ALBUM: “Translate” July 28th
GIG: Album Launch at Whelans, Dublin, July 28th
Jiggy seamlessly fuse a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with forward thinking innovation in an exciting way that connects with audiences worldwide. Formed in 2014 by percussionist Robbie Harris, Jiggy have grown into a phenomenal eight piece live outfit. The formation of musicians from backgrounds in, traditional Irish, Indian folk, electronic and funk music has naturally evolved into a unique soundscape that instantly draws listeners to the music.
Jiggy has forged a sound very much their own, fusing vocal lilting (port a’ bhéil) & Indian Konnakol, Irish traditional music, hip hop dance grooves, world music rhythms and harmonies. Audience can expect a thrilling live set of original music and traditional dance tunes. The band have become something of an internet sensation, with their track ‘King of the Fairies’ clocking up over eight million views. It is a testament to their viral popularity were asked to perform at the halftime show for the Football Classic in Aviva Stadium to 50,000 people. They had also appeared on Ireland’s biggest TV shows the Late Late Show and Fleadh TV.
The inspiration behind the project dates back to 2007 when percussionist Robbie Harris collaborated with The Dhoad Gypsies from Rajasthan in live concerts in Ireland. While performing together Harris was struck by the folk rhythms of Rajasthan and how well they suited the Irish dance music. With Irish traditional music as a starting point Harris set up Jiggy to explore Indian grooves in tandem with the high-energy Irish music while adding a dash of dash of modern beats and textures.
Jiggy is a band whose fusion of Indian rhythms, Irish traditional music, and cutting-edge dance grooves are a big hit with festival audiences. In July 2017 Jiggy will release their Debut album ‘Translate’.
Band social media links
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/jiggy.ie/
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/jiggytheband
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/jiggytheband/
Website – https://www.jiggy.ie/