Sea Church presents…
Gold Wavey Line

Rob Strong & Band

24th May

@8:00pm - 10:00pm

Doors Open 7:30pm




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Rob Strong & Band

May 24 @ 8:00 pm 10:00 pm


“After the fantastic reaction to Rob Strong’s concert in Seachurch in October 2023, the legendary ‘Godfather of Soul’ in Ireland returns with his band on Friday 24th May! After selling out recent shows in Dublin (Arthur’s Blues n’ Jazz Club 3 times & Kavanagh’s twice, the Derry native has just celebrated an amazing 60 years on the road and as the title of his biography suggests, is ‘STILL GOING STRONG! Please see website for further info.

Also, if you want a little taste of Rob’s last show at the church in October 2023 and feel the vibes of what Rob and Band will bring the night of May 24th in advance, check the video below!

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 feature 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 voice “PAT 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

Also available…

An amazing package for 2 with delightful food at Cush and this amazing show at Sea Church is on sale now!

Experience an evening of pure delight with our exclusive package for two at the renowned Restaurant Cush located in The Pier, Ballycotton. Indulge in a delectable Early Bird Menu at Cush from 5pm to 7pm, accompanied by this captivating show that will transport you to a world of pure enchantment at Sea Church.

First, immerse yourself in a culinary journey like no other. Cush’s Early Bird Menu boasts a carefully curated selection of dishes, designed to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more. With three enticing options for starters, main courses, and desserts, you and your companion will have the opportunity to explore a variety of flavors and textures that will leave a lasting impression.

Curious about the full menu? Look no further! You can find all the tempting details by visiting our website at
Feast your eyes on the array of culinary wonders that await you, and prepare to embark on an unforgettable evening of exquisite food and sensational entertainment.

Don’t let this opportunity slip away. Book your package for two now and immerse yourself in the perfect harmony of delightful food at Cush and entertainment at Sea Church in Ballycotton. Experience the magic that awaits you!

Also available… Show & Night Away!

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 2 tickets for the event of your choice in Sea Church, coupled with a double room in the 4-star Bayview Hotel, an original Irish Hotel nestled on a cliffside in the beautiful village of Ballycotton, just minutes away from our venue.Book now, and get two tickets to the show and a double room in the Bayview Hotel located in Ballycotton, Cork, P25 KP59

LIMITED TIME OFFER, BOOK NOW WHILE AVAILABILITY LASTS! T&Cs apply: Check-In is 4 pm and Check-Out is 11 am. Double room only plus breakfast included. Meal not included. Any food or beverage at Bayview or Sea Church (to be paid separately). Dinner reservations (to be arranged independently).

€20.00 – €180.00


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Rob Strong & Band
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