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Cool Breeze Band

From: Dublin

Active: circa 1977-80

Style: Rock / Hard Rock



Twin guitar band formed in Dublin/Dun Laoghaire by Steve Rawson in 1977. The Cool Breeze Band blended various styles and incorporated a hard rock edge on some material. Their live set consisted of some originals and many covers, including Bob Seger ('Rosalie'), Bad Company, Steely Dan ('Changing of the Guard'), Thin Lizzy ('Cowboy Song') and others. They played the usual Dublin venues - Toners, Baggot Inn, Mississippi Rooms in Bray, Morans Hotel - and ventured further including Leisureland in Galway, the Arcadia Cork, the Wexford Rock festival, and other places around the country. They were reputedly a good live act during what was a pretty sparse period for live rock music in Ireland. Dave Fanning gave them a good write up in Scene magazine. They were managed by Charlie McNally & Johnny Lappin and shared the bill with Stepaside on several occasions. On one occasion they were supported by the pre-U2 band Feedback. It's not clear if they had ambitions to be more than a good local bar band (nothing wrong with that!). They split circa 1980. There are no recordings as far as I know.

Live at the Wexford Rock Festival
[photo courtesy Steve Rawson]

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thanks to Steve Rawson

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