Whelan’s ‘One’s to watch 2014’ & Top10 most most promising act for 2014 – Hotpress magazine.
‘Exuberant. It’s hand clapping, foot stomping stuff with more rousing choruses than a pub full of balled singers. Rootsier down-home baroque folk of the fleet foxes variety’. – Hot Press (May, 2013)
‘Corner Boy possess something different and this needs to be witnessed in the live setting. It’s early doors for Corner Boy but this band are destined for great things’. – GoldenPlec.com (Aug, 2013)
Corner Boy, winners of Red Bull Bedroom Jam 2013, are set to release their debut studio E.P. “True North” on Friday 14th March, with single “Ghost Town City”, out 28th February. Their victory awarded them the opportunity to record with producer Joe Chester (Ryan Sheridan, Mundy, Gemma Hayes, The Coronas) in Grouse Lodge Studios.
Playing their first ever show at the Other Voices Derry music trail in February 2013, Corner Boy have gone on to perform at some of the biggest festivals in the country including Electric Picnic, Westport Festival, Indiependence and Knockanstockan. Life on a farm has certainly instilled a strong work ethic in the band who have toured relentlessly, performing in 27 Irish counties to date.
Friends from the farmlands of rural Wexford, unusually emigration was the spark that ignited the flame bringing the five members of Corner Boy together. Having left Irish shores for Canada, lead singer Michael returned home revitalised after immersing himself in the vibrant Montreal music scene. On his return the five friends joined forces to form Corner Boy.
Corner Boy’s music blends together traditional Irish instruments and folk progressions with contemporary musical themes. Their style gently nods to Northern American folk and layers each tune with soaring vocal harmonies. All of which gives Corner Boy its distinctly energetic sound juxtaposed with a haunting narrative.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club /// ZEBRA /// [Live Bands and guest DJs] w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm (Free entry before 10:30pm).