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I've just returned from a weekend in the emerald isle and took the opportunity to catch up with a Dublin ska band - The Bionic Rats. Some of you will recall seeing them in the Foggy Dew in Dublin prior to The Specials gig last November.

A top band playing 2-tone, trojan and original ska. They play in The Turks Head every Thursday night (from 11pm) and The Foggy Dew every Sunday evening (from 5pm) - no cover charge. Well worth checking out if you are ever in Dublin. Cool
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http://thebionicrats.bandcamp.com/

http://www.myspace.com/thebionicrats
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We saw them in Dublin prior to the Specials gig very good Cool I remember them cutting the set short to see a certain band Smile
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We saw them in Dublin prior to the Specials gig very good Cool I remember them cutting the set short to see a certain band Smile
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I remember them cutting the set short to see a certain band Smile


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we watched them in the foggy dew the day after seeing "Toots",what a way to round off the weekend,got their album there which has some great tunes on it!! Very Happy
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Indianna wrote:
I've just returned from a weekend in the emerald isle and took the opportunity to catch up with a Dublin ska band - The Bionic Rats. Some of you will recall seeing them in the Foggy Dew in Dublin prior to The Specials gig last November.

A top band playing 2-tone, trojan and original ska. They play in The Turks Head every Thursday night (from 11pm) and The Foggy Dew every Sunday evening (from 5pm) - no cover charge. Well worth checking out if you are ever in Dublin. Cool
--
http://thebionicrats.bandcamp.com/track/wah-wah
debut album
'Return Of The Bionic Rats' available on
iTunes and...
http://thebionicrats.bandcamp.com/

http://www.myspace.com/thebionicrats


Maybe we should get them over the water to play at 2Tone Central, now that would be a top gig.
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I fully agree Nipper. The rats would go down a treat in Coventry and talking to them after the gig they are keen get across to the UK to show us what they can do. Perhaps Mr Chambers and co. would be interested in checking them out on the earlier links? What say you Peter? Cool
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Most of the lads from The Bionic Rats also perform in a Specials tribute band called The Very Specials who have been performing around Ireland the last year or so. Very talented group of musicians.

Monkey Man - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1012DbwN7Q&feature=related

Hey Little Rich Girl - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H11qzMIwxJM&feature=related
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just back from the Booleigh Ska Festival just outside Dublin,Bionic Rats played along with 12 other bands,look out for the Barley Mob,Present Arms,Skazz,Pressure Drop,Gangsters et al!!!

a great weekend was had and all for charity!,check them out on facebook.
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