Tammany Hall NYC is a modern alternative rock band that was formed when singer/songwriter Steve O'Reilly and producer/guitarist Matt Anthony collaborated on a 5-song demo together in the fall of 1997. Soon thereafter, the duo began playing power-acoustic guitar driven shows in many of New York's clubs. On March 13th, a Million people heard Tammany Hall NYC's song,"Always on Sunday" in an HBO promo prior to the premier of the second season of the original HBO series Six Feet Under.
Taste was a blues/rock power trio in the late 1960s with lead guitarist Rory Gallagher later going on to a long solo career leading his own rock band. Taste only managed to record two studio albums in its short career. Joining Rory from 1966-1968 were Eric Kitteringham on bass and Norman Damery on drums. Richard (aka: Charlie) McCracken/bass and John Wilson / drums joined Rory and were with him when the albums Taste and On The Boards were made.
That Petrol Emotion
After The Undertones broke up, Sean (John) O'Neill and fellow Derry DJ Reamann O'Gormain formed That Petrol Emotion, with Sean's brother and Undertones bandmate Damian O'Neill joining on bass after the band moved to England. While they were more politically oriented and noisier than The Undertones, they managed to keep their former band's energetic, melodic kick. With their first album, Manic PoI~ Thrill, That Petrol Emotion became critics' favorites, as well as earning a respectable following in the U.K. Sean left the band after their third album, End of the Millennium Psychosis Bhes. The album showed signs that That Petrol Emotion's exuberant diversity was beginning to wear thin; their next albums proved that they were running out of things to say. After eight years, That Petrol Emotion broke up in 1994
Formed in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1963, Them's tempestuous career spawned some of the finest records of the era. The original line-up - Van Morrison, Billy Harrison, Eric Wrixen, Alan Henderson and Ronnie Millings were stalwarts of the city's Maritime Hotel, where they forged a fiery uncompromising brand of R&B. Them's second single, the first one flopped, "Baby Please Don't Go," reached the UK Top 10. It was backed by the Morrison-penned "Gloria," later adopted by aspiring bar bands. The follow-up, "Here Comes The Night," was written and produced by Rg~g veteran Bert Berns. It peaked at #2, and although it suggested a long career, Them's internal disharmony undermined progress and the original line up split.
This Northern Irish hard rock/indie metal trio was formed by Andy Cairns, Michael McKeegan and Fyfe Ewing, They had a string of Indie chart hits and have gathered a sizable fan base over the years.
Formed in Dublin in 1969, this fondly remembered hard-rocking outfit comprised Phil Lynott, Eric Bell and Brian Downey. They made their recorded debut on Parlophone Records in July 1970 with the rare single "The Farmer." After signing to Decca Records, they issued two albums, neither of which charted. A change of fortune occurred after they recorded a novelty rock version of the traditional "Whiskey In The Jar." The single reached the UK Top 10 and popularized the band's blend of Irish folk and strident guitar work. The band then undenvent a series of line-up changes during early 1974. Bell was temporarily replaced by Gary Moore, after which two more short-term guitarists were recruited, Andy Gee andJohn Cann. The arrival of guitarists Brian Robertson and Scott Gorham stabilized the line-up as the band entered their most productive phase.
1976 was the breakthrough year with the acclaimed Jailbreak hitting the charts, with "The Boys Are Back In Town" reaching the UK Top 10 and US Top 20 and was voted single of the year by New Musical Express. In early 1977 Robertson was forced to leave the band due to a hand injury following a fight and was replaced by the returning Moore.
Another UK Top 20 hit followed with "Don't Believe A Word." Moore then returned to Colosseum and the recovered Robertson took his place. Both "Dancin' In The Moonlight (It's Caught Me In The Spotlight)" and "Bad Reputation" were UK Top 10 hits and were soon followed by the double album, Live And Dangerous. The line-up changes continued. Robertson left in August 1978. Moore returned and helped record Black Rose, but within a year was replaced by Midge Ure. The following year saw the band scaling new commercial heights with such Top 20 singles as "Waiting For An Alibi" and "Do Anything You Want To," plus the bestselling Blade Rose.
After recording some solo work, Lynott reunited with Thin Lizzy for Chinatown, which included the controversial Top 10 single, "Killer On The Loose." The heavily promoted Adventures Of Thin Lizzy maintained their standing, before White bowed out on Renegade and was replaced by John Sykes. One more album, Thunder And Lightning, followed before Lynott split up the band in the summer of 1984. A posthumous live album, Life-Live, was issued at the end of that year. Its title took on an ironically macabre significance two years later when Lynott died of heart failure and pneumonia after a drugs overdose. Four months later, in May 1986, Thin Lizzy re-formed for the Self Aid concert organized by Bob Geldof, who replaced Lynott on vocals for the day.
The Tipperary Knights
Since forming in 1986, The Tipperary Knights have emerged as one of the leading Irish Trio's in the United States. The group is known for its live, dynamic, high energy performances, moving from fast driving medley's of reels, jigs, march's to intriguing sensitive tunes & ballads. CarmelJohnston an all Ireland champion brings her talents on the fiddle, tin whistle, bodhran and vocals enhancing the talents of Bob Vesey and Tom DeSantis who have shared the stage and the spotlight for 15 years combining unique talent and humor with a passion for their music. They have performed with a litany of well-known performers sharing the stage with a who's who of entertainers such as The Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem, The Wolfe Tones, The Commitments, Jim McCann, Davey Arthur, Brendan Grace, Frank Patterson, Pete Segar, Cherish the Ladies, Aoife Clancy, Eileen Ivers, Sharon Shannon, Liam Railly, Bagatelle, The Dublin City Ramblers.
In Ireland, a distinction is made between 'traditional' and 'folk' music, 'folk' music having a wider interpretation as it can refer to 'contemporary songs with guitar accompaniment. Traditional music comprises two broad categories; instrumental music, which is mostly dance music (reels, jigs, hornpipes, polkas and the like), and the song tradition, which is mostly unaccompanied solo singing.
Name given to the series of huge Feile rock concerts held in Semple Satdium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Though Ronan Tynan's singing career has made him a star, his personal story of triumph in the face of adversity is the stuff of which legends are made. Ronan was born forty years ago with lower limb disability. When he was twenty, his legs had to be amputated below the knee after an auto accident caused complications. Just weeks after the operation, he was climbing up the steps of his college dorm. Within a year, he was winning gold medals in the disabled games. Between 1981 and 1984, Ronan amassed eighteen gold medals and fourteen world records. It was this kind of determination that soon propelled him to conquer a whole new field. He became the first disabled person ever admitted to the National College of Physical Education, and then a full-fledged Medical Doctor, specializing in Orthopedic Sports Injuries, with a degree from prestigious Trinity College.
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