The Brief Encounter Podcast with Johnny Boyle

The Brief Encounter Podcast

Hey Folks! Welcome to the Brief Encounter Podcast. I've been a professional drummer for over 30 years and have played with some great bands and musicians such as Picturehouse, Marianne Faithfull, Paul Brady, Glen Hansard and The Frames to name but a few.I've always been interested in what it takes to pursue an artistic endeavour and maintain longevity in a very challenging industry so I'll be interviewing artists from all walks of life. read less
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Ep.25 with Irish Electro Pop Artist Paul Quin (Biazarre)
Apr 6 2022
Ep.25 with Irish Electro Pop Artist Paul Quin (Biazarre)
Hey Folks,Paul has been releasing music since 1989 and on this Podcast episode we discuss his career as well as growing up in the 80s in Dublin. We also look a the challenges artists and young people are facing  with with rising cost of living here in Ireland. Below are some links to Paul's music and website.https://quinpaul.com/?fbclid=IwAR0gj9Bj7RIgd5p4iVIngF4r-8q_c6vvWxOH4sH65sFddosFYd5ta9bX-jghttps://music.apple.com/ie/artist/paul-quin/590997881Paul Quin has worked in several musical genres since the 1980’s. Alone and in collaboration.Considered a pioneer in the field of Irish electronic music, his first single was a radio hit in 1989. ‘The Colour Of Rain/A Better Place’, released by duo Biazarre hit the Irish charts and was played constantly on Irish radio stations.In the years following Paul has featured on Irish dance music compilations from Futuresque records (Music To Move To vols 1 and 2 ) digitally released an EP ‘Goodbye To Mandalay (2000) on the flagship online record label Peoplesound.com, a mini album ‘Future Songs’ (2011) – on Ninthwave Recordings, performed at numerous live performances, art installations and other cultural events as well as regular Dublin gigs.Paul’s current musical genre centres on old Skool synth sounds, beats and melodies from electronica / electroclash together with live instruments- piano, cello, violins and sax.The first full length album ‘Life On Earth’ is set for release on the well known Russian electronica label  Scent Air Records  in 2021.In the leadup a series of singles/music videos will be released and feature on all social media platforms. ‘Life on Earth’ will be available in both physical and digital formats including vinyl.This record has been crafted over a period of two years with House of Analogue’s Aidan Casserly ( Sebastian & The Dream , Silver Moon ) co-writing and producing the record.Greg Malocca of Egoboo has recorded all the vocal layers and added additional production and as well as mixing the album Some great Irish musicians play on this release such as Rónán Johnston, Simon Quigley, Katherine Atkinson, Paul O’ Connel (who co wrote and produced the track ‘We Are Unbroken’) Gerard Farrelly, and Mick Mc Donnell.Support the show
Ep. 23 with U.S. based Irish Singer Songwriter Mark Dignam
Mar 13 2022
Ep. 23 with U.S. based Irish Singer Songwriter Mark Dignam
Hey Folks,This was a great chat about the Dublin Singer Songwriter scene that began with a small group of aspiring artists in the late 80s early 90s. Glen Hansard, Mic Christopher, Mundy, Kila and many others were involved and the Irish music scene was incredibly vibrant post U2's Joshua Tree. I hope you enjoy my chat with Mark as we reminisce about a very special time in the Irish music scene as well as other topics about Mark's career. Mark plays  The Scratcher Sessions on April 3rd at 8.15pm in NYC.Mark Dignam was born in Dublin, Ireland, and raised for the most part, in Finglas, a working class suburb known for its rough and tumble character, soccer players, and some fine singers and musicians. His mother, Maureen, sang around the house a lot, and the neighborhood itself, was soaked in music; Irish Traditional, Pop, Rock, Punk, Ska and Reggae tunes seemed to be everwhere. In the late 1980s Mark and his fellow northside friend Glen Hansard, began busking on Grafton Street in the city center, meeting up with Mic Christopher, Kila, Miriam Ingram, Leslie Keye, et al, to establish a street performing phenomenon. It was a racous mix of covers and originals which garnered a staunchly loyal, weekly following over three to four summers. The group became a storied part of Dublins’s music history, and from the vantage point of their pavement stage, they were not unused to seeing members of The Waterboys, Van Morrison, or Sinead O’Connor in the audience. The police were also frequent visitors (not the band!). Meanwhile through the early to mid 90s Mark became a popular member of Dublin’s influential songwriter scene, most notably Dave Murphy’s legendary sessions in historic venues around Grafton Street: The Bailey, McDaids and the International Bar. After Mark’s first trip to the U.S in 1991, he began to hone his highly lyrical Folk-Rock sound, releasing Poetry and Songs from the Wheel in 1995. Ireland’s Hotpresss Magazine voted the record one of it’s top ten debut albums of that year, and hailed Mark as a powerful voice on the singer/songwriter scene. He toured extensively in western Europe and the U.S, along with opening for Glen Hansard, The Swell Season, David Gray, Billy Bragg, Joan Armatrading, Richard Thompson and Richie Havens, to name-drop but a few. The debut was followed by 1997s In a Time of Overstatement, And One for All in 2004, Box Heart Man, recorded with Detroit label Timesbeach Records in 2005 and “Rebuild” recorded with a live studio audience at Pittsuburgh’s Treelady studios in 2014. Mark currently lives around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the United States with his two, much adored teenage children, and is working with producer/engineer Steve Seel, on a new album, titled An American Tune. The album will reflect on his experiences as an immigrant (and now naturalized U.S citizen) and mix elements of both Irish and U.S musical cultures.  A highly poetic writer leaning into the folk-rock tradition in the past, Mark has intimated that An American Tune will also investigate the ideas of “historic” and “modern,” bringing together acoustic and electronic instrumention. “What I picture, is a record made by Leonard Cohen, The Waterboys, Peter Gabriel and if I can stretch myself, maybe a little of St. Vincent (Annie Clark).”  A single “Angels of Mercy” will be released in early Sept of 2021, with the full-length record following in the Spring of 2022.  Mark will begin to tour again as a solo artist and/or with a new iteration of his band The House of Song. www.markdignam.comHttps://markdignam.bandcamp.com/Https://www.facebook.com/mark.dignam.5074HttpSupport the show
Ep. 22 with U.S based Irish Drummer/Songwriter Keith Walker (Power Of Dreams)
Feb 21 2022
Ep. 22 with U.S based Irish Drummer/Songwriter Keith Walker (Power Of Dreams)
Hey Folks,I really enjoyed catching up with Keith. I'll let this Podcast do the talking as it was a great chat where we talked about growing up in South Dublin in the late 80s and how vibrant the music scene was back then.Please see the links below to see what Keith has been up to over the last few years.Phoenix Arizona 2000 - PresentThe Bollox - Vocals/Guitar/Songwriterhttps://open.spotify.com/track/2ftkqHtPfuYkyy0oy76qBq?si=uftymUSvQUmZ9WShTMpREgSister Cities - Drumshttps://open.spotify.com/track/1abwVZjvYh35fDH2NyZSgN?si=JGB4jY3eT2iwtKuE2vyX0gThe Holy Coast - Production/Synths/Programming/Songwritinghttps://open.spotify.com/track/53SYMngm4W52CXTNBuMtXj?si=0lzXqRmoSby7YTYv57BZyASnake Heart Society - All except mixing.https://soundcloud.com/snake-hear-society/snake-heart-society-the-other-side?si=83aef8b9ce1f45e39e9e23c9b0eec353The Deadlys Vocals/Drums/Guitar/Songwriterhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msFw7aCFF9cBaby Teith is an 80's Post Punk/New Wave influenced clothing brand I co-own/run here in Phoenix.Baby Teith - https://babyteith.comPower of Dreams released a new album in 2021 and have an Irish tour March 2022.Press release and dates below.Ausländer, the much awaited comeback album from seminal Irish indie band Power of Dreams is out now via The state51 Conspiracy. Thirty-one years since the release of their seminal debut album, Immigrants, Emigrants and Me, Ausländer is a vibrant and reflective companion piece to the earlier release; very much informed by songwriter Craig Walker’s Irish roots and years of touring living in England, France and Germany.Recorded between Berlin, Bath, London and Arizona, Ausländer (the German word for foreigner) bears many of the hallmark sounds of one of Ireland’s most enigmatic bands of the 90s while Walker’s subsequent development as one of Europe’s busiest songsmiths is evidenced throughout.Featuring original members Craig Walker, Keith Walker, Ian Olney and joined by producer / bassist  Erik Alcock (Pink, Celine Dion, Eminem) and on keyboard and mixing duties Ali Staton (Turin Brakes, Snow Patrol, Lightning Seeds, Madonna), Ausländer brings a wealth of musical talent to the table.Tour datesMarch 12th – Mike The Pies, Listowel.March 13th – Cyrpus AveSupport the show
Ep.21 with Songwriter/Composer Page Hamilton (Helmet, David Bowie, Band of Susans)
Jul 6 2021
Ep.21 with Songwriter/Composer Page Hamilton (Helmet, David Bowie, Band of Susans)
Hey folks,On this episode I talk with Helmet guitarist and frontman Page Hamilton.Page has worked with David Bowie and on numerous movie soundtracks such as Michael Mann's Heat and Collateral, The Kissing Booth, Saw and The Crow.Page is a straight talker bursting with humility and I can safely say it was a real pleasure getting to know him.I hope you like our conversation so please leave a comment if you like what you hear.Born in Portland, Oregan. He studied guitar at the University of Oregan before moving to New York  to study jazz guitar at the Manhattan School of Music.Helmet were formed in New York in 1989.Helmet has released eight studio albums and two compilation albums. After releasing their debut album, Strap It On (1990), on Amphetamine Reptile, Helmet signed to Interscope Records and released three albums for the label, including the highly successful Meantime (1992). Their next two albums ― Betty (1994) and Aftertaste (1997) ― were also successful, but did not match the critical or popular acclaim of Meantime. Helmet broke up in 1998, but reformed in 2004, and has since released four more albums ― Size Matters (2004), Monochrome (2006), Seeing Eye Dog (2010) and Dead to the World (2016). The band is currently working on their ninth studio album.https://www.pagehamiltonmusic.com/https://www.helmetmusic.com/https://music.apple.com/us/artist/helmet/105500https://open.spotify.com/artist/0qB0cTENhSUc0feov5qbg0?si=Bj_K23-EScyhZVu646Ktig&dl_branch=1Support the show
EP.20 With Irish Actress/Singer Bronagh Gallagher(Pulp Fiction, Star Wars, The Commitments, A Bump Along The Way)
Jun 2 2021
EP.20 With Irish Actress/Singer Bronagh Gallagher(Pulp Fiction, Star Wars, The Commitments, A Bump Along The Way)
Hey Folks,What can I say about Bronagh Gallagher. She is one of the sweetest, most talented and humble people you could ever meet. Plus she is incredibly talented and great craic.On this podcast we talk about her upbringing in Derry, her stellar film and T.V career as well her 3 solo albums.Bronagh has just finished season 3 of Brassic for Sky TV  and has appeared in everything as far as I'm concerned. Just turn on your T.V and you will spot her in any things.Recently she released a single with Noel Hogan from The Cranberries called 'CRYBABY'.Here's a mini bio below as well as links to Bronagh's albums and movie and T.V credits.Hope you enjoy this. Bronagh is always great to hang out with and we had a great conversation.Bronagh Gallagher is an Irish-born singer and actress. Born in 1972 in Northern Ireland, Bronagh became involved in the performing arts, including music and drama during her teenage years. She later joined a local amateur drama group known as the Oakgrove Theatre Company. Bronagh made her screen debut in 1989, starting mostly on television series. Her first big feature film appearance was in Alan Parker 's _The Commitments (1991) _ followed three years later in Quentin Tarantino 's Pulp Fiction (1994). Five years after that she appeared in 'George Lucas' 's film prequel Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). Rolling into the 21st century, Bronagh's work balanced out evenly between television and film. Further film appearances included Tristan + Isolde (2006) and Sherlock Holmes (2009). Her additional television work included Holby City (1999), The Bill (1984), The Field of Blood (2011) and in 2012 Pramface (2012). Bronagh still remains active as a singer as well as a musician.CRYBABY – Noel Hogan & Bronagh Gallagher https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGTNOc0WfuYBronagh Gallagher's Wikihttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronagh_GallagherBronagh's albums on Ituneshttps://music.apple.com/ie/artist/bronagh-gallagher/372667685Bronagh's IMDBhttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm0302345/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0Pulp Fiction (HD) - Overdose Needle Scenehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpMxpzfSRUAA Bump Along the Way Official Trailerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2himU26oyKoThe Commitments - OFFICIAL TRAILERhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSXGeUQc0CoActing Masterclass with Marlon Brando - The Peter Serafinowicz Showhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_wktVpKUNcPhantom Menace (1999) Opening Scene feat. Bronaghhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R42v5rt3_2YSupport the show
Ep.19 with Rob Bochnik (The Frames, Glen Hansard, Black Space Alloy)
May 4 2021
Ep.19 with Rob Bochnik (The Frames, Glen Hansard, Black Space Alloy)
Hey Folks,It was a such a pleasure to catch up with my buddy Rob and it's safe to say that we did imbibe during this conversation. This Podcast is 2 hours in length but we did continue to hang out for another 3 hours. So great to catch up with Rob and his wife Cherie.On this episode we reminisce about our time touring with The Frames and Rob talks about working at Steve Albini's Electrical Audio studios. Rob discusses his solo work as well as some of the notable artists that he's worked with such as Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova and the Smashing Pumpkins.Here's a little more info on Rob....Rob Bochnik is a musician, audio recording engineer, singer and songwriter. He honed his recording skills while working with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio, as an audio engineer. In addition, Rob played an important role in constructing the studios and overseeing their maintenance. It was his audio engineering work on For the Birds (which was recording at Electrical Audio)  that brought him to the attention of The Frames.He began playing guitar and touring with The Frames in 2002 and was asked to join the band the following year. He played on Set List, Burn The Maps and The Cost, as well as on all their subsequent tours. Additionally, he has toured and recorded as the guitarist and backing vocalist with The Swell Season and with Glen on his solo records.Rob also records as a solo artist, having released his own records Blowing Out the Cobwebs in 2007 and Lovevolve in 2017.  For more info check out https://robbochnik.comhttps://www.theframes.ie/rob-bochnik/https://robbochnik.bandcamp.com/https://blackspacealloy.bandcamp.com/releasesSupport the show
Ep.18 with Irish Drummer Graham Hopkins(part 2)
Mar 5 2021
Ep.18 with Irish Drummer Graham Hopkins(part 2)
Hey Folks,This is part 2 of a conversation that started with Graham back in September 2019.On this podcast we pick up from 2002 where Graham was playing with Gemma Hayes and formed his own band Halite. We discuss his time with Glen Hansard after winning the Oscar back in 2008 with the song Falling Slowly from the film Once. Both myself an Graham played on this Soundtrack and it was great to see Glen finally get the recognition he deserved along with Marketa Irglova.Both myself and Graham have shared drumming duties with The Frames, Q - Colm Querney, Pugwash and Lir.Hopkins was born in Dublin and was brought up in Clane, County Kildare in a musical family (his father, Des being a jazz drummer). He was surrounded by music from an early age and began playing the drums at approximately four or five years old. In 1993, he left school to join My Little Funhouse, a band from County Kilkenny. The band had already released their debut album Standunder on Geffen Records, when Graham joined. The band toured for about a year in support of the album, mainly in the United States. Tours included support to Guns N' Roses and The Ramones amongst others. The band then lived in Los Angeles and recorded a second album for Geffen before imploding.Short selected discographyTherapy? – Semi-Detached (1998)Therapy? – Suicide Pact-You First (1999)Therapy? – So Much For the Ten Year Plan (2000)Therapy? – Shameless (2001)Therapy? – Music Through A Cheap Transistor (2007)The Frames – Dance the Devil (1999)The Frames – Burn the Maps (2004)The Frames – The Cost (2006)David Kitt – Square 1 (2003)David Kitt – Not Fade Away (2006)Pugwash – Jollity (2005)Pugwash – Giddy (2009)Dolores O'Riordan – Are You Listening? (2007)Jape – The Monkeys in the Zoo Have More Fun Than Me (2005)Miriam Ingram – Trampoline (2006)Boss Volenti – Boss Volenti (2006)Ann Scott – We're Smiling (2006)Support the show
Ep.17 with Scottish Drummer LesleyMcClaren(The Hedrons, Altered Images)
Mar 3 2021
Ep.17 with Scottish Drummer LesleyMcClaren(The Hedrons, Altered Images)
Hey Folks,It was great to chat to Lesley about her career. We've both had a similar professional trajectory with our careers and are both currently focussing on teaching.Below is some information about some of Lesley's past achievements and current projects.Altered ImagesI have been playing drums for Clare Grogan and her new all-girl line up since 2012. We play regularly all year round across the UK and beyond, bringing hits like, I Could Be Happy, Don't Talk to Me About love and of course Happy Birthday, back to life. Here is clip from the BBC Quay Sessions  in December 2019:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8hU-Z0Cn6s&feature=emb_imp_woytLola in Slacks5 piece Glasgow band fronted by Lou Reid. We've been together since 2013 honing our sound. Louder Than War music magazine summed us up perfectly,  "Like the Mary Chain, Lola in Slacks are classicists, consciously part of a lineage that takes in 70s New York, French chanson, and maverick individualists such as John Cale and early Roxy Music." We released, 'Postscript in Blue' on limited edition vinyl & digitally  in 2019 and it has been very well received. More releases to come and you can check my "Gigs" section for live dates also The HedronsThe first band I was in that gained a record deal and commercial success. I had an amazing journey with The Hedrons, a punk/rock band that formed in 2005 in GlasgowWe released three singles on the Glasgow based label, Measured Records. Two singles went top 5 and one went top 20 in the Scottish Chart. Our debut album One More Won't Kill Us was released on 5 February 2007. Live & ToursI have played at several UK music festivals including Download Festival, T in the Park and Isle of Wight. I  also have numerous UK tours under my belt. I toured America three times also appeared at SXSW, Canadian Music Week and Quebec City Music Festival. In 2007 I toured Germany alongside the Pigeon Detectives and The Wombats. In California, I toured with Social Distortion playing sold out shows at House of Blues venues across the state and Las Vegas. During my stay in America I was part of a series of Club NME gigs and featured in an article in NME (UK) written by Alan McGee of Creation Records. I also appeared on the catwalk at Dressed to Kilt in New York in 2007 with my band mates.  Support SlotsI have been lucky enough to support the Sex Pistols, Rolling Stones and Alice in Chains and played to 15, 000 in Quebec supporting Billy Talent - all with The Hedrons.AwardsIn September 2007 The Hedrons were nominated for a BT Digital Music Award and we found ourselves in the same category as Dave Gilmour, RobbiSupport the show
Ep.11 with Colm Mac Con Iomaire (The Frames, Kíla)
Oct 9 2020
Ep.11 with Colm Mac Con Iomaire (The Frames, Kíla)
Almost twenty years ago Colm Mac Con Iomaire was struggling to describe his early attempts at composition and made a distinction between ‘tunes’ and ‘music’. Much of his playing life up to that point had been in the Irish traditional world of ‘tunes’ effectively the dance music which makes up much but by no means all of the instrumental repertoire in Irish traditional music. His father’s people came from the Connemara Gaeltacht and Colm’s family were Irish speakers living in Dublin. The Irish language ‘sean-nós’ unaccompanied singing tradition with its storehouse of ancient and beautiful airs was embedded early on in his musical consciousness. On his mother’s side there was classical instrumental music on the violin and piano and Colm learned to play as a very young child. It was a musical home, one visited by musicians and singers …. a place of naturally occurring opposites …Irish and English(language), rural and urban, classical and traditional, old and new.The creative tension between these two notions of ‘tunes’ and ‘music’ produced a player composer and film score arranger who seems always to have been aware and inspired by the dualities in his musical and cultural world. His first musical collaboration happened while he was still in school. With school friends he started the contemporary trad band Kíla. Freedom to experiment was at the heart of Kíla. It was a cultural call to arms and the timing was crucial for a young musician on the threshold of adult life. Playing in Kíla was accompanied by a long spell busking with band members in Dublin streets. Playing and performing in duos and in big groups of up to twenty became a routine as did meeting other musicians and absorbing a huge mixture of new sounds and musical styles. And a new space opened up…. a world of streets populated by winos, pickpockets, drug-dealers, prostitutes and cops. It was he says his “eye opener on real life”.A friendship with another busker Glen Hansard was followed by a leap into the professional mainstream and a new role, playing fiddle with the wildly popular Frames whose live gigs were and are the stuff of fan lore legend.At the heart of the Frames whirlwind was a still centre. It pulled Colm back and inward. In the late nineties the Irish language television broadcaster TG4 offered opportunities to write scores for film .The compositions he made for these productions came from an interior place whose deep roots lay in traditional Irish music but also in an older way of life and thought, consciously mediated through his personal life lived out in the contemporary space.So it was not surprising that the title for Colm’s first solo album The Hare’s Corner / Cúinne an Ghiorria signified not only an acknowledgement of the importance of that old culture but also an urgent plea for “the hare’s corner” in contemporary culture… a still place where space and time are set aside for something beautiful for its own sake. Hares live in a precarious world protected but also hunted and endangered.His work in film and theatre has allowed him to progress and mature as an orchestrator of his own compositions. And Now the Weather / Agus Anois An Aimsir was critically acclaimed and he toured in Australia and USA with the band.His new record is titled The River Holds Its Breath / Tost Ar An Abhainn and was produced by Bill Whelan. Bill also accompanies Colm on piano. It was recorded in the old-way – playing live to a reel to reel tape-machine.– Nuala O’Connorhttps://www.colmmacconiomaire.com/https://open.spotify.com/album/0V0jczOpOLRKwaSI76hkkL?si=ILgvwdeUS5y5Ss5M0ofUgQhttps://www.theframes.ie/Support the show
Ep.10 with Status Quo guitarist Richie Malone.
Sep 25 2020
Ep.10 with Status Quo guitarist Richie Malone.
I was first introduced to Richie Malone by my good friend Linda McDonnell at my local pub Scholars in Firhouse, Dublin. I had no idea that Richie was the guitarist in legendary band Status Quo.His story is very unique in that he was first introduced to the band as a kid when his father began to take him to the the band's live shows. Richie and his Dad would hang around at the stage door to get a glimpse of Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi, and over time a relationship developed between Rick and Richie. Richie began playing guitar as a teen and modelled his style on Parfitt.Parfitt took a keen interest in Richie and would eventually suggest that if anything ever happened to him Richie should take over on guitar duties. This is real testament to the band and how they valued the fans. A very sweet ethos indeed.Status Quo have released 33 albums since 1968 with Richie contributing 2 songs on the band's 2019 release 'Backbone'. I've never seen Status Quo live but I have so many memories of the numerous hits the band has had from ' Rockin All Over the World' to one of my all time favourites 'Down Down'. Who could ever forget the open chords on the piano from 1985's Live Aid concert and the sense of mischief Rick and Francis would project. This iconic duo have a place in many peoples hearts and Richie's story is truly magical so I hope you like it.  Rock on!Status Quo - Rockin' All Over The World (Live Aid 1985)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEO6v-YiS00Richie Malone meets RICK PARFITT DURING STATUS QUO soundcheck Killarney INEC FEB 2008https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzdXK4RgH5U&feature=youtu.beStatus Quo; Live In Hyde Park, 15th September 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUTEibPaYNE&feature=youtu.behttps://www.statusquo.co.uk/https://www.facebook.com/richiemalone01/https://www.instagram.com/richiemalonemusic/?hl=enhttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richie_MaloneSupport the show
Ep.09 with drummer Rick McMurray from the band Ash
Sep 11 2020
Ep.09 with drummer Rick McMurray from the band Ash
Ash is a Northern Irish band formed in Downpatrick, County Down in 1989 by vocalist and guitarist Tim Wheeler, bassist Mark Hamilton and drummer Rick McMurray. As a three-piece, they released mini-album Trailer in 1994 and full-length album 1977 in 1996. This 1996 release was named by NME as one of the 500 greatest albums of all time. After the success of their full debut the band recruited Charlotte Hatherley as a guitarist and vocalist, releasing their second record Nu-Clear Sounds in 1998. After narrowly avoiding bankruptcy, the band released Free All Angels in 2001 and a string of successful singles.The band became a three-piece again in 2006 when Hatherley left, and after five conventional albums the band released 26 singles in the A-Z Series in 2009, one every two weeks. The band have had one silver, two gold and two platinum-selling (and chart-topping) records in the United Kingdom, as well as 18 songs in the top 40 of the UK Singles Chart.They were associated with Britpop, though as that musical movement emphasised Britishness (a controversial state in Northern Ireland), they were not comfortable with the association.I really enjoyed talking to Rick and it was a very honest depiction of both our experiences on the road.If you like what you hear please leave me a message on my Instagram page or email me at briefencounterpodcast@gmail.comhttps://www.instagram.com/thebriefencounterpodcast/?hl=enHere are some links to Rick's social media and some links to information about the band Ash. What a band!https://www.instagram.com/onionrick/?hl=enhttps://www.instagram.com/ash_1977/?hl=enhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash_(band)https://ash-official.com/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAGAloqZ_6M&list=PLOHdsgqtDqwme6zdJjymaZTZkdo8OLiPG&index=1https://open.spotify.com/artist/2evydP72Z45DouM4uMGsIE?autoplay=truehttps://music.youtube.com/channel/UCDzywKLFmvLN5Ozb_TymCFwSupport the show
Ep.06 with drummer Dave Hingerty (The Frames, Josh Ritter, Kila, Bronagh Gallagher, Side 4 Collective)
Aug 5 2020
Ep.06 with drummer Dave Hingerty (The Frames, Josh Ritter, Kila, Bronagh Gallagher, Side 4 Collective)
Hey Folks,Welcome to episode 6 of my Podcast with Irish drummer Dave Hingerty.On this episode we discuss Dave's Side 4 Collective and how he was inspired to create a musical project that stemmed from his drum beats. Both myself and Dave have both been drummers for Irish band The Frames. We discuss the effects of social media, our experiences playing with Glen Hansard and The Frames, Paul Brady and life as a musician during the Covid pandemic.Side 4 Collective’s debut album We Burn Bright due for release on May 29th via AMS Records features collaborations with Josh Ritter and Bell X1’s Paul Noonan and a stellar array of the world’s finest musicians.To date, Side 4 Collective has released collaborations with artists such as Josh Ritter (Desperate Days), Bell X1’s Paul Noonan and Katy Perry’s MD Adam Marcello (The Flood), Carol Keogh (Cold Front), Farah Elle (Sand and Sails), Aminah and Khan (Freedom Will Come) and Sarah Mc Quillan (Haokah) and Joe Chester (Battles).We Burn Bright also features songs by Cathal Coughlan (Microdisney/Fatima Mansions) and ROMY (Paloma Faith), Ger Griffen (Rollerskate Skinny), Ben Castle, Adrian Crowley, Brian Crosby with words by Sir Ken Robinson, Temperance Cruise (John Donnelly), and Superelectric.Additional instruments by some of Ireland’s top musicians including Robbie Malone (David Gray), Naimee Coleman, Clive Barnes, Cian Boylan, Miriam Ingram, Paul Bushnell, David Oldham, Vincent Sipprell, Colm Querney, Sister Manu, and Conor Brady.http://davehingerty.ie/http://bellx1.com/https://www.theframes.ie/Sand and Sails -Side 4 Collective feat. Farah Ellehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3htZtNsB4shttp://www.joechester.com/https://www.camdenrecordingstudios.com/https://paulbrady.com/http://www.bronaghgallagher.com/Support the show