The Prodigy Sons Story
The Prodigy Sons are a 6 piece Prodigy tribute band. Originally set up way back in 1996 this is their story.
4 school friends (Gary, Gordon, Keith and Wayne) from Drogheda at the tender age of 14 attended their very first concert on New Tears Eve 1994 in the Point Depot in Dublin. That concert was headlined by The Prodigy. It would have such an impact and influence on these 4 friends that it would be the beginnings of a lifelong love affair the music of The Prodigy.
It was a couple of years later when they were trying to think of fund raising ideas for a school trip that the idea of a Prodigy Tribute band came up. This was the birth of The Prodigy Sons and they there first gig in mid 1996.
Incredibly, by chance, all the members were totally suited to their roles. Gary was a keen DJ and into music production like his alias Liam Howlett. Keith was an incredibly gifted dancer like his alias Leeroy Thornhill. Gordon to our total surprise was a transformed man when on stage and sounded exactly like his alias Maxim. And lastly Wayne was as enigmatic and furious as his alias Keith Flint.
The band gigged the local student discos to packed houses and rave reviews for a period of 2 years before exam pressures and other life events forced the lads to call it a day in early 1998. It was not until 20 years later when one of the lads found some old pictures and posted them on Facebook was the band even mentioned again. This picture created such a buzz of nostalgia on social media that it resulted in calls for the band to reform.
It took some convincing but after consultation the band decided to do a one off gig for charity just to see how it would go. When the lads announced they were reforming, the response was incredible. The band decided that if this was going to work they would need to up their game and recruit a guitarist and drummer. Step forward Jagger Murray (lead guitarist) & Baz Black (Drummer) who were an instant hit.
The comeback gig was a massive success as the large venue was packed out and they raised nearly €5000. It generated real interest and booking for the band flew in the following day. The band were excited for what the future held. Then, in a crazy twist of faith, the very next day the news came that shocked and stunned us all. Keith Flint, co-founder and front man for the Prodigy had been found dead in his house at the age of 49. This stunned and shocked the band as we all had such a connection with the band that we felt like we had lost a close friend.
The band have vowed to keep Keith’s memory and spirit alive by bringing the joy of the Prodigy sound and music to the masses up and down the country. We live for the beats and we keep the beats alive……..
Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
No exchanges or refunds.
Over 18s only (unless advertised to the contrary)
On street parking