The Distortion Project in association with Route One Booking proudly presents
BLIND RIVER + SKYPILOT
Sat 16th April 2022
The Distortion Project in association with Route One Booking proudly presents debut Dublin performance for London Heavy Rock outfit BLIND RIVER, supported on this tour by Doagh’s very own big grooving riffmasters SKYPILOT The-band!
Featuring members of Hangnail, End of Level Boss, Godsized, The Earls Of Mars and Pig Iron, the band have bought together the experience and expertise gained from hard work and determination, to give birth to this foot-stomping, fist-raising, rock n roll experience. Full details below!
Formed at the start of 2017, Blind River are a 5-piece, heavy rock band, created to bring classic, pure, riff-driven song writing to the fore.
Having become friends while travelling across the UK and Europe as members of touring bands such as Godsized, The Earls Of Mars and Pig Iron, the band have brought together the experience and expertise gained from hard work and determination, to give birth to this foot-stomping, fist-raising, rock n roll experience.
The band have been steadily growing a dedicated fan base using the tried and tested method of constantly playing every sweatbox bar and beer soaked venue they could find, writing and fine tuning their songs in front of an ever-increasing audience as they went.
This work ethic led to appearances at Bloodstock Festival, Desertfest, Metal Brew Festival, Hard Rock Hell Festival, and supports for the likes of Grand Magus, Voodoo Six and Warrior Soul during an unprecedented first year in existence.
Their method of test-driving material on the road has created one of the tightest live bands on the circuit, resulting in a 4 day recording session at Middle Farm Studios where the band recorded, mixed and mastered a complete 10 track album with producer Peter Miles.
After the album release in 2018, the band went on to tour with Inglorious, City Of Thieves and Marco Mendoza as well as having support slots for The Supersuckers, Anvil, Bonafide, Hawklords, Massive Wagons, Hogjaw, Tony Wright, and many more.
The band‘s 2018 debut release received a 9/10 album review in July’s Powerplay Magazine, going one better in 2020 with a 10/10 review for the follow up album “Made Of Dirt”. Full page interviews have appeared in both Powerplay and Classic Rock Magazine.
Their song “Freedom Dealer” was included on the Classic Rock Magazine “Best of 2018” covermount CD alongside Slash, Joe Bonamassa, Phil Campbell & The B*****d Sons and Clutch.
In 2019 Blind River continued performing across the UK, test-driving new material during live performances that included Ramblin’ Man Fair and a repeat appearance on the Sophie Lancaster Stage at Bloodstock Open Air.
This year has seen Blind River release their second full-length album “Made Of Dirt”. Recorded in just 4 days at The Old Chapel Studio, Chichester the album was made available across all platforms on May 25th 2020.
Blind River are: Harry Armstrong – Vocals, Chris Charles – Guitars, Dan Edwards – Guitars & Andrew Esson – Drums
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€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.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos