Pub rock spirit still alive

The Lazy Boys: Kieran Doherty, James Burston, Michael Smith. Photo: supplied.
The Lazy Boys: Kieran Doherty, James Burston, Michael Smith. Photo: supplied.

The Lazy Boys are an Esperance local band breathing life into the spirit of pub rock.

Comprising James Burston on drums, Kieran Doherty and Michael Smith on guitar and bass, the trio have been performing together for more than four years, never failing to deliver a fantastic brand of high-energy rock and roll covers.

The lads share a brilliant chemistry driven by humor and a passion for music, as an audience member it becomes quickly evident how much they enjoy playing live.

I feel this is one of the greatest things a band can aspire to, when you truly enjoy playing in a live setting the impact on the crowd is telling, if the band is their to party so is the audience.

Two years ago myself and other local acoustic acts supported the Lazy Boys at the Jerdacuttup Hall. 

The event was a fundraiser with proceeds going to the local school.

Acoustic acts where to play outside, an idea quickly removed from the equation as the heavens opened and we received a grandiose amount of rain.

I was at a loss of how to proceed.

Kieran Doherty and the Lazy Boys came to the rescue, allowing us to perform through their PA system indoors.

The was action greatly appreciated by my group, event organisers and attendees.

Following the acoustic sets, the Lazy Boys kicked on into the evening, providing a cracking finale to a fantastic day.

Michael and Kieran occasionally gig as a duo known as the Celtic Cucumbers.

Both lads are multi instrumentalists and this act steeped in the sounds of Ireland and Scotland sees instruments such as the bagpipes, fiddle and piano accordion coming to the fore.

I remember being lucky enough to play an impromptu gig with Michael joining me on the piano accordion for Johnny Cash’s I Got Stripes, a career highlight if I must say so myself.

Kieran can also regularly be found providing sound services with his equipment capable of functions and events of any size.

If you would like to reach Kieran’s business Esperance Audio Productions for sound requirements or to enquire about the Lazy Boys performing at a function or event you can reach him on 0417 995 113.

Catch the Lazy Boys performing at the Esperance Motor Hotel on May 27 kicking off at 8.30pm. 

They truly are an act not too be missed.

Gigs at the tearooms are slowly winding down with the venue set to see a small break through June.

We have two final music events for May with Acoustic Session Vol.17 taking place on Sunday from 3pm featuring a huge lineup: Rachel Vibart, Joe Franzone, Keanu Stewart, Tim Currie, Thomas Clark, John Ratcliff and myself.