Recording At Orphan Studios

Hello!

Just wanted to share some exciting news…
This weekend Hazel and I went to Orphan Recording Studio in Dublin to record our 2nd EP with the mighty Gavin Glass.

You might recognise Gav from his work with Lisa Hannigan or as a singer/songwriter in his own right.
Gavin was great to work with and we feel he really got the best out of us. He also added some of his awsomeness to the tracks, playing the additional guitar and bass parts (I’ll let you in on a secret – he may have added a little harmonium too 😉 ).

Hazel’s sister Emer joined us for a tune on piano too.

We recorded and mixed five songs in total over two days and it’s an understatement to say we’re delighted with the results.

We’re hoping to release the EP in June independently on CD and on itunes and bandcamp. We’ll be announcing gigs and other fun stuff shortly too.

Hazel and I in the studio

Hazel and I in the studio

Stay tuned for more info!
Barry

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Happy New Year!!

Hi!

Happy New Year! I’ve been thinking about everything that’s happened during 2013. Here are some of my favourites:

– My track Hey You Sitting Up in the Tree was played on BBC Introducing, which was an incredible achievement and a huge boost to my confidence. Delighted!

– We released our debut single When the Sky Turns Black, in February at the Twisted Pepper with John Cummins. Here is one of our songs Hey, Hey, Hey from the night on YouTube

– We released our EP, What I See on iTunes, Bandcamp and at Tower Records (where we also played twice)

– We recieved Radio play on Dublin South FM, Eclectic Highway, Radio Adelaide, RadioActive, and here is an interview we did for Dublin City FM

– We enjoyed playing many gigs during the year at singer/songwriter nights including Velocoustic, Song Room, Monday Echo, Zephyr Sessions and more

– We made a video for one of our new songs Sweet Caffiene for a Canadian music blog, AMBY who featured it on their site

– We won cronuts at the Dot Conf

– I made my busking debut in Dublin… and made a euro!

– Hazel did the Women’s Mini Marathon and helped to raise over 100 euro for the Irish Heart Foundation.

– I grew a beard!

In December we also did a Storeroom Session at Hot Press and which should be featured on the Hot Press site in the coming weeks.

2013 was a fun year and I’ve really enjoyed the music. Thanks so much to everyone who’s supported us, promoted us, given us gigs and bought our music. It means so much to us.

I’m hoping 2014 brings lots more of the same. Hazel and I have already started rehearsing and arranging songs for the next EP which we can’t wait to share with you all.