Plain Zebra plan to earn stripes this weekend

Plain Zebra.
Plain Zebra.

A group of local musicians have said they are hoping to inject new life into Derry’s music scene and travel further afield with their new band Plain Zebra.

The upcoming band are billed as having “original music that can only be described as psychedelic bluesy/ folky/ funky alternative vibes dipped vigorously into a contemporary industrial coating”.

Plain Zebra will play a special Derry show in Bennigans Bar this Friday before venturing off to Aranmore island on Saturday to make their festival debut at The Swell Festival.

The five member outfit comprise of former Swanee River members Graham ‘Baldy’ Baldrick (electric guitar) and Micheal Mc Cafferty (bass guitar).

They are joined by Seamus Devenney (drums, backing vocals), former member of Chadsko, current member of The Bronágh Gallagher Band and also Mark Black and The Trips, Caolán Mc Laughlin (keys, Hammond organ, backing vocals) and frontman is Vadim Zeberg (lead vocal, standing accordion keys, mouth organ).

Combining evocative melodies with intelligent considered lyrics, support on Friday night comes from Kate O’Callaghan, accompanied by Seamus Devenney, and they will be preceded by acoustic and upright piano man Caolán.

Friday night’s Original Fridays gig at Bennigans Bar starts from 10pm, with free entry.