The BCFE Rock School students are set to take over the Grand Social again this March and April for their annual end of year gigs. This years Rock School mini festival “Audible Chocolate”, is set to take place over three consecutive Wednesdays – 22nd March, 29th March and 5th April, 2017.
The Rock School BCFE showcase gigs started in 1989 and since then have been held in venues throughout Dublin including Whelans, The Village and now The Grand Social. The idea is to showcase original Irish songwriters. Artists who have benefited hugely from these gigs include Damien Dempsey, Mundy, Wallis Bird, Fiach, Megacone, Junior Brother and many more. The gigs will be filmed to a professional standard, giving each artist promotional footage to help them in their career development.
Speaking about this year’s festival, Ciara Ní Eanáin, student at BCFE Rock School said: “It’s a showcase of the Rock School’s most talented bands and artists, with an incredible dynamic mix of styles and personalities between first and second year students. Spanning out over 3 weeks it really is a great opportunity to witness some of Ireland’s top up and coming musicians.”
The Rock School at BCFE is the original and most successful Rock School in Ireland and one of the first of it’s kind in Europe. It’s aim is to prepare musicians for the professional music industry as writers, performers, instrumentalists, arrangers and producers. Ciara added: “Between the students and the lecturers there’s something special about the Rock School that can’t be found in other colleges. There really is room to network within the college with other music and technology related courses; to be creative, and above all there’s freedom to make use of the first class professional facilities.”
With a mini-festival vibe and with music from various genres, Audible Chocolate 2017 promises to be an eclectic series of gigs with approximately 80 original Irish songs being showcased by original Irish artists over the three nights. Performances will come from Pack Of Howling Wolves (22nd March), Bog Standard (29th March) and Callous Crows (5th April) among many others.
Audible Chocolate 2017 is proudly supported by IMRO.
Audible Chocolate 2017 – Rock School BCFE End of Year Gigs
The Grand Social
Tickets €5 (On the door – €7; Student ID – €5)