Archive for the joys

Junkster (1995 Session)

Posted in dan hegarty, Fanning, radio, session with tags , , , on July 16, 2021 by Fanning Sessions


From Dublin, Junkster were Deirdre O’Neill (vocals), Aidan Lane (guitar), Mick Creedon (guitar), Graham Darcy (bass) and Donal McParlin (drums). They released an eponymously titled album on RCA in 1997 but saw greater success in the US than on these shores. O’Neill, Darcy and Lane were previously in The Joys. More details on irishrock but as always please get in touch with memories and corrections. Thanks to Dan Hegarty for rebroadcasting. The first two tracks appeared on the debut album, ‘Silver Boy’ was never released. Pete Holidai produced the session and co-produced the album in Woodstock. For more details have a listen to Dee talk to Dan as part of his ‘For The Record‘ series.

Going Down (1995)

Twister (1995)

Silver Boy (1995)

Alice Springs (1988 Session)

Posted in Music with tags , , on June 5, 2017 by Fanning Sessions

alice springs

From Dublin, Alice Springs were Eamonn McGowran (vocals), Paul Rogers, (guitar), Kieran Butler (bass) and Justin Healy (drums). Justin would later feature in The Forget Me Nots, The Golden Horde, Interference, LiR, The 4 Of Us, Glee Club and The Late Late Show House band! They released a number of demos from which we have further tracks that featured on the Dave Fanning show but today we feature 3 tracks from the 1988 Fanning session.

Lady of the Long Lawns


Swings and Roundabouts

The Joys (1990 Demo)

Posted in Music with tags , , on May 26, 2016 by Fanning Sessions

Featuring former members of Gavin Is God and 1948ish, The Joys were Deirdre O’Neill (vocals), Graham Darcy (bass), Anthony D’Arcy (drums), Pat Murphy (guitar) and Aidan Lane (guitar). After some lineup changes The Joys went on to become Junkster.

Cheshire Cat (1990)

Crush (1990)

Snakehouse (1990)

Vicious (1990)

Gavin Is God (1989 Demo)

Posted in Music with tags , , on May 25, 2016 by Fanning Sessions

From Malahide in Dublin, Gavin Is God were Deirdre O’Neill (vocals), Rory Carlisle (guitar), Neil Higgins (keyboards/vocals), Graham Darcy (bass) and Anthony Darcy (drums). Deirdre, Graham and Anthony later became The Joys.

Get It (1989)

Male Disease (1989)

Violator (1989)

The Joys

Posted in Music with tags , , , on December 15, 2011 by Fanning Sessions

I know very little about this Dublin band, apart from the fact that Terry Hackett apparently played drums. This track featured on the Nationwide Vol 3 cassette compilation from Danceline Records in 1989. As usual if you know more please leave a comment or send an email.

Update: Deirdre O’Neill was the vocalist, she went on to further success with Junkster.

Update #2: This song was one of four recorded at Sun Studios on 11th June 1990. The line up was Deirdre O’Neill (vocals), Pat Murphy (guitar), Graham Darcy (bass), Aidan Lane (guitar) and Anto Darcy (drums). The session was engineered by Paul Lacey.

Cheshire Cat (1989)

Gavin Is God

Posted in demo, Fanning, Music with tags , , , on June 16, 2009 by Fanning Sessions

Okay back to posting tracks of bands I know absolutely nothing about. Today it’s the turn of Gavin Is God and a demo track from them shortly before they played support to Real Time Motion in some place called The Baggot..

Small Men