+ GOODTIME & THE EUROPEAN SENSORIA BAND
Cian Nugent is a guitar player and composer from Dublin, Ireland who combines personal passions, such as squicky pre-war blues, traditional musics, late 1960s & ’70s singer-songwriters, jazz ambitions, modern composition and the Takoma school into a deeply personal style. His music boasts an orchestrated and fully instrumented sound that is playful and eerie at the same time.
In the past he has toured with people such as Jack Rose, Glenn Jones, Ben Reynolds, Nalle, The Family Elan, George Stavis, Jozef van Wissem, C Joynes, Peter Delaney, Thinguma*jigSaw and James Blackshaw throughout Europe and the United States.
“Doubles, the first LP by Irish guitarist Cian Nugent, is a major proclamation of new young talent. As ambitious as it is evolved.” – Grayson Currin, IFC
“Cian Nugent’s remarkably self-assured new album Doubles is comprised of two side-long tracks that mix acoustic tangents with reverent drone akin to O’Rourke’s Happy Days.” – Marc Masters, Pitchfork.
“With drums, woodwinds, viola, brass and organ, Sixes & Sevens studies a soul in rapturous torrent.” Lars Gotrich, NPR
— New album “Doubles” out now on VHF Records
GOODTIME (formerly Goodtime John) is Dublin born John Cowhie (1978, Gemini)
His Mother calls him John, his friends call him Goodtime.
He has spent the last year writting and recording his 3rd full-lenght album which features Richie Egan (Jape, VisionAir, The Redneck Manifesto) Glenn Keating (Bones, Jape, Somadrone) and Ross Turner (I Am The Cosmos/ Lisa Hannigan). It is entitled The Colours Of Darkness and is due to be released in 2011.
EUROPEAN SENSORIA BAND (Formerly E+S=B, Electronic Sensoria Band) was formed when
long-time Wormhole fan Fergus Cullen asked twin brothers Anthony and
David Carroll to play with him at legendary Dublin improv club
Lazybird. Ditching the guitars in favour of casio keyboards and adding
electro-drumpad player Adrienne Flynn of Memory Cells, E+S=B was born.
With releases on their own Last Of Our Kind label as well as Deserted
Village and Ninepoint records they have played and recorded with the
likes of Damo Suzuki (CAN) and Itaru Oki among others. Since then,
taking more and more inspiration from the American Free jazz scene of
the 60s, E+S=B have scaled down to a three piece line-up consisting of
Fergus on guitar and clarinet, Dave and Anthony on drums and bass.
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