MOLA

MOLA

 Dublin, Leinster, IRL
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MOLA are a 4 piece Dublin rock band who play straight up classic rock with a blues/soul edge. Their music has been likened to that of Cream, Zeppelin and Deep Purple.

Biography

Mola are a Hard Rock band, formed in Dublin, Ireland in August 2005 by David Duggan, Barry Kavanagh, Ray O’Sullivan and Keith Evans.

The bands main influences include Led Zeppelin, the Who, the Doors and Free. However, the band is not tied to these influences and while they tend to naturally groove towards classic rock elements, they purposefully push their sound in the direction of the modern music era. This leads to a new interpretation of old sounds, a classic rock band for the new age, if you will. This sound is further enhanced by the devotion to fine songwriting standards evinced by the past icons that Mola aspire to.

The band released their debut album “One Year in the Asylum” in 2009. The album was produced by Liam Mulvaney (Mundy, The Radio, Cathy Davey) and Jimmy Eadie (Jape, RSAG, Fionn Regan). The band had to delay the initial tracking for the album after their studio time was commandeered by the mighty Bob Dylan. The album was recorded in Westland Studios Dublin, famous for its work with legends such as the Clancy brothers and Van Morrison, with later tracking at Asylum Studios. The album was mastered by Aidan Foley and released online
through the band’s own label.

Late in 2009 Keith Evans left the group to focus on career and family. He was replaced by Wil Mullen, of Denver, Colorado, and the band returned to the live circuit in April 2010.

“The mission is to drag the passion and feeling that existed in the rock movement of the late 60s and early 70s, into the modern world. This is not a trend, there are no creative restrictions. This is about great songs performed by great musicians with all the passion in the world.”

Discography

January 2011 One Year in the Asylum CD release

September 2008 One Year in the Asylum Album

November 2007 Digging That Hole/Melody Bleeds single release

December 2004 Vito Lets Dance promo

Set List

Typical set list for a headline gig is as follows:

MOLA CAVERN 23TH JUNE

1. FEED YOUR EGO
2. RENAISSANCE MAN
3. REVOLUTION
4. AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU
5. FOLKSONG
6. VITO LETS DANCE
7. OXYGEN
8. 5 MILES FROM MEXICO
9. JUST LIKE DONNA
10. WHO KNOWS
11. THE THIRD DEGREE
12. MELODY BLEEDS
13. NO MORE FANTASY
14. HOLLYWOOD/ENCORE
15. TEASER

Headline sets run for usually 1 hr 20 mins and is mainly original material with one cover song thrown in for good measure.