The unique instrumental group Túcan has released a series of live videos of interpretations of classic dance tracks as well as some of their own original tracks called "The Factory Sessions". The release will be focused intensively on online mediums such as YouTube with a heavy promotion aspect aimed at social networking sites. Two of their tracks receive regular airplay on the national stations, the Daft punk Medley a firm favorite followed by their prodigy tribute “No Good in Space” which had them as the most popular Irish music channel on YouTube for a number of days and can still be hears on the national airwaves.
Túcan’s debut album “Aliquot Strings”, produced by Lance Hogan of Kila and released in 2009 on their own label Túcan Music, charted in Ireland and was critically acclaimed both at home and abroad. The album is a firecracker of driving rhythms and virtuoso guitar craft which brings the listener on a considerable adventure in a concise thirty six minutes.
They have attracted their fair share of attention during their rise through the Irish music scene performing with international acts such as Jose Feliciano, Regina Spektor as well as contemporaries Rodrigo y Gabriella and Alabama 3. They have lived as street performers in Prague and Barcelona 2005, been banned from busking on Grafton Street in Dublin in 2006, and have played the Electric Picnic every year since they closed out the festival in the Body and Soul area in 2007.
"On stage this hybrid monster roams the space between their instruments and your ears like some kind of fairytale colossus spewing out metal, flamenco and jazz stained compositions that raise their guitar necks to Tool, Django & Daft Punk. Be warned………. Don't feed the animal!"
Ray Blackwell (Director, Clonakilty International Guitar Festival)
Croupier formerly known as 'We, The System' are a five-piece from Co. Wicklow incorporating broad influences, from Talk Talk to The Redneck Manifesto to Liars, into a collaborative musical effort that defies basic categorisation. This is energetic, melodic, purposeful music that refuses to exist within a vacuum. “One of the best upcoming new bands in the country.” Drop- d
Stefan Galt has been described by Eamon Carr as "an extraordinary guitar player”. His style borrows freely from jazz, blues and country, with “just a smidgeon of folk". Stefan has played all over the country including a gig at the famous Kings Palace in London and a slot at the Ullapool Guitar Festival 2010. He cites influence from such musicians as Tommy Emmanuel, Bela Fleck, Clive Carroll and Jerry Reed. “One of the best guitar players I have ever met” Donal Dineen
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