The Gandhis

The Gandhis


If Brian Wilson and Paul Mc Cartney had kids who were adopted by James Brown, this is what they would sound like


The Gandhis have been developing their own unique style of pop quirkiness from their Lucan base since forming in 2004. Writing and singing duties are shared between all four members, Niall Cullen( Bass), Conor Deasy (Guitar), Aidan McKelvey (Guitar) and Bazz O’Reilly (Drums). Inspired by their shared love of all things pop, from the Beatles to the Buzzcocks, James Brown to Roy Orbison, the Clash to the Coral, they have created a sound simultaneously original and familiar.

The band recorded an early demo with Steve Shannon (Halfset, Jeff Martin) which received some airplay on Phantom fm, Anna Livia fm and Limerick Live fm, as well as the video being shown regularly on Channel 6’s Nightshift program.

Over the last two years The Gandhis have cut their teeth on the national live circuit, playing support to touring acts like Electric Six, The Levellers and Hugo Race, (a founding member of the Bad Seeds) as well as home-grown talent such as Republic of Loose, Paddy Casey, Mundy, Declan O’Rourke, Fight Like Apes, Crayonsmith, Cowboy X and Television Room.

In Autumn 2007 the band teamed up with Producer Andrew Knightly (66e, Sinead O' Connor, Damien Dempsey, Bell X1) to record their debut single “Zaza”. The single was released as a download only in February 2008 with a sold out launch night in Radio City Dublin, followed by a short nationwide tour. The single reached number one in Irelands chart and the NewScene Radio chart in the first week of its release. It recieved excellent reviews and considerable airplay around the country.

The Gandhis are currently working in the studio with Colm Querney "Q", and plan to release a single in September with an album to follow in the new year.

"ones to watch as the year progresses" Hot Press.

"a band who are sure to draw attention in the coming year" Frequency Ireland.

"If this is the start for The Gandhis, 2008 should be a great year"

"a hooky, upbeat and original tune,which doesn't rely on trying try to be, or sound like anyone else" Music


Singles; Zaza. Released as download on February 8th 2007. Available from and iTunes.

Set List

Set List

You are my Friend
Motown Lowdown
Guy Like Me
Shadow Of A Doubt
Primrose Lane
Elephant Man
Goodbye Cruel Appendix
Don't You Want To Be Loved By Me

Approx time 40 minutes