Freddie White has long been synonymous with music of the highest quality. Whether interpreting songs by his favourite writers, such as Randy Newman, Tom Waits, John Hiatt and Guy Clark, or performing his own classy compositions, Freddie’s live performances are nothing short of legendary. Freddie has been part of the fabric of the live music scene in Ireland since the 1970’s and his albums continue to sell well, amongst his loyal and new-found fan base.
Slow Skies is the musical project of Karen Sheridan, a musician from Dublin. After meeting producer Conal Herron in London they decided to record Slow Skies debut EP Silhouettes together in the winter of 2011/12 in different sitting rooms in Dublin, Donegal and Wexford. Blending folk pop melodies with strings, a harmonium, kitchen cabinet percussion and soft guitars, Slow Skies weighs somewhere between folk and pop music. With no set band Karen plans to play her gigs with different friends in different cities over the summer and winter months of 2012.
Read more about Slow Skies on Last.fm.
"This quartet makes pop-punk fun again...They promise fun, catchy pop-punk, and that is exactly what they deliver." - AbsolutePunk
"Punchy guitar riffs, very slick vocals and catchy choruses...TSS have all the hallmarks of being a very good band who could get very, very popular indeed." - Punktastic
The Shower Scene started as a solo acoustic project but was destined to become a full band. Goc joined Eoghan to play second guitar for Eoghan's E.P. entitled "Last Call For Lovers" in late 2007. Soon after, Mikey and Ally joined to make the full band complete.
Shaskeen is a traditional Irish band formed in London in 1970 by Tom Cussen who plays banjo and mandolin. They recorded their first album in 1974 and quickly followed it with albums in 1975, 1976 and 1978. By 2008 they released Walking up Town as their 15th album.
The band started off as 'Slainte' cutting their teeth on the Irish scene in London, England. They played the circuit for a few years with various friends and line ups until they finally settled on the one we see today. The band proved to be a popular one on the London Irish scene and were voted by the readers of The Irish World newspaper for the award of 'Best Band on London Circuit 2006'. The lads picked up the award in at a big ceremony in Feb and after their performance on the night were described as "a breath of fresh air for Irish music.
Jape is the alter-ego of Redneck Manifesto member Richie Egan. Hailing from Crumlin, Dublin 12, he purveys an electronica-heavy music tinged with 'stoner folk'. Jape's most renowned song 'Floating' has been covered by The Raconteurs and The Mighty Stef, to name a few. His debut album 'Cosmosphere' was released in 2003 (Volta Records), followed by 2004's 'The Monkeys In The Zoo Have More Fun Than Me' (Trust Me I'm A Thief).
The Commitments were a fictional soul band from Dublin, Ireland, formed for the screen version of the book of the same name by Irish writer, Roddy Doyle. Formed in 1991 by working class music manager Jimmy Rabitte, The Commitments performed a unique blend of soul music, described by trumpeter Joey "The Lips" Fagan as "Dublin soul." Featuring Deco Cuffe on lead vocals, Imelda Quirke, Natalie Murphy and Bernie McGloughlin as female backing vocalists, Outspan Foster on lead guitar...