Bobby And The Blunts
A Four Piece Power Funk Rock band who are influenced by Vulfpeck, Red Hot Chili Peppers as well as The Meters and other heavy hitting Funk bands.
Collectively coming together to create some funky and abnormal instrumental songs and tease out a few lyrical masterpieces.
Originally formed in late 2015. The line-up consisted of Ben Mulligan on Lead Guitar, Robert Arnold on Bass Guitar and Stephen Shanley on Drums.
The project began as a getaway for the trio to embrace their instruments and gel together as a band. The Band played at different events in the local town of Mullingar as well as The Word Stage at Electric Picnic.
Soon after the quest for a new name began. In a turn of events the band named themselves Bobby & the Blunts, after a fellow friend by the same nickname. The band played their first show under the name at Electric Picnic 2017.
A late comer to the party, Robbie Burzawa joined the band as a rhythm/lead guitarist thus making the trio turn into a quartet. The debut gig came sooner than expected, 3 weeks in as a newly formed band, opening up for Dr.MindFlip.
Electric Picnic - Word Stage - 2016 & 2017
‘Making music together since childhood. Whether it’s rocking the bollix off a set or breaking out into a slow 12 bar, these guys were made to rock, funk and boogie. All from educated musical backgrounds, each member has been playing in various bands for the last ten years and have played the Electric Picnic as well as supported the likes of 'The Academic', 'The Strypes' and 'The Minutes'’ - Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival.
Fairytale of Mullingar - Main stage - 24/12/17
A charity gig hosted by A Lust For Life and Good 2 Talk in order to raise money for Mental Health Awareness. We played alongside artists such as The Blizzards, Cronin and Fallen Lights.
General Events/Gigs - 2017/2018
Dr.Mindflip - The Stables - 21/08/17(Support)
Icon on Fire -The Stables -01/12/17(Support)
Movement - The Stables - 02/12/17(support)
Good Man Sheila - The Stables - 26/12/17(Support)
The Fence Festival - The Fence - 27/12/17
The Deep Funk Project - Sin É - 26/01/18 (Support)
Columbia Night - Columbia Bar - 18/02/18 (Headliners)
Chief Keegan - The Duke & Coachman - 13/03/18 (Support)
Ex Oh Promotions - Fibber Magees - 15/03/18 (Act)
St. Patrick’s Day - Smiddys - 17/03/18 (Headline)
Band Stand - Fibber Magees - 22/03/18 (Act)
Bicurious - The Stables - 31/03/18 (Support)
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