Saturday 30th December 2023
Location: Cleere’s Bar and Theatre
Engine Alley make a welcome return to the stage in December when they play a hometown gig in Cleere’s. Formed in 1989 by brothers Canice and Brian Kenealy with fellow Kilkenny man Eamonn Byrne, Engine Alley brought a sorely needed splash of surreal colour to the somewhat beige Irish scene of the early 1990s.
They released two award winning albums A Sonic Holiday and Shot in the Light as well as the singles Mrs Winder, Infamy and the Flowerbox EP. Finding their ultimate drummer Paul O´Byrne in 1997, the band continued as an exciting live proposition into the 21st century and released their third “lost” album Showroom in 2018. This is their first show in 4 years – featuring songs from their heyday, some tasty covers and a slab of ad lib diversions that are always part of the Alley adventure.