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The Broken Pokers
June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Started in 2011 in the west of Ireland by founding member, Derrick Buckley, The Broken Pokers has gone through many changes since its first incarnation, settling into the current 3 piece line-up of Derrick, Ben & Toby since September 2015. We are now based in Perth, Western Australia and, along with a jam-packed schedule of local gigs in the Perth Irish scene (approx 250 per year), we enjoy touring in W.A. and interstate and the odd overseas tour, when the opportunity arises.
The Broken Pokers are a one-way ticket to Partytown… We play a rollicking mixture of Irish drinking songs, ballads and traditional tune sets as well as fun Irish takes on pop and folk tunes from around the world… and of course we tip the cap to some of Australia’s best known artists such as Slim Dusty, John Williamson and Paul Kelly. As Toby cranks the bodhran and the legendary foot tambourine (the glue that holds us together), Derrick switches between guitar and Irish bouzouki and adds some stomp action while Ben fires up either banjo, mandolin or tin whistle. Throw in a healthy dose of 3 part harmony and the whole 3 hour show smacks you in the face like a strange but pleasant soup du jour of trad.