Morrissey's favourite Irish band, Pony Club, feature tonght's episode of Nighthawks, the new music strand on RTÉ Radio 1 arts and culture show Arena.

The acclaimed Dublin band will join jazz musician Edel Meade, cabaret act The Bee-Loud Glade and Blues from Clare Rose.

New Irish band The iKonics will also feature and Seamus Brennan will perform an excerpt from the play John Lennon’s Last Day.

Speaking to RTÉ TEN, Arena presenter Seán Rocks said: "Nighthawks consistently brings fresh and vibrant young voices from Irish music, poetry and comedy to these special Arena programmes and it's brilliant to have the opportunity to share these voices with RTÉ Radio 1's listeners.

“There's no safety net when performing on live radio and that energy and excitement is all part of what I hope will make this Wednesday's programme another great collaboration between Arena and Stephen Kennedy and everybody at Nighthawks".

Tune into Arena on RTÉ Radio 1 from 7pm to 8pm this evening, Wednesday, March 27, on 88 to 90fm or listen back here