El Hombre Jokes
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El Hombre Jokes

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland | SELF

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland | SELF
Band Rock Funk


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"'Wake Up; Single Review"

"Fans of Dave Matthews Band and pre-Loco Fun Loving Criminals should adore the commercially flirtatious Americana of Dublin outfit El Hombre Jokes, who actually feature very little Latin influence in their music. 'Wake Up' is as infectious as it is radio friendly, a solid pop tune that calls to mind any number of 90's Man Rock faves" - Hotpress

"Wake Up - Single Review"

El Hombre Jokes are one of the best bands I've had the pleasure of seeing twice in the last few months. They have a great image, sublime musicians and a really great John Butler inspired sound. The new single 'Wake Up' simply confirms to me that El Hombre Jokes will become one of Ireland's next great acts to make a breakthrough [ie be able to make a living for at least a year or two] in the music business.

'Wake Up' is a radio-friendly pop song. It's got a killer chorus, groovy swagger, lots of singalong backing vocals and it's brimming in confidence. These lads know thay have something great and it oozes throughout the song. - 2 U I Bestow

"Button Factory Review"

The first act of the evening was a very interesting 4 piece called El Hombre Jokes, another band advertising how diverse these Gigsmart Shows can be, combining amazing vocal harmonies from the lads and blends of all sorts of music genres and styles.

They do seem to be a band who have worked out arrangements of their songs to the finest detail, one of the most dynamic bands I have seen in a long time... To go from full band to just acoustic guitar and back again is always something i enjoy in a band!

I'd like to be able too give examples of who I think they sound like, but they really were quite diverse sounding, elements of Gomez, the John Butler Trio, and even at times I thought Rodrigo & Gabriella esque guitar paying at times, blending little bits of country, jazz, funk and blues thrown in creating one of the most eclectic bands I
have ever seen, needless to say I did enjoy the bands set immensely, the drummer, even though he wasn't as lit up as the rest of the band couldn't help but escape my attention, giving a fantastically animated performance!

I can definitely say I would love to see them perform again. They wouldn't normally be my thing exactly, but the blend of the music they were playing, and the catchy little hooks and melodies I couldn't help but sing and hum along
- Gigsmart Ireland

"First Cuts"

A band taking the road less travelled..........definitely one to watch"
- Jackie Hayden

- Hotpress


Wake Up
(Single - August 2010)

"Something's Got to Give / Suicide Bomber"
(Double A-Side - June 2010)

Feed Your Fever EP (2009)
- Lita Believes
- Feed Your Fever
- Just Don't Get Along



Taking influence from bands such as the Dave Matthews Band, The John Butler Trio, Gomez and Robert Randolph - El Hombre Jokes fuse a blend of Funk, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Pop and Country, to deliver a powerful blend of music which has made them one of the hottest new bands on the Irish music scene today

Summer 2010 saw the band release their debut single - a Double A-Side "Somethings Got To Give / Suicide Bomber " which reached No. 2 in the Irish iTunes Rock Charts on its first weekend of release - and enjoyed both national and local radio play. A busy summer followed including a number of sell out shows, festival performances and the release of their electric single "Wake Up" in August 2010

On April 8th 2011, El Hombre Jokes will release their eagerly anticipated debut EP - the 7 tracker "Thirteen Steps". Lead track "Wake Up", has already been playlisted on the Ireland's largest radio station RTE Radio 1, and enjoyed airtime on 2FM, Phantom FM, Nova FM to name just a few.

April 2011 will see El Hombre Jokes' publicity machine step up a notch with radio appearances already booked for high profile stations including FM104, Newstalk, Hector's Morning Show on 2FM, Pat Kenny on RTE Radio 1, Phoenix FM - as well as their national television debut on RTE 1's popular show - The View.

From April 14th El Hombre Jokes will be on tour across Ireland and the UK - taking in venues such as Dublin's Crawdaddy, Corks Crane Lane Theatre, Galway's Roisin Dubh - and the world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool.