Blues, Punk, Rock band from Northern Ireland, The Bonnevilles are pleased to announce a headline Belfast show at The Limelight 2 on Monday 27th May 2019. The Bonnevilles are shaking Northern Ireland in a way it hasn’t felt since Van Morrison & Them obliterated Club Rado in 1964 and Stiff Little Fingers blew apart The Trident in 1977! The Bonnevilles don’t so much play punk-blues as use it as a springboard to create a completely new genre. The Lurgan duo takes Mississippi Hill Blues and Punk Rock and mix into their own unique dark Northern Irish Punk Blues stew. The Bonnevilles new album ‘Dirty Photographs’ is out now.
The band has this to say about their latest album. Is this our sexiest album so far? We think so for sure.
When we started this band one of our guiding notions was to get people dancing. Here in Northern Ireland it seemed to us at gigs there was a distinct lack of boogieing. I remember going to see the Von Bondies, before the Bonnevilles was a thing, in Belfast and they tore the place up but the entire room was pinned to the walls tapping feet but not shaking booty. Jason, told the room off, and he was right to do so then played even harder in reaction, that impressed the shit out of me. Northern Ireland was still traumatised from its recent history, people were still trying to figure out how to be normal, I remember it very clearly and we didn’t know how to dance to a great band.
Sometimes being a band thats rooted in the blues it’s too easy to get weighed down by its sheer mass and heavy content.
Over the years we’ve written about death and love, zombies and strippers. Not Zombie strippers though, not yet anyway. This record we’ve gone straight for passion,sex and love along with a little political righteous indignation. For us love and politics are not mutually exclusive.
We give you Dirty Photographs, the album, you can provide your own filth.
Tickets on sale Friday March 22nd @ 9am from www.ticketmaster.ie, www.limelightbelfast.com, Katy’s Bar & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. Northern Ireland customers 0844 277 44 55 & Republic of Ireland customers 0818 719 300.