Rams' pocket radio

Rams' pocket radio


RAMS' pocket radio is Peter McCauley, a drummer, pianist, jack-of-all and songwriter. Unfettered personal expression is the impetus of the project and with the works of the 1950's product designer, Dieter Rams, in mind - purity, simplicity and longevity are the first concerns.


RAMS' POCKET RADIO is Peter McCauley, a drummer, pianist and songwriter from Lisburn, Northern Ireland.  Unfettered personal expression is the focus, and with the timeless works of the 1950's product designer Dieter Rams  in mind; purity, simplicity and longevity are the first concerns.

Live, Peter is joined by friends to create an intense live experience. During a year of its' existence, the band has performed extensively throughout Northern Ireland playing a variety of well attended performances and performing with artists such as Mr Hudson, Iain Archer, Duke Special and Tuneyards. Early in it's existence, the band picked up an award during the City of Lisburn Council, Music Quest competition, and was positioned in the exclusive Hotpress 'Hot for 2010' list in February. Rams' pocket radio has gathered a volume of positive reviews and has recieved airplay locally and nationally, this includes two Radio 1 NI live sessions and selection for the prestigious BBC 6 Music 'Introducing' podcast with Tom Robinson.


Rams' pocket radio was selected among several other bands by a music industry panel to record a track for the 'OhYeah Contenders Compilation' This was released in September 2010 and is available on itunes.

Earlier this year, the single, 'Dieter Rams has got the pocket radios' was released through boutique label, 'Pencil Renaissance' in June 2010 available on itunes.

The band have been chosen to support Darwin Deez on 3 Irish dates of his tour in November 2010.


"...about to scare the ******* out of every other piano based band on the planet"
-Tom Robinson, BBC 6 music

“Truly remarkable, truly epic... a great name and a great band”
- Rory McConnell, BBC Radio 1

“Rams’ pocket radio is an artist of verve and versatility, keep this frequency clear”
- Francis Jones, AU magasine

“...a sense of high melodrama, piano and bass swelling up on a crest of drums and sweeping guitar... an absolutely perfect connection.”
- Steven Rainey, BBC

“..you'd be forgiven for thinking they've been on the live circuit for years."
- Edwin McFee, Hotpress, Hot for 2010 list



'Dieter Rams has got the pocket radios' + Bside - online release - June 2010 through boutique label, Pencil Renaissance.

'1+2' as part of Oh Yeah Contenders Album - online/physical release - September 2010

Set List

Dieter Rams has got the pocket radios
Number letter architecture
Love is a bitter thing
Yeah yeah
Dogs run in packs

additional songs:

Coal, my lips are sealed
The stuff that went before
Hark! Christmas bells are ringing!
Black history month
Friendship fails you