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Hey Paulette


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Hey Paulette were formed in Dublin in 1987 by Eamonn Davis (singer/rhythm guitars). Colm Fitzpatrick (bass)and Derrick Dalton (lead guitars) joined forces with Eamonn to write pop tunes. Some people labelled us a C86 band, as we were into writing melodic jingly jangly tunes but we didn’t really know what we were playing and still don’t! Paul Lester of The Melody Maker gave us ‘Tingle of The Week’

Eamonn wanted to be in Josef K and modelled himself on Edwyn Collins, while the others wanted to be in The Smiths. Every rehearsal they would start playing The Smiths mid song to annoy the hell out of Eamonn. It was great fun!!

A compilation of all of our records titled ‘Long Ball Into Nowhere’ has just been jointly released by Fire Station Records in Germany and Clarendon Records which is very exciting.

It is very strange writing about a band sixteen years later but we didn’t do much so it’s not so hard to remember. Obviously the best part was going to London as teenagers to record our John Peel Session . Peter Hahndorf, Tweenet had always been a fan. We think it is due to the fact that he was in the BBC with John Peel on the night that he broadcast our session. Article here about it. It’s a pity we never got to record an album, but back in the 80’s no one had any money. Ireland was a bleak place and the celtic tiger had not kicked in.

Hey Paulette recorded our first single ‘Commonplace’ in our late teens with a drum machine for the label Mickey Rourke’s fridge run by enigmatic Sean A Mc Dermott. We topped the alternative top ten on Capital Radio with this single in 1988. We eventually got an amazing drummer called Darren Nolan and started playing at break neck speed which hurt our fingers.


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