Dublin 1978 - 1983
Peter Cordell Guitar
Phil Brown Guitar
Dave Quinn Bass
Denis Doran Vocals
Ray Ellis Drums
"Open Air Festival"
Line Up The School Kids, Velvet Valves, The Vipers, Boy Scoutz, Rocky De Valera & The Gravediggers, The Sinners, Sarsaparilla
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John Breen was one of the first people to think that U2 were going to be "stars". The School Kids used the same rehearsal room in Mountjoy Square as U2. Charlie Hallinan would go on to join Berlin. The Atrix & Rocky DeValrea & the Gravediggers, also used the same house. This is the second & final gig the School Kids play with U2, the first was @ the Project Arts Centre.
The Vipers are; Paul Boyle (vocal & guitar), Ray Ellis (guitar & vocal), Ivor Rowan (bass), Dave Moloney (drums). This is the Sixth & final gig The Vipers will play with U2, the other 5 were all at the Memphis Rock Room @ McGonagle's.
Boy Scoutz were an all girl group, they featured regularly in the underground fanzine "Heat". Heat was force to close after losing a court case with U2's Paul McGuinness.
Rocky De Valera & The Gravediggers are; Rocky De Valera (Fredia MacAnna) (vocal), Lord Lucan (Dave Sweeney) (lead guitar), Pierre Parnell (Nicky Barrett) (guitar), Jack Dublin (Paul Brown) (bass), Harpo (Robbie Campbell) (drums).
The Sinners are: Aidan O'Rourke (vocal & lead guitar), Tonny Pugh (rhythm guitar), Fergus Nolan (bass), Bernie Walsh (drums). Aidan is now a successful photographer in his native Manchester. Bernie is also a successful photographer in Ireland.
Velvet Valves include: Mark Keating (Vocals), Peter Doran (Guitar). They were fans of the Velvet Underground & the Tubes, this is were their name came from. Thanks to Ross Crowley for this information.Some of the concerts held here, took place on the island in the lake, others used the grandstand.