INTO THE MYSTIC
THE MUSIC OF VAN MORRISON
See the wonderful Joe Creighton and band effortlessly recreate the feeling of those heady days of the early ’60s in Ireland by showcasing Van’s timeless music that was so integral to that era. be taken on a journey that moves through the decades encompassing Van Morrison’s worldwide hits. TRULY A MUST SEE!
For the past five years, Into The Mystic – The Music Of Van Morrison has played solidly to increasing sell-out crowds across the country!
Fronted by Joe Creighton, who is arguably one of this countrys finest bass players and vocalists is cemented as a formidable talent and front man after stepping out of the shadows as bassist and backing vocals for icons such as Kylie Minogue, Olivia Newton-John and John Farnham. Starting out as a four piece band INTO THE MYSTIC – THE MUSIC OF VAN MORRISON mushroomed into a five piece, then seven piece and now an established eight piece band which incorporates the three piece horn section affectionately known as The Belfast Horns lead by the legendary Jimmy Sloggett on Saxophone.
Creighton grew up in Belfast during the late 60s to the backdrop of the civil rights movement, riots and religious and social unrest – remarkable times in history that all played out to the soundtrack of Van Morrison and a band simply known as Them. Roaming the same streets as Morrison, Creighton would watch Them perform live in the early days at the Maritime Club in Belfast and it is this connection that allows Creighton to bring a raw honesty and tremendous authenticity to his show Into the Mystic that pays homage to the legendary Irish songwriter – Van Morrison.
“Creighton’s reading of Van Morrison’s ‘Madame George’ is just about the best version of the song outside Astral Weeks“. – Brian Wise, Rhythms Magazine 3RRR
Doors Open: Dinner & Show – 6.45pm, Show Only – 8.00pm