Anthony Gibney
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Anthony Gibney


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"Anthony Gibney *LIVE* review"

Anthony and band took part in a showcase gig reviewed and endorsed by Ireland's biggest music magazine - Hotpress which took place in Eamon Dorans, Temple Bar, Dublin. Check out the review below:

First on stage was Anthony Gibney. He kicked off with his recent single "STANDING IN THE DARKNESS" which thanks to two musical accomplices, has even more bite live than on disc. Gibney, who is also a terrific guitar player, continues his campaign to prove that songwriters can rock out too. In "NEED" he has a superb ballad with commercial potential, especially Stateside, and likewise the waltzy "TEAR IN THE SKY". He has that edgy cheekiness in his presentation that lifts him above the herd.

- Hotpress

"Ritual single review"

Multi-instrumentalist Anthony Gibney‘s debut single "Ritual" is a hard one to pigeon hole. Built around a moody and dark sonic landscape, Gibney arranges the lyrical themes you might expect on a James Blunt record with the guile of Radiohead or a modern day Jeff Buckley. As well as playing guitars and singing Gibney plays bass and piano on the CD.
There are no lofty ideas here, but there is genuine warmth of feeling combined with a musical dexterity that is missing from most of his song-writing contemporaries. Perhaps the line "I am not lost or looking for grace" is a tip of the hat to the aforementioned Buckley. There is some very tasteful use of lead guitar, interlaced vocals and subtle feedback which reward the patient listener and make this song a grower.
Of the two B-Sides, "Spoon" is a bit too sincere for comfort, but the rootsy "Leave Your Sorrow By The Sea" is well worth a listen, although I‘m still trying to figure out the line "keep your anger far from thee", but hey, it‘s the second B-Side. You can pick up a copy of "Ritual" single in Road Records and Tower Records in Dublin. Find out more on
- Stephen Egan,

"Ritual single review"

"Anthony Gibney from Kildare is a truly assured singer and songwriter with a voice that shows influences ranging from Jeff Buckley to Nina Simone. Handling most of the instruments duties himself, on 'Ritual' Gibney delivers a brooding song with his soulful voice and chantlike harmonies in a full-on arrangement. It also has fine guitar work. The slightly longer 'Spoon' is quieter and sparser, but also shows Gibney in full control of his artistry. 'Leave Your Sorrow By The Sea' is a menacing slice of bluesy rock with a literate philosphy in the lyric.
Gibney shapes up like he means business and could be one to watch out for out there."
Jackie Hayden, Hotpress March 2006
- Jackie Hayden, Hotpress, Ireland

"Ritual: Single review"

It took a few listens to this single for me to completely fall in love with it, but now that its absorbed, im totally committed to the excellent sound of Anthonys expressive voice and lyrics.
Each song is perfectly constructed, as all of Anthonys work is clearly progressive material.
Oh! Ritual is such an aural experience its creative and impressively catchy.
Spoon is a lot more toned down as the throbbing bass disappears and Anthonys piano playing and smooth voice overtakes and this is where his tremendous, ongoing musical style is released.
Then comes my favourite Leave your sorrow by the sea this is a shockingly sturdy number, that I soulfully enjoy at every listen. There is some intense guitar playing and some awesome piano work by James Quinn. Amazing! - Samantha Kim, Regatta

"Standing in the darkness: single review"

A Dublin singer songwriter and has been on the scene a few years with many bands under his belt this is your classic A+B sided EP “Standing in the darkness” has all the flavors of your pissed up funk rock melodic tune it kicks in with a wicked thumping guitar grooves and smoothes out with a catchy chorus…excellent stuff." - T.Halpin MusicReview - MusicReview

"Standing in the darkness: single review"

Anthony Gibney seems hellbent ondispelling the notion that singer-songwriters only do introspective pieces with acoustic guitars. 'Standing in the darkness' is a tough pop track with a catchy chorus, electric guitar riffs and a tight rythm section. 'Pariah song' ups the tempo and thunders along with pace and style in equal measure. 'We're not there' slows the pace down into ballad mood and is more likely to appeal to radioland. Gibney is a talented writer and singer with wit to avoid the obvious, but without straying far from the beaten track." -Jackie Hayden Hotpress...... - Hotpress

"Standing in the darkness: single review"

"The Kildare man stakes an impressive claim with this debut single. He may be a young Irish male with a guitar - but this ain't no maudlin nu-hippie schlock. 'Standing in the darkness' is an exciting, highly charged, Stevie Ray Vaughan like Blues number, complete with a dirty Sabbath-style riff underlying Gibney's raw, soulful vocal. Great stuff" - Stephen Errity Hotpress - Hotpress


"Standing in the darkness" single: May 2008.
Spent 5 weeks in the top 10 of the charts on release. Anthony was interviewed on Phantom FM, DSFM and other stations for the launch of the single. The single has received airplay in Boston and North Carolina aswell.

"Ritual" single: release date August 2006.
"Ritual" was featured on the compliation CD: Oven Songs which was distributed with the April 2007 edition of Totally Dublin. Oven Songs: was a compilation CD of the best peformers from the Sunady Roast Sessions. The b-side "Leave your sorrow by the sea" was one of the most downloaded songs from the website. The single has recieved airplay in Boston and North Carolina.

Little Muse: limited edition January 2006



Not to be confused with the standard singer armed with acoustic guitar, Anthony goes beyond this theory playing different guitar styles combined with soulful lyrics. Performances vary from intimate solo acoustic sessions and full on rock shows to alternative and eclectic shows which have seen accompaniment from congas, clarinet and violin.

He is backed by The Durrty Stopouts who consist of Ross Nelson on bass and John Murphy on drums and percussion.

Anthony released a single "STANDING IN THE DARKNESS" in May 2008. It spent 4 weeks in the top 10 on the charts. Check out for more details.

To date, Anthony has shared the stage with Dave Geraghty (Bell x1), Kieron Black and The Amazing Few, Matt Lunsun and Steve Wall to name but a few. He has received considerable amounts of airplay stretching as far as Boston, USA. In April 2006, Anthony was filmed performing one of his songs by an Irish television crew for a series about Irish songwriters, which was aired in November 2006 on RTE 2.
His debut single "Ritual" was featured on the compilation CD: Oven Songs which was distributed with the April 2007 edition of Totally Dublin.

He supported the amazing Irish Singer/Songwriter Nick Kelly on Irish tour in October 2008. During March and April of 2009 he played lead guitar for Simon Fagan's Irish tour as well as recording guitar for his Hired and Fired EP.

Aside from his own material, Anthony has also performed and recorded with other artists such as Lisa McLaughlin, Brian McGovern and Mags Buckley to name but a few. With whom he has supported The Goo Goo Dolls, Something Happens and Jaymay to name but a few.