Brian "Shorty" O'Kane's Photo Collection
Belfast born Brian "Shorty"
O'Kane started his "showband" career when his group, Dirtywork, was drafted as Tony
Kenny's band in 1978. In
1980, after a brief spell with The Lovers, he joined
Daddy Cool & The Lollipops. In 1982, Brian and two other
members left to form The TopCats, (later The
Strangers). In 1983, he returned to Belfast and formed Shorty &
The Heartbeats. In 1986 this band spawned The Chevys,
who are still one of the top bands in the North. In 1991 he folded the
Heartbeats and joined The Chevys as sound engineer, where he stayed for 12
years. In 2004, he reformed The Heartbeats, now called The Naked Flames.
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45 Photos so far!