Fox.E and the Good Hands
Maynooth, Kildare , County Kildare
Fox.E and the Good Hands are a 6 piece funky rock and soul group who have been honing and developing their sound progressively for the past three years. Their debut album 'Curvy' was recorded in Grouse Lodge in September 2012 and after a highly successful Fund:it campaign, it was released was released to great reviews in April 2013. This year has also seen Fox.E and the Good Hands being awarded the MRU Choice Award over all nominated bands, given to the band for their contribution to the music scene, their dedication and hard working ethic, and their potential for the future.
Fox.E and the Good Hands have a bootsy, funk-driven soulful sound with plenty of panache infused with twists of pop, rock, rap and blues. "There will be several moments where a slick bass lick, sneaky drum fill and tasty shredded solo will have you grinning like a fool at their brilliance.. sometimes it even happens all at once and your senses go into overdrive" (Music Review Unsigned).
Front woman Eimear Fox has been labelled one of the most entertaining female performers on the Irish music scene. An accomplished song writer and musician, Fox.E has lots of performing experience and it's in the live setting where she really ignites and engages her audience. Her deep velvet power house timbres are deliciously decorated and complimented by the beautiful Miss Paula, a highly accomplished soprano who oozes presence and charisma on stage and adds just the right touch of tonal colour to the vocals. 'The Good Hands' are all extremely accomplished musicians. Barry O'Farrell, a highly proficient multi-instrumentalist, co-writes all songs and brings acoustic, keys, synth, vocals and rap to the band, while David McDonald, a 3rd year student of BIMM Dublin adds his incredible guitar riffs that really help to shape their sound and his effortless guitar solos never fail to impress. Philip Donnery, a graduate from Dublins Rock School, Ballyfermot College, provides the backbone of the Good Hands' body and manages to frame the whole picture with tasty, tight grooves and some saucy fills in all the right places, while Gordon Dunning plucks and slaps methodically and meticulously and makes every bass line his own, his lines give all the music such depth and warmth and he's been noted and complimented by every review the band has ever received.
Each member's personal ability is to a very high standard, this said they are constantly trying new things and working on new themes and ideas to facilitate growth within the group, this coupled with having played together and gigged relentlessly over the past few years; not only is their sound extremely tight, their musical relationship with each other is just magic and a joy to behold.
After touring with their debut album 'Curvy' over the past few months around Ireland and playing to packed out venues ranging from The Grand Social in Dublin to Crane Lane in Cork, and The Library in Limerick to Swan Lane in Navan, Fox.E and the Good Hands have also recently headlined the Dublin Soul Festival to a crowd of over 5000 people, and were chosen as one of the 50 Irish acts to represent Ireland at this years Youbloom festival. The band are going to London for a small tour in August as well as playing lots of Irish festivals this summer. All info will be regularly updated.
Jack L: 'Fox.E and the Good Hands are one to watch
Wallis Bird: 'You gotta check these guys out, they are unbelievably good'
Repulic of Loose: 'Those guys got tunes!'