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Formerly known as Slainte, they were voted "Best Band on the London Circuit" 2006 in The Irish World awards. The lads picked up the award in at a big ceremony in Feb and after their performance on the night were described as "a breath of fresh air for Irish music." They were never content to just be a local band playing other people's music and harboured ambitions of reaching a world-wide audience. They played the circuit for a few years with various friends and line ups until they finally settled on the one we see today.Read More...
They began to pool their lyrics and bits and pieces of songs that had been written over the years, they also wrote brand new songs (including 3 songs especially for Mike O'Dea's Boston-Irish movie 'Townies') and the results surprised even the band members themselves. They hit the studio and within a few weeks had recorded an album which exceeded even their own expectations. They decided a name change was necessary due to there being a vast number of bands worldwide named 'Slainte', it had served them well on the London scene but the new music deserved a new name. 'The BibleCodeSundays' name came about from regular Sunday gigs and drink-fuelled conversations about conspiracy theories etc. These weekly gigs/sessions became known as 'BibleCode Sundays'.
The mix of traditional Irish and modern music forms the unique sound which is 'The BibleCodeSundays', it speaks from the hearts of the band members and, they hope, for the Irish communities all over the world.
The Irish as a race have given the world some of the most important and influential people in rocknroll history, the likes of Rory Gallagher, Thin Lizzy, U2 and, through descension, The Beatles, The Smiths and more recently Oasis. The influence of traditional music is well acknowledged by all these artists, many of them citing the more traditional artists like The Chieftains, Luke Kelly and The Dubliners as mentors with The Pogues landing somewhere between the two styles. Still nobody to this day has truly married all these into one as naturally and effortlessly as The BibleCodeSundays, with the added influence of growing up in a multicultural London, surrounded by a strong Irish community. This breeds a unique branch of the worlds vast Irish population. The stories, poems and songs that speak of a beautiful landscape and glorious heroes mixed in with the aggressive, dirty streets of day to day London.
The BibleCodeSundays debut album Ghosts of Our Past was born mostly out of frustration that no one band was really hitting the mark. The Pogues had opened a door and nobody was stepping through and carrying on their work as so many bands had done with The Beatles. The Irish have played a major role in nearly every major event in recent world history, the struggles, successes and failures are the inspiration for the songs that make up this unique collection.
This remarkable band represents both the history and the future of Irish music. For our future we must embrace the Ghosts of Our Past.
* Patrick Franklin - Fiddle - (one of the best young fiddle players in London)
* Carlton Hunt - Drums - (ex Bad Manners)
* Ronan MacManus - Vocals and guitar - (son of Ross & brother of Declan aka Elvis Costello)
* Joe Moran - Flute and vocals - (ex All-Ireland champion)
* Enda Mulloy - Bass and vocals - (son of Tom from the legendary Mulloy Brothers)
* Andy Nolan - Accordion - (ex Shane MacGowan and the Popes)
* Ghosts of our Past - 2006
* Boots or No Boots - 2007
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Whitey - 8,461 plays
- Ghosts Of Our Past - 7,841 plays
- Plunkster - 5,702 plays
- McBratney from the Kitchen - 3,822 plays
- Dockside Lullabies - 3,606 plays
- Mary of the Northolt Road - 3,567 plays
- Dixieland - 3,550 plays
- Honour of the Gael - 4,450 plays
- Better Man than Me - 3,221 plays
- Boys Of Queens - 2,209 plays