U2 is an Irish rock band which formed in 1976 in Dublin, Ireland. Since the band’s formation, they have consisted of Bono (real name Paul Hewson) (vocals, guitar, harmonica), The Edge (real name David Evans) (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), Adam Clayton (bass) and Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums, percussion). The band is the biggest selling alternative rock act of all time, having sold 140 million albums worldwide as of 2008. They have won 22 Grammys and were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. As of 2009, they have released 12 albums and 58 singles.
Colm Mac Con Iomaire is from known Gaeltacht area of Cúileann na Páirce in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. He plays violin, keyboard and sings vocals with the Irish Rock group The Frames. Mac Con Iomaire has been involved with The Frames since 1990. Mac Con Iomaire has a practical opinion of the industry: "I think we measure success on a day-to-day level," Mac Con Iomaire has said. "All you can do is throw a bunch of seeds out there and see which ones catch on."
There are 4 artists with the name Waiting Room: 1) Waiting Room is a band from Ireland. They have released two LPs: Catering for Headphones and Battle Lines Are Gently Drawn, as well as a seven inch split. Having officially seperated before the release of Battle Lines Are Gently Drawn, they played a once-off gig in order to launch the album. They have said they will not reform again. 2) Neighbours actor Alan Fletcher , along side Melbourne musicians Tommy Rando and Chris Hawker, formed Waiting Room in 2004.
There are several artists using this name. 1. An alternative Indie-Pop band from Cork, Ireland. The five-piece group are renowned for their distinctive style and energetic, charming live performances. Their third album 'Go God Go' was released in Ireland in June 2008, to great critical acclaim and has also received mass exposure on the national airwaves. It is also available in Canada through a licensing deal forged with Toronto-based indie label Sparks Music. A US release is scheduled for 2009.
Dylan Moran is an Irish comedian from County Meath. He is probably most famous for playing the misanthropic Bernard Black in the Channel 4 sitcom Black Books. Dylan was born in 1971 in County Meath, Navan, Ireland. He left school at 16 with no qualifications and apparently spent 4 jobless years 'drinking and writing bad poetry'. He once worked as a florist for a week but hated it. He is not very tall.
Jape is the alter-ego of Redneck Manifesto member Richie Egan. Hailing from Crumlin, Dublin 12, he purveys an electronica-heavy music tinged with 'stoner folk'. Jape's most renowned song 'Floating' has been covered by The Raconteurs and The Mighty Stef, to name a few. His debut album 'Cosmosphere' was released in 2003 (Volta Records), followed by 2004's 'The Monkeys In The Zoo Have More Fun Than Me' (Trust Me I'm A Thief).
The Popes were originally assembled by Shane MacGowan (The Pogues) after he either quit (his version) or was booted (the band's version) from the Pogues. Although they began life as Shane's backing band, Shane's somewhat "erratic" behavior gave them the incentive and the room to branch out on their own a bit. They have released two studio cds, "Holloway Boulevard" and "Outlaw Heaven" both on Snapper records, and a live set coupled with the studio set, also on Snapper Records.
The Script are Danny O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan and Glen Power from Dublin, Ireland. After reaching 15 in the charts with debut single We Cry, their 2nd single The Man Who Can't Be Moved peaked at 2. Their debut album, The Script, was released on the 11th August, and went straight to number 1 on iTunes UK & Ireland. Their 3rd single Breakeven was released on the 10th of November 2008.
‘Villagers’ began life as a nameless collection of musical poems, all under the pen of one Conor J. O’Brien. “Ultimately, I’ve learned that a song is not an isolated thing. You have to wash the dishes before you write a song. It should never be taken too seriously. It must be treated with joy and humour, regardless of the subject matter,” muses Conor, as he strokes his hairless chin.
“The aim is to feel the songs out. If I don’t surprise myself, then it is a worthless endeavour. Indeed, I would apply this attitude to all aspects of this project.