Stuart Adamson – Mickey Bradley Interview (1986)

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , on September 24, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

In 1986 Big Country toured Ireland stopping off in Derry’s Templemore Sports Complex on the way. Stuart Adamson took time out from the sound check on December 2nd 1986 to speak to Mickey Bradley for his Radio Foyle show Mickey’s Monkey. Stuart Adamson sadly passed away in 2001.

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Stuart Adamson – Mickey Bradley Interview (1986)

Future Kings Of Spain – Alison Curtis Interview (2007)

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on September 22, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

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Another great band that are sorely missed round these parts, Future Kings Of Spain were founded by Joey Wilson (guitar & vocals), Anton Hegarty (bass) and Bryan McMahon (drums). Their first gig in 2000 was a support slot for J Mascis & The Fog. They were joined in 2003 by Karl Hussey (guitar). I first came across them on the March 2003 HMV Playlist CD. This is a 2007 interview with Alison Curtis on her TodayFM show ‘The Last Splash’.

Joey Wilson (Future Kings Of Spain) – Alison Curtis Interview (2007)

Friction

Posted in Music with tags on September 21, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

No details so far on this act, recorded off Dave Fanning show in 1990/1991, have a partial second track if we can figure out more..

Warm And New (1990)

The Mary Janes (Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags , , on September 12, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

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From Dublin, The Mary Janes were Mic Christopher (vocals, guitars), Simon Good (guitars), Karl Odlum (bass) and Steven Hogan (drums). Mic Christopher tragically passed away on 29th November 2001.

Instigator

Taken In

Friends

Trilogy

The Brilliant Trees (Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags , on September 5, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

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From Finglas in Dublin, The Brilliant Trees were Alan Hoey (vocals, guitar), Tony Barrett (guitar), Sid Barrett (bass) and Dave Farrell (drums). We had previously featured one track from this Fanning session albeit a very lo-fi recording. We are no longer certain however from which year the session dates. There was a further track ‘Slavedriver’ on this particular cassette which may or may not be part of the session..

If I Die

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The Drays

Posted in Music with tags , , , on September 4, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

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There we were, minding our own business, checking out how Aidan Gillen was faring, filling in for Tom Dunne on Newstalk. Aidan played a great track ‘Can’t Seem to Make You Mine‘ by Alex Chilton which he explained, he first heard in a cover version by The Stars Of Heaven. He then casually announced that the frontman of said Stars Of Heaven, Stephen Ryan had a new band The Drays. Now I know Stephen was recently active with The Dinah Brand but this new track to these ears at least seems to take up where The Stars Of Heaven left off. Check it out for yourselves..

According to Gillen (who was great by the way), The Drays are working on an album titled ‘Look Away Down Collins Avenue’ which is “still some way off”. We very much look forward to hearing it and fingers crossed, maybe even seeing the band perform live..

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The Drays are: Stephen Ryan (guitar/vocals), Conor Brady (guitar/bass/shakers/tambourine), Paul Byrne (drums), Eileen Gogan (vocals).

Update: Now available on iTunes.

Candy Apple Red – Snakeskin

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio with tags , , on August 22, 2014 by Fanning Sessions

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Candy Apple Red were a Dublin 4 piece featuring Dave Dorgan (vocals), Gerry Fahy (guitar), Eamonn Elliott (drums) and Damien Byrne (bass). This track reminds the writer of The Stars Of Heaven and so jumped straight to the top of the pile. If anyone has a band photograph please get in touch. The artwork is the inlay for the tape containing this track. If you click on it you should land on our facebook page where you will find many more Fanning tapes. Your mission should you chose to accept it is to peruse same and tell us what bands/tracks should feature next.

Snakeskin (1993?)

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