Monthly Residency 

Every Second Thursday 8pm-11pm The Lucky Horseshoe SF


The Bogues are a San Francisco based 8/10-piece Pogues

celebration band founded by Bay Area songwriter and British Isles

transplant Paul Griffiths. "With accordion, bouzouki, tin whistle,

banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, drums, and, when circumstances

demand, trombone, we celebrate the genius of Shane MacGowan

and The Pogues. Inspired by their fiery mix of traditional Irish folk

and blood and guts rock 'n' roll. 'The brandy of the damned,' as Tom Waits called them." For their inaugural show on Saint Patrick's night in 2012, San Francisco's Make Out Room invited The Bogues to perform the definitive Pogues album “Rum, Sodomy and the Lash” in its entirety.  Almost 8 years later, with an ever expanding repertoire, the band continue to play across the Bay Area: from Smiley's Schooner Saloon in Bolinas, The Starry Plough in Berkeley,  San Francisco’s  St Patrick’s Day Parade, Brick and Mortar in San Francisco, and currently a monthly residence at The Lucky Horseshoe in Bernal Heights and numerous private events. The Bogues include many of the Bay Area's finest musicians, and have attracted guest luminaries (and Pogues fans) such as Joshua Raoul Brody (everyone including Robin Williams and Tom Waits),Ralph Carney (Tom Waits/Elvis Costello/Allen Ginsberg) , Kevin T. White (Chuck Prophet), and storyteller Bryan McCaul of Coote Hill, Ireland. 

The Bogues are available for parties, wakes, and interventions.