Champagne Animal

Soul
Dublin, County Dublin
899

Fresh from being shortlisted to the final 10 in the ‘Hotpress Lift Off Competition’, Champagne Animal are quickly becoming one of Irelands most exciting unsigned bands.
 
Siobhan Lynch (Lead Vocal), grand-daughter of Bobby Lynch of the Dubliners, founded Champagne Animal in 2010. Siobhan is a member of the Dublin Gospel Choir whose influence can easily be detected in her vocal presence. Her vocal styling has been compared to that of Beth Ditto and Cyndi Lauper.
 
After some changes in line-up, Champagne Animal eventually came to form with bassist Frank McKenna, originally from the depths of hard rock, and Daragh Armstrong, a drummer of unique talent and skill who attends the Brighton Institute for Modern Music in Dublin.Together they have set themselves the challenge of world domination!
  
The unique, yet accessible, sound of Champagne Animal stems from their eclectic tastes and experiences in music, which range from rock to gospel, pop to classical. This broad spectrum of styles result in a sound that is fresh, punchy and emotionally charged.
 
Having been likened to artists such as Florence and the Machine, Adele, Portishead, The Gossip, The White Stripes and even Led Zeppelin, Champagne Animal have come up with their own twist on the indie soul sound. Just like the iconic artists above, Champagne Animal are putting their own stamp on the music world.
 
While they have been together for only a short amount of time, they have managed to pack in a lot and have secured themselves some much sought after slots, such as appearances at Electric Picnic, Indiependence, Vantastival, Strawberry Fest, Cahersiveen Music and Arts festival, The Ruby Sessions, The Sunday Roast, Balcony TV, Whelans, The Workman’s Club, and many other gigs across the country.

 The Animals are busy completing EP number 2 and look forward to presenting their first single from it to the public this coming November. Check back for official details soon..

‘Their live set up is just something else. Siobhan struts about the stage belting out spine-shudderingly exceptional vocals while the rest of the band are tight and complimentary, the machine to her Florence’

-James Hendicott, Goldenplec

They may have met at the Dublin Gospel Choir, but there is nothing happy clappy about them...soaring vocals reminiscent of heart welded to Cyndi Lauper, atop a heavy guitar-rock squall that takes no prisoners. This is all gloriously OTT stuff that demands to be played at maximum volume.'

-Jackie Hayden, Hotpress.

‘Their live set up is just something else. Siobhan struts about the stage belting out spine-shudderingly exceptional vocals while the rest of the band are tight and complimentary, the machine to her Florence’

-James Hendicott, Goldenplec

They may have met at the Dublin Gospel Choir, but there is nothing happy clappy about them...soaring vocals reminiscent of heart welded to Cyndi Lauper, atop a heavy guitar-rock squall that takes no prisoners. This is all gloriously OTT stuff that demands to be played at maximum volume.'

-Jackie Hayden, Hotpress.

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