Thurles, County Tipperary
The members are;
J.p Dempsey (Vocals),
Tom Shorley (Bass/Vocals),
Dean Rossiter (Guitar),
David Fitzpatrick (Drums/Vocals)
Daragh Byrne (Guitar)
Minus 1 was formed in October of 2005 by guitarist Dean Rossiter and drummer David Fitzpatrick. In the following two months bassist Tom Shorley, guitarist Daragh Byrne and vocalist J.P Dempsey completed the line up. The five piece was now complete and with each member already being an accomplished musician individually the band were in high demand from the start. Their explosive live shows made them an instant hit and the band immediately built up a massive following of loyal fans. Six years on and the band show no sign of slowing down. Their incredible live shows still continue to amaze fans and their unique style of rock has earned them the reputation of being one of the most original and exciting Irish bands to watch out for in the future. They have been praised for both their original and cover songs and hotpress magazine have said of them,
"these guys are just what we've been waiting for..........energetic, talented and extremely crowd pleasing"
"when they play their music its like taking a journey on the most intense roller-coaster in the world"
Dean was born on June 12th 1990 and has been involved in music for most of his life. He has been playing the guitar for the last eight years, the last six of which have been spent with Minus One. His main influences include Aerosmith, Bon Jovi and Meat Loaf.
David was born on June 25th 1990. David began playing the drums three years ago, two of which have been spent with Minus One. Some of Davids influences include Guns n’ Roses, The Beatles, Red Hot Chilli Peppers along with Muse and Queen.
Tom was born on August 4th 1991. He began playing the bass guitar when he was thirteen years old, joining Minus One at the age of fourteen. Toms influence...s range from Stereophonics and Coldplay to The Fray and Damien Rice.
John Patrick Dempsey was born on March 25th 1991. J.P has been singing for his entire life being inspired at a young age by bands such as The Beatles and great frontmen such as Oasis’ Liam Gallagher. He joined Minus One in the late months of 2005. His influences include Oasis, The Stereophonics and The Beatles.
Daragh was born in 1989 and was destined for a life in music from a very early age. Coming from an extremely musical family Daragh has played the guitar for the past seven years, and has been influenced by artists such as Eric Clapton, J.J Cale, Bob Dylan and The Beatles to name but a few.
If you wish to hear a sample of some of the bands original music along with some other content such as photographs etc this can be found at: