“THE FEEL GOOD ALBUM OF AUTUMN”- DAILY STAR
Lucky caller No.9 is out form the 24th Oct in all good record stores
Already the much celebrated singles ‘Not On Your Side’ and ‘Houndstooth Shirt’ from the “FEEL GOOD ALBUM of THE AUTUMN” (Daily Star) have been receiving multiple plays on Today FM, Spin FM, WLRFM, BEAT FM, BBC Radio Ulster, Clare FM, Live 95FM, Corks 96fm and RED FM. Appearing on this year’s IMRO Tour compilation and gaining much fan base from Local and Regional press signifies a very bright future for this Rising Irish Band. Ian Whitty And The Exchange were also amongst the first acts to be selected by Alison Curtis of Today FM in her Ireland Rocks section where she gives the thumbs up to the cream of up and coming Irish Acts. And they went on to record a live version of the Bruce Springsteen classic ‘Atlantic City’ for Alison Curtis’ ‘The Last Splash’ and also won the Hotpress/Tisch video competition for “Not on your side“. (www.hotpress.com)
‘The Lucky Caller No.9’ is the long awaited first full length studio album from Ian Whitty And The Exchange. The record was produced by top Irish producer Ken McHugh (Dave Kitt, Autamata) and mastered by Dave Collins in Los Angeles (Bruce Springsteen, Janes Addiction). It was recorded by Ian Whitty And The Exchange in 2007 between the legendary Connelly’s of leap in West Cork and Adda/My Sanctuary studio’s in the hills of Wicklow.
Since Ian’s emergence, he has been a highly active figure in the thriving Cork scene as well as being invited to perform with many of the luminaries of the Irish scene including Declan O Rourke, Bell X1, Josh Ritter, Damien Rice, The Frames and Roderigo y Gabriella. Ian is a songwriter who firmly believes in craft and in always placing substance over style. He is most often praised for his distinctive vocal delivery and lyricism that manages to be urgent, humorous and razor sharp without ever sacrificing the storytelling that underpins his songs. We give you a very promising act to feast your ears upon in Ian Whitty & the Exchange.
Oct. 15th The Pavilion in Cork, (ALBUM LAUNCH),
Nov 6th Dolans Limerick (Upstairs)
Nov 7th Whelan’s, Dublin (upstairs), Nov 9th Roisin Dubh, Galway
Ian is also doing the full tour support for the incredible Irish breakthrough band FRED in NOV.