- Lead Guitar: Niall O’Grady (16)
- Bass Guitar: Gerard Cahill (16)
- Rhythm Guitar: David Carton (17)
- Keyboard: Eanan Murphy (17)
- Drums: Christoper Carton (13)
The lads have been lucky enough to have played support to The Saw Doctors on two occasions at the Warwick, and during their last gig, were filmed by an American music video crew who were in Galway to make a video for The Saw Doctors. They haven’t seen the results yet however, but it should be interesting, to say the least.