May the joys of today
Be those of tomorrow.
The goblets of life
Hold no dregs of sorrow.

Clover’s Revenge is a dangerous intersection of two Irish musical traditions: Acoustic pub music & Celtic punk rock.

Using the simplest possible instrumentation, the trio creates an explosive sound, with detailed harmonic lines, complex rhythms and provocative original lyrics, all at speed.
Steeped – no – pickled in the traditions of the Dubliners, Pogues, Silly Wizard and Flogging Molly, the band insists upon high-speed, technical traditional tunes and punk rock badassery.

Shameless self promotion. Beau Wilberding, Cajon Drum – Beau Wilberding is a Sarasota resident of twenty years, a friend to many, and a foe to none. With no background whatsoever in Irish music, Beau was delighted to accompany John and Zach, and to witness the ways, means, ins and outs of Irish storytelling in musical form. Beau’s joy in playing is apparent to all comers – the man can’t seem to stop smiling as he plays the cajon. 

Zach JohnsonZach Johnson, Guitar, Vocals – Zach Johnson, known to his many students as ‘Dr. J,’ has family roots in the Old Country. Extraordinarily well educated, Zach is a life-long musician and holds a PhD in classical guitar performance. But don’t let that fool you – he plays Irish Speed Folk, sings and quaffs whiskey with great relish.

John Barron, Vocals, Mandolin, Guitar – John Barron is a son of Chicago and attended University in the Dublin suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. He is from a large Irish-American family, and treasures his Irish heritage. A veteran of the stage, his wit and wisdom pierce even the pint-heaviest evenings. But, beware, if he sees you frowning, he’ll stop the music and ask you why.

Clover’s Revenge is available for pubs, parties, fights, and wakes in Sarasota, Bradenton, Port Charlotte, Tampa, Dunedin, and St. Petersburg. We will even drive farther upon request (and with the proper paperwork submitted).

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