RED BRICK, FIGHTING SPIDERS & PHAD HENNESSY
Date: 21st June
Price: Tickets on the Stage Door: €6.00
Red Brick are an original 5-piece rock band in the post-punk/alternative genre.
Paul Moyser, Mick Heery and Brian Moore formed VCO in school in the early 80's, cutting their teeth on support slots with Neuro and Bad Manners.
The trio of Paul, Mick and Brian resumed working on projects since the 2000’s. They were joined by the inimitable Johnny Hearne on vocals and Arklow's Joe Carley on guitar for an appearance at the memorial for Davy Coad in January, and the 5 piece have decided to carry on as The Red Brick.
Fresh from their appearance at the recent Waterford Retro festival, The Red Brick look forward to trying out new material when they appear on stage at the Theatre Royal on Jun 21st.
Phad Hennessy has been writing songs and performing for many years now. Recently he has branched into live music promotion also, setting up Subterranean Sounds. His songs might be classified as alt-folk or indie-folk, with a lyrical slant.
He has recently shared the stage with American indie rocker, Fernando Viciconte, English folk duo Josienne & Ben and Irish songwriter Mark Geary. He is hoping to record his long overdue debut album in the near future and will be showcasing new songs as well as his older material.
The Fighting Spiders are a musical project under the leadership of songwriter and performer Ashley Sheehan. Having led numerous groups over the years, such as The Mute and 13 Kennel Gods, the Fighting Spiders allows Ashley to flex his modern production muscles and blend his love of 80s synth pop with classic guitar-driven song writing. The Spiders draw heavily on influences such as Depeche Mode, Kate Bush, Prince and Tiffany (yes, you read that correctly).
The Waterford-based electro-pop outfit released their first single ‘I Have Something You Like’ in April 2019. The track is a synth-soaked banger with plenty of dirt under its fingernails. A follow up ‘Every Fresh Memory’ is due out in June.
Fighting Spiders showcases the commanding vocals of Ashley Sheehan, the intriguing guitar talents of Dean Croke and gritty placement of synth, loops, beats and basslines from Brian Grace, Dean Doyle, Rob O’Connor and Andy Walsh.