Carraignavar, Douglas, Kinsale and Limerick City, County Cork
The Anybodies are undoubtedly an undiscovered jewel in the Irish music scene. They effortlessly blend catchy melodies and smooth guitar riffs with a sharp rock edge which is one of the major qualities that makes this unique band so endearing to music lovers. They do not play by the rulebook and follow the trend of the local music scene but rather play the music they enjoy playing in the hope that like minded people will be able to enjoy and relate to it. The lads have had significant chart success as they spent 4 weeks at No.1 on the Downloadmusic.ie website and reached No.20 in the National Charts with their debut single "Valentine", ahead of artists such as Oasis, The Script, The Ting Tings and MGMT.
Frontman and lyricist Richard Sheehy is an extremely talented vocalist and for which he has received praise by the likes of Kevin Hough ("He reminded me of the days I used to go see Queen at Slane and The RDS"), Gerry Ryan ("he has a fabulous voice") and Mickey Joe Harte ("Everything Richard does is with pure conviction, he owns the stage and you can see he is passionate about his music")
After a great year in 2008, The Anybodies were selected to play alongside Ham Sandwich,Boss Vollenti and Dave Geraghty(Bell x1) on the 2fm 2moro tour. The Anybodies were then asked back to headline the 2fm 'School Of Rock' Munster Final.This made the lads the only unsigned band to headline the competitions final.
The Anybodies were selected by Quickstar Productions to appear on VOL.7 of their 'Rock 4 Life' compilation Cd.This is available on itunes,Napster and many more download site world wide. 2008 saw the band securing support slots with major bands such as The wombats, The Parlotones, The Blizzards, The Delorentos and many many more great acts.
The band recently added two new members to the line up which has strenghtened the band and greatly increaed their overall sound. The band have receiced over 100,000 views on Youtube and their fanbase is growing rapidly. This band is just getting started and will definetly amount to great things. They hope to tour the country in the comming months so don't miss out, make sure you catch this wonderful act.