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One of the most exciting young bands to come on the Irish music scene in the last few years, say hello to ‘The Academic’.  Forming in their early teens in 2011 , the Mullingar quartet have been building quite a reputation for their live shows and with the average age of the band now only 18 , the future looks bright for this new indie outfit from the midlands.

The band is made up of Craig Fitzgerald on lead vocals/guitar alongside Dean Gavin (Drums) and brothers Stephen (Bass) and Matt Murtagh (Lead guitar).  The band has spent much of 2013 writing new material with a debut EP expected in early 2014.

Recently ‘The Academic’ have opened for The Riptide Movement, The Strypes and Indian rock gods ‘Thermal and a Quarter’ just to name a few, the Mullingar four piece are a complete original act with a sound that strikes both the right essence of a hit with the vibe of an indie outfit with mass appeal.

Editors Choice” – Muzu TV

Staff Pick” – Muzu TV

There’s real potential in this young Irish band” – 2 U I Bestow Music Review


€8 incl. bkg. fee available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings from WaV).

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


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, 12am).