The Young Offenders (1996 Session)
With origins in Cork, London based The Young Offenders were formed by Ciaran McFeeley (vocals), Ian Hurley (guitar), Steve Hackett (bass) and Brian Dunlea (drums). McFeeley, Hurley and Hackett were previously in a 3 piece known as The V-Necks with McFeeley on drums. Although much feted the band broke up before releasing an album due to disenchantment with the record business. Ciaran McFeeley went on to release two well received albums as Simple Kid. In 2005 Steve Hackett formed Sister with Ciaran’s brother Alan McFeeley of Sultans of Ping F.C.. Discogs lists two Young Offenders releases on Columbia, the ‘Science Fiction’ EP and a single ‘That’s Why We Lose Control’ both released in 1998. These tracks are from the 1996 Fanning session. Thank you Dave Hackett for the comment below which corrected some errors in the original post. The unreleased album ‘Once Upon A Time In The Nineties‘ is now available on YouTube as are various demos from The V-Necks and The Young Offenders.
Ballad Of The Young Offenders (1996)