Get a pizza the action with new gig night in Crust Bucket!

Niall Murphy from Oh Boland who will kick off the 'Bus King' series of gigs.
Niall Murphy from Oh Boland who will kick off the 'Bus King' series of gigs.

Galway-based independent record label Rusted Rail continues its season of intimate gigs under the name ‘Bus King’ on a stationary double-decker bus in a Galway City beer garden.

The Crust Bucket pizza bus in Carroll’s of Dominick Street will play host to a series of pop-up live music performances, curated by Rusted Rail, with the next “Bus King” gig taking place this Saturday, October 7, at 3pm with a solo performance from Niall Murphy from Oh Boland.

Keith Wallace is the head of Rusted Rail, and it has to be asked – how did the label come up with the idea of having a gig on a bus?

“I came across the Crust Bucket pizza bus in the beer garden of my local and thought to myself, it would be a good place to put on unplugged gigs,” Keith says. “Then the name came to me – Bus King’ –  and the rest is history!”

Oh Boland are one of the most exciting bands to emerge from Galway in recent years, and Keith is a big fan of their front man.

“Niall is a force of nature,” he says. “As the third most famous songwriter to come out of Tuam after Leo Moran and Brian Kelly [the Half Forward Line/So Cow man, who played the first Bus King gig], it’s only right to see Mr Murphy up close and personal in an acoustic style; he’s a tasty player.”

There will be more gigs on the bus every fortnight and it’s a welcome and innovative addition to local music scene.