giveamanakick are Steve and Keith. Having spent the past 2 years playing with various rock luminaries and music press darlings such as The Icarus Line, Ex-Girl, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Electric Eel Shock, Isis, The Soledad Brothers, Unsane, Melt Banana, Electric 6, Liars, Black Eyes, The Undertones, Presidents of the United States Of America and Rocket From the Crypt, as well as peddling their debut album "Is It Ok To Be Loud, Jesus?" to anybody who'd listen, giveamanakick rested.
Loss Leader is a one-man project from Glasgow revolving around live guitar and vocals to doomy-electro laptop/live drums. Full self-titled album released on Predestination Records.
Celtic Fiddle Festival was founded by Johnny Cunningham, Kevin Burke, and Christian Lemaitre. After the death of Cunningham in 2003, Andre Brunet was added to the group. Burke is a legend of Irish fiddle, while Lemaitre plays tunes from his native Brittany, and Andre Brunet from Quebec.
Niall Horan (born 13th September 1993) is a 20-year old boy from Mullingar, Ireland. He is a member of a five-piece boyband, One Direction (formed in 2010). Before he competed in the UK and Ireland singing competition "The X Factor", he played numerous gigs around the country including as a support act for Lloyd Daniels (in Dublin). He then took up the challenge of applying to the X Factor 2010 whereby he entered as a solo artist.
There are two bands with the name Aslan. The first is Aslan, is a a rock band from Dublin, Ireland. Formed in the mid-late 80's. The band features Christy Dignam (Vocals), Joe Jewel (Guitar), Tony McGuinness (Bass), Billy McGuinness (Harmonica, Keyboards, Percussion, Guitar) and Alan Downey (drums). Over the course of their career Aslan have played many different styles of music, ranging from pop, acoustic rock, rock etc. The band are also known as one of the hardest working bands in Ireland, playing (generally) at least one gig a week.
Pocket Billiards are a 9-piece ska-punk band from Belfast, we've been about since 2000/2001. Our music is a mixture of melodic ska, reggae and dub with fast punky riffs and screamy bits and we're all about having fun and making sure the crowd have even more. We have played many gigs in the past and supported bands such as: Neville Staples (The Specials), The Mad Caddies, The Selecter, Bad Manners, The Slackers, Agnostic Front, Runnin Riot, Fleas and Lice, Lightyear, Total Chaos and Leftover Crack.
Des Bishop (Deasún Mac an Easpaig in Irish) is a New York City born comedian. He is now primarily based in Ireland having moved to County Wexford in 1990. His comedy is heavily based on his observation of Irish society, and is supported by his talent for impersonating the regional dialects of the Irish accent. He reached a broader audience after his TV show The Des Bishop Work Experience screened on RTÉ Two in 2004.
Horslips were a 1970s Irish rock band that composed, arranged and performed their own Celtic rock songs and music based on traditional Irish jigs and reels. They were one of the first, if not the first, of the Celtic rock bands of that era. Formed in 1970, they disbanded in 1980, but recently (in 2005) the original line-up has regrouped and performed a small number of gigs. Band members * Jim Lockhart, from Francis St in Dublin, studied classical music at Trinity College Dublin. He fell under the influence of Sean Ó Riada, wanting to build an orchestral sound out of Irish music.
Blackmore's Night is an English Renaissance-inspired medieval folk rock band led by UK guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (electric and acoustic guitars) and Candice Night (lyricist and lead vocals). The origins of the band lie in 1990 when Candice was working at a local New York rock music radio station, and as part of her work first encountered Ritchie (now ex-Deep Purple/Rainbow guitarist), then with Deep Purple, at a soccer game he was playing in. The two became romantically entwined and discovered that they shared a passionate interest in the Renaissance.