PRESENTED BY TOM MILLETT
Pop rock trio 'Mugger Dave' hail from Galway City, Ireland and were formed in January 2007.
The band comprises of Simon Noble (Lead Vocals / Guitar), Seán Herriott (Bass / Backing Vocals) & Níall Curran (Drums).
The group's collective experience shows in the tightness of their performance, with all three members knowing exactly what they want to create: a hard-hitting rock band, with catchy, feel-good melodies reminiscent of the Kinks, underlined by driving basslines and a heavy, no-nonsense drumbeat.
Their energetic live shows are driven by the powerhouse rhythm section, overlayed with unique melodies and imaginative harmonies.
Simon describes his lyrics as being "an infectious blend of coy coyness and social satire".
November of 2007 saw the launch of their debut E.P. 'Girly No. 1' in The Cellar bar, Galway. It was well received by listeners and critics alike
"..the sheer quality and intricacy of the music and vocals combined will keep you listening for a long time"; "The music is very good and the vocals are among the best I've heard.."
-as was described by the net - based 'Galway music scene'
"one of the best new bands of 2007" Alan Murphy, Galway Bay FM.
The band's name and E.P title originated from the imaginary childhood friends of Simon's sister 'Mugger Dave' and 'Girly No. 1'.
2008 started solidly for the band with a growing fanbase, a performance on TG4's Sile show, and inclusion on the IMRO 2008 Showcase tour. Their song, My Life In Circles, was featured on the IMRO Showcase CD, distributed nationally with the Daily Star.
Other highlights so far have included appearances in Cork's Cypress Avenue, and Eamonn Doran's, in Dublin's Temple Bar. In between writing material for their forthcoming album, they regularly hold headlining slots in the Roisin Dubh, Galway's renowned live music venue.http://www.myspace.com/muggerdave
Tune in again tomorrrow!!!