Tres Hombres are a live blues trio playing a selection of old blues based songs infused with their own feel, adding to the performance of each tune, creating an individual mood of dynamism, sublty and aggression and freedom but still just good blues songs played well. Over the years Tres Hombres built up a very large set list to choose from – including but not limited to – Freddie King, Albert King, Rory Gallagher, Tom Waits, Howlin’ Wolf, Tony Joe White, ZZ Top, Little Walter, Buddy Guy, John Mayall, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chuck Berry.
Known for their dynamic and energetic sets, Tres Hombres create a hard blues vibe that is very unique, incorporating lots of styles and moods but always playing with a freedom and feel that allows for an engaging movement within and between the songs.
Tres Hombres are:
Mick Power- Guitar and vocals
Alex Pentek – Drums
Fergal O’Leary- Bass
Mickey Power started playing with Eoghan “reg” Regan and others in school as Bigadoon (lots of legendary Charlies gigs!) and has been playing with Alex since art college. Mick is an electrical contractor.
Alex Pentek hails from Skibereen and is left handed but plays right handed, this adds to his unique style as the he lays down the driving backbeat. He has played with Pontious Pilate and the Naildrivers, The Roaring Forties amongst others. Alex is an internationally reknowned artist, making large scale, site specific public sculpture around the globe, his next work is in Brisbane, Australia.
Fergal O’Leary joined the band in the early noughties, coming from a jazz/funk/soul background. Fergal has played with all sorts over the years – The Service (Ska), The Citadels, Sexual Chocolate, The Karen Underwood Band, The Flying Monkees, Head Over Heels, also as filling in for many, many bands over the years. Fergal is an award winning furniture deisgner and maker.
tres hombres formed in art school in 1994.
Morgan, Alex and Mick got together to play loud, hard, funky takes of lesser known blues classics. Initially playing gigs and parties in Mojos, Charlies, Nancy Spains, Rob Roy (Cobh),and The Hardware Club in Sir Henry’s. Morgan went traveling after college and Dennis Gough (Jellystone) joined.
Tony Moore in The Meeting Place , Middleton, took to the band and Tres Hombres played a full Rory Gallagher set the opening of the Rory Gallagher Bar in The Meeting Place. This led to a large following in east cork, subsequently played several biker festivals. This was soon after Rory’s untimely passing and his music was becoming very popular again. Eschewing the notion of becoming a tribute act, after a while the band took a hiatus, eventually with Fergal joining on bass around 2001. Each member was following their own work path so Tres Hombres played irregularly for a good while but always in The Meeting Place (Tony was somewhat of a mentor), Charlies, private parties, friends weddings etc. Despite the irregularity, the ethos remained the same, using the songs as templates to fuel improvisation and mood.