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Paul Cleary interview with Pat Kenny (1986)

Posted in interview, Music, radio with tags , , , , , on December 14, 2012 by Fanning Sessions

Paul Cleary, founder and lead singer of the recently defunct Blades, now with new band The Partisans talking to Pat Kenny in 1986 about school, early careers and what he might have done if music had not intervened. Paul talks about why The Blades called it a day, who The Partisans are and what they’ll be doing. He also explains why he didnt perform at Self Aid. Thanks to Mick for digging this out.

Paul Cleary part 1

Paul Cleary part 2

The Partisans

Posted in Fanning, Music with tags , , , on February 25, 2010 by Fanning Sessions
Photo via Jack Lyons (Irish Jack)

Photo via Jack Lyons (Irish Jack)

The Partisans were a post Blades Paul Cleary vehicle which featured Conor Brady (guitar), Damien McGoona (bass, ex No Name Band) and Tony Smyth (brother of The Bogey Boys’ Jimmy Smyth, also ex No Name Band) (drums). They released a 7 track mini LP on Hotwire Records in 1987 from which they released one single ‘I’m Doing Fine’. The Partisans released one further single ‘Open Your Eyes’ on Hotwire in 1988 followed by a single ‘Different Dance’ in 1989 on Trap Records. Paul Cleary’s next release was a solo album ‘Crooked Town’ on Reekus in 2001. Conor Brady went on to feature on The Commitments soundtrack and toured with The Corrs. Most recently he has played with Jerry Fish And The Mudbug Club but is now concentrating on production at his Phonic Studios where he worked in March 2009 with Stars Of Heaven and Revenants man Stephen Ryan.

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