Randolf & The Crokers
Limerick, County Limerick
Video for ‘Hangin’ http://youtu.be/w1h7dJvsIK0
Randolf and the Crokers are Shane Storan, Clare O'Brien, Shay Peters, Jarlath Byrne, Dane Staunton and Keith Kelly from Limerick City. The band has been together since late 2011 and spent the last few years writing, recording and cutting their teeth playing live. The band has played locally in various Limerick venues over the years and has had many support slots playing with the likes of O Emperor, Mark Geary, Moscow Metro, John Blek & the Rats and most recently The Lost Brothers.
The culmination of this work is exhibited in the band’s debut EP ‘Conversation Amongst the Ruins’ released in May 2015, following the release of the single and accompanying video ‘Hangin’ in December 2014.
The EP was recorded and mixed in the Lakelands Studios in Athlone by Mike O'Dowd and mastered in Limerick by Richard Dowling of Wav Mastering. The EP showcases a blend of folk/country/blues influences with ear-pricking harmonies which combine to produce a unique sound that has been carefully honed on the local gig circuit over the last few years.
The four tracks display the band’s spectrum of sound and reflect the presence of the band’s collective approach to song-writing. The country/folk vibes of Hangin’ and History are carefully juxtaposed against the atmospheric female-led vocals in Warfare and The Trace, achieving a perfect balance between both male and female elements of the band.
The band have recently completed the first leg of their tour to promote ‘Conversation Amongst the Ruins’, taking in Dolan’s in Limerick as well as Monroe’s in Galway and Whelan’s in Dublin amongst others. The band are due to appear on TG4’s Ceol ar an Imeall and are looking forward to a second string of live dates later this summer.
Next up, the band plan to release a second single and video from the EP in September and plan to do further writing and recording into 2016.