The Candidates

The Candidates


We don't play golf and weren't responsible for the discovery of thiamine, but we like to move and groove and grow musical beanstalks in your ears.


Taking their lead from the great funk and soul sounds of the 60's and 70's; The Candidates are a live band to be reckoned with. Hailing from 9 corners of Dublin, the band consists of guitar, bass, keys, drums, and percussion. Completed by the four piece 'Raging' horn section, and finished off with smooth vocal lines and infectious chants. You will be forced to put a glide in your stride and a dip in your hip, because the candidates just won't let that rhythm quit.



Set List

Our set lasts anywhere between thirty minutes to Two hours (depending on the type of gig). We do a mixture of covers and original songs. The covers include The Meters, Barkays, The Beastie Boys, James Brown and Parliment.
A typical set list goes like:
standing on the verge of getting it on
Drop out
Track 9
hey hey
In 3's
I feel good
No funk in A & E
Jet lagging
Pushing to the top
Funky Miracle
Pass the Brack
Get up offa that Thang