Hip Pocket Trio
“Hip Pocket Trio” was conceived as a Westport based jazz soul trio in 2012. The band features Eddie Rodgers on saxophone, harmonica and vocals and Donal Hoban on drums and vocals. The ensemble also features a variety of exciting pianists,bass players and guitarists who guest with the trio. Lining out as a powerhouse quintet on this trip to Clare Island, completed by long term collaborators Gerry McNally on Piano, Michael Buckton on Guitar and Chris Darby on Bass. HPQ are exponents of jazz , soul, funk and blues delivered in a contemporary style with a nod to the past masters. Jazz and Bossa standards take their place alongside hip hop inflected grooves and new orleans inspired swamp music.