Mic Christopher (born 21 September 1969 in New York; died 29 November 2001 in Groningen, Netherlands) was an American-Irish singer-songwriter, best known for his posthumously-released debut album Skylarkin' (which won the album of the year at the 2002 Meteor Awards). Prior to his solo career, he had a number of successful years as the lead singer of Irish band The Mary Janes, beginning in 1990.
Mark Geary, born in Dublin, Ireland in 1973 to a large family with seven siblings. In 1992, Geary emigrated to New York at the age of 19. He gradually established himself as a respected and popular singer-songwriter in that area, playing frequently in venues such as Sin É. In 1999, Geary released his eponymous debut album on Paradigm Records.
Declan O'Rourke is a gold record singer/songwriter from Ballyfermot Dublin, Ireland. At the age of 13, when living in Australia with his family, O'Rourke was given his first guitar by a priest in Kyabram who recognised his potential and love for music; Hence the title of his debut album "Since Kyabram", which was released in October 2004.
Cathy Davey is a Dublin born singer/songwriter. She is most frequently compared to the likes of Björk, PJ Harvey and Kate Bush, and is known for her unique sounds of rock infused with hypnotic tones which create sensitivity alongside angst.
Patrick "Paddy" Casey is an Irish singer-songwriter from Dublin. Paddy Casey’s music is appealing to a wide audience. His debut album was one rich in soulful grooves and catchy hooks. The album opened loudly with the rousing Fear, and ended with the angry and despondent It’s Over Now, while exploring themes of loneliness, loss, love and social problems facing the young generation along the way.
Ham Sandwich are a five piece Irish rock band, with members hailing from County Meath and Dublin. Charismatically fronted by Podge McNamee (vocals/guitar) and Niamh Farrell (vocals) the line-up is completed by Dave McEnroe (bass guitar), Brian Darcy (guitar) and Ollie Murphy (drums).
The Cake Sale is a band featuring a loose and expansive collective of musicians and writers who have combined to create a 9-song CD of the same name on Oxfam Records. All profits will go to support Oxfams Make Trade Fair campaign and their overseas programme work.
David Kitt (born in 1975 in Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish musician who crosses multiple genres. He has released six solo albums to date. Since mid-2007 Kitt has been making house music with his brother, Robbie, under the psuedonym Spilly Walker. He has also been a member of Tindersticks since their 2010 Falling Down a Mountain album and tour.
Delorentos are a Dublin-based Irish alternative rock band, formed in 2005. They consist of Ró (vocals, guitar, piano), Kier (vocals, guitar), Níal (bass, backing vocals) and Ross (drums, backing vocals).
Bell XI is an indie rock group which formed in 1999 in County Kildare, Ireland. The band consists of Paul Noonan (vocals, drums, guitar), David Geraghty (guitar, keyboards, vocals) and Dominic Philips (bass, vocals).
Mundy (born Edmund Enright in Birr, County Offaly in 1976) is an Irish singer-songwriter. He released his debut album Jellylegs in 1996 on the Epic Records label. The album included the song "To You I Bestow", which was featured on the bestselling soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.
Damien Dempsey is from Donaghmede on Dublin's Northside. His earliest musical influences were the post-pub singsongs that his parents used to have at their home when he was a toddler. Good, bad or indifferent, everyone had to sing. Today his unique sound reflects the influence of traditional Sean-Nós as well as his musical heroes: Bob Marley and Elvis Presley.
Gemma Hayes is a singer-songwriter born August 11, 1977 in Ballyporeen, Tipperary, Ireland. She signed to Source Records/Virgin in 2001 and issued the folksy 4.35am EP and the more band-orientated Work to a Calm EP before releasing her debut album, Night on my Side, in 2002. The album was subsequently nominated for that year's Mercury Music Prize, now called the Barclaycard Mercury Prize.