The Black Magic Big Band is a 17 piece big band, plus vocalists, based in Galway, Ireland. The band has enjoyed a regular Monday night residency for more than 2 years in Busker Browne's, Galway, and for the 10 years before that in Bar Cuba (since renamed to Bar903). Black Magic Big Band is a very popular choice for weddings, corporate functions, festivals and private parties throughout Ireland.
New Venue a Big Success July 17, 2010 The band recently moved its regular Monday night gig to Busker Browne's (Cross Street), in the town centre, where we hoped it would be easier for people to get to us and to increase the number of people who would stumble upon us. After 6 weeks of large crowds, full of new regulars, old friends, and new faces every week, we can safely say that it was a good move.
The band is really enjoying the new venue's intimacy, great sound, and friendly staff. These are immediately noticed by everyone who comes into Busker Browne's, along with the room's spacious, clean, and comfortable layout where you can hear the band perfectly but still have a conversation without needing to shout.
Playing in the big Window, our music can be enjoyed on the street by passers-by, who'll hear us before they see us. Often, we can see as many faces looking at us from outside, as there are inside the room. People often gather at the front door, looking at the band. Don't let that put you off - there is plenty of space at the back of the room where you will hear perfectly, get served quickly, and find a vantage point from which to see the band.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
10 Years in Bar903 February 10, 2010 As some of you may or may not know, Galway's very own and original big band,The Black Magic Big Band, have been playing in Bar 903 (formerly Bar Cuba) since February 2000. This one of the longest running residencies in Galway's music scene. Many members have passed through the band over the last 10 years but the quality has always improved as the years have ticked by.
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