Red Hot Copy Peppers pay tribute to California’s finest

Fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers can expect a rollicking gig from Dublin tribute band, Red Hot Copy Peppers at the Loft in Galway.
Fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers can expect a rollicking gig from Dublin tribute band, Red Hot Copy Peppers at the Loft in Galway.

Paying tribute to the Californian superstars, the Red Hot Copy Peppers come to The Loft at Seven Bridge St on Saturday, November 25. As the Red Hot Chili Peppers recent show in the 3 Arena showed, the interest in the band remains high.

This Dublin-based tribute band began when its four members met up and started to work on the songs of Anthony Kiedis and Co. The music of the Californian quartet will be familiar to anyone who grew up in the 1990s – a time when Under the Bridge dominated the airwaves. The Copy Peppers have stuck to the funk roots of the original band, especially of their energetic bass player Flea. Getting his sound right and having his frenetic energy onstage is essential for any tribute act

Although they generally have a fun-loving and upbeat image, Red Hot Chili Peppers are a band with a tempestuous history. They lost founding member Hillel Slovak to drug addiction in 1988 and replaced him with John Frusciante.

Frusciante has also had his battles with drugs, but the band made their best music when he was involved. He was part of the hugely successful Blood Sugar Sex Magick and Californication albums, but he left in 2009. That hasn’t stopped the band from touring, however, and they remain as popular as ever.

The Red Hot Copy Peppers will provide plenty of sing-along moments for fans at this show.

Doors 9pm, tickets €10.