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General Fiasco

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Owen - Vocals and Bass.
Enda - Guitar and Vocals.
Leaky - Drums
Stuart - Guitar and Percussion

Based in Belfast. Annoying the Neighbours. Not the Australian ones.
The band was formed by the Strathern brothers Owen and Enda and Shane Davey who met at St. Mary’s Grammar School Magherafelt. After Shane’s departure, he was replaced by Stephen “Leaky” Leacock who they met at Rainey Endowed School in Magherafelt, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. They formed General Fiasco in early 2007 and played their first gig at the Glasgowbury Festival near their home town on July 26th of that year. They soon supported bands such as The Wombats, One Night Only, The Pigeon Detectives and The Enemy, and played at Oxegen, Belsonic and the Reading and Leeds Festivals. Their debut single Rebel Get By was released on 10 November 2008. In an interview Owen said how they got their name. “There were loads of names going about. Someone came up with General Music which no one really liked and I came up with Marley Jedrejak Fiasco. So it was just a combination of two terrible names. There was someone in my class at school called Jedrejak, I think they were Australian. I just thought it was a really cool name.”

The band were invited to play at the 2008 Reading & Leeds festival as part of the BBC Introducing line-up. Their appearance was picked by NME as one of “the ten hopes for the near future.” Since then they have been part of the BBC Introducing line-up at the Electric Proms in October 2008.

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