First Class and Coach
Formed in 2017 by Reuben Maher (guitars, keys, vox) , Jonathan Parson (bass), Geraldine Thomas (vox), and Andrew McNeilage (drums) – their early gigs fused hard-edged guitar sounds with ambient keys, digital samples, and dance rhythms. These formative shows led the band towards honing their sound – immediate, distorted guitar hooks, driving bass lines, muscular drums, and uncompromising vocals, delivered in both English and German.
The band enlisted Tony Maimone (Pere Ubu) of StudioG in Brooklyn to produce their debut album. They recorded in Monique Studios in Middleton, Cork. ‘The Truth About Honey’ was released on February 14th, 2020 on vinyl, CD & Digital and received favorable reviews in both the Irish and German press. Among them, Dan Hegarty (RTE2fm) named ‘The Truth About Honey’ in his Top 5 Irish Albums of 2020.
formed in Dublin in 1991.
Made up of 4 fiends from Carlow, namely Eric Cole ( guitar and vocals ) Jim Jordan ( guitar and
vocals ) Colm Walsh (Bass ) Eric Murray (Drums)
Gigged extensively around Ireland and England 1991-1993 earning rave reviews in the Irish and
English Music Press and received radio play on local and national radio.
Released ‘The Legendary Basement Tapes 91-93 ‘ in 1996 on German label Merlin Records in 1996,
a collection of 12 studio and live tracks.
Played reunion shows in Ireland and New York 1996, 1998 and 2019
Fans of Adventure
Dublin’s FANS of ADVENTURE have revealed a string of Summer gigs in Ireland and the Netherlands. This band seem to have a renewed zest since the addition of ex 79Cortinaz bassist Cormac Strain, and have a string of catchy, impressive tunes, lead by one of country’s best independent vocalists – Gala Hutton.
The other main songwriter of the group along with Hutton is ex Candy Apple Red and Sack guitarist Dave Dorgan. The quartet is finished off with the solid sound of Eamon Elliott – who also had the same seat behind the drums of Candy Apple Red.