Alternative Roots Rock

Beef Supreme are an alternative roots rock band, birthplace - Carlow, Ireland.

The Beef Supreme sound dances between gritty rock, alt country and protest folk, delivered with intensity and passion. Musically influenced by the likes of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Queens of the Stone Age and The Pogues, lyrically leaning towards Karl Marx's hatred of the bourgeoisie, their set of catchy rock crossover music builds year on year.

‘The Jerry’, released on the 22nd February 2019 follows on from Novembers ‘Whistleblower’ as the band grow their roots rock sound into new territories. A song that starts with a whisper of crooked media leaks and builds to a galloping crescendo of old testament proportions. A promo video created by the fantastically talented Dicemen Productions captures perfectly the intensity of the song.

Beef Supreme are regular returners to Electric Picnic, Kilkenny Roots, Waterfords Artbeat, Battle for the Burning Burning Lake in Achill, Eigse Carlow Arts and have been seen rocking the hell out of Whelans and the Underground in Dublin, Tullys Carlow, Central Arts Waterford, the Red Door Thomastown, Billy Byrnes Kilkenny and Crane Lane Cork.

Beef Supreme are:
Jimmy O’Rourke - Vocals, Guitars
Micheál Bolton – Violin, Vocals
Shane Glover – Bass, Vocals
Shane O’Rourke – Vocals, Guitar
Darragh O’Connor – Mandolin, Vocals
Gavin Glover – Drums, Percussion

‘Dark Air Balloons – A short escape of Death and Debt’, ’Live at the Waffle Lodge’ recorded with Cliff Dean at WL Studios and ‘Presents’ are previous recorded ventures, .

‘Complex, concise, and aurally diverse.….these Carlow based musicians are challenging conventions of the folk music genre in Ireland.’ Pure M Magazine