Kodaline are an Indie folk and rock band orginally from Swords, Dublin, where members Steve Garrigan, Mark Prendergast and Vinny May grew up. The group is completed by bass player Jason Boland, who hails from County Kildare. Originally known as 21 Demands, the band changed their name to Kodaline before the release of their debut album In A Perfect World in 2013. The record has sold over 350,000 copies worldwide and includes hits such as All I Want, High Hopes and Love Like This. Titluar track, Perfect World, is also currently used as the theme song for hit Channel 4 TV series Gogglebox. Their second album, Coming Up For Air, was released in 2015 and topped the Irish album charts.
Dublin’s Gavin James released his Live at Whelans album on 28 November 2014. Performing in front of a ravenous crowd, Gavin threw in a special cover version, initially released as part of The Magnetic Fields classic long player 69 Love Songs, The Book Of Love is a tender, emotional display of the heart’s power to inspire. Rendered in straight and stark terms, Gavin finds a little slice of himself at the centre of The Book Of Love. The 22-year-old who won the Choice Music Prize for Song of the Year has seen his debut EP (Say Hello) remain on the Irish chart for over six months. This rise and development in his home market has gained Gavin sell-out headline dates and wider support tours with the likes of Lianne La Havas, James Blunt, Beth Orton, Kodaline and Marina & The Diamonds. Gavin’s great grandparents on his mother’s side were both famous Irish Opera singers and had their own albums released in the early 1900’s. He started playing the guitar at the age of eight, gigging around Dublin’s Temple bar. While working on his live technique, his confidence was growing, ultimately leading him to sign his record deal and he now joins […]