No Standing

No Standing

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OK, we aim to bring back Rock in the classic sense. We are fans of Deep Purple through to Rage Against The Machine, which reflects in our music. Our shows have a 100% record for ending with the majority of the audience and band in a state of non-clothedness. It's basically about fun, and stuff. yeah

Biography

No Standing formed in late 2003/2004 when old primary school friends Michael Fenton (vocals) and Martin Dixon Murphy (bass) decided to put together a band. Michael brought in a family friend, the incredibly talented Orán Jones as drummer and Martin brought secondry school friends Kevin Murphy and Chris O'Connor in as guitarists. This five piece line-up survives untill today.
Destiny provided them with a name beyond all logical reasoning, when Michael found an american road sign lying in his driveway, having winged its way all the way from the streets of New York (not sure how) with No Standing written on it. His neighbour had stolen it from America as it turned out and they thus stole it from him. Touché.

Influenced early on by bands as varied as Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, The Offspring and Jimi Hendrix, the band started out by playing some covers and then jamming together. Their early sound was a mixture of funk, metal and hard rock that the public loved after their first hugely successful gig in Kilcoole, February 28th, 2004.
From there, they won two "Battle of the Bands" competitions, and they played their third ever gig (only one week after their first) in the prestigious Temple Bar area of Dublin.

They were approached by a rep from Universal Studios after a Bray gig in March 2004 and asked for a demo. At the time they had none so they hit the studio that Easter and recorded a three track demo.
This included the locally infamous track "Poison" which has recently been made into the band's first music video and can be seen on their website.
Although the demo was quite popular, their feedback told them that their sound was too varied. They didnt have a specific enough style yet; Universal couldnt pin them to a genre and so the opportunity passed.

Disappointed but undeterred, they were then offered a set on the Gig Rig for the Bray Summerfest 2004 where they would share the stage with Franklin and The Hot House Flowers.
They were asked to play rock n roll covers to entertain the bikers at the bike and trike show. The gig went very well and the band discovered that they had a taste for playing classic rock n' roll.
This taste was later to influence their song writing.

The band played only 4 gigs from September 2004 until Michael, Martin, Chris and Kevin completed the Leaving Cert in June 2005. However, they exploded out of the stalls in September 2005 with a taste for victory! They decided to focus on rock music (with some funk influences) and steer clear of anything too rooted in the metal genre.
They have written a host of new songs, scrapped the ones that didnt work, set up a website, made new recordings, featured many times in the Bray People, are included in the 2006 and 2007 Hotpress Yearbook, made a video, supported Metallitia and Audio Fiction from New York and presented themselves successfully to college audiences in UCD as well as retaining their flare for the more energetic all ages gigs from which they started.

Discography

Feel It In Your Mind (2006):
-1: Poison
-2: Feel It in Your Mind
-3: Criminal Lust
-4: Not Standing Still (But Still Standing)
-5: Hungry Lookin' Woman
-6: Live In Sin

Set List

Depends on length of set and audience.
Covers are usually classic pop songs done tongue-in cheek, which gets a great reaction.

Originals:
Poison
Feel It In Your Mind
Criminal Lust
Live In Sin
Not Standing Still (But Still Standing)
Hungry Lookin' Woman
Kevin's Funky Song
Break
Are You With Me
Crimson