Dublin, County Dublin
Preachers Son is the brainchild of Dubliner Brian Hogan. Grit-glam, blues tinged, swamp-rock featuring powerful vocals, slammin’ guitars and a driving rhythm section. Debut album ‘Love Life & Limb’, mixed by Dave Bascombe (Placebo, Korn, Depeche Mode) in Metropolis studios in London was released late 2010. In 2012 Preachers Son released single ‘Come On’ produced and recorded by three-time Grammy Award winner Marc Urselli (Les Paul, Lou Reed) and to date Irish and UK radio play includes BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, Kerrang, Q, RTÉ 1, RTÉ 2, Nova and 98 FM amongst others. Preachers Son are currently busy finishing their second album ‘10 Stories Tall’ in Swing House Studios LA working with Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray, James Blunt).
Live onstage with a take-no-prisoners energy Preachers Son are sure to get your mojo working and have have played extensively in Ireland and internationally in the UK, Italy, Canada and the USA.
Festivals include: Electric Picnic 2012, Volvo Ocean Race 2012, Le Cheile Festival 2012, Clonmel Junction Festival 2012, Vantastival 2011 & 2012, Festival of Fires 2012 & 2011, Canadian Music Week 2011 - featured in the CMW's top 50 “Buzz Bands”, Ribbon Rhythm Festival 2011, Manchester Irish Festival 2011 (UK), The Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2011, Glasgowbury 2011, Green Village Festival 2011, Temple House Festival 2011 & 2010, Indie Week 2011 & 2010, Karel Music Expo 2010 (Italy), Indiependence Music Festival 2010, Éigse Carlow 2010 and Abbeyfest 2010.
"A terrific, sub-three minute rocker with no let-up from beginning to end and a take-no-prisoners vocal performance from Brian Hogan, ‘Come On’ sounds like the result of a three-way collaboration between Jack White, the late Phil Lynott and (I’m not kidding here) ‘70s glamsters, The Sweet. "
“These kind of mammoth guitar riffs are one of this record's finest achievements, paying homage to old school blues and rock n roll without a hint of irony... ”
"Sonically brilliant and blessed with fantastic musicianship."
“The unbridled passion that is found in Brian’s voice is a trait that a lot of today’s music makers have lost...”
Brian has been playing guitar since the age of ten. At present he is chief bass-man with Kíla, with whom he co-composes and travels the world. Notable highlights of his musical career include Glastonbury Festival, Reading, Cambridge Folk Festival, the Electric Picnic (Ireland), Womad Festivals worldwide and the Montreaux Jazz Festival. In 2008 Brian with Kila, highly regarded as Ireland’s most innovative contemporary folk and new world artists, shared a number-one-hit alongside U2 and The Dubliners (The Ballad Of Ronnie Drew) and in 2010 an Oscar nomination for animated feature ‘The Secret of Kells’.
Brian has enjoyed playing with many other talented artists including George Hamilton IV, Bono, U2, Ronnie Wood, Sinéad O Connor, Gavin Friday, The Dubliners, Paul Brady, Donal Lunny, Liam O Maonlaoí and Glenn Hansard.
Late 2009 Brian launched his solo project Preachers Son, the name referring to his father Larry Hogan who spent his life singing and preaching the message of the Gospel before he died in 1998.