Ham Sandwich

Ham Sandwich

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Oh my God!! it's Ham Sandwich...on the Late Late Show...and one of their singers is dressed like a superhero!!

Biography

Ham Sandwich fronted by Podge McNamee and Niamh Farrell have cut their cloth as a sterling underground treasure with an almost cult like following the likes of Weezer or early Flaming Lips, a following that knows wherever Ham Sandwich goes fun and madness intrinsically follows. The name is a simple, effective decoy, just like there's a computer called Apple, a band called Ham Sandwich manages to dispense with the expected cliches of what a modern indie band should be and instead have allowed themselves the space to build a performance that is outstanding in giving people what they want to see, strange outfits, bright colours, a sexy front woman and a lunatic like front man. Their underground status and cult acclaim has seen them guesting alongside such reknown performers as Electric Six, WHITESNAKE, PERE UBU, Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, My Morning Jacket, The Bluetones, I'm from Barcelona & The BUZZCOCKS amongst others. Ham Sandwich are due to release their fourth single 'click...click...BOOM' in February following the success of singles 'Sad Songs', 'St. Christopher' and 'Words'. True DIY enthusiasts they have spurned the norms of booking themselves into a studio... to instead build their own studio in a dormitary at Headfort House/School, Kells (Their hometown) with the help of Frames producer Karl Odlum. Their hometown fondness has also seen them turn this 18th Century mansion into the location for their music video for 'St. Christopher' which includes their followers dancing along to their music in the house's expansive ballroom. Their music has garnered them a wide selection of admirers including legendary Beach Boys producer Van Dyke Parks, Bono who vehemently advised them to change their name and Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan who requested copies of the bands music prior to his solo performance in Dublin earlier this year and invited them along to his show. For novices of the Ham Sandwich live experience here's some advice: leave your prejudice of what an indie band should be safe at home, stock up on lots of funergy and bring your dancing shoes because live...these guys are stunning.

Discography

Sad Songs, St. Christopher, Words, click...click...BOOM!!!, available from iTUNES.
all singles have had nationwide airplay. click click boom is current getting airplay on BBC6.

Set List

Girl in The Corner, Heartbreaker, Sleep, Song in D, Broken Glass, Words, B Minor Else, St Christopher, Sad Songs, Click Click BOOM!!,