The Sunday Sessions: The Eskies Play Their Rollicking Version Of Chris Isaak's 'Wicked Game'
If you're an Electric Picnic fan, then chances are you'll have come across The Eskies on your travels.
The 'gentlemen gypsy folk', as they call themselves, have become synonymous with their Salty Dog performances and signature folk sound, with a busy summer of festival appearances ahead including Knockanstockan and Bundoran's Sea Sessions.
The quintet of Ian Bermingham (guitar/vocals), Tim George (bass/vocals), Steven Kearney (drums/vocals), Rob Murphy (mandolin/guitar) and Sean O'Reilly (guitar/vocals) have a style that is all their own and that carries from their music to their quirky promotional efforts, which include handing out sherry trifles to their fans.
The band will launch their debut album After The Sherry Went Round at Whelan's on Saturday May 16th but in the meantime, they popped into The Workman's Club to record their track Jesus and a cover of Chris Isaak's Wicked Game, as you've never heard it before.
For more info on the band, check out www.theeskies.com.
The Eskies - Jesus
The Eskies - Wicked Game (Chris Izaak)
In case you missed it, check out previous artists who have played live for The Sunday Sessions:
The Riptide Movement,
Rainy Boy Sleep,
Staring at Lakes,
Grant Nicholas (Feeder),