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Royseven

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Royseven

Royseven Biography

Royseven were a six-piece alternative rock band from Dublin, Ireland. They are known for songs such as "Dance" and "We Should Be Lovers", and have released two albums to date: The Art of Insincerity (2006) and You Say, We Say (2011).History Split (March 2014) On 31 March 2014, the band posted to their Facebook page that they would be splitting up. They thanked their fans and everyone they had worked with: "Dear All, With heavy hearts we’ve decided to bring down the curtain on our Royseven adventure. Rather than disappointment, we feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude and satisfaction for the last eleven years of creativity, performance and friendship. To those in Ireland, Germany,...
Royseven were a six-piece alternative rock band from Dublin, Ireland. They are known for songs such as "Dance" and "We Should Be Lovers", and have released two albums to date: The Art of Insincerity (2006) and You Say, We Say (2011).

History

Split (March 2014)

On 31 March 2014, the band posted to their Facebook page that they would be splitting up. They thanked their fans and everyone they had worked with:

"Dear All,

With heavy hearts we’ve decided to bring down the curtain on our Royseven adventure. Rather than disappointment, we feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude and satisfaction for the last eleven years of creativity, performance and friendship. To those in Ireland, Germany, Switzerland and Great Britain who worked with us, supported or encouraged us, we’d like to thank you for helping to create experiences that were once mere childhood dreams. We each intend to continue writing and performing but this musical chapter has come to an end. We’ll be forever grateful for the wonderful memories you’ve gifted us. Thank you so very much, one and all.

Royseven – Paul, Eamonn, Dazzy, Lego, Sam, Bernard. xxx"

Touring

Support slots

  • Royseven supported Kaiser Chiefs and The Fratellis at Bud Rising in Marlay Park in August 2007.
  • Royseven supported Codes and The Coronas in November and December 2010, and in August 2011.
  • Royseven supported American pop rock band OneRepublic in the German cities of Dortmund and Munich on 24 and 25 April 2011.
  • Royseven supported Kaiser Chiefs in Dublin's Olympia Theatre on 23 August 2011.
  • Royseven supported The Coronas in Killarney's INEC on 28 December 2011.
  • Royseven supported Duran Duran in the 02 Dec 22 2011
  • Royseven supported The Coronas at Live In The Marquee 15 June * Royseven supported My chemical romance in Mexico city 2006

Members

Paul Walsh, (Lead vocals) and chief songwriter grew up in Clonmel County Tipperary in a family of musicians and performers (his father was a showband saxophonist and clarinet player). Paul studied the piano as a child and started playing the guitar at twelve years of age; it was then that he started writing songs. He joined his first original band (Swerve) at the age of fourteen and played with them for four years. During his teenage years he also performed character roles in over 15 musicals and plays and undertook voice training at the Leinster School of Music. He relocated to London to attend university where he continued to receive formal voice training. He moved to Dublin to join Jove. Over the years he has presented various shows for RTÉ, including TTV and Off the Wall.

Sam Garland, (Guitar) started playing the guitar at the age of 9. He studied classical guitar from the age of 13 to 20. He then continued his studies in the Dublin Institute of Technology for two years majoring in classical guitar and piano attaining a grade certificate in classical guitar performance and sight reading. He travelled to California in 2000 for a year where he met guitar-smith Tom Anderson. He then completed a sound engineering course at the Sound Training Centre, Dublin achieving two City and Guilds diplomas with distinctions. He had been working as a sound engineer for four years in the factory studios in Dublin, while also performing and rehearsing in various bands. He has an identical twin.

Royseven performing Marlay Park in August 2011.

Eamonn Barrett, (Guitar) comes from a family of musicians. He is a self-taught guitar player who has featured in several original bands. He also played with Velveteen at the Manchester in the City Festival where they were voted one of the top ten bands at the festival by the NME. In addition, played and released with the Lost Poets including performances in the Olympia Theatre and the Point Theatre in Dublin. Eamonn toured the East Coast of the United States with the Brilliant Trees in 1998. He is also a popular DJ in Dublin city and has performed in the Red Box and the Morrison hotel to name but a few. He appeared in a recent Guinness Draught advert as part of a worldwide PR campaign for the drinks company.

Bernard O'Neill, (Bass) is a qualified sound engineer. He started playing the bass guitar when he was thirteen and was in a band called Maened for five years. At the age of 19 he went to Pulse recording college and qualified with a City and Guilds Certificate in Sound Engineering (basic and advanced). Bernard performed with Jenny Linfors on her first album and toured with her for three years. He was the production manager at the Factory Studios in Dublin. Bernard has engineered such bands and musicians as: The Corrs, Elvis Costello, Nick Cave, Bob Dylan, Sarah McLachlan, Britney Spears and Van Morrison - all in his capacity at the Factory Studios.

Paul O'Hara, (Keyboard) started playing the piano at the age of fourteen. He is self-taught and has played with Housebroken (led by The Commitments actor Robert Arkins) - who won the Sunday World Band of the Year Competition - and with Liquid Wheel who won a hot press award for Dance act of the year. Lego has recorded in Rac Studios and Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin. In total he has performed on two albums and three EPS (reaching the top twenty in Ireland and the Cool Cuts Charts in the UK). Lego has performed at Féile, Oxegen and the Point Depot in Dublin. In addition he has played on the same bill as Moby, David Holmes and Carl Cox in the SFX, Dublin.

Darragh Oglesby, (Drums) is a fourth generation drummer. He started playing drums in the Artane Boys Band at the age of seven, where he remained for ten years, studying percussion and xylophone. During these years in performed in Carnegie Hall, Rushka Stadium (in Moscow), Sky Dome in Toronto and on Irish National television on several occasions. A one-time roadie with Irish rock band Aslan, Dazzy is currently a session drummer for countless acts throughout the country when not busy with Royseven. Dazzy also plays the piano and guitar and has studied at the Walton School of Music in Dublin.



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