Johnny Kelly & The Capitol Showband

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        One of the biggest Irish showbands of the 60s, the Capitol was formed in 1960 with a line-up comprising Butch Moore (vocals), Jimmy Hogan (lead guitar), Des Kelly (vocals, bass), Johnny Kelly (drums), Eddie Monahan (piano), Paul Sweeney (trumpet) Patrick Loughman (trombone) and Eddie Ryan (saxophone). When they became professional the following year, Loughman and Ryan were replaced by Don Long and Paddy Cole, respectively. Based in Dublin, the Capitol became the first showband t... Read more

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