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contact name:Pat Doyle
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PlaytOh are "The hottest new act from Cork since The Frank and Walters", playing their own unique blend of Celtic rock. PlaytOh are quickly gaining a reputation for their energetic live performances and the high quality of their original material. Recently described as "the hardest working band in Cork", PlaytOh are continuously touring nationwide while also working on their first album.
Cormac O' Regan: Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals
Niall Duncan: Lead Guitar, Piano
Magz McCarthy: Violin, backing vocals
Kieran Curtin: Bass Guitar
Johnny O' Keeffe: Drums
The Key Moments...
Open Mic sessions in Douglas Hyde Cork lead to the initial line-up of the band.
Winning Battle of Bands on RedFM by a landslide victory!
Meeting Jackie Hayden and getting some straight-talking feedback on how music should not sound. First 'speed wobble' but the advice was good - all songs revised!
RedFM review a demo copy of 'Sleep Safe Tonight' in November 2002). Colm O'Sullivan reviewed a home-recorded copy of PlaytOh's somber but sincere 'hard love' ballad. He loved it.
PlaytOh's first single 'Legend' recorded in December 2002 at the BPM Studios in Cork under the guidance of studio owner 'Finny Corcoran' who was heard to declare the music was 'not half bad' (thanks Finny). He too is a believer and will be working with PlaytOh to complete their first album in 2003.
UCC Campus Radio decides that PlaytOh are their friends. Cormac gets a job presenting his own show. Kieran Hurley (Director of UCC Campus Radio Station) lends a hand preparing the PlaytOh show and sound. Lots of hard work in an empty upstairs bar in Nancy Spains.
'Legend' reviewed in Hot Press by Jackie Hayden March 2003 - Article: Too Sexy For My T-Shirt. Described as 'full of charm and honesty. A funkier Waterboys ... not scared of putting in the hardwork' - ahem. Thank you Mister Hayden.
Asked to submit a track for the compilation album '60 2nd Circus - artistica altogethra'. Topped the bill of the launch night and played to over 300 people in The Lobby - Cork.
Dave McCardle - The Green Room on 96Fm states that 'Brighter Skies' is the most requested song on his show and plays it every week since he first received a copy.
Currently planning the First Album. Ashley from the Frank And Walters offers to produce it.
Perform for an impressed Breifne Clack on Newstalk 106 - Unplugged.
Perform first Dublin Gigs in the Voodoo Lounge (May 17th and May 18th)
Play the Green Room (Half Moon Club) to a packed audience supporting Maria McKee.
Evening Echo to do a full page spread on Cork's latest stars.
The magazine 'Corklife' declares PlaytOh's - Brighter Skies - 'the outstanding track of the 60 2nd Circus'
PlaytOh reach the finals of the Carlsberg Search For A Star Contest in Tullamore after competing and winning both the heats and semi-finals.
PlaytOh launch www.playtoh.ie (August 2003). Site is well received by all who view it and over 200 fans have signed up for newsletter updates already.
O2 New Bands Competition picks PlaytOh to perform in the first heat in the Half Moon Club - Cork City 15th October.
PlaytOh complete a mini-tour of west Cork. Four dates, four packed venues, four great shows and four invitations back. Gig of the tour was de Barras in Clonakilty - what a spot!
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