the Rambleers

the Rambleers


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The Rambleers are a four piece rock band from Dublin city.
Formed in 2005 with the talent and energy of main songwriter Steve McConnell, the band has been writing and performing original material.McConnell aims to engage audiences with his talent for gutsy melodic riffs and vocals, with pointed lyrics, as he sings in the song Dirty Blue; “Come on home now, I’ve been waiting, the seasons turned while I was pontificating. From bar stool to vultures, who salivated for their supper, silently waiting for my decapitating.”

In 2008, he met guitarist Peter Omelia, who has a raw talent for live improvisation and gut punching guitar lines.Having emigrated to the U.S. in his early twenties, Omelia found himself on the road in Illinois where he met the blues and the stories that go with it.He puts every last drop into his maple necked telecaster.

After a hard search they found Ciaran Donnelly, a tattooed bassman with an ideal soul and a keen ear for song arrangements.Donnelly produces some of the sweetest rocking bass lines around.Since finding the kindred spirit of McConnell behind the counter of Walton’s Music in the heart of Dublin’s north inner city, the three embarked on cutting McConnell’s tunes into the fearsome knives they are today.

With the addition of Ray ‘Quiet’ Nolan on the ever louder drums, the band are delivering on their promise to cut every audience they play to into fans of their rhythm driven and intensely authentic set.The band has been gigging in every bar corner and field they can find.They were the only band to play all original sets for three days at the Rory Gallagher festival in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal in 2010.Most recent gigs include sets at the Mercantile Sunday Roast, Club Fear, Modern Times in Crawdaddy, and the OiOi Get Down in O’Neill’s Maynooth.
Over the past two years their live sets have been tooled and recorded into the album Roots, the bands debut due for release early April 2011.

The album was recorded over the past year in the Reddy Studio, Malahide, Co. Dublin.In a room that more resembles a circus tent than a session room, the band conjured their spirits to fill the air with raging personal, yet wholly relatable electric tunes.The bands influences include The Stones, Hendrix, Bloomfield, Zeppelin, Black Crowes and James Gang.However, the Rambleers are not interested in reworking the past fifty years of electric music, its sole purpose is to invent, and this is confirmed by listening to their debut Roots album.

In the coming months we will be looking to you in industry to come along with us, to be part of our invention.We are certain of one thing, that we will continue to stimulate audiences and conjure new music, we leave it up to you whether or not you choose to become part of this future.We invite you to listen to our album, turn it up, as it says on the sticker and enjoy our musical skins and bones.

Thank you for taking the time to listen, and we hope to hear from you soon. If you have any questions or related necessities, please do get in touch.


Debut Album: Roots