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Preachers Son & Tabby Play The Clarence Sligo, Friday April 30th

Preachers Son will be playing The Clarence Hotel Friday April 30th and are really excited to be joined by Tabby. Doors 9pm.

Preachers Son are Brian Hogan (Kíla) on guitar and vocals and Emmaline Duffy-Fallon (previously of Engine Alley on drums and vocals. Together since early 2009 and gathering momentum with their dynamic live shows, they are frequently joined on stage by guest musicians including Kieran Kennedy (Black Velvet, Hothouse Flowers) and Dara Munnis (Doctor Leaves, The Coronas, Jack L).

They describe their music as “like a David Byrne, Scott Walker collaboration, or Queen’s greatest hits circa 1980 vs Morrison Hotel. A bit angsty, a bit Bowie, a wee bit ska, rock, blues, country, punk, croon, Mars (God of War). A Led Zeppelin / Leonard Cohen crossover sort of Johnny Cash, Bowie doing Talking Heads kinda thing”.

Their debut album "Love Life and Limb" is currently having the final touches made by Dave Bascombe in London (Placebo, Korn, Goldfrapp, Depeche Mode). Guest artists on the album include Gavin Friday and Liam Ó Maonlaí. The album will be released end of summer 2010. Single X For Sandra available on all leading digital sites.

Brian Hogan is actually a real flesh and blood preacher’s son. His dad was Larry Hogan who was part of the Irish 60’s folk scene with his group We 4. In 1974 he scored a number one album Simple Song Of Love, which led him to preaching and teaching through music before he died in 1998 - the band’s name was chosen in his memory.

“One of my happiest new discoveries, I came to know Preachers Son through a blurt from Gavin Friday’s direction regarding his guest appearance on Preachers Son’s song Lipstick. I followed the trail and came to X For Sandra. It hit the same dark, western tinged, vaguely punk nerve that runs through just about every “alternative” music fan I know over 25. Their mini bio above throws in a few references to help you get an idea of their sound but like anything this striking, it’s hard to pin down. It will likely appeal to fans of the Bad Seeds, Firewater, Pig Orchestra, Gavin Friday, Pogues, Dirty Three, and so forth....”

Johnny Blackchurch, London, UK - Radio Hydrgen
“I Love This Band: Preachers Son is a Dublin-based trio with a grit-glam sound channeling equal parts David Bowie (especially in his Berlin phase), Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, and the Legendary Shack-Shakers. They've created a unique, hard-rock sound that positively drips with drama and raw musicality. I can't stop playing them. Fingers crossed they'll be here for North by Northeast.”
Catherine Kustanczy Toronto,, Canada - Linklalicious PLAY ANON

Further information contact
Elvera Butler info@reekus.com / 01 6601578 / 087 6865801
Louise Coghlan louise@ceol-pr.com / 087 7794318
Noel Ely - Origin Promotions / 00353 860718579

Brian Hogan has been playing in bands since the age of ten. At present he is chief bass-man with KíLA, with whom he co-composes and travels the world. With KíLA he has won a Meteor award, earned a platinum, several gold discs and achieved a number-one-hit alongside U2, The Dubliners and the Band of Bowsies with the single The Ballad Of Ronnie Drew. He has enjoyed playing with George Hamilton IV, Bono, U2, Sinéad O Connor, The Dubliners, Paul Brady, Donal Lunny, Liam O Maonlaoí, Glenn Hansard, The Cheeky Girls, John Aldridge and Ronnie Wood.

In 2009 together with the beautiful Emmaline at his side, he launched Preachers Son (the name referring to his father Larry Hogan who spent his life preaching and singing) featuring his own compositions with the odd cover thrown in.

Miss Metronome aka Emmaline Duffy-Fallon is best described as a human metronome. Being a drummer nerd, her influences are Matt Johnson for his perfectly timed fills and because he is a terrific drum teacher, Jody Stevens, for his phrasing, Ringo, because less is more and John Bonham, because he made drums sing, despite the ferocious beating. Miss Metronome plays a Vintage Sonor Kit that she doesn't tune but it always sounds great nevertheless. She calls them her 'magic drums'. She insists (despite scientific proof) that wearing white summer dresses and heels while performing makes her play better.

At the age of fifteen she joined the band Engine Alley, signed to Mother records and enjoyed hits such as Infamy, Mrs Winder and Song For Someone. In 1994 she left the band and under the guidance of Paul McGuinness she went solo, releasing single Now or Never in 1995. She then relocated to New York, trained as a dog trainer / behaviourist and continued to play with a selection of bands. Since returning to Ireland she has played with Pete Pamf, Nick Kelly and is a founder member of Preachers Son.
When she's not rocking hard on the drums she a super nanny for dogs.

Preachers Son

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