Mugger Dave
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Mugger Dave

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"& Girlie No. 1" EP 2007
"The Women" single - out now
"What's She Doing Here?" debut album out soon
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Pop rock trio ‘Mugger Dave' hail from Galway City, Ireland and were formed in January 2007.

The band comprises of Simon Noble (Lead Vocals / Guitar), Seán Herriott (Bass / Backing Vocals) & Níall Curran (Drums). Once informed of his workmate Niall's drumming talents, Simon suggested forming a band along with the drummer's flatmate Seán.
The name Mugger Dave comes from Simon's childhood, when his younger sister had two imaginary friends: ‘Mugger Dave' & ‘Girlie No.1'. Simon took this as his band name 15 years later on but dropped ‘Girlie' as it was a bit too long.
(They also couldn't decide who would be Girlie No.1 and where the rest of the Girlies had gone).

With the band formed they quickly took to practicing, using songs previously written by Simon. The intention from the start was to play a collection of pop songs as loud and as forcibly as possible by a power trio.

The group's collective experience shows in the tightness of their performance, with all three members knowing exactly what they want to create: a hard-hitting rock band, with catchy, feel-good melodies reminiscent of the Kinks, underlined by driving basslines and a heavy, no-nonsense drumbeat.

Their energetic live shows are driven by the powerhouse rhythm section, overlayed with unique melodies and imaginative harmonies. Simon describes his lyrics as being "an infectious blend of coy coyness and social satire".

November of 2007 saw the launch of their debut E.P. ‘& Girly No. 1' in The Cellar bar, Galway. It was well received by listeners and critics alike -

"..the sheer quality and intricacy of the music and vocals combined will keep you listening for a long time"; "The music is very good and the vocals are among the best I've heard.."

-as described by the net-based ‘Galway music scene'.

"one of the best new bands of 2007" - Alan Murphy, Galway Bay FM.

True to their belief in "loud and live", they recorded and mixed their E.P. in two days, confident in their experience from having rehearsed and gigged extensively since the formation of the band.

2008 started solidly for the band with a growing fanbase, a performance on TG4's Sile show, and inclusion on the IMRO 2008 Showcase tour. Their song, My Life In Circles, was featured on the IMRO Showcase CD, distributed nationally with the Daily Star. Other highlights so far have included appearances in Cork's Cyprus Avenue, and The Village in Dublin. The band are preparing for the release of their debut album, "What's She Doing Here?". They will be embarking on a nationwide tour playing such venues as The Roisin Dubh in Galway, and Cyprus Avenue in Cork.

In 2009 Mugger Dave will be a household name, are working hard to get there & will enjoy the ride.

Listen hard and listen well.