All About The Kong

The Home of Enthusiasm!

The King Kong Club 11th season

in association with Music Maker
In EAST SIDE TAVERN 104 Leeson Street & The Grand Social ( for the big ones)

What it is:

The King Kong Club is a free weekly electrified musical games-show. It has been running for 11 8-month seasons over the past 12 years. We have found the best new live music in the country and rewarded the winning acts with great prizes that give them an amazing launch pad on their career path. The King Kong Club supports new music at a grassroots level and hands the power to the people to vote for their favourite act in a rollicking riot of a live event.

Mission Statement

The King Kong Club is an interactive musical extravaganza.

We aim to:

  • Expose bands to as many music fans as possible
  • To nurture Dublin’s live music scene and fledgeling rockstars
  • To give a platform for bands to play esteemed venues in Dublin
  • To provide working prizes
  • Get all our bands on our radio show RTE 2XM and on KINGKONG TV!
  • To give bands a chance to play to a captive audience of music fans
  • Help bands network in the industry
  • Give music industry and promotional advice
  • To give music fans an opportunity to go out and see great music midweek
  • To provide CHEAP BOOZE!

If you agree with any of the above we NEED YOU!

The Crew


Founder, MC, Radio Host, Club Manager

Manager of Enthusiasm at the Kong, Presenter of King Kong Radio on RTE 2Xm, Bookers for festivals- The Dublin Rock N Roll Festival, Dublin Blues 2 Roots Festival, Electric Picnic Body and Soul, Electric Picnic 2FM stage, Pure Magic,  Dublin Goes Country, and singer and songwriter in the band called The Amazing Few.

Keiron has always been a heavy weight in supporting underground music.


Radio Producer, Photo’s, Stage manager, Booker

For nearly 10 years she has been working her way through the industry to help Ireland’s bands get to their potential. For the past 4 years she has been working at The King Kong Club and is the producer/ editor/ recorder of King Kong Radio on RTE2XM. She has worked with Vantastival since its inception in various roles and was involved with Spraoi Festival in Waterford from 2001 – 2013 as Head Artist Liaison. She has worked in numerous other festivals in Ireland and has had many roles throughout but mainly as an Artist Liaison and Stage Manager. Currently she works as a Traffic researcher for Live Drive on Dublin City fm and also is a producer/presenter/sound engineer and editor for shows at the station. Hazel also runs Noisy Plug Sessions, a music networking night which is currently taking place in Dublin, Galway, Waterford and Kilkenny


DJ, Sound Effects Officer

JGiulio “Julyo” D’agostino (born in Genoa, Italy) is an Italian guitarist, mandolin player, songwriter, producer and bass player of Italian origin who has several International Awards for his film scoring work. Julyo is the inventor of the Photosonic Guitar and one of the pioneers of the new wave of Color Music movement started in Tokyo during late 2005. He is the founder of the “Photosonic Orchestra” and co-founder of electronic music projects “Karmatic” and “LiMEN”. He has worked and performed with Armando Corsi (Paco de Lucia, Ivano Fossati), Mark Mangold (Cher, Michael Bolton), Mike Mangini (Steve Vai, Extreme), Keith Patchel (Johnny Thunders, Television), Michael Maccini (Simple Minds) and Laurence Gartel (Andy Wharol, Coca Cola). Julyo music has been featured on countless TV and radio commercials worldwide from Coca Cola to Calvin Klein, NBC Television to O3 HitRadio Austria. He is also involved with the brain-music project and the Dublin club nights King Kong Club and Exploding Plastic Inevitable.


Booker, Photographer, Videographer, Graphic Designer

Ferdia is a jack of all trades and a master of some. Rapper, singer, multi-instrumentalist, photographer, videographer and everything in between. The newest member of The King Kong Club crew, and the most handsome.


Website, Blog

Andrew is the guy behind the new King Kong Club website and our new music promotions blog.

Founder of Dublin based Digital Marketing and Web Design Agency Plastic Hallway, Andrew has been working in the music industry for over 10 years, releasing records and managing tours across Europe. He is a founding member of the Music Managers Forum Ireland and specialises in digital marketing and direct-to-fan.

If you want to make contact with any of us email


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