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contact name:James Martin.
phone: 086-3356950
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Electronic, synth based with programmed/sampled drums. Looking for gigs, on a similar bill, whenever possible, in the Dublin area. Three piece.

The Great Lakes are comprised of three guys hailing from opposite ends of the
Dart line. These guys had hitherto been members of a little known guitar
outfit known as Murdock. The Great Lakes can be considered the proverbial
Phoenix rising from Murdock's ashes.

This incarnation incorporates sampled beats, harmonious synth tones and
luscious string arrangements to produce a distinctive instrumental sound.

In a stuffy rehearsal room in Howth lo-fi beats, pensive synth leads and
subtle bass grooves can all be heard reverberating in a veritable orgy of
sonic experimentation.

Having plunged themselves into financial peril in order to purchase rare
synthesizers and discontinued keyboards The Great Lakes have no regrets.

They believe that the unyielding millstone of debt is part and parcel of making good music when you have no label.

When they're not mellowing out to their own tracks the Great Lakes look to
such musical luminaries as Air, Kraftwerk, SFA, Stereolab, Neu, Can, Boards of Canada, Dr. John, Ennio Morricone, Walter/Wendy Carlos, Max Romeo, Os Mutantes, Augustus Pablo and Brian Wilson for inspiration.

The Great Lakes may not be as wet as their North American namesakes but they create soundscapes of sonorous beauty which are just as deep.
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