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The Hitchers (1997 Session)

Posted in Fanning, Music, radio, session with tags , on January 16, 2013 by Fanning Sessions
June  1997  L-R  Hoss Carnage, Niall Quinn,  Andy Gallagher, Eric Fitzgerald

The Hitchers June 1997 L-R Hoss Carnage, Niall Quinn, Andy Gallagher, Eric Fitzgerald

From Limerick, The Hitchers were Andy Gallagher (vocals, guitars), Niall Quinn (vocals, drums), Hoss Carnage (bass, vocals), Eric Fitzgerald (guitars, vocals). Past members include Eoin O’Kelly (vocals 1989-91), Brendan ‘Benny’ McCormack (guitar 1989-90), Frank Ryan (bass 2000-01), Donnacha Twoomey (guitar 1989). They recorded this Fanning session in 1997 and it was re-broadcast on the Dan Hegarty show in 2006 as part of his ‘Classic Session’ series. Niall Quinn is currently active with Theme Tune Boy who are about to release an album ‘Return of the Living Dead’ on 4-3-3 music on January 19th 2013. The album launch party takes place the same day in The Blind Pig, Thomas Street, Limerick.

Human Skull (1997)

You Can Only Love Someone (1997)

U Can Du (1997)

At The Seaside (1997)

The Hitchers (1989 Demo)

Posted in demo, Fanning, Music with tags , , on June 9, 2009 by Fanning Sessions

hitchers 1990

From Limerick The Hitchers appear to be semi active despite calling it a day in Feb 2001. This demo dates from 1989 and was delivered to The Fanning Show on DAT. Check out the wiki or read more about the band on their website. No mention over on the IPNWD for some reason. They recorded sessions for both Dave Fanning and John Peel in 1997 (making it to 21 of the Festive Fifty the same year with Strachan) and released numerous EPs and LPs. The lineup for the Peel session in 1997 was Andy Gallagher (lead guitar), Niall Quinn (drums, backing vocals), Eric Fitzgerald (guitar) and Hoss Carnage (bass) but this demo their first dates from 1989.

All This Everything (demo)