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Fuzz Gigolo

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- What a band, brilliant * Dermot Lambert, RTE 2XM
- "A Band To Watch For" in 2018 * Derek Foley, Irish Daily Star
- One of the "Hottest Irish Music Acts" to "Listen Out For" in 2018 *
- They “Graced it” * Colm Conyngham, Firestone Music Tour, Vantastival 2017
- One of the “Standout Acts” from 2016 - no quibbles * Garageland

DROGHEDA, IRELAND: Are a 5-piece LO-FI “Rock n’ Roll” band that pen and perform original compositions - while packing a quartet+ of tantalising recognisables for the conventional mix? Born June 2013, from a multitude of retrospective influences and ideas (too broad to dilute?), they lineout as follows;

- Fran Thornton * Vocals
- Ciara Callaghan * Vocals
- Geoff Fay * Guitar & Vocals
- Colin (Duxy) Murray (Will the real Fuzz Gigolo please stand up?) * Bass
- Anthony Kierans * Drums

WHAT’S THE FUZZ: Likened to a cocktail of “Deacon Blue” & “The Beautiful South” with a twist of “Ian Dury” doing “a Joe Cocker”, shaken not stirred? And subsequently labelled; refreshingly vibrant, melodically crafted, upbeat and contagiously energetic, oozing “Live Appeal”

GIGOLO ROCK? “In it to Gig” and “hard at it” since March ’14, (with a busy schedule ahead) notching-up 120+ successful shows to date (North-West, North-East & East Coasts) * Appearances include;
Headline * Button Factory x 2, The Workman’s Club x 2, The Sound House x 1 (6, including#, all ticket “Sell Out” events in association with Garageland ^ BTW; Jun '16 & Nov '17) +Fibber Magee’s (Dublin) * #Pumphouse (Kilkenny) * Beggy’s (Navan) * Boyle’s (Slane) +Mc Phail’s, Odd Mollies, Sarsfield’s & The Cross (Drogheda)
Showcase Act (representing the Purple Sessions and A Bagful of Songs) * Irish Maritime Festival 2016 (+14, 15 & 17), Drogheda Port - Performing * Day 1; “Opening Event", Hospitality Marquee * Day 2; Steampacket Stage * Day 3; "Closing Event" - “Main Stage” (Ballast)
Guest & Supporting (+many more) * Hard Rock Café, Mercantile, Sin É & Sweeney’s (Dublin) * Spirit Store, with “The Pale” (Dundalk) * The Salty Dog & Mc Hugh's Venue (Drogheda) * The Palace (Navan) * Mc Kenna’s (Monaghan) * Musibar, Musibiz (Sligo)
Festivals * Vantastival 15, 16 & 17 (Firestone & Mc Phail’s Stages) * Le Chéile 15, 16 & 17 (Cream’s, Street Beats & The Other Stages) * Tararocks '14 (The Stables) * Sea Food Rocks '17, Craggy '17, Earthfest '16, Summer Circus 15 & 17, Secret Cottage 15 & 17, Facefest '16 & Carranstown 14, 15, 16 & 17 (Main Stages) *

* See website for events listing - past, present & future ...

RADIOACTIVE: Releasing Debut EP "PUSH" (April '15) +same title SINGLE "PUSH" (June '15), enjoying “ongoing” featured airtime and multi media recognition via Reverbnation (reaching #10 in the alternative charts), RTE 2XM (Dermot Lambert – including live acoustic performances), KCRL96FM (Roddie Cleere), Dublin City FM (Dermot Rogers), i96FM (Damian Smyth), Dublin South FM (Keith Mc Loughlin), LMFM (Paul Mc Kenna - singing Acappella), Dundalk FM (Paddy Mac) +Cavan & Irishweb TV (Paul Cox, Totally PC) and, courtesy of Impact Promotions “Select Irish”, Variety Online (UK & Oceania), Radio Universal (Germany), JXFM (Japan) +Unsigned Radio Rocks, 365 Radio Network & A100 (USA)

CREDITS * (2017) In association with RTE, Hot Press Magazine, IMRO, IRMA & RAAP, chosen as 1 of 16 acts to appear on the “debut” Garageland compilation album, "GARAGELAND - VOLUME 1" (April '17); sound tracked and featured on “DAY ONE REVIEW”, Firestone Music Tour, Vantastival; +appeared on NATIONWIDE (RTE 1), Maritime edition; while lead lady "Ciara", accompanied by Breifne Holohan, proudly supported “INSPIRAL CARPETS” hit-maker, Tom Hingley (Dundalk Gaol) * (2016) Among the final 12 select Irish artists, “HARD ROCK RISING”, Hard Rock Café; +sound tracked “THE ARTIST REVIEW”, Irish Maritime Festival
Previous * Added to the ”Wall of Fame”, Beggy’s (2015) +Finalist @ Jagermeister “Battle of the Bands”, The Palace (2014)

FORECAST: With filming complete (various locations, Button Factory included), and in association with Sun Studios & Sound Training, the band will appear on the launch edition (series 1) of Gargaeland TV - due for release, May 2018

BEYOND AND INFINITY? Gaining in momentum and vigour with each performance, building a solid reputation and “sing-a-long” travelling fan base i.e. “The Gigolo Express” (AKA:) “The Jiggs” (just for internal fun?) have steadily become an identifiable noise, impossible to ignore …

As tight as ever – go check them out
* Dermot Rogers, Dublin City FM
Exceptional at what they do
* Roddie Cleere, KCLR96FM
On the feedback with got from 2017- we’ve already booked them “Main Stage” for 2018
* David Bradley, Sea Food Rocks
They’re fabulous
* Gary Dunne, Le Cheile Arts & Music Festival
Introduced as; “The best live band on the Irish Circuit”
* Gerry Hodgers, Irish Maritime Festival 2017
A lively feel good act with a 60s/70s psychedelic Rock buzz going on - Love this band
* Michael Kiernan, Musibiz
A great show
* Ian O’ Flynn, Facefest
Mesmerising stage antics of (in my opinion) one of the best bands in Ireland
* Brian Heavey, Disway Promotions & Carranstown Summer Festival of Music & Arts
A good time band whose live performance was top quality - I was left wanting more
* Peter N, Céol Collective
A super energetic live band oozing with talent (super lyrics & music) – a must see
* Pauline Mc Dermott Smith, IMPACT PROMOTIONS
I can hear Steely Dan in there – a real cool sound
* Paul Cox, Totally PC & Irishweb TV
A super live band
* Paul Holland, Meath Herald
A real "in it for the kicks" band that deliver a set of original tunes that will have you rocking all night
* Gerry Hodgers, The Purple Sessions, Boyles of Slane
The Fabulous “Fuzz Gigolo”
* Tom Anderson, A Bagful of Song & Irish Maritime Festival