From the sleeping remnants of Armoured Bear, Anthony Noonan emerges from musical hibernation with a new project, Q.U.I.E.T.
The past number of years has seen the Clonakilty native recording, performing and touring with a variety of artists such as UK folk legend Roy Harper, Bill Shanley, The West Cork Ukulele Orchestra, Interference & Glen Hansard and Dog Tail Soup.
A feature of many Cork artists’ rhythm section, Anthony Noonan has previously been seen drumming for the likes of Ian Whitty & the Exchange, Fred, Mick Flannery, Lerner, FirBeag & Gavin Moore to name a few.
Releasing a first album of his own music in 2003, the follow-up second album in 2008, ‘Honeycomb Moons’, garnered some favourable national Airplay and attention in the press. TV features on The Last Broadcast with Dave Fanning, and The View with John Kelly, coupled with live appearances at Electric Picnic solidified this album as one of the best in 2008 with it featuring in Paul McLoone’s top 100 releases of the year.
The following period saw Anthony focus more on his drumming career. With appearances on Other Voices, to supporting Glen Hansard in Radio City Music Hall New York as drummer for Irish legends Interference, Anthony left song writing behind, until now.
Stepping back into the world of creating his own music, 2023 sees Anthony return with a whole set of new songs, live shows and a new album, all under the moniker Q.U.I.E.T.
NEW ALBUM: SOMNAMBULIST
Out February 24th 2023