Wicklow Town, County Wicklow
Bocs Social are a seven-piece ska/pop band from the seaside town of Wicklow, Ireland.
Bocs Social have so far have won the King Kong Club, played for FMC’s Once A Month Club in the Academy, played festivals including Sea Sessions, NPLD, Happy Valley Festival, Willowstone Arts and Music Festival and the Wicklow Arts Festival this summer alone with more to come. They’ve also played gigs in London along with shows in Dublin including a Saturday night residency in Pravda, Cork, Limerick, Donegal, Down, Mullingar and Sligo making this their busiest summer ever.
June saw the release of their second EP which has enjoyed airplay on radio stations across Ireland and the UK. Bocs Social were also chosen by 2FM to be featured on Undercurrents on the Colm and Lucy Show. They are currently recording their first studio album.
"Bocs Social were one of the highlights of the day for me. The Wicklow Ska band burst into their high energy set and had the crowd up on their feet dancing for their whole set" - Gigging NI
"(Bocs Social)They’re a suitably funky shake of Indie, Ska, Punk, and Pop, and on stage their inexhaustible energy made for a darn fine show I can tell you. " - Bandwidth Films
"Bocs Social are a five-piece combo from Wicklow with a natty female drummer. They blend a post-Britpop charm with a take on indie-ska that, unlike several Irish shots at the genre, studiously avoids cliched parody." - Hotpress Magazine
"They took whelan's by surprise as the audience had been listening to some indie rock all night Bocs Social got the adrenaline running and the foot tappers dancing again" - Music Review Unsigned
"they've grown from a quartet and mutated into an amazing ska band who are currently turning heads in the media with their unusual sound" - Red Track Music.net