ABOUT

Music Nights started as a night in with mates, listening to and discussing our favourite songs, bands, gigs. As the number of members grew, the sessions became less frequent and instead moved to a messaging group. These messages make up the basis for the blog.

Each week, one member will choose an album for everyone to listen to for the next seven days. At the end of the week, we’ll all have our say on the album, the tracks and the band.

Our Music Nights Spotify Playlist will be updated each week with two of the best tracks from the album of the week.



MEET THE LADS

Spud

  • Genres: Alternative and indie rock
  • First single: Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex
  • First album: It’s All About the Stragglers by Artful Dodger
  • Favourite artist: Ocean Colour Scene
  • Favourite gig: Other Voices: Songs from a Room 2, Dublin, 2004
  • Artist (past or present) would like to see: Talking Heads or OutKast

Mick

  • Genres: Everything, literally everything!
  • First single: Spaceman by Babylon Zoo
  • First album: Music for the Jilted Generation by The Prodigy or No Need to Argue by The Cranberries
  • Favourite artist: Talking Heads
  • Favourite gig: Leonard Cohen, Dublin, 2008
  • Artist (past or present) would like to see: The Beatles

E.P.

  • Genres: Rock, but anything goes
  • First single: Live Forever by Oasis
  • First album: The Joshua Tree by U2
  • Favourite artist: U2
  • Favourite gig: Too hard to call; Prince, u2, Bruce Springsteen, Therapy?, Violent Femmes, Rage Against The Machine
  • Artist (past or present) would like to see: David Bowie or Michael Jackson

Clarkey

  • Genres: Everything apart from modern pop and modern Rap/RnB
  • First single: Cosmic Girl by Jamiroquai
  • First album: What’s The Story Morning Glory by Oasis
  • Favourite artist: Past – Led Zeppelin or Thin Lizzy. Present – Arcade Fire.
  • Favourite gig: The Strokes, Oxegen, 2006.
  • Artist (past or present) would like to see: Past – Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, The Doors, The Beatles, Bob Marley. Present – Daft Punk.

Molly

  • Genres: Rock
  • First single: We All Stand Together by Paul McCartney & The Frog Chorus
  • First album: Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits
  • Favourite artist: Queen or Bruce Springsteen
  • Favourite gig: Either Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney or Foo Fighters
  • Artist (past or present) would like to see: Elvis

Sol

  • Genres: Indie, pop, soul, trad
  • First single: The Christmas No. 1 by Zig and Zag
  • First album: Now! That’s What I Call Music 1
  • Favourite artist: Ocean Colour Scene or Stereophonics
  • Favourite gig: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Dublin, 2009
  • Artist (past or present) would like to see: Bruce Springsteen

Ice

  • Genres: Dance, Trance, Electronica, Reggae, Pop, Rock
  • First single: One And One by Robert Miles or Gone Till November by Wyclef Jean
  • First album: Labour of Love by UB40
  • Favourite artist: Chemical Brothers
  • Favourite gig: Chemical Brothers
  • Artist (past or present) would like to see: Queen