Back to All Events

The Eskies (IRE)

  • The Skylark Room 351 Glenfern Road Upwey, VIC, 3158 Australia (map)
A3-Arist-poster-(theeskies)WEB.jpg

Rhythm Section presents Ireland’s The Eskies as they bring their unique brand of folk noir/gypsy jazz/sea shanty and swaggering stage spectacle to Australia in 2018. 

The band has been rousing ballrooms and booze houses far and wide, sullying soirees and lowering inhibitions of get-togethers and social occasions wherever they have ventured.

Purveyors of music that meanders from sea soaked waltz to Italian tarantella, from Brassy funeral march-esque lament to weep along Klezmar knees up, from chain gang holler to ragtime finger snap. Skipping through the dark side of anything that makes you want to dance, steeped in melodrama and usually with not a small amount of tongue in cheek.

Their debut album 'After The Sherry Went Round' is in shops now and is also available for download from iTunes.

"Like a wagon storming the citadel, The Eskies' brand of gothic-tinged gypsy-folk swaggers out of the speakers with intent." - Hot Press Magazine

"From the sinister sway of ‘Eloise’ through to the jaunty ‘Jesus Don’t Save Me’ and the driving ‘Jailhouse Sun’, The Eskies have delivered a fascinating blend of fun-fuelled folk." - The Independent