A 4 piece band from Bris, who are famed for being the shiz.
Sittin' top of their game, Limerick is the name.
And the spreading of Celtic rock their biz!
Australian Celtic Music Awards winners, Limerick bring together 4 highly talented and entertaining musicians who have a ‘Reel’ passion for hi-energy music.
Often joined by The Shamrock Dancers, Limerick put on a show that will get your heart pumping, performing a line-up of toe tapping, beer stomping, sing a long, Celtic rock, traditional tunes, originals and modern crowd pleasers and you are sure to be sure to be Celta-field with Limerick’s roaming ‘Pied Piper’ like fiddle player, leaving you satisfied with a smile from ear to ear. 😃
Limerick is one of the top Qld based Celtic bands and has been a feature band at many of the best venues and festivals across QLD & NSW and has released 2 EP’s and a CD available to download or stream from all online music platforms.
TIM CODY - Guitar and Vocals
Growing up in a large musically talented family, music was a central part of Tim’s upbringing, performing in a variety of family and community events honing his craft of songwriting and musicianship.
Later in life, Tim started a duo where he was gigging the pub scene in and around Brisbane for a number of years before eventually coming together to form the band Limerick. This allowed Tim to fulfill his true passion for Celtic music and embrace his Celtic roots. As a second generation Irishman, Tim remembers how he enjoyed listening to the old Irish ballads his father would regularly play on vinyl and this has influenced and shaped Tim into the artist he is today.
In addition to playing guitar, leading vocals, and writing songs for Limerick, Tim has taken on the role of band manager and successfully launched Limerick into the mainstream as Limerick grows in popularity. Tim’s passion and drive has led Limerick to win in the 2020 Australian Celtic Music Award for "Best New Talent".
Tim brings energy and joy to the band with his inspired performances and character adding to the unique sound that is Limerick.
MELINDA COLES - Fiddle
Well known and highly regarded in the Australian Celtic and Folk music scenes, Melinda Coles brings an energy to her performance that is as captivating as it is entertaining.
A violin prodigy at seven, Melinda has spent almost her entire life studying, performing and teaching a wide range of musical instruments and style. Her specialty is the violin but she now plays 13 instruments.
With Melinda's busy career as a Suzuki Strings Teacher, her involvement in local community groups and charities, and her performances with busy Irish and Bluegrass bands, Melinda lives a life surrounded by music and one of her biggest achievements was representing Australia at the 2019 Edinburgh Tattoo held in Sydney.
As lead instrument, Melinda takes Limericks performances to the next level on a journey that lifts ones spirit. No Limerick gig would be the same without Melinda’s energy and enthusiasm, The roaming “Pied Piper like” Fiddler.
BELLE HENDRIK - Bass and Vocals
Belle Hendrik is a singer/song-writer and bass player/guitarist mostly recognised for her work in blues and soul. A regular on the live scene and festival circuit, Belle has toured the world living in the UK, Japan, Middle East, Australia and her country of origin New Zealand.
Belle has released 3 CD's, plus “Up Yer Kilts" & Fiddlers Bow with Limerick, appeared in the top 10 of the Australian blues and roots charts and is a Chain Award nominee. A well respected music professional who has experienced many musical genres including Soul, Funk, County, Blues as well as Original music.
Belle joined Limerick in 2017 and has enjoyed exploring her Celtic roots, adding rich vocals, bass and a touch of soul to Limerick's sound. Belle’s valued and vast experience in the music industry combined with the authentic Celtic roots that the band was already known for has helped to make Limerick one of Australia's best Celtic bands.
CRAIG TOBIN - Drums and Vocals
Forged from a rich and colourful history playing punk, hillbilly, rock and pop music, Craig Tobin brings his infectious energy and craftsmanship to Limerick adding that driving rhythm that gets you on the dance floor.
From humble beginnings on milo tins in the caravan, Craig has since progressed to become a multi instrumentalist with great success.
Whether playing to thousands of screaming schoolies on the Gold Coast or playing to thousands of hard rock fans when he supported "The Angels" to playing large scale cultural events such as Brisbane’s Tartan Day and Scots in the Bush, Craig applies his vast experience of multiple genres and brings out the best in Limericks sound of "Modern Celtic Band".
THE SHAMROCK DANCERS
The Shamrock Dancers are an energetic group of Irish dancers who have a love for traditional and modern Irish dance.
The Shamrock Dancers have been appearing at festivals and shows with Limerick since the start of 2021.
They have graced the big stage at the Australian Celtic Festival and The Gathering festival as well as many of our local shows. Limerick are thrilled to have the Shamrocks perform with them to the delight of our audiences and fans!
The LimChicks, Belle Hendrik on Guitar and Vocals and Melinda Coles on Fiddle and Vocals, or whatever other instrument she can get her hands on are Limericks Chicks providing a duo alternative, performing a mixture of originals and songs from a vast repertoire of Celtic, Folk, County and blues.
Available for gigs, festivals and private functions.
OUR FINE STRONG CREW
NICKY PARKER & STEPHEN COLES
No gig would be the same without the help of our crew Nicky and Stephen. They can be seen at our shows taking photos and videos, selling CD's and Merch, lugging amps, drum kits and PA's and making sure the band is well watered and fed, Nicky and Steve are an invaluable part of Limerick and are on hand if you want to by a CD or make a song request.
Nicky has also been know to lead the crowd in dance steps and getting the audience up and dancing! Look out!