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Musician Damien Rice poses in the press room during the 23rd Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Credit: Jim Spellman/WireImage

Musician Damien Rice poses in the press room during the 23rd Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Credit: Jim Spellman/WireImage

Musician Damien Rice poses in the press room during the 23rd Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Credit: Jim Spellman/WireImage

It's fascinating that a little rock band from Kildare has ended up making so much divergent music.

The former band Juniper were led by Damien Rice, who has since gone on to sell albums by the million. Their drummer Paul Noonan ended up becoming the frontman for Bell X1, who've also notched up a notable profile.

Brian Crosby from Bell X1 formed the collaborative charity project the Cake Sale and drummer Neil O'Donovan moonlights as Neosupervital.

Bell X1 are barely back from a US tour, but rather than putting the feet up and complaining about jetlag, guitarist David Geraghty is playing his largest solo headline show yet.

There is pleasing variety of tone in Geragthy's set compared to say Damien Rice, who has somehow managed to carve out a lucrative career from being mind-numbingly boring.

Dave's first number is built around a hypnotic, chiming piano line not a million miles away from Tom Waits without the gravelly sand-papered vocal.

Geraghty's easy-on-the-ear voice is more in the vein of Jeff Buckley. Claire Finglass adds further vocal weight to a well-arranged and fully realised sound.

In addition to a run through of songs from his acclaimed debut album, the William Faulkner inspired 'Kill Your Darlings', Dave premieres a few brand new songs, suggesting that there is plenty of material in the can and last year's debut is no one-off before recommencing band activities.

Strangely, the subdued audience appears to get rather unresponsive and some of the set gets slightly lost. However, Geraghty kicks it all back into touch with the calling card single 'Fear the Hitcher'. It really is amazing how a little volume can wake people up out of their slumber.

Given his work-rate, don't be too surprised if David Geraghty has a double album in the shops by Christmas.