Swords, County Dublin
Understudy are a 4-piece rock outfit from Swords in Dublin, who formed at the end of 2006. They have gigged all around Dublin for the past two years and are trying as hard as they can to wake up the country to their upbeat indie tunes.
Ali Brosnan is the solid man on sticks, and is boosted in the rhythm section by the basslines of Darragh Ryan. Brian Kelly's work on lead guitar is perhaps the signature sound of the band, along with the powerful vocals of Aidan Scahill.
Influences come from a variety of sources, from Fleetwood Mac to the Foo Fighters, from Doves to Pearl Jam. Understudy find themselves flattered and slightly bewildered by comparisons to early U2 material, but the lads are keeping their feet on the ground.
Recording is in the plans for Understudy for Summer '09, as well as gigs in Belfast and Derry. Having enjoyed plays on Near FM and Phantom FM, the boys are looking forward to more air-time with their new recordings.
Are Understudy set for the limelight, make up you mind, go to www.myspace.com/understudyonline.