She Shook Me

Hi guys,

It’s been a while since I posted, but I’m happy to report that our EP, She Shook Me is now available online at itunes and bandcamp.

We’ve been lucky to have gained some great support. The track has been played by the BBC on their Introducing show, the Irish Times gave us a mention, TXFM have given us a few spins, as have Dublin South FM and 8 Radio.

We’re really grateful for everyone who’s playing, listening and buying tracks.

If you’d like to support us, please do!

xx

Barry and Hazel Irish Times

 

Culture Vulture at The Odessa

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Just a quick note about my night…

Barry and myself went to the Odessa to Culture Vulture, a monthly night curated by Tony Clayton-Lea.

This month’s guests were John Cummins, Lisa O’Neill and Lenny Abrahamson, who did a Q and A.

Lisa’s set blew the doors off the room, it was lovely, charming and quirky, like the lady herself. We saw her a while back supporting Rodriguez in Vicar Street, and I fell in love with her song Elvis, I give you Irish Stew. Her between-song chats were great too, so engaging and fun.

John Cummins is the Irish Slam Poet Champion and an absolute legend. I believe he should be the poet laureate. His line about “Agenda Kenny” got a whoop last night.

Here’s John in action at the Brownbread Mix in 2010.

We had a great night, can’t wait to see who’s up next month.

:)

*Culture Vulture poster from the¬†Odessa’s website

Featured on Picture This

Woop!!

Picture This is one of my favourite sites and Facebook pages and when they said they were looking for bands/musicians to feature, my hand shot straight up.

They very kindly wrote a lovely feature about us on their site -

Here’s a teeny snippet:

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The full interview is at: http://www.picturethisdublin.com/blog/item/barry-finnimore/220

:)

Hello Chaps

Hello,

After a bit of a hiatus, here’s a round-up of what’s been going on…

Recording:

Barry and I went in to Gavin Glass’s Orphan Recording Studio at the start of March to record our 2nd EP, She Shook Me.

My sister came in to help out on piano and we had a very productive 2 days of recording and have 5 songs that we can’t wait to share with you.

Recording was a blast, we felt more confident this time round and had a better idea of what we were at. Gavin was wonderful too, his input was invaluable and he had a great attitude… and patience!

We’re hoping to release the EP in June and we’re lining up gigs and other fun stuff.

St. Patrick’s Day:

Also, Barry and I were volunteers at this year’s St Patrick’s Festival, on Sunday we were assistants at the Big Day Out on Merrion Square. The highlight of my day was the Imaginary Menagerie, captained by Dr Longitude, it was great fun and so creative.

On Monday we took part in the parade!! We carried Discover Ireland banners in front of the Macnas pageant. It was so much fun and great to be involved in, I’d recommend it and will definitely sign up next year. :)

Pictures, or it didn’t happen:

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Barry and I at Orphan Studios, March 2014