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George Byrne's frank criticism set The Thrills on the right path

Published 11/05/2015 | 02:30

The Thrills (Image: Mark Condren)
The Thrills (Image: Mark Condren)

As an enthusiastic 16-year-old, I once answered an ad in 'Hotpress'.

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It called for music submissions - the prize was a meeting with a panel of industry experts for advice and feedback.

In the excitement of being selected, I misunderstood and proceeded to arrive on the day with the band and instruments in tow. The late George Byrne - who went on to become the 'Herald's' film critic -was on the panel and was not impressed.

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