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Getting to Know with Wood Burning Savages

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


An evening of live interview, performance and discussion.

‘Getting To Know…’ is a regular series at the Oh Yeah music centre that explores the writing and recording processes of a given act and encourages the audience to provide feedback. Expect discourse, performance and surprise.

The Wood Burning Savages are a fast-paced punk rock band from Derry City, Northern Ireland.

Proudly wearing the rebel spirit of their hometown on their sleeves, with pulsating riffs and a sharp political edge, they are often compared to Manic Street Preachers, Future Of The Left and Queens of the Stone Age.

The band has been lauded for their frenetic live shows, each night serving up a full-blooded cocktail of breakneck guitars and frenzied anthems. With each track The Wood Burning Savages share gritty real life tales of disillusion and indignation, giving a voice to a generation more marginalised and divided than ever before.

Over the past few months The Wood Burning Savages have played a string of shows supporting fast rising rock acts The Amazons, VANT and Fangclub, alongside a hometown show with cult Irish guitar heroes And So I Watch You From Afar.

Having played the BBC Introducing tent at Glastonbury, the band have went on to play riotous sets at festivals throughout Ireland and beyond, performing in Scotland, Poland and Germany. They tore the house down with two shows at Reeperbahn 2017, were selected by Dublin’s Whelan’s to play their yearly One’s To Watch 2018 festival, and have also been hand-picked by Death From Above to support them on the Irish leg of the European tour in March.

27th April 2018, will see the release of the band’s highly anticipated debut album ‘Stability’, produced by Rocky O’Reilly (Touts, Cassels, exMagician) in Start Together Studios, Belfast, and mastered by Robin Schmidt (Wolf Alice, The 1975, Jake Bugg). Described by frontman and singer Paul Connolly, the album is “a collection of songs about a working class furious at years of empty promises”.

Their music has even been embraced by the world of wrestling with Philadelphia grappler ‘The Product’ David Starr selecting ‘We Love You’ as his entrance theme!

“In Paul Connolly they have one of the next generation’s great rock frontmen.” – Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music

‘The best band to come from Derry since The Undertones.’– Daily Mirror

‘Ferocious intelligence, primitive abandon and excoriating tendencies! In troubled times, the world needs punk rock heroes – The Wood Burning Savages are punk rock heroes!’ – Stephen McCauley, BBC Radio Ulster

‘They absolutely slay it. ‘ – Phil Taggart, BBC Radio 1

The Wood Burning Savages are: Paul Connolly (Vox & Guitar), Dan Acheson (Bass), Michael Woods (Guitar) & Elliot Finlay (Drums)


March 22
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Oh Yeah Music Centre