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The Sober Irishman is a one-man band. Unless otherwise noted, all instruments are played by me. All songs are also recorded, mixed, and mastered by me.
Why this name?
Do you play live?
Bars and Songfight Live events are pretty much all I can pull off without a full band.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The music industry is changing, no matter what they big labels do. Independant music makers will change things. We are the new folk music.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
I think of it this way: The Beatles wouldn't have had the opportunity to write such great songs as 'I am the Walrus' and 'Strawberry Fields' if they hadn't begun with songs like 'I want to hold you hand'? Point is, the ends (good music) CAN justify the means ("selling out").
Shane MacGowan and The Pogues, The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, Anti-Flag, Crass, The Ramones, The Misfits, Enya, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Live, Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Who, Pink Floyd, The Dead Kennedys, The Dubliners, The Chieftans, The Irish Descendants, System of a Down, too many....
Laguna Hills, California. Paradise. Manchester is a very nice place, too.
I do a little here and there, so: Acid Pro 4.0 and Fruity Loops 4. That's about it. Instruments are: Harp, accordion, tin whistles, harmonica, piano, guitar, bodhran, other percussion, and vocals.
Don't listen to the radio, except for talk radio. Don't watch TV, except for Comedy Central and the History Channel.