Raggedy Soul
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Raggedy Soul

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Sep
15
Raggedy Soul @ After Life Festival

West Meath, Not Applicable, Ireland

West Meath, Not Applicable, Ireland

Aug
08
Raggedy Soul @ Pravda

Dublin, Not Applicable, Ireland

Dublin, Not Applicable, Ireland

Aug
04
Raggedy Soul @ The Sugar Club

Dublin, Not Applicable, Ireland

Dublin, Not Applicable, Ireland

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Music

Press


"These lads from Wicklow, Ireland have a sound that I really, really like. Check them out...seriously" PWRadio (Boston, U.S.A.) Shawn Fitzmaurice - Shawn Fitzmaurice


“..check them out before the rest of the world does..” George Byrne (Evening Herald)
- George Byrne


“The Irish entry in the global battle of the bands at the
Astoria this week. Didn’t win, but the singer’s massive,
growly, soul-y voice was their secret weapon – the kind you
hear and just think ‘Yep, OK, he’s set up for life…” Dan - Dan


"It's a grand place to hear live bands, with artists as diverse as Scritti Politti and Raggedy Soul. " - hotelbook.com


"The band are about to start recording their debut EP with ex-Cactus World News man, Frank Kearns. But not content with hours in the studio, the band has also pencilled in a series of live dates, making October the busiest month of the year."

- Bray People


"A local rock band are on the cusp of greatness having won the Irish heat of the Global Battle of the Bands Competition." - Bray People


Discography

Our songs have been played on local stations around Dublin and Wicklow. They have also been used on an ad on Phantom FM and East Coast Radio. Songs are availabe on myspace.com/raggedysouls

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Bio

Raggedy Soul are a five-piece 'rock' band from Wicklow. In the short time that Raggedy Soul have been together (with current line-up its 5 months) they have played throughout the country from Derry to Dublin and everywhere and anywhere in between.
In the beginning Raggedy Soul gigged locally in pubs around South Wicklow playing a very stripped down, back to basics "rock and roll" much akin to the sounds of The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Police amongst others.
This however was lately proved to be just the catalyst of what is known today as Raggedy Soul's sound.
Nearly a year in to their existence Raggedy Soul battled their way through numerous competitions to come out on top and represent Ireland in a global battle of the bands, which was held in the London Astoria. It was here that they were awarded sixth place out of sixteen countries throughout the world, while gaining interest from radio stations, A&R and management.
Not a group of lads to rest on their laurels they went back to the drawing board and began to write music in a style that was more cutting edge, darker and more dance orientated. It was here that many different influences came to the fore and can be heard in their latest tracks.
While remaining loyal to their "rock and roll" beginnings Raggedy Soul have fused trance, electro and dance into their songwriting, you can hear such influences as U2, Prodigy, Ian Brown, RHCP amongst others sneaking their way into Raggedy Soul's current set-list.
Listening to their c.d. you might wonder how this sound is recreated on stage if it all possible. It is; and without the aid of backing tracks or any other devices hidden backstage. There is a blinding energy at their concerts that comes from (a) belief in what they do, (b) the desire to leave the crowd gasping and crawling the walls for more and (c) they are a live band and that’s where they belong on stage. Energetic and a show no mercy attitude at their gigs will ensure a great night to be had by all. Guitarist Jonny Dylan joined in February of this year.