Category : Introducing

Introducing #63: CQD

Name: CQD Formed: Summer 2012 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Alt Rock Line-up: Daithi Greene, George Patterson, Ryan Hart & Peter Taylor ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name? CQD stands for Close Quarters Distress. It was the distress signal used…

April 24, 2015

Introducing #62: Parapa Palace

Name: Parapa Palace Formed: 2014 Hometown: Ballynahinch Genre: Alternative Rock Line-up: Paul O’Hare – Vocals and Guitars. Aaron Hunter – Drums. Allan Hunter – Guitars. David Walsh – Lead Guitar ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name? We decided…

April 16, 2015

Introducing #61: Shoot The Messenger

Name: Shoot The Messenger Formed:  June 2014 Hometown: Derry/L’Derry Genre: Indie Rock Line-up: Brooke Logan – Vocals, Jake Smith – Lead Guitar, Caolan Moore – Bass, Lauren Kelly – Drums ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name? We decided…

April 3, 2015

Introducing #60: Riot Upstairs

Name: Riot Upstairs Formed:  2013 Hometown: Derry/L’Derry Genre: Alternative Rock Line-up: Hannah Richardson, Caolan Moore, John Goodman & Ella De Nijs ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your artist/band name? Our band name came about in 2013 when we had a…

March 27, 2015

Introducing #59: Cadaver Club

Name: Cadaver Club Formed:  2012 Hometown: Fermanagh Genre: Funeral Punk Line-up: Mister Crowe (vocals), Boom Chic Chic (Bass), Dirge (Guitar), Draggle (Drums) ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ What’s the story behind your stage name? Stage name? What stage name? – Mr. Crowe…

September 26, 2014

Introducing #58: Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors

  Name: Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Formed: 2014 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Rock Line-up: Barry Allen (Guitar, Vocals), Tom Finney (Lead Guitar),  Sean Morales (Bass) & Michael Hanvey (Drums) ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ What’s the story behind your stage name? The band used to be called…

September 18, 2014

Introducing #57: Plain Zebra

Name: Plain Zebra Formed: 2011/2012 Hometown: Derry Genre: Blues, Folk, Indie Line-up: Graham Baldrick (guitars, vocals, percussion), Michael McCafferty (Bass, Vocals), Vadim Zeberg (Vocals, Harmonica, Electric Accordion) ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ What’s the story behind your stage name?…

August 29, 2014

INTRODUCING #56 – Jessica Doherty

  Name: Jessica DohertyFormed:  2013 Hometown: Derry Genre: Acoustic Singer-Songwriter What They Say: “A diligent & focused young talent with massive potential. An artist you’ll no doubt be hearing a lot about in the future.” –  Chordblossom.com ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ What’s the story behind your…

August 22, 2014

INTRODUCING #55 – Black Mono

Name: Black Mono Formed: August 2013 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Alternative Rock/Grunge Line-up: Naomi Savage (Vocals, Guitar) – Verity Grant (Bass, Backing Vocals) – Steven Bradley (Drums) What They Say: “A fusion of 90’s Alt-Rock” ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ What’s the story…

August 8, 2014

INTRODUCING #54 – Lipstik Lizards

  Name: Lipstik Lizards Formed: 2013 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Rock ‘n’ Roll Line-up: Matthew Duly – Lead Vocals | Eoghan Johnson – Guitar/Vocals | Daniel Thornton – Guitar | Martyn Garbett- Bass| Dean Ward – Drums What They Say: Impressive young…

August 1, 2014

INTRODUCING #53 – R51

Name: R51 Formed:  2013 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Alternative Rock Line-up: Melyssa Shannon (Vocals), Jonny Woods (Guitar, Vocals), Aaron Black (Guitar, Keyboards), Anton Hughes (Bass) What They Say: “If R51 stay on this trajectory, there is only one way they are headed. Upwards” – Al Gilmore, Chordblossom.com ◀ Q…

July 11, 2014

Introducing #52 – Callum Stewart

  Name: Callum Stewart Formed: Early 2013 Hometown: Magherafelt Genre: Pop/Rock Line-up: Just me but more often than not joined on stage by some of my crazy musician friends What They Say: ‘Young troubadour ready to take on the world’…

June 12, 2014

Introducing #51 – Aquatramp

Name: AquaTramp Formed: 2012 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Heavy Rock n’ Roll Line-up: Scott Anderson (Bass), Jack Goligher (Guitar), Kyle Lockhart (Vocals), Tiarnan Belshaw (Drums), Oisín Jayat (Guitar) What They Say: ‘Big riffs, big grooves and an in-yer-face performance from one of…

June 5, 2014

Introducing #50 – Escobar

  Name: Escobar Formed: Jan 2013 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Alt-Rock Line-up: Adam Kerr (guitar) / Colm Meir (drums and programming) / James Smyth (vocals, guitar, keys and programming) / Piaras Nolan (bass, vocals) What They Say: “A monster!” Dan Hegarty, RTé’s The Alternative What They…

May 23, 2014

Introducing #49 – Patrick Gardiner

  Name: Patrick Gardiner Formed:  October 2012 Hometown: Magheralin Genre: Jazzy acoustic folk-pop Line-up: Solo What They Say: ‘Acoustic based singer-songwriter with flavours of soul and jazz. Equal parts sincere and absurd.’ What We Say: A refreshingly honest songwriter who’s full of heart. ◀ Q & A ▶  ▶ When did…

May 9, 2014