Tagged: david graham

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Eoghan O'Sullivan singing at Le Box

Playing to the crowd

Three weeks, three very different gigs, three very different audiences. One Tuesday morning in late November I finally delivered on a promise to bring my guitar down to the crèche that Robert and Declan attend, the Little Green House in Gland, to join in song-time. I had an enthusiastic audience, none more so than Robert, who took his place right next...

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In search of the Perfect Christmas video

A quick recap: David Graham and I wrote and, in 2013, recorded a Christmas song We had a nice animated video made for it, and tried the DIY approach to promoting the single for Christmas 2013… …without a huge amount of success So we spent a bit of money to hire a promoter for Christmas 2014; alas, once again without...

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Three stars and the truth

Having failed to set the world alight with our first attempt to make it to the top of the Christmas pops with our song A Perfect Christmas, we decided to have one more crack of the whip and throw a bit of money at the problem. Following 2013’s DIY approach to music promo, this time David and I (who together...

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What ever happened to Mulled? Rich? Famous?

Update: Three Stars and the Truth (February 2015) I’ve been meaning to write a summary of how the whole “release a Christmas single and never have to work again” project went. If you’ve been paying attention you’ll know that last summer David Graham and I recorded a song called A Perfect Christmas that we wrote together some years ago. We...

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Ireland’s seventh best new Christmas song 2013

See also: Three Stars and the Truth (February 2015) Last week brought good news and bad for our Christmas single. On Thursday morning we learned that we’d been selected by RadioAirplay from over a thousand submissions as one of the top twenty new holiday songs for 2013. For that we were given 1,500 free airplay credits on Jango, meaning lots of...

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A perfect video for A Perfect Christmas

The video for our Christmas single is finally ready. With HUGE thanks to Stephen, John and friends at Lovely Toons, who have put in countless long hours over the last month or so, mostly out of the goodness of their hearts, we now have a really nice animation to go with the song. This will make it much easier for...

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When a (Christmas) single is born

At the start of 2013 I made a new year’s resolution: this would be the year that we’d finally properly record A Perfect Christmas, the song I wrote with my good friend David Graham. And so it was that last Monday we spent the day at Orphan Recording in Dublin in the company of Gavin Glass and Scott Halliday. A...

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A lovely brunch and a Perfect Christmas (ding dong ding dong)

The visit of my good friend David Graham recently coincided with one of our Third Sunday Brunches at The Clubhouse. We took the guitars with us and played a few tunes for the assembled few – it was lots of fun. Aside from our many gigs as Hipster (with Nigel Hughes), Dave and I also played as a duo many...

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Hipster roll on

It was 12 years ago in Limerick that Nigel Hughes suggested the idea of starting a band called Hipster. Some months and a few faltering first gigs later we recruited David Graham to bring some talent to the band and the phenomenon that is Hipster really took flight. Travels that took us off to various different parts of the country...