Cars get to the Point with biggest gig yet
Published 04/09/2013 | 05:36
DINGLE band Walking On Cars played their biggest gig to date last Monday night as they took to the stage in Dublin's O2 in front of thousands of fans.
DINGLE band Walking On Cars played their biggest gig to date on Monday night as they took to the stage in Dublin's O2 in front of thousands of fans.
Pa Sheehy, Sorcha Durham, Paul Flannery, Dan Devane and Evan Hadnett got the call from MCD AMA Music Agency and Mission PR and Communications last week to play support to American rock group Paramore, who have a following of millions all over the world.
It has been a thrilling week for Walking On Cars who also received news that another Dublin gig, set to take place in The Academy on December 7, has completely sold out.
The momentum surrounding these young musicians is quickly gathering pace; their single releases 'Catch Me If You Can' and 'Two Stones' are receiving regular airplay on national radio stations and the first cycle of their EP 'As We Fly South' sold out. The band were also delighted when their music was played on the P.A. at the Munster v s Gloucester game at Thomond Park last month.
Their recent Rose of Tralee gig, where they shared the stage with Ryan Sheridan, The Stunning and Picturehouse was also well received with former Westlife singer Shane Filan complimenting their performance in the Rose Room.
There are barely enough column inches to mention all the accolades Walking On Cars have amassed since winning national talent search, the Red Bull Bedroom Jam, around this time last year. Their music has been featured on The Sunday Game along with performances on acclaimed music series Other Voices and a live slot on The Late Late Show. Festival sets at Castle Palooza and Indiependence gained them hundreds of new fans and the cumulative amount of views of their videos on YouTube is heading for half a million.
The band got together in the summer of 2010 when they began writing and recording their songs in a friend's caravan in Ventry. The Kerryman featured an article on the band back in January 2012 when music insiders were forecasting big things for the Dingle five piece which then included Tom Kavanagh in its line-up before guitarist Dan Devane returned from Australia.
However, staying true to themselves seems part and parcel of the experience for the band who, despite playing at the O2 this week, have played over the summer in Kenmare, Valentia, Tralee, Camp, Cloghane and Dingle, where they hosted a launch of their EP in An Conair bar. Check out WalkingOnCars.com for forthcoming gigs.