The Ambertones

Indie
County Dublin
2919

When John and Hughie met in 2004 in Vancouver they quickly began playing together, John was a member of a band Draft at the time and asked Hughie to join. They enjoyed some good times together with great friends James Donnelly and Colm Duffy from Draft, They headlined some big gigs around Dublin when they were supported by the Coronas and Director at the Sugar Club. When the Economy took a big turn some of their friends had to emigrate which led to the end of Draft. John and Hughie kept going and decided they were going to record an EP. Recorded at Driftwood Studios with the help of Dave Sadlier (Bass) and Paul Donnelly (drums) the lads released their debut up on I tunes and had a sell out show to launch it at Crawdaddy. With a nice write up in Hotpress and another sell out show at the Academy 2 back by MCD last July things were looking up... Following on from that it was time to make a single. With funds from hard work and a lot of gigs around the city The Ambertones decided on the prestigious Grouse Lodge which has seen the likes of Michael Jackson, Will I am and Snow Patrol to name but a few and located a wonderful producer from London and the co owner of leeders farm studios Nick Brine. A talented engineer and producer who works out of Rockfield in Wales which has recorded the likes of Bohemian Rhapsody and Nick himself being the Engineer of Lp's like What’s the Story Morning Glory and has sat in on Bruce Springsteen sessions. This was a great opportunity for the lads not to be wasted.

With another band member choosing to emigrate Paul, the drummer. The lads were again seeking replacements and with the help of Johns brother Dave who became the drummer and whom recruited two of his old band mates Paul Rochford (Bass) and Alan O Donnell (Keys) the band were not fully formed. 2012 was a great year for the new line up who had two sold out shows at Whelan's one in August and one in December. Along with a summer support slot at Brayfest to the Original Rudeboys, things were looking up.

The lads then sent a demo to Thomas Black of Capital Ventures. A former head of the A&R department at Sony, Emi records currently working with him on a development deal to try and entice some big labels overseas.

"Good luck is on the way" a track from there EP seems to be becoming a reality. 2013 is looking to be a lucky year for the lads.

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