RAMS' pocket radio is Peter McCauley, a drummer, pianist, jack-of-all and songwriter. Unfettered personal expression is the impetus of the project and with the works of the 1950's product designer, Dieter Rams, in mind - purity, simplicity and longevity are the first concerns.
Janet Devlin is a 16 year old singer/songwriter from Gortin, County Tyrone. Janet had very little singing experience before X Factor, only singing in school and local talent shows. Devlin previously uploaded singing videos to YouTube on a regular basis. Janet performed "Your Song" by Elton John during the audition stage of the competition.
Janet later went on and sailed through the Bootcamp and Judges houses stages of the competition. She is now in the Final 12 contestants of the show and has impressed the judges with her renditions of 'Fix You' and 'Can't Help Falling In Love'.
The Answer hail from Newcastle, northern ireland, producing a classic rock sound with big guitars and and even bigger vocals. They won the Classic Rock Best New Band for 2005. They are a modern rock band with a classic rock sound. They are obviously strongly influenced by artists like Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Black Crowes, Thin Lizzy and Free, and Cormac's searing vocals are reminiscent of Robert Plant's. When playing live they produce a varied set, combining hard rock songs with modernised blues covers.
Agnelli & Nelson, the collective name of Northern Irish pair Chris Agnelli and Robbie Nelson (who also produce under the names Afterburn, Cortez, Green Atlas, A&N Project, and Quincey & Sonance), writers and producers of dance music, are notable for helping to define the genre of Trance music since 1997. Since 1997, Chris Agnelli and Robbie Nelson have been writing and producing dance music, of which their hits El Nino and Everyday have become classics of their genre. They have to date produced five top 30 hits in the United Kingdom, and countless remixes, from Armin van Buuren to U2.
www.myspace.com/butterflyexplosion (The) Butterfly Explosion came together in 2005 with the release of the demo EP 'Vision'. Within a year the EP earned them showcases at the SXSW festival in Austin. The 2nd EP 'Turn The Sky' was released in October 2006. Two of the tracks, 'Sophia' and 'Next Year', featured in the Top 100 Songs of 2006 on Dublin's Phantom FM. Another track 'Carpark' featured in the monthly Top 10 playlist of UK's MOJO magazine.
Charlie and The Bhoys are an Irish band, based in Glasgow, Scotland. The band traces its roots some 19 years ago, when they played their first concert at the Squirrel Bar near the Gallowgate, Glasgow in 1989. They band brand themselves as the "Number 1 Celtic Band in the World" and have enjoyed a reasonable degree of success in this role, having played to audiences across the world including Glasgow, New York, Dubai and other cities in North America, Australia, Europe and all across the UK and Ireland.
A beautiful pianist with an unbelievably soulful voice. Laura Izibor (born May 1987) is an Irish R&B Singer from Dublin, Ireland who won the Jacobs/2FM song contest while still in secondary school. She went on to win a Hope for 2006 Award at the 2006 Meteor Music Ireland Awards. She also performed at that year's Electric Picnic and Music Ireland '07. Her single Shine was the lead track for the movie Nanny Diaries, is currently used in the Hibernian Aviva commercial in the Republic of Ireland and in the Norwich Union (soon to be Aviva) commercial in the United Kingdom.
Ex-member of The Boomtown Rats - an Irish rock band whose biggest claim to fame was the hit "I Don't Like Mondays".
He managed Live Aid and Live 8 action in 1985 and in 2005.
He has been awarded an honorary knighthood, and cannot consequently use the title "Sir". Since The Boomtown Rats ended after their final album "In The Long Grass", Bob launched a solo career. His first album, "Deep In The Heart Of Nowhere" (released in 1986) was probably his most commercial, and it yielded a minor hit with the song "This Is The World Calling".