Sea Church presents…
Gold Wavey Line

Rob Strong & Band

20th of October

@8:00pm - 10:30pm

Doors Open 8:00pm




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Rob Strong & Band

October 20 @ 8:00 pm 10:30 pm



The legendary Rob Strong brings his band to the fabulous SEA CHURCH VENUE IN BALLYCOTTON CO. CORK on Friday 20th October 2023. After selling out recent shows in Dublin (Arthur’s Blues n’ Jazz Club) ,The Hot Spot Music Club in Greystones, Adamson’s Bar Clones and The Royal Meath in Navan the Derry native, known as ‘The Godfather of Soul’ is celebrating an amazing 60 years on the road this year and as the title of his biography suggests, is ‘STILL GOING STRONG!

Rob Strong started out in the Showband era when he fronted the iconic PLATTERMEN SHOWBAND from Omagh in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, frequently packing out huge local venues such as THE OLYMPIA IN WATERFORD CITY, THE ARCADIA BALLROOM  CORK CITY, THE MAJORCA BALLROOM  CROSSHAVEN & THE SHOWBOAT IN  YOUGHAL.  In the 1970s nobody in Ireland personified the raw energy of rock, blues and soul music like Rob Strong, who was once offered the chance of joining the world famous Deep Purple band! Rob also performed for over 20 years (before Covid-19) at the Cork Jazz Festival where he built up a large local following.

Rob’s son, Andrew Strong, starred as ‘Deco Cuffe’ in the smash hit movie THE COMMITMENTS IN 1991 and toured with the world famous  Rolling Stones, Elton John and Prince. Rob himself toured the UK and Europe with the Commitments band and was vocal coach for both soundtrack albums of the iconic movie. Rob’s band also featured a special Commitments section as part of their set with classics such as ‘Mustang Sally’ ,‘Treat her Right’ , ‘The Midnight Hour ’& ’Try a little Tenderness’. Rob Strong is revered in the Irish music business as evident in these quotes from his biography written by his manager, Paul Holland and from his website

Rob Strong is incredibly talented. In my opinion he is the Best Blues or Soul singer to ever come out of Ireland. His innate gift is his voice and his timing is incredible” COLM WILKINSON

“I think Rob Strong is an incredible singer, an amazing talent. I just don’t understand how he hasn’t become much bigger worldwide!”  MARY COUGHLAN

“There is no doubt in my mind that Rob Strong is world class with that big soulful voicePAT SHORTT (RTE)

“Rob Strong is a fabulous musician- a great bass player and one hell of a singer”  ERIC BELL (THIN LIZZY)

“I always thought that Rob Strong and Colm Wilkinson were the two best singers in Ireland” BRUSH SHIELS (SKID ROW)

“Rob is one of the true originals !” PAUL BRADY

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Make the most out of your night in Ballycotton and fully immerse yourself in the features the idyllic seaside village has to offer. In this exclusive special offer, book two tickets for this event in Sea Church coupled with a room in the 4-star Bayview Hotel, an original Irish Hotel nestled cliffside in the beautiful village of Ballycotton, just minutes away from our venue. Book now and get two tickets to the show and bed & breakfast in the Bayview


T&CS apply**breakfast included.*meal not included. Make restaurant bookings separately. 

€20.00 – €180.00


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Rob Strong and Band
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