10 years ago Pocket Billiards played their first gig in Giro’s, Belfast.

Today they are still going strong and will mark the occasion with a huge show in Belfast’s Mandela Hall on May 12th 2012.  Not only will this celebrate 10 years of Pocket Billiards’ madness, it will also be the launch of the band’s eagerly awaited second studio album ‘Last Chance to Dance’. There will be support from local acts Axis Of, Bomb City 7 and just announced on the bill Chewing on Tinfoil from Dublin.  Make no mistake – Pocket Billiards are planning one massive party, and it’s not one to be missed!  So get your dancin’ shoes on and get ready to celebrate 10 years of Belfast’s finest ska-punkers!

“…one of the country’s best acts.”
Alternative Ulster Magazine
“Their sound is huge…”
“…Your feet just can’t keep still”
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
“…recalling The Clash, The Pogues, Elvis Costello and Ian Dury, with a dash of American
punk and country funk to sweeten the mix…”
“…it’s as punk as they come, Clashing The Specials and Rage Against The Machine.”
BBC Across The Line
“Pocket Billiards know how to pick out the best bits.”
Rocksound Magazine

Pocket Billiards are a 9-piece band from Belfast that fuse ska, reggae and dub with punk rock
and heavy riffs, creating an energetic and powerful sound. The band have been performing
and touring for over 10 years and have played with some of the best ska and punk artists in
the world – The Specials, Bad Manners, The Selecter, The Slackers and The Undertones to
name but a few. Following the release of their debut studio album back in 2009 Pocket
Billiards have since attracted the attention of fans and critics from across all music genres –
you don’t have to be a fan of ska to like this band!
In 2011 Pocket Billiards were nominated for “Best Live Act” in the first ever Northern Ireland
Music Awards. They are well known for creating an infectious party atmosphere at their live
performances and can stir even the tamest of crowds up into a storm. 2012 promises to see
the band release their much anticipated second album and undertake a mammoth European
tour, as well as perform at a plethora of festivals and events.
Pocket Billiards continue to fly the flag for their local music scene and show no sig