RTE 08/09/2014Founding member of The Pogues, Cáit ‘Rocky’ O’Riordan plays an intimate gig with her new band in Dublin's Stags Head pub this October.
Cait, who has also played with The Radiators from Space, her ex-husband Elvis Costello, and Gavin Friday, will play classics from Red Roses for Me and Rum, Sodomy and the Lash - the Pogues' album produced by Costello - on Sunday October 12 at 4.00pm with tickets priced €10.00.
Speaking of her career over the years, Cáit says: “When I was a 17-year-old London-Irish kid living in a Kilburn hostel I became a founding member of The Pogues. I was dubbed ‘Rocky O’Riordan’ and spent the next four years gigging and recording.
"The Pogues became successful very fast but my favourite memories are of those small pub and club gigs in the early days, when the chaotic energy of both the band and our audience still owed as much to the Sex Pistols as to The Dubliners.
“I quit the band aged just 21 and over the next 17 years I battled addiction and depression, finally picking up my bass again in 2003."
Cait has also gone back to school, earning a Master’s degree in Psychological Science in 2013 and is currently enrolled in the PhD programme at UCD Smurfit Graduate School of Business.