Category : Interviews

Introducing: #74 – Randall Stephen Hall

Name: Randall Stephen Hall Formed: On-going Hometown: The little sea side town of “Obscurity”, (Between Larne and Carrickfergus, in deepest East Antrim). Genre: Folk and Fusion ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ When did you start playing music and how…

May 26, 2016

Introducing: #73 – Sonja Sleator

Name: Sonja Sleator Formed: 2011 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Acoustic Singer songwriter ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ When did you start playing music and how would you describe your sound? I picked up the guitar when I was around 14….

May 20, 2016

Introducing: #72 – Absolution Inc

Name: Absolution Inc Formed: October 2014 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Pop Punk Line-up: Ross Moore, Harry Mitchell, Jordan Montgomery, Ben Johnston & Logan Kerr ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your artist/band name? Absolution is a great word…

May 12, 2016

Introducing: #71 – MOSA

Name: MOSA Formed: Early 2015 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Alternative/Psychedelic Line-up: Sean Hogan, Carl Small, James Conway & Luke Harrison ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your artist/band name? MOSA stands for Mind Open Soul Awake but we…

May 5, 2016

Interview: Amanda St John

It seems that Spring 2016 has a whole raft of talented artists competing for our attention with new releases. This year’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival has a line-up that includes launches for a number of local acts. The hugely talented Amanda St…

May 2, 2016

Introducing: #70 – Thran

Name: Thran Formed: 2013 Hometown: Portglenone Genre: Electronic Line-up: Ronan Scullion ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your artist/band name? Thran was chosen as a bit of a tongue in cheek name but has stuck! ▶ When…

April 22, 2016

Interview: New Portals

  Mike and Ruth Aicken, the husband and wife duo responsible for Belfast folk darlings The Jepettos have moved on from their folk roots into something a little bit different. With their folk stylings still finding new listeners online, mostly through their Spotify…

April 15, 2016

Interview: Chris Molloy

  Chris Molloy whose new EP Heavy Love was released a month ago is getting ready for the action. The Lisburn singer- songwriter was away from the stage for a while and it seems that he is ready for it like never…

April 5, 2016

Interview: Rockstock Music Festival

  Rockstock, a one day festival held on the shore of Lough Neagh in Moortown, County Tyrone’s Battery Bar, has been bringing top class acts to the area for years, making the late August event the highlight of the Mid Ulster rock…

March 31, 2016

Interview: Lucy Rose

  I was waiting for Lucy Rose in the Mandela Hall; watching her setting up the stage for the show alongside City and Colour. She was very hands on, putting up amplifiers and moving equipment on the stage herself. As she…

March 15, 2016

Introducing: #69 The Autocratic

Name: The Autocratic Formed: July 2015 Hometown: Coleraine Genre: Alt rock Line-up: Connall Ennis – Vocals/Bass, Odhran Bryson – Guitar/Backing vocals, Conor O’kane – drums/Backing Vocals ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your artist/band name? Well, we…

February 26, 2016

Interview: Tuskany

While the name suggests a more Mediterranean make-up than their Belfast background betrays, Tuskany certainly possess a sound verging on the exotic. The trio of Owen McGarry, Mick McDowell and Thomas Bannon may have only released one track to the world…

February 17, 2016

Introducing: #68 Malin

Name: Malin Formed: 2015 Hometown: Boston, MA / Lisburn, UK Genre: Pop/Rock ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your artist/band name? The name Malin initially came from the BBC shipping forecast as it is the name for…

February 11, 2016

Interview: Lulu’s

Dungannon was once the centre of Mid Ulster’s live music scene, with venues such The Fort attracting up-and-coming bands from across Ireland. In recent years however, with the closure of several bars, gigs have been few and far between. Things…

February 2, 2016

Interview : Henchman Promotions

Henchman Promotions have added another feather to their cap by launching a Saturday Club for underage musicians in The Hangout in Fermanagh. We chatted with Mo Sheerin from Henchman Promotions about the ethos of the club. ►Can you tell us…

January 7, 2016