Galway/Longford/Sligo, County Galway
Formed in Galway in early 2007, the band consists of Conan (Vocals) Luke (Guitar, Violin, Bass) Paddy (Guitar, Backing Vocals, ill informed political commentaries) Niall (Bass, Piano) Michael (Piano), Connor (Drums).
We have been gigging mostly around Galway and the Midlands area and won the NUI Galway battle of the bands in 2007. After a brief stint under a different name we were encouraged by friends/fans to return to being called Byzantium. Trying to become involved in playing around Dublin, we have recently taken part in a few gigs here including the successful 'Band Wars' competion in Radio City.
Our focus has always been on writing originals. We believe our strong point is our variety, trying not to rely too much on one instrument or musical style. As a result we find it difficult to classify ourselves in one particular genre. Our songs range from the straightforward guitar-driven rock of 'After All' and 'Half Baked Rant' to the more eccentric 'Russian Spies' and 'Foxtrot'. Hopefully, you can take the time to listen to the songs uploaded and decide for yourself.