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Tony Tyrrell

Alternative // Malahide, Dublin // He

A classically trained clarinettist turned sax player and songwriter, Tony played and wrote for the critically acclaimed acoustic rock outfit, The Afternoons, in the 1990s. The band started out supporting diverse acts including Donovan, Christy Dignam, and Paul Tiernan before taking up regular gigs countrywide in the likes of Whelans, Andrew's Lane Theatre, Project Arts Theatre, The Lobby, De Barra's, Roisin Dubh, The Clarence and further afield, including at Midem (Cannes) where they shared the Irish stage with The Stunning and Stiff Little Fingers. The band recorded an album - Homage - with two independent labels and were shortlisted for the Choice Music Prize . The album was described by Eamon Carr (ex-Horslips drummer turned critic) as possibly the most sophisticated debut by any Irish band. Since then, Tony has been involved in a number of music projects and has continued to write and record. The tracks posted here were recorded a while back with producer/arranger Cian Boylan.

Tony is now working towards recording his first solo album at Attica Studios in Donegal which will be engineered and produced by Mercury Prize nominated producer Tommy McLaughlin who has worked with Villager, SOAK, and Pillow Queens.

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