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Frantic Jack

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Frantic Jack

Frantic Jack Biography

Frantic Jack are an Irish Rock band formed in Edenderry, County Offaly. Since its creation, the band's line-up has included Daragh Fitzgerald (vocals), Mark Kelly (guitar), Pauric Hurst (bass), and James Kearney (keys). The band's current drummer is Ricky Byrne, who has been with the band since April 2012.Formation After the breakup of various local bands the band met in January 2009 to discuss the formation of a new Original group. Originally a 3 piece including Daragh Fitzgerald, James Kearney and Pauric Hurst the band recruited their first permanent drummer Mark Duffy who recorded on the band's debut E.P "Frantic Jack". Following the E.P Duffy left the band and was replaced by numerous te...
Frantic Jack are an Irish Rock band formed in Edenderry, County Offaly. Since its creation, the band's line-up has included Daragh Fitzgerald (vocals), Mark Kelly (guitar), Pauric Hurst (bass), and James Kearney (keys). The band's current drummer is Ricky Byrne, who has been with the band since April 2012.

Formation

After the breakup of various local bands the band met in January 2009 to discuss the formation of a new Original group. Originally a 3 piece including Daragh Fitzgerald, James Kearney and Pauric Hurst the band recruited their first permanent drummer Mark Duffy who recorded on the band's debut E.P "Frantic Jack". Following the E.P Duffy left the band and was replaced by numerous temporary drummers before installing Michael Holton full-time. Holton remained with the band throughout the recording of the band's first album "Independence" and was with the band for more than two and a half years. In April 2012 Holton informed the band of his decision to leave before the recording of the second album and was replaced by former "Seven Days" drummer Ricky Byrne who is now with the band and has recorded on their new album "Last One To Leave" due for release August 3, 2012.

Independence 2010 - 2012

The band’s debut album "Independence" received high praise from popular music magazine Hot Press amongst others and was tipped as one of the best Irish records of 2010. The album boasts two Top 20 singles in "Firefly" (which was also 2fm's single of the week) and "Free" as well as the band's first Top 10 single "Hold On" which charted at No.9 on first week of release and remained there for 3 weeks.

To date Frantic Jack have played in some of the country’s biggest venues, and following performances in the Olympia Theatre, The RDS, Whelan’s and The Village their live shows have become known for being highly energetic, tight and entertaining. Along the way they have performed on the same bill as The Saw Doctors, Ash, Delorentos, Duke Special, Imelda May, Bressie, The Undertones and many more....

Independence was written and named after the band's two years as an unsigned group and was also entirely released and funded independently. All 3 of the singles which charted did so as the only independent songs in the Irish Top 50 of their release week.

On November 20, 2010 it was announced on the band's official website that a second album was being written for commercial release sometime in 2012 and would be the first album recorded entirely with the band's current line up.

Last One To Leave 2012 - Present

The band recently announced that they were releasing their second album entitled "Last One To Leave" on August 3, 2012. This would be followed by an Irish and International Tour.

Band members

  • Daragh Fitzgerald - Rhythm Guitar & Lead Vocals
  • Mark Kelly - Lead Guitar
  • Pauric Hurst - Bass
  • James Kearney Keyboard
  • Ricky Byrne - Drums



Source : Wikipedia
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Frantic Jack Tracks

Frantic Jack Discography

  • 2009SingleFirefly
  • 2009EPFrantic Jack
  • 2009SingleFree
  • 2010AlbumIndependence
  • 2011SingleFallen Heroes
  • 2012AlbumLast One To Leave
  • 2013SingleLiving Proof
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