“MID-ATLANTIC LIGHTER-WAVING ANTHEMIC A.O.R” – Hot Press
Frantic Jack are one the most exciting new bands to emerge from Ireland in recent years. With influences ranging from Matchbox20 to Dave Matthews Band, they have seamlessly molded their own unique sound and captured the attention of audiences both at home and abroad.
The band’s debut album “Independence” received high praise from popular music magazine Hot Press amongst others and was tipped as one of the best Irish records of 2010. The album boasts two Top 20 singles in “Firefly” (which was also 2fm’s single of the week) and “Free” as well as the bands first Top 10 single “Hold On” which charted at No.9 on first week of release.
To date Frantic Jack have played in some of the country’s biggest venues, and following performances in the Olympia Theatre, The RDS, Whelan’s and The Village their live shows have become known for being highly energetic, tight and entertaining. Along the way they have performed on the same bill as the The Saw Doctors, Ash, Delorentos, Duke Special, Imelda May, Bressie, The Undertones and many more.
After a huge 6 week, 25 date Irish Tour in support of their debut album “Independence” during the summer of 2010, the band have now announced the release of their long awaited second album “Last One To Leave” which is set for release on August 31st 2012. The album will be a more defined sound of the bands anthemic rock roots and will be go hand in hand with an extensive Irish and International tour.
Frantic Jack is;
Daragh Fitzgerald – Vocals/Guitar
Mark Kelly – Guitar/Vocals
Pauric Hurst – Bass
James Kearney – Keys
Ricky Byrne – Drums/Vocalst
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm.