PRESENTED BY TOM MILLETT
With their subtle blend of acoustic rock, Frantic Jack have fast become one of the most exciting new bands to arrive on Ireland's music scene. With influences ranging from Dire Straits to Dave Matthews Band and Pearl Jam, the band has seamlessly molded their own unique sound and captured the attention of audiences across the country. Their debut album "Independence" follows on the successes of two Top 20 chart singles. The bands own sound is felt in tracks such as "Hold On" and "Vancouver", while songs such as "Rely On You" and "Fallen Heroes" showcase the bands acoustic roots. The debut album takes a walk through a host of genres along the way including heavier tracks such as "Old Coyote" and funkier tracks like "Free" and "Writing on the Wall". Frantic Jack consists of 5 members native to the Edenderry area. Daragh Fitzgerald on vocals and guitar, Mark Kelly on lead guitar, Pauric Hurst on bass, James Kearney on keys and Mick Holton on drums. To date, the band have played some high profile shows such as a sold out gig in Whelan's, Headlined in The Village and supported the The Saw Doctors as well as performed on the same card as the Undertones and Imelda May. After receiving 2fm's single of the week for their debut single "Firefly" the band have never looked back and hope to continue their rise throughout 2010. With a huge 6 week Irish Tour lined up for August/September and with over 25 shows in 14 counties across the country, the band is set for a exciting end to the year to go along with their debut record "Independence" hitting the shelves on July 23rd. With fast paced, energetic and entertaining live shows Frantic Jack is one to watch for in 2010.
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