Lucky Bones
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Lucky Bones

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland | SELF

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland | SELF
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Nov
18
Lucky Bones @ Dolans Warehouse

Limerick, None, Ireland

Limerick, None, Ireland

Nov
17
Lucky Bones @ Andrews Lane Theatre

Dublin, None, Ireland

Dublin, None, Ireland

Nov
12
Lucky Bones @ O'Donoghue's

Dublin, None, Ireland

Dublin, None, Ireland

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Press


“Phenomenal Vocals” Alt Country Forum/ Netherlands - Alt Country Forum


Broad, convincing and quite frequently glorious” Tim Peacock, Whisperin and Hollerin 8/10 UK - Whisperin And Hollerin


“I find myself drawn to the warmth and complexity of O’Connor’s songs” John Jobling, Maverick Magazine 4/5 - Maverick Magazine


"One of the first great albums of 2011" - Ameicana UK


..."Intelligent songs full of heart and soul" - R2 Magazine


This new Dublin band were using this date to launch the album Together We Are All Alone. The album was recorded in Barstop,Texas by singer/songwriter Eamonn O'Connor and some session players. O'Connor then put together this band on his return to do full justice to the songs which show O'Connor to be an interesting and intelligent writer. The music covers several bases and influences, including country and roots rock, celtic soul and '60s based melodic pop. In the live context these disparate elements are drawn together by the versatile band. With a solid rhythm section of Leon Kennedy and Ben Clark powering the songs over which keyboard/banjo player Conor Miley and guitarist Billy Morley added texture and grit to the songs. This made the live band renditions of the songs rougher edged and punchier than the recorded versions. Songs like their debut single Longshot, Toward The Setting Sun, Stand So Tall, Unbelieving Eyes, Frank Sinatra and the extended, intense closer Commercial Presentation are all memorable and melodic. Eamonn O'Connor is convivial frontman who leads the band from the front and is a captivating singer. This is early days for Lucky Bones who have only played a handful of gigs to date, which included opening for Marty Stuart as an acoustic trio, and sound issues with monitors and small tuning problems should soon be eliminated with experience and confidence. That two of the stand-out songs, including the song of infatuation bordering on stalking - , are new songs shows that this band can only get better. These are tough times for any new band, especially one making its own way in the world but the signs are that these guys, if they hold their nerve, will be lucky.

- Lonesome Highway


There are few genres more crowded than alternative folk right now, but Lucky Bones carves his own whiskey-infused niche with Together We Are All Alone. Intensely personal, and with more than a passing nod to the late legend Townes Van Zandt, the Dubliner has an all-encompassing appeal that is traditional enough for the pub snugs and ‘pop’ enough for plenty of folk-edged support slots. Poetically and distinctly Irish, this is the sound of a man who sees the world through genuinely leftfield, imaginative eyes. The end result plays cleverly off its roots, tumbles around some shrewdly minimalist crescendos, before being spattered with some introverted slow numbers and moments of summer-sun euphoria. A refreshingly modern take on an age-old style. James Hendicott 8/10
KEY TRACKS: ‘TOGETHER WE ARE ALL ALONE’, ‘LONGSHOT’.
FOR FANS OF: TOM WAITS, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY. - AU Magazine


Eamonn O'Connor has also waited, recording LUCKY BONES' "Together We Are All Alone" (Lucky Bones Promotions/ 3 Stars) in Texas single handed after years on a major label waiting for nothing to happen. Now back in his Irish homeland his blend of country, folk and celtic traditions give their emotive lyrics a soft focus burr that suggests a deeply sensitive soul lives beneath the gritty road dust accumulated through years of constant touring - Q Magazine


Discography

Yellow Man Street EP 2007
Longshot-Single 2011
Together We Are All Alone-Album 2011

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Bio

Lucky Bones frontman Eamonn O'Connor travelled to the sleepy city of Bastrop, Texas to record his debut record "Together We Are All Alone". On his return to Dublin he joined with four of Irelands finest young musicians to form "Lucky Bones". The band released their record in the spring of 2011 and have been touring since while taking time out to demo new tracks. The recording of their second EP is scheduled for January 2012. The band list artists such as Ryan Adams, Tom Waits and Bruce Springsteen as their primary influnces. The gigs and audiences are gradually getting bigger with singles making it onto RTE 1 (Irelands most listened to radio stations) playlist. The momentum promises to continue into 2012 with a winter tour upon them.