Sonny's career began in the mid 1950's when he learned to blow clarinet and sax in the Dublin School of Music. Bill Haley's "Rock around the Clock" explosion opened doors for Sonny in the extraordinary Irish showband era that followed. First coming to public attention with the Earl Gill Showband, and subsequently as lead singer with the Pacific Showband, Sonny Knowles soon became a household name around Ireland. With 8 successful albums on the Pye record label and regular primetime radio play, the velvet tones of his soft mellow voice set him up to survive the inevitable 1980's decline of the showband era. That he blossomed and prospered through this period must surely be attributed more than anything to his affable manner and personal appeal. Affectionately known as "the window cleaner" because of his trade-mark hand moving stage mannerism, Sonny is also known as "mister nice guy" of the Irish music industry.
Darcy McGees @ The Spawell Complex
The Sonny Knowles Show starring Helen Jordan & Syl Fox
Dinner/Show - 40 Euro, Show Only 20 Euro.
Dinner Served: 8pm
Show: 9pm - 11.30pm
Dancing: 11.30pm - 12.30am
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