A Band Called Wanda
Galway, County Galway
A Band Called Wanda are a 4-piece indie/folk band from Galway. Having built a name for themselves on the Irish music scene through industrious touring and high-profile support slots to the likes of David Gray, Alabama 3, Stornoway, The Coronas, The Sawdoctors, The Hothouse Flowers and Johnny Flynn, they are now considered one of the most exciting and promising new acts coming on to the Irish Music scene, and are creating quite a stir with their own brand of exciting, melodic "Folk 'n Roll".
Having just returned from Glastonbury where they were finalists in the prestigious Emerging Talent Competition 2013, the band are filling Irish dates for May and June before heading to the UK and Europe later in the summer.
The Glastonbury ETC Live Final featured 8 acts who were hand-selected from over 8,000 entrants by Glastonbury father-and-daughter team, Michael and Emily Eavis.
A Band Called Wanda now join the impressive list of previous finalists who include Stornoway, Scouting For Girls, We Have Band, the Golden Silvers, the Subways and the winners of the last contest, in 2011, Treetop Flyers. All finalists are still rumored to be playing at this years Glastonbury festival.
A Band Called Wanda were Ireland's only Glastonbury ETC finalist in 2013.
In May 2013 A Band Called Wanda will be launching their eponymous album and touring Ireland before traveling to the UK and Sweden later in the summer. Since previewing tracks 'Old Gold' and 'Summer Swimming' online the band have received a flurry of interest from journalists, bookers and bloggers alike. 'Old Gold' received over 2,000 plays in one day alone.
A Band Called Wanda previously released their mini-album, "Roses Are Still Red" in 2010. Recorded in the Scottish Highlands, the 6 song recording has received plaudits from radio stations in Ireland and abroad, having been played on BBC Scotland as well as being played on RTE Radio in Ireland.
Check out the songs 'Old Gold' and 'Summer Swimming' to the left side of the screen. Both songs are taken from A Band Called Wanda's forthcoming album.
"A band this f**king good should not have such a s**t name" - Larry Love, Alabama 3.
"Sure to become a big name on the festival circuit" - Scott Williams, www.efestivals.co.uk