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80s new wave/rock/pop band from Cork city

About Idol Joy

Idol Joy were a new wave/rock/pop band from Cork city on the national scene from late 85 to early 88. They had radio success with the song Paradise Days from comet 2 LP and gained a top 5 chart fav on 2fm Dave Fannings hit list. The band also reached hot press band of 86. Could have been more successful if they had the right guidance.

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Sarah wrote on 2016-06-18 00:00:00:
Unreal band!
dave mulligan wrote on 2015-04-08 00:00:00:
Great band from the cork scene in the 80s.Like early Spandau. One of the bast from Cork at this period.
john mcguire wrote on 2014-11-12 00:00:00:
Idol joy (We) are looking for any visual VCR recordings of Us. We know that the Hot Press semi final of 1986/87 was recorded at Sir Henrys Cork and the Carlsberg national battle of the bands final 1986/87 at the Arklow Bay Hotel.??
Colin Horgan wrote on 2013-06-06 00:00:00:
Idol Joy were possibly the biggest band in Munster at their time.....John McGuire was and still is a rock icon and plays every weekend around Cork City and county having been recently fronted irelands only simple minds tribute band.
john mcguire wrote on 2011-01-17 00:00:00:
Idol Joy was, Ian Jack(vocals)..Fionn Blake(drums)..Joe Cherry(lead guitar)..Eddie Mulhare(strange guitar)..John McGuire(bass/vocals).
john mcguire wrote on 2011-01-17 00:00:00:
sorry all,i forgot to thank the many fans we built up in the short time we were on the scene including dave fanning, gerry ryan(r.i.p.)the underground(dublin)bridge hotel(waterford)sir henrys(cork) and all at mountjoy. Ta!
john mcguire wrote on 2011-01-17 00:00:00:
I was the bass player with idol joy.Even though I have a good lot of demos and studio releases etc, I have no visual of Us. Has anyone out there got some from Arklow bay hotel or Hot Press 86? contact; john 021 4508535.
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