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Published on March 14th, 2012 | by Darren Byrne


Competition Closed: Join us for Spring Break

We’re huge fans of the 80s supergroup Spring Break at Culch.ie. Playing the biggest American 80s hits even better than the originals, every single time we’ve been to see them has been an amazing night.

Darren at the Spring Break gig

Yes, that is me getting into the action (thanks to @cloudsteph for the awesome hair). That’s one of the most fun things about a Spring Break gig. Everyone embraces the cheese and leaves their irony and cynicism at home. Dressed up with big hair, colourful clothes, state trooper sunglasses and as more hair product than John Travolta’s career has ever seen, the loyal crowd loves this band.


And then there’s the music. Spring Break is a seven-piece band that never fails to set the night alight. Their diverse line up of live drums, bass, guitar, two keyboards and five different lead singers provide these multi-instrumentalists the scope to move through all the hits of the era with absolute ease. From the relaxed rock of Bruce Springsteen and John Cougar Mellencamp; to the beckoning ballads of Foreigner and Peter Cetera; to the smooth soul of Lionel Richie and Hall & Oates; to the polished pop of Don Henley and Huey Lewis; to the dance floor classics of the Pointer Sisters and Toto – no musical style is beyond them. I’ve caught them a number of times and I can honestly say that some of their covers are even better than the real thing.

Half of Culch.ie will be catching the band this Saturday, Paddy’s Night, in the Button Factory, Templebar. Why don’t you join us?

— Competition Closed – winners notified by post —

What’s Your Favourite 80’s Hit?

If you want to win tickets to the gig, drop us a mail with your name and contact number to competition@culch.ie telling us what your favourite 80s song is.

Enter now!


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Blogger, writer, movie buff, amateur dramatist and all round nice guy. When I'm not spouting about on Culch.ie, I can be found Tweeting inanities @DarrenByrne or @Culch_ie. I am the admin behind Culch.ie and if you want to contact me for anything, drop me a mail.

3 Responses to Competition Closed: Join us for Spring Break

  1. Darren Walsh says:

    Gotta love a bit of Spandau Ballet – Gold

  2. Mairéad says:

    hmm, embarassingly the first song that popped to mind has to be Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5pm…. it always makes me giggle to think of hookers singing it! 🙂

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