Please note that this show has since been cancelled – click here for full details. The legendary Wilko Johnson is coming to Dublin in 2014! In association with MCD Promotions, Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Wilko Johnson will be performing live at The Academy in Dublin on Friday the 30th of May 2014. Tickets for Wilko Johnson live at The Academy in Dublin are priced from €26 including booking fee and are on sale now through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Wilko Johnson live at The Academy in Dublin this coming May 2014.
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A guitarist with an instantly recognisable style, presence and verve, Wilko Johnson‘s music career took off when he started playing with Pigboy Charlie band which evolved into Dr. Feelgood a mainstay of the 1970′s pub rock movement.
Wilko Johnson does not use a pick and is left handed, but plays his guitar right handed, which allows him to play riffs or solos at the same time – resulting in a highly percussive guitar style.
His style formed the essential force behind Dr. Feelgood during their initial years, including the band’s first four albums, Down by the Jetty, Malpractice, Stupidity and Sneakin’ Suspicion, all released between 1975 and 1977. Wilko Johnson had a cult following amongst fans of the four-piece band, helped by some electrifying stage performance during their extensive UK and north European touring of that period.
Following a stint with Ian Dury & The Blockheads in the 80′s he eventually formed The Wilko Johnson Band who’s current line up features bass guitar legend Norman Watt -Roy & drummer Dylan Howe. After the 2010 release of ‘Oil City Confidential’ and the subsequent great reviews for his performance, it is fair to say that Wilko Johnson’s career is fast approaching that of a national treasure.
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