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Band formed in 1994 by 2 guys from Dublin and a Limerick lass, later expanded to 5 piece

About Treehouse Diner

Treehouse Diner first came together in 1994 when Dublin based singer/songwriter Ger Mallen, along with Brian Hickey, bass guitarist, recorded a demo tape on a friend's four-track machine. The tape, the first of three demos, showed enough promise to attract the attention of two record companies.

After a gig in Newton Pery in Limerick, Brian and Ger discovered vocalist Fiona Kiely and persuaded her to join the lineup. The trio have since been joined by guitarist Mike Moriarty and drummer Gerry Hanley. The band's third demo 'perfectly Happy' caught the attention of John Cook, MD of Tara music and after seeing them play live he offered them a single and album deal on the T-Rock label (a Tara Music subsidiary, set up specially to cater for the groups needs). The following month they went into Windmill Lane Studios to record their top three single 'Brilliant Sunshine' and their first full album 'First Sign'.

The group also captured the attention of P.J. O'Riordan and Alan McEvoy of Curtain Call -The Cranberries business management company, and following the success of their debut single 'Brilliant Sunshine' O'Riordan and McEvoy formed Artwest to oversee the development of their newly acquired artists.

Since the release of the 'First Sign' album the band have been busy touring the length and breath of Ireland as well as finding time to write new material. Memorable gigs have included Midnight At The Olympia and the Millstreet Music Fair where Tom Robinson was so impressed with the band that he invited them on stage later that evening to perform one of his hits 'War Baby' with himself and his band.

First Sign CD CoverThe 'First Sign" album contains Twelve tracks. Of these, three have been released as singles, 'Brilliant Sunshine' which reached No. 3 in the Irish Charts, was only kept from the No. 1 spot by Blur and Michael Jackson. The second single 'Whatever Happened to Lucy' reached No. 14 in the National Airplay charts. The third single 'Perfectly Happy' also received very strong airplay throughout Ireland. The Album was recorded in the prestigious Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin and was produced by the highly acclaimed producer/engineer Andrew Boland who has worked with artists such as Kate, Bush, Wet Wet Wet, Christy Moore, Mary Black and on the Riverdance and Lord Of The Dance albums.


Sid Howes wrote on 2023-08-18 00:00:00:
I think you might be slightly incorrect with the original band... I was the original drummer, played with Ger and Brian for many years with Conor Cullinan on keys. What happened when we got the record contract is a whole other story...
Seamus Hogan wrote on 2022-12-28 00:00:00:
Anyone know where they are now Was a great album in fairness
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