The legendary Rob Strong for Waterford gig

Twister Vicks present legendary blues/soul singer Rob Strong on Saturday, September 5th at 11.30pm. Rob Strong initally came to prominence with the ‘The Plattermen’ in the early seventies. Their powerhouse interpretations of the likes of ‘Blood Sweat & Tears’ and James Brown material as well as their own tunes swiftly gained the band a huge national following. Setting a high standard of musicianship, their sound and style, although often emulated by subsequent Irish Bands was rarely equaled

With the disbandment of ‘The Plattermen’ in 1974 Rob eager to broaden his horizons moved to the states where he played the club circuit both in Kansas City and Las Vegas for several years

Returning to Ireland in 1976 Rob decided to embark on a solo career and founded the ‘Rob Strong band’. Despite an absence from the Irish live circuit, the band quickly developed a sizeable and loyal following with Rob’s gravely vocal and incredible range.

Millions of viewers around the world were impressed by teenage star Andrew Strong in the Alan Parker film, The Commitments. Now they will be absolutely stunned by the massive vocal qualities of his father Rob Strong.

In 1986 (back in the good old days of vinyl) Rob Strong’s live album ‘Hollywood Nights’ achieved distinction as the longest album sleeve in the world – a three meter long gatefold containing signatures of 6,000 adoring fans.

Rob Strong Band are on stage at 11.30pm, free admission.

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