Saturday 1 October 2016

'Eccentric' Irish brothers set to try their luck on The Voice UK tonight

Published 30/01/2016 | 12:42

The Dublin City Rounders on The Voice UK
The Dublin City Rounders on The Voice UK
The Dublin City Rounders
President Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins host a Garden Party at the Aras and are joined by brothers Ronan and Alex Healy of The Dublin City Rounders
The Dublin City Rounders

It's shaping up to be an interesting episode of The Voice UK tonight as Irish duo The Dublin City Rounders try their luck with the coaches.

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Brothers Rohan and Alex Healy look like folk pirates and Rohan describes himself as a "loud cowboy" while Alex says he's hte "dark eccentric gothic vam-pirate".

They're sons of musician David Virgin who has shared the stage with stars including Nick Cave and INXS and had five number 1 singles in the Australian Indie Charts.

Their press material claims they're "even distant cousins to John Lennon" and they count Hank Williams and Emmet Miller among their inspiration.

The Dublin City Rounders
The Dublin City Rounders

The Dublin City Rounders were formed in 2013 and have toured across Ireland and the UK at events and festivals and released four albums of original material and classics.

You might have already spotted them on TV - they were finalists in the Busker Abu talent show on TG4 last year.

President Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins host a Garden Party at the Aras and are joined by brothers Ronan and Alex Healy of The Dublin City Rounders
President Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins host a Garden Party at the Aras and are joined by brothers Ronan and Alex Healy of The Dublin City Rounders

With their experience and stock they're unlikely to be daunted by the Voice UK studio but will the coaches like their particular brand of music?

Also auditioning on tonight's show is former Liberty X star Kevin Simm who is taken a second stab at fame 15 years after appearing on ITV's Popstars. 

His audition sparks a nasty clash between Paloma Faith and Boy George, who both turn their chairs for the seasoned star.

Former Liberty X star auditions for the Voice UK and has 'nightmares' about nobody turning  

 

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