Release Single: “Stand Up, Rise Up, Big Up”. Out June 1st on iTunes
The Barley Mob are a 7 piece group hailing from Ireland. Their collective influences have fused to create a fresh blend of uplifting music, embellished and delivered with equal measures of rock riffs, soulful melodies, folk jigs and infectious beats. Born from days of economic uncertainty and personal obstacles, The Barley Mob have set out to entertain, move and relate to their listeners. Through energetic and electric live shows they leave the crowds feeling as though they were involved in something special.
Anthems such as “Never be lost” and “Everybodys’ Music” tell the story of the importance of music in our lives, while a crowd favourite and upcoming single, “Stand Up, Rise Up, Big Up”, urges us all to stand up and be counted amongst our peers.
Since forming in April 2010, they have played over 300 gigs from the smallest snugs to illustrious festivals such as The Electric Picnic. Including winning international “Rising Stars 2010” as part of Dublin City Soul Festival where they played to over 6000 people in Merrion Square, Dublin. Every gig is a testament and endorsement to the band and has gained them many fans, and resulted in the band being described by the Irish Daily Star as “One of the tightest live bands on the circuit today” and “A ray of sunshine and an utterly brilliant live act” by Rte Radio 1’s Pat Kenny.
The band recently took time out in the studio to record their first album, due for release in early 2013. This complimented earlier success when the group won the International Dublin City Soul Festival “Rising Stars” competition just 3 months after they were formed. They have just announced over 15 tour dates Nationally throughout the summer months ahead.
The BaRLey MOB are: Adam Daly, Neil Butler, Andy Moore, John Heraghty, Conor Byrne, Sean Behan and Barry Kett.
Fri 11th May – The Window Sessions – Kellys Bar, Galway, 23:00
Sat 12th May – The Clock Tavern – Westport, Co. Mayo 22:00
Thurs 17th May – Dolans – Limerick 21:00
Sat 26th May – Life Festival – Belvedere House, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Sun 27th May – Dublin City Soul Festival – Merrion Square, Dublin. Lunchtime
Sun 27th May – Wicklow Arts Festival – Wicklow Town. 16:30
Thurs 31st May – The Twisted Pepper – Dublin. 21:00
Sat 2nd June – Strawberry Fest – Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford 16:00
Fri 8th June – Shortts Bar – Waterford. 21:00
Sat 9th June – Eigse Festival – Town Hall followed by O’Loughlins Bar, Carlow 20:00
Sat 16th June – NPLD – Temple House Estate, Sligo.
Fri 22nd June – The Corner House – Clane, Co. Kildare. 21:00
Sat 30th June – John Dalys – Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. 21:00
Fri 6th July – Junction Fest – Mulcahys, Clonmel
Sat 7th July – Voodoo – Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Sat 14th July – Christys Bar – The Square, Listowel, Co. Kerry
Fri 20th – 21st July – Falcarragh Festival – Falcarragh, Co. Donegal
Sat 4th August – Tanglewood Festival NI – Newry, NI.
Fri 10th August – Boomtown Fair – Secret South England location, UK.
17th – 19th August – Sunflower Festival – Tubbys Farm, Hillsborough, NI.
17th – 19th August – Stendhal Festival – Limavady, NI.
Sat 25th August – Prosperous Festival – Prosperous, Co. Kildare
Fri 31st August – Electric Picnic – Stradbally, Co. Laois. (stages & times TBC)