FUZZ GIGOLO: (Drogheda, Ireland) Are a 5-piece LO-FI “Rock n’ Roll” band that pen and perform original compositions * while packing a quartet+ of salubrious covers for a conventional mix? Born June 2013, from a multitude of retrospective influences and ideas (too broad to dilute?), they lineout as follows;
- Fran Thornton * Lead Vocals
- Ciara Callaghan * Vocals
- Geoff Fay * Guitar & Vocals
- Colin “Duxy” Murray * Bass (will the real Fuzz Gigolo please stand up?)
- Anthony Kierans * Drums
WHAT’S THE FUZZ: Likened to a cocktail of “Deacon Blue” & “The Beautiful South” with a twist of “Ian Dury” doing “a Joe Cocker”, shaken not stirred? and subsequently labelled as; refreshingly vibrant, melodically crafted, upbeat and contagiously energetic, oozing “Live Appeal”
GIGOLO ROCK? “In it to Gig” and “hard at it” since March ’14, (with a busy schedule ahead) notching-up 90+ successful shows to date (North-West, North-East & East Coasts) * Appearances include;
-Headline: * Irish Maritime Festival, Drogheda Port (selected as the “Showcase Act” performing Day 1; “Opening Celebrations”, Hospitality Marquee, Day 2; Steampacket Stage & Day 3; Closing the “Main Event” on the “Main Stage”) * The Workman’s Club x 2 & The Sound House x 1 (3 all ticket “Sell Out” events via Garageland Ireland) +Fibber Magee’s (Dublin) * Beggy’s (Navan) * Boyle’s “The Purple Sessions” (Slane) * and frequent; Mc Phail’s, Odd Mollies & Sarsfield’s (Drogheda);
-Guest & Supporting: (+more) * Hard Rock Café, Mercantile, Sin É & Sweeney’s (Dublin), * Mc Kenna’s (Monaghan) * Musibar, Musibiz (Sligo)
-Festivals: * Vantastival (Firestone & Mc Phail’s Stages) * Le Chéile (Cream’s & Street Beat Stages) * Tararocks, (The Stables) * Craggy, Earthfest, Summer Circus, Secret Cottage, Facefest & Carranstown (Main Stages) * (for full listing - past, present & future; click).
RADIOACTIVE: Releasing Debut EP "PUSH" (April '15) +same title SINGLE "PUSH" (June '15), enjoying featured airtime and multi media recognition via Reverbnation (reaching #10 in the alternative charts), RTE 2XM (Dermot Lambert, Garageland), Dublin South FM (Keith Mc Loughlin), Dublin City FM (Dermot Rogers), Dundalk FM (Paddy Mac), i96FM (Damian Smyth), +Cavan & Irishweb TV and, courtesy of Impact Promotions “Select Irish”, Variety Online (UK & Oceania), Radio Universal (Germany), +Unsigned Radio Rocks, 365 Radio Network & A100 (USA).
In 2016: Fuzz Gigolo were among the final 12 select artists, “HARD ROCK RISING”, Hard Rock Café * sound tracked “THE ARTIST REVIEW”, Irish Maritime Festival * and, In association with RTE, Hot Press Magazine, IMRO, IRMA & RAAP, chosen as I of 16 acts to appear on the “debut” Garageland compilation album, “THIS IS GARAGELAND - VOLUME 1” (Release date & launch, SAT¦25¦03¦17, Tower Records, Dublin)
BEYOND AND INFINITY? Gaining in momentum and vigour with each performance, building a solid reputation and “sing-a-long” travelling fan base i.e. “The Gigolo Express” (AKA:) “The Jiggs” (just for internal fun?) have steadily become an identifiable noise, impossible to ignore …
SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE:
FRANKIE (2nd Single & Video) June ‘17
Mesmerising stage antics of (in my opinion) one of the best bands in Ireland - Fuzz Gigolo
* Brian Heavey, Carranstown Summer Festival of Music & Shaken Edge
A good time band whose live performance was top quality - I was left wanting more
* Peter N, Céol Collective
A super energetic live band oozing with talent (super lyrics & music) – a must see
* Pauline Mc Dermott Smith, IMPACT PROMOTIONS
I can hear Steely Dan in there – a real cool sound
* Paul Cox, Totally PC & Spam Turner
A super live band
* Paul Holland, Meath Herald
A real "in it for the kicks" band that deliver a set of original tunes that will have you rocking all night
* Gerry Hodgers, The Purple Sessions & Irish Maritime Festival
The Fabulous “Fuzz Gigolo”
* Tom Anderson, A Bagful of Song & Irish Maritime Festival
I love this Band.. I had them in Sligo and their performance was electric. Feel good fun band with some killer tunes !!
Cheers Michael Kiernan * Dynamite work - long live "Musibiz"