Machine Gun Baby
Machine Gun Baby (MGB) have some very big shoes to fill.
Any four-piece rock band from
the north side of Dublin is going to suffer comparisons
to the one with the two-character
name. But MGB are ready to meet the challenge.
Formed on the Northside in 2007, Stewart Keegan, Mark
Ryan, Shane Ryan and Tony King
started writing and playing an audacious brand of melodic
rock that is just as suited to
arenas and stadiums as it is to the bars and clubs of
the live music scene. The boys eschew
the lo-fi aesthetic for a louder, clearer sound
It's more Foo Fighters meet Kings of Leon on
E Street; and yes the relatively local influence
of U2 comes through too. It's pop, it's soul,
but more than anything it's rock at it's purest.
Keegan's raw, powerful vocals bring depth and emotion
to the pure biting rock sound that
the band and their instruments produce. There's a polish
to their music that belies the band's
youth (they range from 21 to 24) and is a hallmark of
their dedication to their musicianship
and their stagecraft. MGB are here to play, and play
they shall. From the opening chords, a
growling steel-stringe declaration of intent to, well
ROCK, the music doesn't so much beg
as demand to be turned up to eleven.
After four years of gigging around Ireland, playing
some well-known and major festivals
not to mention the successful release of their E.P 'For
The Ones We Knew'.
With flawless performance at 2011 'Loud n' Nasty Festival'
in Hamburg, as well being
invited to play some major venues in London, the lads
continue to write and perform with
an almost unrivaled intensity they're getting
out there and they're getting heard.
"After listening to a copy of the EP, it left
me with no doubt that these guys are going to be added
to the Irish wall of fame."
JESSICA RILEY, MUSICVITA.COM
"MGB have something about them that makes them
stand out. If they dont already have the An'R
guys hassling them 24/7, it is only a matter of time."
THE MUSIC CRITIC
"Who said rock is dead? Certainly not with these
"A pleasure to see live, Machine Gun Baby are
the only unsigned band who have managed to grab me by
the scruff of the neck and show me that there is still
hope left in the world for Irish indie rock music."
BRENDAN MC ELROY, MUSICSCENE.IE
"Machine Gun Baby definitely have something special
going on and are definitely ones to watch as they bring
forth more and more musical gems.
LOUISE COGHLAN, CEOL PR
To start with WHY aren't these lads signed yet?
They are ridiculously good this is one of those bands
that has everything rounded off to perfection.
THE OPEN MIC
For more information
Band web site www.mgbofficial.wordpress.com
My Space www.Myspace.com/machinegunbabyofficial