Tuesday, September 21, 2010

How they had more fun

Pat Clafferty
Is currently in his own words "jamming out some tunes with two nice chaps up in the wilds of Inishowen, Co. Donegal. No internet stuff. No home demos. No myspace. Just good old fashioned live melodic rock 'n roll with vintage amps, drums and bass." Keep an eye out for them playing in and around Derry.

Brian Gough
Is still playing guitar and making the odd piece of electronic music (mainly for his own amusement). He did a remix for Halfset a few years ago, and has done some work with David Turpin.
He also does the odd bit of graphic design.

Fin O' Leary
Is not playing music with anyone at the moment. In recent years he has played with A Lazarus Soul and Nina Hynes.

John Duff
Is missing in action. If anyone has any info pass it on.

Derrick Dalton
Unfortunately Derrick died two years ago. His last band was Crumb. This year saw the release of an album of solo recordings as Aeromodeller on the yesboyicecream/disques fridge label.

Jill Hahn
Is playing a lot of trad music nowadays, on the mandolin, tenor guitar and tenor banjo. She will hopfully be recording a CD's worth of trad tunes sometime next year.

Eric Stover
Eric was until very recently the last in a long line of drummers for Dunshaughlin indie rock behemoths Large Mound. Then he briefly provided a rock steady beat for completely devolved ace power pop slingers Retarded Cop, who eventually mutated into Hot Colossus.

Eric Butterfield
Eric's main project in recent years is Sons of the Golden West. He played guitar and drums on their self-titled CD. They're no longer performing live but continue as a recording project. He also plays guitar in another band called The Commissioners which performs in San Francisco/Oakland clubs.

I'm not sure if I got all the various members of the early line-ups included. Feel free to pass on any relevant info for inclusion.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Time heals all wounds

The further adventures of Female Hercules

Female Hercules continued on for many years becoming a truly great live band whipping up a storm where ever they played. In their live incarnation they were often joined on keyboards by John Hegarty, and occassionally the infamous Benny Sessions. They released a couple more EPs. You can get them on the snazzy new rekcollecter blog, but over the years they slowly ground to a halt, never really officially breaking up.
Singer and guitarist Michael 'Conzo" Connerty re-joined spazzmo garage punks Moutpiece where he continues to whip up a storm on a regular basis.

After a number of years of inactivity Female Hercules have played twice in 2010 so who knows what the future holds?


What did Joyrider do next?

After leaving blunt Joyrider released a bunch of singles and an album on Pardox records.
Simon Haddock is currently playing with Trucker Diablo.
Phil Woolsey was in Roque Junior but they don't seem to be active anymore.
I've no more information and the web is not yielding much.
If anyone has any info pass it on and I'll add it to the post.


Check out blunt's sister blog, it will feature some rare and lost gems from back in the day.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Where did their plans go?

or what the members of Pet Lamb did next, musically speaking.

Dylan Philips

Dylan is currently the main song writer in
The Dinah Brand, the line-up of which also features Dave Lacey.

They have a second album called I Can Walk Through coming out soon on
transduction records.com

Brian Mooney
Brian was in the Stuttgart based band Three Pin Din

James Lillis
James makes music as http://www.myspace.com/pain.man
and takes photographs as http://phiary.com/diary/james

Kevin Talbot
Kevin makes music under the name The Keystone Kops. Don't tell him I told you though.

Dave Lacey
Dave has been heavily active in improvised music collaborating with local and international musicians and is also one of the driving forces behind the I+E Festival in Dublin. At the moment he is collaborating with Alan O' Boyle from Decal as Legion of Two. They are currently working on their second album.