Instagram link


plus support

Fri 29th Oct 2021

Whelan’s upstairs


From the furthermost regions of Romania… From the mountainous peaks of Scotland… From the darkest corners of a forum…

comes a band desperately trying to create new music together whilst practicing social distancing due to the Covid-19 worldwide pandemic….

Founding members Ally Pender and Alex Burcea met whilst in another band and found there was a creative spark when they worked together. They decided to form their own project in the summer of 2018.

They spent the next year writing songs & auditioning band members. The current lineup was completed when Evan Cassidy, James O’ Gorman & Shane Waldron joined in June 2019.

Legend says if you took Muse, The Editors, The Killers and Manic Street Preachers and baked them into a cake at 180 degrees you would create, not only a lawsuit, but something that bears a mild resemblance to Afterbliss.

Afterbliss spent the first 18 months of their existence writing songs, recording demos and shaping their sound based on their collective influences. Melodic rock is how they best describe their sound, taking notes from the forementioned bands and creating a style that is uniquely theirs.

In September 2020, Afterbliss entered Windmill Lane Recording Studio to begin recording sessions with producer Alan Kelly. They released their debut single in November 2020; Until Sunrise. This was followed up with Kiss & Tell in February 2021. Both songs were well received by fans and critics and was played on many local and national stations. Afterbliss’ third single Remnants was released on June 18th. Remnants builds upon the band’s musical style and pushes it in new directions. While maintaining the indie rock genes of their previous singles, it also incorporates elements of disco, synth pop and even classical music.

Band Members;
Evan Cassidy – Lead Vocals
Alex Burcea – Lead Guitar, Synths, Backing Vocals
Ally Pender – Drums, Percussion
James O’ Gorman – Rhythm Guitar
Shane Waldron – Bass Guitar


€10 available online from Whelan’s

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on all bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.