Carlow, County Carlow
Beef Supreme are an alternative roots troupe, birthplace – Carlow, Ireland.
A history soaked in equal parts traditional, rock and folk music, in their earlier incarnations, the band fought against the usual stock of cover bands and night club djs to establish their act locally, growing a considerable grassroots fanbase in the South East.
Recently, Beef Supreme have racked up some highly praised performances at Dublin Blues, Roots and Brass Festival, Kilkenny Roots, Whelanslive, Salty Dog at Electric Picnic, Burning Lake in Achill, Eigse Carlow Arts, Artbeat in Waterford, Crane Lane Cork, to name a few.
Always Beef – Always Original. ‘Dark Air Balloons – A short escape of Death and Debt’, ’Live at the Waffle Lodge’ and ‘Presents’ are available through CD Baby and the usual on-line hawkers; iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and the like.
Current members include:
Jimmy O’Rourke - Vocals, Guitars
Micheál Bolton – Violin, Vocals
Shane Glover – Bass, Vocals
Shane O’Rourke – Vocals, Guitar
Darragh O’Connor – Mandolin, Vocals
Gavin Glover – Drums, Percussion
‘Complex, concise, and aurally diverse.….these Carlow based musicians are challenging conventions of the folk music genre in Ireland.’ Pure M Magazine