Five Day Forecast are a 6 piece rock/indie/folk outfit hailing from Dublin, Cork, Kilkenny, Kildare and Meath. Currently based in Meath, the band formed in 2010 and came about through a mix of good old fashioned word of mouth, music adverts and sheer determination. Prior to this, each member had been active in the music scene, be it as singer/songwriters, as a member of various bands or as teachers of the art. However, the members put their solo efforts aside in order to give their entire focus and determination to the group.
The Forecast is Ian Martin (vocals, guitars, keys), Aisling Hill (vocals, keys, saxophone), Daithí Ó Drisceoil (guitars, backing vocals), Emer Mc Dermott (violin), Darragh Corrigan (bass) and Ronan Corrigan (drums, backing vocals).
With a vast style that incorporates elements of classic rock, indie, folk and pop, Five Day Forecast's sound can only be described as their own. As a band with maximum input from all musicians involved, it's easy to jump to the conclusion that too many cooks spoil the broth. But if this does anything, it adds to the overall texture and style of the group.
With over an album's worth of original material, the band hit the gig circuit hard and began conjuring up fans and press interest, being listed on RTE's Red Radar as ones to watch in 2011. Currently the group is putting the finishing touches to their debut EP, which they hope to unleash summer 2012.
Keep an eye and ear out, because the forecast is going to be for rockin' numbers with catchy fresh hooks right across the nation.
Or check out their gig listings and go see one of their energetic live shows.