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A House to Zerra One - The Ultimate List Of Irish Rock Groups And Artists

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Artist ArtistNameNotes
18th Empire18th Empire are a Dublin based Alternative rock band
20 Bulls EachHardcore Irish punk/metal band from Dublin/Kilkenny.
66e5 piece atmospheric indie rock band formed in 2002, released their debut album 'Fall down 7 times... Stand up 8' in 2005. Now going by the name 'Le Galaxie'
79CortinazIndie band based in Carlow/Laois; debut single released in 2004 and debut album 'Hopioki' out in 2007
9LiesRock band from Northern Ireland formed in 2003
A HouseFormed in Dublin in 1985, split in 1997; frontman David Couse has a new band 'Couse And The Impossible'
A Lazarus Soul Dublin five piece formed by frontman Brian Brennigan in 2001, second album 'Graveyard of burnt out cars' out in 2006
A Little BitterN. Ireland metal trio formed in 2004
A Plastic RoseFormed in 2006 from the remains of Sligo band Haiku Thiefs, based in Belfast
Abaddon IncarnateDeath metal band formed in 1994
Adebisi Shank3 piece instrumental rock outfit from Wexford & Dublin
Adrian CrowleyMellow indie singer/songwriter based in Dublin influenced by the likes of Low, Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen
Afro Celt Sound SystemA diverse range of musicians including Irish and Kenyan create a fusion of Irish, African and electronic music
AimonPerformance name for Dublin blues rock guitarist Samuel Eddy
Alan O'RourkeVocalist and songwriter from Cork, relaeased solo debut album in 2007
AlekoAleko are an unsigned Dublin group that merge the sound of the club with the sound of the sweaty underground venue
AlphastatesFormerly known as babelfish, mellow electronica mixed with live instruments, released their debut album 'Made From Sand' in 2004
ALTSide project of Andy White, Liam O Maonlai and Tim Finn
Altar of PlaguesAltar of Plagues were a progressive metal band blending elements of black metal, post rock and industrial rock
An Emotional FishDublin band which split after releasing 3 albums in the early-mid nineties. Vocalist Gerrard Wheelan formed an new band, Jerry Fish and the Mudbug Club in 2002
And So I Watch You From AfarBelfast instrumental guitar rock band incorporating elements of progressive, noise rock, hardcore, metal, punk in their own original brew
Andrew HandrickAndrew is originally from Dublin, Ireland, now based in La Spezia, Italy. A self taught musician, he plays edgy indie/folk/rock with literate lyrics,
Andrew StrongLaunched a music career after rising to fame for his role as the vocalist in the movie 'The Commitments'
Andwella's DreamLate 60's psychedelic band from Belfast lead by Dave Lewis. a.k.a Andwella
Andy WhiteBelfast-born singer-songwriter, performing since the mis-80s; currently based in Australia
Angel PierDublin based four piece formed in 2006
Ann ScottSinger/songwriter Ann Scott released her debut album 'Poor Horse' in 2003
AortalDublin based alt rock band led by street musician, James O'Toole.
Archie The LeperDownpatrick heavy metal outfit 1980-84
ArkitektGroup fromed by Noel Hogan (ex-Cranberries) along with Richard Walters from Oxford, UK.
Arm The ElderlyCork band formed in 2005, mixes high energy rock with hip-hop for a sound something along the lines of Rage Against The Machine
AshFormed in Downpatrick, County Down in 1992
AslanFormed in Dublin in 1982
AutamataIndie/Electronica group formed by Dublin-based artist/producer Ken McHugh
Auto Da FeFormed in 1980. Founding member Gay Woods was formerly in Steeleye Span. Phil Lynott produced their first 3 singles.
Autumn OwlsFive piece group from South Dublin formed in 2006; describe their music as 'Vintage acoustic alt. folk'
Bad BoatStraightforward rock anthems in a classic heavy 70’s sound with an underlying punk and metal edge.
BagatelleLong running band fronted by Liam Reilly, most well known for their 1980 single 'Summer In Dublin'
Band On An IslandFive piece band from Newbridge, Co. Kildare
Bap KennedySinger/songwriter/guitarist from Belfast, also was in Belfast band Energy Orchard. Brother of Brian Kennedy.
Barry McCabeBlues Rock with a Celtic twist
Bell X1Formed by ex-members of Juniper after the departure of Damien Rice
Belsonic SoundInnovative rock/reggae outfit.
Bernie TorméDublin born heavy metal/hard rock guitarist had his own band 'The Bernie Torme Band' and also played for some bigger metal acts including Gillan, Ozzy Osbourne, Atomic Rooster
Betamax FormatBetamax Format create synth driven psyche punk workouts with vocals sometimes thrown in for good measure
Bill ColemanSinger/songwriter/musicain from Cobh, Co. Cork.
Black 47New York-based band made up of Irish expatriates named for the the blackest year of the Irish Famine, 1847.
Black DaisyA band of Rock Chicks that got together in 2004; featured on MTV 'Breaking Point'
Blackball FighterCo. Down four-piece formed in 2005
Blackguard SmileHard rocking band formed in Belfast in 2006
Blackwych80s Rock Band from Co. Kildare, signed to Crashed Records & Metal Masters
Blaze XLate 70s/early 80s powerpop/punk band from Tuam
BlewDublin band formed in 1997
BlinkAlt pop/rock band, released 2 albums in the 90s and one in 2004
Blood or WhiskeyCeltic/Punk from Kildare. In a similar vein as The Pogues, Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly
Blue in HeavenDublin based pop/rock quartet active between 1982 and 1989
BluesvilleOne of the first Irish bands to reach the American charts in the sixties
Boa MorteElegently downbeat four-piece formed in Cork in 1998
Bob GeldofLaunched solo career in 1986 after the Boomtown Rats split
Bon Ton RoulerA new musical permutation and combination for two songwriters, Mick Major and David Duggan
Boomtown RatsVery successful punk/new wave band led by Bob Geldof formed in Dun Laoghaire in 1975
Boss VolentiDublin no-nonsense rock n roll outfit formed in 2003
BrianInitially a duo but now down to the core of Dubliner Ken Sweeney
Brian HoustonSinger/songwriter from Belfast
Brian KennedySinger/songwriter from Belfast. Worked with Van Morrison
Brilliant TreesDublin four piece formed in the late 90s
Burning ShadesSligo band fromed in 2006
BushplantFolk rock fusion band from Co. Clare featuring Mary Custy on fiddle
Butterfly ChildIndie band lead by Joe Cassidy from Belfast

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