The legendary Rob Strong returns to Waterford's Theatre Royal on 22nd October after a fantastic reaction to his concert there last year. He’ll be joined on stage by his daughter, Niamh Strong.
Rob has always enjoyed a big following in the city, going back to the days of The Plattermen, when he was the iconic band's lead singer and often played such wonderful venues as The Olympic Ballroom in Parnell Street. The Derry man recently celebrated an amazing 55 years on the road and, as the title of his recently released biography suggests, is ‘STILL GOING STRONG’!
Rob started out with The Polka Dots in Omagh in 1965 in the Showband era and progressed to front The Plattermen, one of the biggest bands in Ireland in the 60’s and 70’s. He spent a year with Johnny Logan in a band called The Giants in 1975 and also fronted The Las Vegas Showband with Kelley, The Rockets and, for over 30 years, The Rob Strong Band. The man known as “The Godfather of Irish Soul” once turned down the opportunity to become the lead singer of Deep Purple while his son, Andrew Strong, starred as Deco Cuffe in “The Commitments”. Rob’s daughter is a fabulous singer in her own right and frequently guests with The Rob Strong Band, which includes two more fabulous musicians, Sean Behan on lead guitar and Cormac Crowley on drums.
Tickets are €26 and available at www.theatreroyal.ie or from the box office on 051 874402.