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Verta-Ray (1993 Demo)

Posted in demo, Fanning, radio with tags , on April 4, 2022 by Fanning Sessions

vertra ray demo cassette

Verta-Ray was a short-lived band based in Dublin. The lineup featured Brian Murray (vocals), Ian Beesley (guitar), Joey Wilson (bass) and Bryan McMahon (drums), The band recorded a 3-track demo in 1993 featuring; ‘What Are You Waiting For’, ‘You Don’t Understand Me And I Know That You Never Will’ and ‘If Not Now Then When?’. Joey and Bryan would later go on to form the much loved Future Kings Of Spain. Thanks to Pat Barrett and irishmusicdb.com for the bio and Jamesomcm for the photo.

“Verta-Ray (named after Matt Verta Ray from Madder Rose) Recorded in July 24/25 1993 in Sun. Our first time in a studio. Lorcan Cousins on the desk. He told us Lee Ranaldo was in the day previously. Could’ve been a spoof. It impressed us anyway. We’d no idea what we were doing. We were 9 months old. Our first band etc. It cost a small fortune; we were 4 full time students! Peter Collins (filling in for Dave) gave it the first spin. Jim Lockhart called us later offering a Fanning Session. February 1994 the first on their new 24 track desk. We thought we’d “made it”. We hadn’t.”

Anyone got the 1994 Fanning Session?

verta-ray – ‘what are you waiting for’ (1993)

Future Kings Of Spain – Interviews & Sessions

Posted in Music with tags on January 12, 2016 by Fanning Sessions

 

fkosGoing to post a few session tracks and interviews that have surfaced from much missed Future Kings Of Spain. This post for now is a work in progress as the interviews require some editing to remove officially released tracks but wanted to share what I have ready in the meantime. The first track is a session track for the Tom Dunne show on TodayFM from 2007 and is a cover of the J.J. Cale tune made famous by Eric Clapton..

Cocaine (2007)

You Dream In Solid Gold (2007)

Ian Dempsey Show (20/5/2004) [poor FM reception!]

Tom Dunne (?)

Tom Dunne (19/5/2004)

Future Kings Of Spain – Alison Curtis Interview (2007)

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

futurekingsofspain

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)