Irish Coffee originated from another band called "The VooDoo". This heavy band made the region of Aalst Belgium unsafe in the early sixties with American and British rock'n'roll covers. They also played covers of , The Beatles and The RollingStones." Former member Dirk Dierickx recalls "the foreign offerings were so good at that time we hardly ever thought of writing our own stuff". Irish Coffee was then formed in 1970 with composer William Souffreau. As "Wit-Lof from Belgium" acknowledges, Irish Coffee was "one of the best hard-rock groups Belgium had and has had ever since."
Irish Coffee was then formed in 1970 with composer William Souffreau. As "Wit-Lof from Belgium" acknowledges, Irish Coffee was "one of the best hard-rock groups Belgium had and has had ever since."
The group disbanded after the death of keyboards-player Paul Lambert, only releasing one album and a few singles,all collector items.....
They briefly reformed some time later under the name "Joystick," and as Irish Coffee again in 2004, releasing one album and played on Rockpalast (Germany)
Members 1970/'74 :
- William Souffreau (vocals & Guitar)
- Willy De Bisschop (bass)
- Hugo Verhoye , Raf Lenssens (drums)
- Paul Lambert (keyboards)
- Jean Van Der Schueren, Luc De Clus (Leadguitar)
- Irish Coffee (Pirate Records, 1971, re-released in 1989 on Voodoo Records, re-released in 2000 on Akarma Records ,and in 2007 on Thors Hammer)
-Irish Coffee (Fuzzy Records, 2004)
-Irish Coffee Live on Rockpalast (LP/CD/DVD 2007)
- Masterpiece / The Show (Pirate Records, 1971)
- Carry on / Child (Triangle, 1971)
- Down down down (Triangle, 1972)
- Witchy lady / I'm her's (Barclay, 1973)