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Quare Groove Vol 1 (2018 Interview)

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on February 3, 2018 by Fanning Sessions

quare groove vol 1

Quare Groove Vol 1 is a new compilation of 70s/80s Irish underground music just released on Dublin’s All City Records. It features 8 tracks of “disco, soul, post-punk and funk” from The Pumphouse Gang, Natural Wild, Sunshine, Those Nervous Animals, Stano, Barry Warner, Some Kind Of Wonderful and Microdisney. On Thursday evening Paul McDermott of Dublin City FM interviewed John Byrne and Jeremy Murphy about the release. We look forward to Vol 2! Update: Interview in today’s Examiner.

Barry Warner

Posted in Fanning, Music with tags , , on November 26, 2009 by Fanning Sessions

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Barry Warner from Limerick was active in a number of bands from 1978 on before going ‘solo’. He recorded a session for Dave Fanning in 1985 before releasing debut single ‘Real Man’. The response was “staggering with huge airplay for both the single and the video” and the song reached number 29 in the irish charts in December 1985. Three further singles followed; ‘Dancing Without You’, ‘What’s Happenin’ and ‘Just A Floor’. There followed a vocal stint with The Prunes (formerly The Virgin Prunes). In 1990 Warner recorded a version of ‘Sound & Vision’ with producer Pat Donne which elicited a positive note from none other than David Bowie himself. In 1992 Warner, disillusioned with the continued lack of commercial success retired restricting his musical forays to DJing. In 2007 he started recording again and you can hear the results on his MySpace page. For some historical context check out ‘Notes on an Irish disco landscape‘ by Paul Tarpey at Jim carroll’s ‘On The Record‘ blog.

What’s Happenin (1988)