Dublin, County Dublin
SpiritRiders are a Dublin based 5 piece country rock band.
Primarily a live band - we don't play country & western or country & Irish - just country !
no rhinestones, no twee sentimentality, no bullshit!
Our natural habitat would be pubs & outdoor festivals.
We have no ambitions other than to be a great pub band, to have a little FUN and to play the music we love.
We formed in October 2008 evolving through the usual personnel changes into the current line-up. All band members are experienced players with long pedigrees.
Alan Begley - songs/acoustic/electric rhythm guitar/vocals;
Mick O'Doherty - electric guitar/vocals;
Col Griffith - Bass;
Paul Madden - Drums/vocals;
Joe Ryan - Pedal-steel & dobro;
3 of the songs on our player are recorded live in 1 take with no overdubs - our videos below show us doing it.
'Walking the Streets' is a studio recording.