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Playing all the 60's, 70's pop and ballad hits , country and western standards and some traditional Irish songs with some fine accordion playing by Mr. Sean Kenny.

Pic of the Jives in their first live show after reforming the group - Left to right - Frank (Monty) Montgomery, Paul Emmet, Flukie Gorman and Sean Kenny

February 2002 - The Jivenaires have reformed as a four-piece with two of the original members of the band - Sean Kenny and Frank Montgomery (Monty) and Paul Emmett and Flukie Gorman. Pictured above is the band appearing in their first live performance as they played for the Shannon Gaels Dinner Dance in Glancys Bar, Restaurant and Live Music Venue, Carrickonshannon.

Thumbnail pic - Sean Kenny - Lead guitarist and lead vocals
Sean Kenny (Boyle) - Started his showband career with the Jivenaires in his native Boyle, Co.Roscommon and then moved to the Hi-Los. He played for a short while with the Savoy Swing Seven before getting his big break with the Times ( breakaways from the Drifters). After the Times disbanded he played with the Swarbriggs Band - fronted by Tommy and Jimmy Swarbrigg. Sean then left Mullingar to play with Sean O'Dowd and Dingaling. After a time with Dingaling, Sean returned to Mullingar to run the Market Bar.He is now based in Boyle and has enjoyed his return to the music scene and is looking forward to meeting lots of his old fans.Sean is lead-guitarist and vocalist with the reformed Jivenaires.
Thumbnail pic- Monty Montgomery - bass and rythm guitar, vocals
Frank (Monty) Montgomery - From Mullingar Co Westmeath, Monty joined the Jivenaires having firstly played with the Frielmen from Westport and also did a stint with the Tom Kelly band. After the break up of the Jivenaires, Monty moved to the Cotton Mill Boys who were one of the top country and western bands at that time. Since then Monty has been gigging solo and is based in Boyle, Co Roscommon. He is really looking forward to the challenge and the opportunity of getting back on the road again. Monty plays bass and rhythm guitar and is considered to have one of the best country and western voices on the circuit.
Thumbnail pic - Flukie Gorman, Drummer
Flukie Gorman - The bands drummer. He has extensive experience with many of the western bands.He is known far and wide and is considered to be a drummer of great talent.

Thumbnail pic - Paul Emmet, Guitarist
Paul Emmett -Paul hails from Ballyfarnon, Boyle, Co Roscommon but presently lives in Kildare. He has vast experience on the showband scene altho he is the baby of the bunch. He played with Rob Stronge and his band.

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