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Country of origin:

Ireland

Type of music generally:

Rock with trad-sounding roots

Status:

Most recent release, Bootleg (1995)

See also:

Alt home page

General comments:

This, as I understand it, is sort of part-time-when-we-can-manage-to-get-together band, which consists of Belfast singer-songwriter Andy White, Liam O'Maonlai from Hothouse Flowers, and Tim Finn ex of Split Enz and Crowded House (and his solo career). (abehrend@direct.ca)

Comments about live performance:

The show was amazing, if only for the diversity of instruments ranging from didgeridoo to guitars, basses, mandolin, keys, drums/percussion, bodhran, flutes, whistles, etc. etc. (abehrend@direct.ca)

Recommended first album:

Altitude

Recordings include:


Altitude

Release info:

1995—Cooking Vinyl

Group members:

Andy White
Liam O'Maonlai
Tim Finn

Comments:

This album is very 'loose', almost sounds like a jam session at times...like they're making it up as they go along, but for some reason I just *love* it! It has definite folk/trad. Irish roots with pop/rock overtones and some of that 'Australian sound' I love but can't quite put my finger on.... Anyway, love it, would highly recommend it, and won't even bother to apologize for it being potentially non-ecto ;) (abehrend@direct.ca)

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