SINGLE “Better Man” OUT 10th Nov
+ Irish Tour dates Announced:
18th Nov Whelans – BETTER MAN Single Launch
9th Dec Powerscourt Shopping Centre – Simon Community Charity Gig
29th Dec Vicar Street – Supporting Aslan
Penrose are a 5 piece band put together by Darragh Mc Grane. A solid Indie Pop band with catchy uplifting indie songs and anthems that have “attitude” and stick in your head, Penrose mix the pop sensibilities & harmonies of The Beatles / ELO, the snarling vocals of Richard Ashcroft (The Verve) and the rhythmic acoustic guitars of Oasis, Penrose are a truly powerful force…live and on record. The band mixes their 60’s and 90’s influences bringing them together and putting a modern feel and attitude to the music they create.
Their pedigree is quickly developing with the band supporting the likes of Aslan, Jack L, Damian Dempsey and Paddy Casey but to name a few on the vibrant Irish live scene. The line-up sees Caolan Fitzsimons (lead guitar), Mark Bolger (bass), Benji Hayes (Keys), Donal Bowens(Drums) and Darragh McGrane (lead vocals and rhythm guitar).
The band successfully unveiled their debut EP “Live for the Dream” which charted at NO.3 in the Irish charts to a sell-out house of fans & media at The Grand Social July 2015. The band then released there critically acclaimed single MELODY which charted at No. 10 in the Irish charts and was picked up by all Irish national radio stations such as Today FM, FM 104 and RTE, with TV appearances to on RTE’s TwoTube.
Having released 3 more singles SIGN ON, HARMONY and LETS GO OUT with a string of summer dates and sell out shows in the UK and Ireland Penrose were invited back to the UK by Alan Mc Gee (Creation records) to play gigs as part of the Musicians against Homelessness campaign taking place across the UK. The lads were then asked to support one of their main influences and heroes Aslan as part of the Made in Dublin Revisited gigs that took place in Vicar Street last Dec and have been invited back to support them again this year. With festivals such as Sea Sessions, Indiependence and Electric Picnic all having the band on their bills this year the lads are now in preparation for what will be their lead single BETTER MAN from the debut LP “STILL CLIMBING” which will be released sometime next Spring.
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