INCH HIGH are a rock band with the most important commodity in the business...songs that stay in your head.
Two 4K Kerrang Magazine rated albums and support slots with Black Stone Cherry, The Answer, Gun, The Quireboys, Tygers of Pan Tang...
"...Irish Rock Genius..." Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster


Co. Down four piece Inch High have established themselves as one of the premier rock acts in N.Ireland, razor sharp guitars and sing along choruses are their speciality.

Their 2005 debut album “Look kids, its Big Ben” received widespread critical acclaim including a 4K review in rock/metal bible Kerrang! Magazine. Showcase gigs in London and a top 5 inclusion in the “Best unsigned band” category of the 2005 Kerrang! Reader’s poll finished off an already amazing year.

2006 saw the band developing their fan base with an already renowned live reputation landing them numerous headline appearances at rock nights throughout Ireland. They also got a coveted slot on the Belfast leg of the 2006 IMRO showcase tour in June, a slot at the Celtic Fusion festival in August, and the support slot on the Irish tour of UK rock legends The Quireboys. In November the band were included in the 10th anniversary line-up of the belFEST showcase event.

In 2007,Classic Rock magazine contributor Jeff Collins described the band as “…having more hooks than a convention of one-armed pirates…hard-hitting, a real joy to listen to…Inch High in name, potential rock giants in the making…”
Spring 2008 saw the band supporting NWOBHM legends, Tygers of Pan Tang, on the Irish leg of their UK tour as well as finishing recording sessions for their second album “The engine sounds…”.

The album was released in Nov 2008 and Kerrang again praised the band, saying of the album,”…Irish hard rockers burn bright with promise…good songwriting comes naturally…INCH HIGH have done a fine job…”
The year finished with a bang as the band secured support slots with rising Irish hopefuls, The Answer and US rockers Black Stone Cherry.

In May 2009 the band shot their first video for the live favourite, “Little man”.The band continuedto develop their fan base locally and in November they supported Scottish rockers Gun on their Irish dates. The year ended with The Quireboys again asking the band to support them at their Belfast show.

April 2010 saw the band release their first official single "Whiskey as a friend" which received extensive local airplay and prompted BBC Radio Ulster's Ralph McLean to describe the band as "...Irish Rock genius..."

The band are currently writing new material and gigging locally to cement their incendiary live reputation...


Whiskey as a friend

Written By: Inch High

I don't know why we came here,
I don't know if I'd seen it from the start
It's almost, if we play here
That we can stop the world pulling apart

Pre chorus:
It's almost a delay (we might be coming home)
It's almost a delay (without a warning)

It nearly broke my heart the day I realised,
The glue that kept us close had somehow come apart
But with a little help, and whiskey as a friend
I'll see this to the end

sipping on a coffee,
pretending that you've got somewhere to go
you know it don't mean nothing
unless you've got the bloodied nose to show.

pre chorus

Do you still know me x 3


Do you still know me


2005 LP "Look Kids, it's Big Ben" available at
2008 LP "The engine sounds..." available at
2010 single "Whiskey as a friend" available on itunes and other download sites