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"A gleaming machete attack on the corpse of alternative music." - Ste.Read More...
The Eclectic are a five piece band from Dublin
consisting of brothers Kev and Liam O Brien, Keith
Murphy, Mick Power and Ste McCormack. Origins can be
traced as far back as 2002 but from 2004 onward the
band have been forging their reputation live around
Dublin and in early 2005 they completed their long
awaited demo Songs For a Blank Canvas.
The Eclectic originally formed in South Dublin, in 2002 when
Brothers Liam and Kev started jamming in the O'Brien
household. Keith Murphy (a close friend of Liams) was
soon invited to these exclusive get together and the
three soon started to do not very much at all.
Kev and Mick met in college and quickly found
out they had a similar interest in talking shite
about, but also playing, music. The 4 soon started to
play in practice studios around Dublin and played
their first gig at Kevs 21st. The band at this stage
had no name and played all covers (mostly crap ones).
After that they did pretty much nothing
together for about a year and a half. In that time Kev
got an 8 track digital recorder and started writing
and recording songs with Brother Liam. A friend of
Kevs, Ste, on listening to some of Kevs stuff
realised that he wasn't a talentless plonker and
started writing songs with him. After deciding to get
up off their arses the 5 lads got together and started
practicing these new songs.
The second gig came along when Brian, Keiths
brother, asked them to play at his 21st and unleashing
their sound onto the unsuspecting public (their
mates). This is when the band came up with the name
"The Eclectic", ditching the previous name, "The
Freakin Urinal Cakes". With this new name it was time
to unleash their sound on the general public (the real