Bear's Den // Live in Dublin

Our lovely friend Lisa was able to catch Bear's Den in Dublin the other evening, have a look at our newest gallery of our favourite lads and give her review a spin!


The Workman’s Club, situated in the center of Dublin’s Temple Bar area, played host to the London-based bearded trio Bear’s Den February 8.  

The sold-out crowd lined up along the Liffey River a solid hour before showtime.  Waiting in the wind and cold prior to doors opening to The Workman’s Club, a venue that resembles a big, comfortable, multi-level home.   While that wait would sound uncomfortable for most, the queue was friendly, energetic and jovial – jointly anticipating what they’ve waited months to see:  Bear’s Den in Dublin.   I was certainly no exception, coming from the United States just to see this gig, I couldn’t wait and the queue was well-worth the show I was about to see!  A fan since the Den’s beginning, and seeing them live numerous times in the States, I was more excited than ever to see the boys live in Ireland.   

With support from Rukhsana MerriseBear’s Den brought down the house – as they always do.  Incorporating their constant humble repertoire and comical banter in-between songs, Andrew Davie, Kev Jones & Joey Haynes started off the set with global crowd favorite ‘Elysium’.  They sounded great and more relaxed with their set than ever before.  A full twelve songs later, the three lads were in the middle of the audience of the packed house.  This seems to be turning into their trademark move, performing a beautiful completely acoustic rendition of Bad Blood, before finishing up back on stage with their heart-felt ‘Sahara’. The appreciative crowd, not missing a lyric the entire night, could not have been more pleased with the set list as they combined both old and new tunes.  The band was humbled by the crowd’s approval, a quality I truly hope they never lose as they become increasingly famous – as I know they will.  

Setlist:
Elysium 
Mother

Don’t Let The Sun Steal You Away

Magdalene
Above the Clouds of Pompeii
Think of England
Sophie
Isaac
The Love We Stole
When You Break
Agape
Bad Blood
Sahara