Roisin Dubh logo

Steven Sharpe & The Broke Straight Boys

Steven Sharpe & The Broke Straight Boys image

Steven Sharpe & The Broke Straight Boys

20 Jun 2018 (20:00) at Róisín Dubh


Steven Sharpe is undoubtedly one of Ireland's best-kept secrets but has made a name for himself in the Galway’s thriving music scene, performing his own brand of out'n'proud music with a live show that must be seen to be believed. His veracious, witty, and soulful musical presence blends music, humour and storytelling and draws influences from Prince to Kate Bush to Nina Simone. In 2015 he started performing with ‘The Broke Straight Boys’ a backing band made up of Galway’s most competent and versatile musicians and since has played sold-out shows and festivals all over Ireland.

‘Sound it Out’ will be released on the 27th of April on all major streaming and downloading sites.

'Sound it Out' is the latest hook-filled, lyrically explicit single from Galway-based male- diva sensation Steven Sharpe and his unwitting backing band ‘The Broke Straight Boys’.

Featuring Mariah Carey-inspired vocal gymnastics, Studio 54-tight rhythms and a slick chorus guitar riff any 90’s alternative band would have killed for, the song takes the listener on a flamboyant aural roller-coaster, winding and weaving its way through twice as many sections as the average 4-minute 4-chord pop song.

Inspired by the sexual-confused misadventures of an Irish small-town miscreant, Sharpe paints a picture of rebellious deeds and disastrous consequences against a backdrop of upbeat musical themes that range from disco to hard rock. Think Freddie Mercury backed by a band part Chic, part Nirvana.

"One of the most exciting acts to hit the Galway scene in recent times. Songwriter, storyteller, raconteur, guitarist, entertainer, and challenger of traditional gender and sexual roles, Steven Sharpe is a man deserving of the term ‘multi-talented’."
- Kernan Andrews, Galway Advertiser

"The best Irish entertainer I’ve seen to date”
- Simon McDonagh,

"One of Galway's best kept secrets"
-Body & Soul,

"...see him play live. It's an experience not to be missed"
-Cathal McCormack,


@ Róisín Dubh (Upstairs) Doors: 20:30

Open Mic Night (postponed)




14 Jul / @ Róisín Dubh Doors: 22:30

Silent Disco on Tuesdays (postponed)



16 Jul / @ Róisín Dubh (Upstairs) Doors: 23:30

Let's Have A Kiki



poster image