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Rofi James

Band from Galway

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Everytime I Make You Hate Me

Rofi James

Rofi James Biography

It began during the days of teenage discos, bad haircuts and chronic debs dresses, somewhere amongst the green fields and traffic lights of Galway city - where an unlikely storm was brewing. Washed ashore by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, a red haired veteran of Inis Mór, (the largest of the Aran Islands), Rónán Ó Flaithearta met Jamie Murray. They soon took to the cobbled streets of Galway city with a mutual interest in music and in songwriting. The band would later be called ROFI JAMES - a portmanteau of Ronan's nickname "Rofi-J" and Jamie's actual name, "James". Rofi James soon began to replace the cold concrete of Shop Street with the local stages of Galway...

It began during the days of teenage discos, bad haircuts and chronic debs dresses, somewhere amongst the green fields and traffic lights of Galway city - where an unlikely storm was brewing. Washed ashore by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, a red haired veteran of Inis Mór, (the largest of the Aran Islands), Rónán Ó Flaithearta met Jamie Murray. They soon took to the cobbled streets of Galway city with a mutual interest in music and in songwriting. The band would later be called ROFI JAMES - a portmanteau of Ronan's nickname "Rofi-J" and Jamie's actual name, "James".

Rofi James soon began to replace the cold concrete of Shop Street with the local stages of Galway city and in doing so, went on to take the First Place Title at the NUIG Witless battle of the bands 2013, performing their own music, which was an encouraging sign for the then acoustic duo.Following this win and subsequently a debut single release, RJ started to build a name for themselves on the local scene with well received gigs, supporting artists such as O.R.B, Mundy, The Amazing Apples, Ham Sandwhich and many more.

Some time passed and they began to expand from their acoustic roots, never completely forgetting where it all started. Whilst juggling college with the demands of student life, in an effort to help expand their musical footprint and to ultimately reach new ears they entered iRadio's national battle of the bands competition. After a string of live finals they were ultimately awarded the First place title of iRadio's iRocks battle of the bands champions 2013. Now a quartet, including Ronan(Rofi), Jamie (James), Cathal Leonard and Joseph Flaherty - Rofi James have have been gathering a strong following in the West of Ireland following the success of their debut singles ‘Fool For Your Love’ , ‘Open Eyes’ (with Best Single nominations), including their most recent release 'Reason'. The band have played several high profile support slots with established acts including Picture This, Hermitage Green, and Ryan Sheridan. They have also co-headlined several festivals including RIVERFEST 2018 alongside Irish band LE GALAXIE and have had several sell out headline shows following their debut appearance at Electric Picnic 2017.

 

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Rofi James Tracks

Rofi James Discography

  • 2016SingleFool for Your Love
  • 2017SingleOpen Eyes
  • 2017SingleReason
  • 2018EPHelium
  • 2018SingleI Tried
  • 2018SingleLove Shot
  • 2020SingleEvery Time I Make You Hate Me (Acoustic Version)
  • 2020SingleEvery Time I Make You Hate Me
  • 2020SingleLove Shot (Acoustic Version)
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