Trouble Pilgrims were formed after Philip Chevron’s illness forced him to retire from performing with The Radiators from Space. They were named after the band’s third album Trouble Pilgrim with a line-up of Pete Holidai, Steve Rapid, Johnny Bonnie, Tony St Ledger and Bren Lynott. They carried on working under that name after Philip Chevron’s sad passing. Trouble Pilgrims then released a now much sought-after debut 7” single which featured a version of Animal Gang Blues and stage favourite Bo Diddley’s Who Do You Love.
The band then began to build a reputation for exciting, hi-energy shows at such venues as Whelans, The Grand Social, The Workman’s Club, Vicar Street, The Academy, The Olympia Theatre and at festivals such as Electric Picnic and Kilkenny Roots Festival. They either headlined these shows or supported such notable artists as The Undertones, The Boomtown Rats, The Blades and Tom Robinson.
Trouble Pilgrims began to focus on featuring all original material in their set and subsequently release two full length acclaimed albums on CD, Vinyl and download. Dark Shadows and Rust was followed this year by Blood, Glass and Gasoline. Both were critically very well received: This is a stunning debut from a band in complete control of their craft- Vive La Rock / It’s not just one of the greatest albums of Irish rock, it’s a milestone – Hope Collective / Peppering these tracks with killer riffs and nifty melodies – The Irish Times. Trouble Pilgrims have their own unique brand of energy fuelled rock ‘n’ roll – Entertainment.ie. (8/10) Punk Heroes – Hot Press. This album (Blood Glass & Gasoline) foregrounds roots, passion and life worn experience – Vive La Rock /
Trouble Pilgrims continue to bring their mix of influences including primal rock ’n’ roll, punk, space age sounds and killer riffs into the future and after a long break due to the pandemic they look forward to getting back to playing selected venues in the coming months.
About the Alternative Sunday Social Club
The Alternative Sunday Social Club was created so that music fans can enjoy some top tunes on the last afternoon of the weekend. Since we launched at the beginning of 2015 we’ve hosted gigs by Rocky DeValera (front man of legendry Dublin bands The Gravediggers and The Rhythm Kings), The Dubtones, Blood or Whiskey, The Business, Brush Shield’s Skid Row, Trouble Pilgrims (formerly The Radiators from Space), The Lee Harveys, Eileen Gogan and the Instructions, The Winters, The Hacklers, TV Smith (The Adverts), Strand, The Unelectables and The Outcasts. We’ve had music from right across the spectrum with rock, guitar pop, punk, Americana, blues and ska and we’ve grown our crowd by word of mouth with all ages dropping by on Sunday afternoons. For the band they get the kick of their early live shows and the audience gets to enjoy the music and the musician up-close and personal. It’s cheap, cheerful and above all fun for everybody who comes along. This isn’t 1000s of people in a converted warehouse; this is dozens of people enjoying music the way it was meant to be seen and heard.
Trouble Pilgrims With The Thrash Blues
Sunday, August 28th Doors 4.00pm Tickets €12.00
Tickets available at Eventbrite or on the door.
The Wild Duck, 17/20 Sycamore St, Dublin 2
Phone: (01) 5356849 Email: email@example.com www.thewildduck.ie