The Midnight Union Band
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The Midnight Union Band

Kilkenny, Leinster, Ireland | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF | AFTRA

Kilkenny, Leinster, Ireland | SELF | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Americana Rock


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"The Midnight Union Band – Behind The Truth EP"

"There is more genuineness, more talent and more gumption in this EP than in most folk EPs and albums that have been released over the past number of years." - Music & Everything

"Scene and Heard"

"Truly an undiscovered gem.... a comparison to THE BAND is instantly made." - U&I Music Magazine

"Behind The Truth EP Review"

'An Excelent EP' - Eirecana


Behind The Truth EP
Rising Sun (Single In Aid of Oxfam Ireland)



Origins of the Union:

The musical seeds of The Union were first planted by long time
harvesters of sound, Brian, Peter and Cian who had initially played
together in an earlier Kilkenny based Alt-Rock band.
However they
all soon realised that a mere three humans, no matter how talented,
could not fully accomplish the scale and dept of sounds they all
envisioned for the band. It was recruitment time and senior Unionite
Brian McGrath, was ready for the job.
One sunny city day, bassist
and recruitment guru Brian stumbled across a young, raggedy
singer/songwriter who was busking and hustling a lonely Kilkenny
alleyway. Brian liked what he heard and, as the story goes, he took the
kid off the streets and in a single stroke procured a voice for the band
and a home for Shane Joyce. The songs soon began to rain down but
Brian's work was not yet finished . With the loss of a previous drummer
it was again time for more recruiting.
He eventually found gifted
young drummer, John Wallace, through literally knocking on doors and the
table was finally set for a musical midnight feast.

The Music:

The Midnight Union Bands' sound may best be described as an unique
blend of Americana folk, Rhythm and Roots and Blues nestled with an
alt-country twist and a sprinkling of old school rock n' roll. The bands
songs range from the most poetic and tender of ballads to full fledged
bustling americana, rock tunes bursting at the seams with energy and
rhythm. The Midnight Union Band is currently doing the rounds in the
Irish gigging scene, with their heartfelt and energetic live
performances soliciting rave reviews throughout the country from fans
and bands alike. In September 2013, the band released their debut E.P.
entitled Behind The Truth which has received much praise amongst fans
and critics and they have already begun production on their debut album.
Watch this space.

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