TKO

TKO

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TKO have played over 200 gigs in 3 years. they have released an EP, Single and Live album which collectively have sold over 2300 copies, They are currently mixing their debut album. Have toured Italy, have an upcoming tour of Sweden. they are good lads and deserve a break. That is all.........

Biography

Currently recording their debut album, due for release in late Summer 2010, TKO has been entertaining audiences up and down Ireland for just over 3 years now. Having played over 200 shows since their inception, their live show is second to none and have become energetic and sought-after affairs in packed-out venues across the country, they are well known for their crowd interaction, onstage antics and even Chewbacca has jammed with them for a few tunes in the past.

The TKO sound is best described as Micro-Orchestral Jam Rock, infusing Drums, Bass and Guitars with Saxophone, Acoustics, Violin, Clarinet, Banjo and Harmonica. It’s an interesting mix of Rock, Jazz, Bluegrass, Classical and anything else they manage to get inspired by that particular week.

Their first release, the “Hats Off” EP has to date sold over a thousand copies. Then a single, “Lets Go”, was released and a 15 date tour of Ireland coincided with numerous Radio appearances along the way. The Single went top 40 in Ireland.

Also, the band toured Italy, supported The Frames in Vicar Street, and supported Duke Special, Mundy, Delorentos, The Blizzards and many other established acts, Played 5 sold out shows in prestigious Dublin venue Whelan’s and had a great auld time.

A live album “Act One, Scene One” was released alongside the aptly titled 13 date “Tour for the sake of touring” tour, taking them everywhere in Ireland from Cork to Derry. They received media attention from many publications including Metro, Northside People, The Star, Irish Times and Hotpress, all positive. A TV appearance on City Channel and a very well viewed performance on webby award nominee website "Balcony TV".

More Support Slots with The Waterboys, Damien Dempsey, Ham Sandwich and Jack L were played and numerous festival apperances also.

So, What's happening now? the album is recorded. We are mixing and mastering. 2010 will see a lot of touring and god knows what else! Things are looking good if we do say so ourselves. Its an exciting time in the TKO camp and we hope you'll be around to share it with us....

Peace&Love

Mic, Gram, Si, Eoghan, Steve and Andreas

TKO

Press quotes:

"One of the best live bands in the country" - Hotpress

"Well constructed songs....a great live act" - Metro

"A band worthy of checking out should you ever hear of them playing near you.....the vibes in the live - Room13.com

"Can really cut it live.....brewing up a storm" - Hotpress

"Melodic and damn catchy" - Hold it Down Magazine

"One of Irelands best young, contemporary acts.....a not to be missed gig" - Hotpress

"Catch TKO before they hit the big time.....an uplifting mix of rock, jazz, funk and folk" Northside People

www.tkohq.com / info@tkohq.com

Lyrics

KMT

Written By: Micheal Geraghty

KMT

Verse One

Man blends into this crowd here now,
Wishes he could be a face somehow,
And all he needs is to be recognised,
Wants to rise up and be counted out

Bridge One

But that not me, and that not you,
And I believe, in what you do, yeah

Chorus One

Keep me trying, don’t ever let it go
Don’t lose sight in, don’t ever let it show
Why your life is, don’t ever let
The one and only you get, alive

Verse Two

Man stands proud, nobody gets in his way,
Everybody thinks he’ll get it someday,
Because he talks too loud and he drinks too much
When he walks through town, nobody bothers him that much

Bridge Two

But that not me, and that not you,
Please let me be, let me see this through

Chorus Two

Keep me trying, don’t ever let it go
Don’t lose sight in, don’t ever let it show
Why your life is, don’t ever let
The one and only you get, alive

Middle – 8

Never too late, to say you’re sorry, everyone makes,
Mistakes in life, yeah, all I know now is finally proof to me,
That you can be, what you want be, you can be what you want to be now.

Chorus Three
Keep me trying, don’t ever let it go
Don’t lose sight in, don’t ever let it show
Why your life is, don’t ever let it
Keep me trying, yeah
Keep me trying, keep me fighting
Don’t lose my sight in
And I’m realising, oh yeah

Outro

Written By Michéal Geraghty ©2008

Deadline

Written By: Micheal Geraghty

Deadline

Verse One

Life’s designed to fall behind,
Deep inside, we know we’re losing time

Chorus

Deadline, creeping up tonight
Too slow, take your place, hold tight
Swallow all your pride and beg forgiveness
All your pride and beg forgiveness now

Verse Two

Find your crime, is all that you hide
Picture this; you’ve tried, to love,
All that you’ve come by in life

Chorus Two
Middle – 8 -Instrumental

Chorus Three
Deadline, creeping up tonight
Too slow, take your place, hold tight
Swallow everything inside
And you find you’ve got so much to hide
Tell me, secrets safe and sound
Its time, to follow the fate you have found
Then you Take your time and hope tomorrow,
Lets you be yourself, don’t follow now.

Outro

Written By Michéal Geraghty ©2008

Bitter Twist

Written By: Micheal Geraghty

Bitter Twist

Verse One

Why don’t you come down knocking at my door?
I don’t care what you’re saying anymore

Bridge One

Now that the tables turned to you,
What does your mind say now?
You can’t keep closing yourself,
Pretending to be strong,
You just keep crying out

Chorus One

You left me in the cold, its freezing don’t you know
You know, you know
There’s just so much I could do, it’s probably now
Not enough for you
It’s for you, for you

Verse Two

Stand back, I’ve warned you, I’m ready to explode
Silence is gold
Your time is up, my hourglass has told

Bridge Two

Now that the blame has fell on you,
This time you know it’s due
I sit here every single night
While you’ve been sleeping tight
You just keep crying out

Chorus Two

You left me in the cold, its freezing don’t you know
You know, you know
There’s just so much I could do, it’s probably now
Not enough for you
It’s for you, for you

Middle – 8 – Violin Solo

Chorus Three
You left me in the cold, its freezing don’t you know
You know, you know
There’s just so much I could do, it’s probably now
Not enough for you
It’s for you, for you
It’s all a game to you,
It’s all the same to you
It’s not enough for you

Outro

Now you say that you’re leaving, go ahead, walk out that door,
I don’t really see what you are achieving, all eyes on me now,
As I see the final words appear here, deceiving
This web of lies and the hatred that you seem to want to keep weaving,
Believe me, Fear me, you’ve got to let me know
You’ve got to let me go

Written By Michéal Geraghty ©2008

Hiding in the corner

Written By: Micheal Geraghty

Hiding in the corner

Verse One

Here I am, hiding in the corner,
So isolated from the life that I once used to own,
Round one, gloves on and the bell rings
I stumble, I face you, Take a deep breath, start the show

Chorus One

And how the fear is out to play with these troubles in my head,
And it’s a losing battle; I’ll keep on charging till the end

Verse Two

Here we are, hiding in this room,
You’re taking sides again and I cannot understand while
The pressures building and the temperature rises
Can I beat this, can I finish it all here right now, now all alone

Chorus Two

And how the fear is out to play with these troubles in my head,
And it’s a losing battle; I’ll keep on charging till the end
And I will overcome this war inside,
I will hold my ground tonight,
How can I rest my mind till then?
I’ll surrender every time, tonight

Middle – 8

I feel this situation is getting out of hand,
I must control myself and learn to understand,
I think I’ve won this time and I’m never going back
I scream my joy out,
And now I’m rearranging, initiating, anticipating life

Chorus Three

And how the fear has gone for now and these troubles in my head,
I won this losing battle; I kept my hands up till the end,
And I have overcome this war inside and my future feels so bright,
Right, don’t ever change it and don’t let it break you right down

Outro

Written By Michéal Geraghty ©2008

Discography

"Hats Off" EP May 2007
"Lets Go" Single July 2008
"Act One, Scene One" Live Album Sept 2009

Our track "Crashin Down" from the "Hats Off" EP, Lets Go and numerous other songs have been played nationwide, on national and local radio stations. We also have all our tracks spread across the internet on streaming and downloads, including tracks that have not been officially released.

Set List

Our typical setlist can change nightly. Depending on the gig we would play between 40 minutes to 3 hour sets. We are an original band and do not play covers often. Here is a list of our songs that we would play in a headline gig.

1. Terms & Conditions
2. Game Over
3. Rooftop
4. Sideways
5. Burned Out
6. Fourteen
7. Clocks Go Back
8. KMT
9. Erin Og
10. Hiding In The Corner
11. Matchstick
12. The Busker
13. Deadline
14. Bitter Twist
15. Old Habits
16. Lets Go