Wiggle, Cork's electro dub wizards began in 1999 when a jam session in a small sushi restaurant in Cork city resulted in the formation of the band. Through their creative promotion and quirky artwork they soon became well known locally and as the years passed, Wiggle could be found playing in all corners of Ireland.
Wiggle can be seen performing at many underground festivals, parties and gatherings from the hills of west Cork to the mountains of Kerry, to a field in Roscommon or a beach in Mayo. Wiggle has consistently performed in their home town Cork since their formation and often performs in Dublin, Galway and Limerick regularly.
Wiggle, “Dub music is a huge influence on all of us. The ethics and ethos of dub music contribute to this. As a group we feel that conscious reggae music is necessary in society. The social gathering aspect and dancing to dub sound-systems creates a sense of well being within and we like to nurture that feeling as much as we can.”
Wiggle gigs are like entering an ever evolving sonic landscape, their songs segue and flow into one another. It’s an electronic rhythm riot, part entrancing mash-up, part swirling voyage that makes their every Wiggle gig an extraordinary event not to be missed!
The focus on improvisation has always been there. That is why the sound and performance of Wiggle is so alive. Every gig is different. Faithful repetition does not appeal to the band. Wiggle play for the dancers, a symbiosis happens where the music feeds the dance feeds the music feeds the dance and so on until they are told to stop!
We are Toby, Colm, Rory and Jim.
Toby sings, does the lyrics, makes noises, plays drum machines, sequencers, special effects and samplers.
Colm does guitars, programming, loops, effects stuff, fly catching, delf and posters.
Rory does keys, samples, fish, learning and can manipulate a great many random instruments and things.
Jim does visuals, ladder climbing, screen hanging, projection, logistics, fish and cabinets.