The Cranberries are an irish alternative rock band from Limerick, Ireland that formed in 1989 and rose to mainstream popularity in the early 90's. The band consists of Dolores O'Riordan (vocals, keyboards, guitars), Noel Hogan (guitars, vocals, also a member of mono band), Mike Hogan (bass, vocals), and Fergal Lawler (drums, percussion, also a member of The Low Network). The band went on hiatus in 2003, but they came back to tour in the summer of 2009.
The band was formed in 1991 with the aim of playing fast death metal with grindcore elements under the name Bereaved, but with the band's third demo the decision was made to change their name to Abaddon Incarnate. They are currently signed with the French label Season of Mist and have previously been signed to the Irish label Sentinel Records and the Spanish label Xtreem Music. They have toured in Spain, France, Britain, Switzerland, Germany and Australia. The Last supper dealt heavily with traditional medieval satanism and devil worship.
Dublin-based band made up of: Dylan Lynch, Donagh Seaver O'Leary, Stevie Appleby, Aoife Kelly, Utsav Lal, Adam O'Regan, Faye O'Rourke
The founding members of the group were Conleth (Con) Cluskey (born 18 November 1941), Declan (Dec) Cluskey (born 23 December 1942), and John Stokes (Sean James Stokes) (born 13 August 1940). In 1957 they formed their first band together, "The Harmonichords" (also seen as "The Harmony Chords"), a classically styled instrumental harmonica-act. As The Harmonichords, they appeared on Hughie Green's 'Opportunity Knocks' on Radio Luxembourg and on the 'Ed Sullivan' TV Show St. Patrick's Day Special (filmed in Dublin, broadcast 15 March 1959), where they played "Danny Boy.
"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.
Patrick Street was one of the top Irish traditional bands of the 1980s, formed in Dublin in 1986 by Kevin Burke (formerly of The Bothy Band) on fiddle, Jackie Daly (De Dannan) on button accordion, Andy Irvine (Sweeney's Men, Planxty) on bouzouki and vocals, and Arty McGlynn (Van Morrison, Planxty) on guitar. McGlynn later left the group, and other members were added: Ged Foley (The House Band, Battlefield Band) on guitar, and Declan Masterson on uilleann pipes and keyboards. They have also played with Donal Lunny, Bill Whelan and Enda Walsh.
Andy is an Irish singer songwriter who released his first solo album with British label ICC after leading YFC's itinerant band TVB, throughout the UK and Europe. He also spent time working as a doctor before taking on his responsibilities with YFC. "Advertising the Invisible" was the fruit of those first few years, and was produced by Dave Lynch (Toploader, Matt Redman). Andy's current role is as YFC's national songwriter/performer/worship leader, while resourcing others to do the same.
From the town of Dungiven, Co. Derry, Ireland, Mary Dillon is the older sister of folk singer Cara Dillon. She recorded three albums as a member of 1990s traditional Irish folk band Déanta, and has guested on a number of other recordings. 2010 she gave sign of life again and recorded an EP named "Army Dreamers" with cover songs and a traditional one.
Brian Nicholas McFadden (born on 12 April 1980 in Dublin, Ireland), is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the late 90s as a member of the multi-million selling Irish male band, Westlife. He is now a judge on Australia's Got Talent. In June 1998, McFadden auditioned for the new Irish male band (at the time), Westlife with Nicky Byrne and eventually both joined the group alongside Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan.