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The Original Rudeboys

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The Original Rudeboys

The Original Rudeboys Biography

The Original Rudeboys are an acoustic pop/hip hop band from Dublin. They are notable for their debut album “This Life” which was released 23/03/2012 and debuted at number one on the Irish iTunes Charts and their single "Stars In My Eyes", which hit number 2 on iTunes and has received national airplay. They have played such venues as The Olympia Theatre and have also played at festivals such as Oxegen and the Reading and Leeds Festivals. The band consists of Sean "Neddy" Arkins, Robert Burch, Sean "Walshy" Walsh (ukulele). The band's genre has been described as a cross between hip hop and indie.History Formation The three bandmates grew up together in the same neighbourhood in the...
The Original Rudeboys are an acoustic pop/hip hop band from Dublin. They are notable for their debut album “This Life” which was released 23/03/2012 and debuted at number one on the Irish iTunes Charts and their single "Stars In My Eyes", which hit number 2 on iTunes and has received national airplay. They have played such venues as The Olympia Theatre and have also played at festivals such as Oxegen and the Reading and Leeds Festivals. The band consists of Sean "Neddy" Arkins, Robert Burch, Sean "Walshy" Walsh (ukulele). The band's genre has been described as a cross between hip hop and indie.

History

Formation

The three bandmates grew up together in the same neighbourhood in the North Inner City of Dublin. They attended the same school as the members of Two Door Cinema Club and became friends around the ages of 7 or 8. They each wrote and performed music individually before coming together as "The Original Rudeboys". A lot of the songs on their debut album were written two to three years before they became a band.

The Original Rudeboys first became a band in March 2011 after having met at the home of a mutual friend. They decided to come together and write a song after a couple of drinks. This impromptu session was recorded and uploaded to YouTube where it first gained recognition. This song, "Stars In My Eyes", went on to become the band's first official single. According to the group they had no intention of becoming a band but after seeing the views on their videos rise they decided to take on the music industry. The band's name came about from a T-shirt bearing the words "The Original Rudeboys" that Arkins wore to a band appearance. Jokingly claiming the shirt to be part of the band's merchandise, the band adopted the phrase as their official name.

After one month, the band gained the interest of the Irish Media and were invited onto a chat show on TV3. From this appearance they received invitations from many more media outlets such as national radio stations and also an appearance on RTÉ's The Saturday Night Show. The band then went on to put on their first headline show in Dublin's Academy 2 where they sold out 3 shows.

Summer 2011

Based on their single YouTube video, the band quickly gained attention, earning festival appearances and gigs in both Ireland and England. They decided to write some more songs and record videos for each. These videos ("Live Your Life", "Sunny Days" and "Bringing Me Down") each went viral in their own right.[citation needed] The video for "Sunny Days" is a dedication to a friend of the group who died due to suicide and features the band having a BBQ with their friends and touches on the issue of suicide awareness.

In Ireland "The Original Rudeboys" joined up with UB40, The Coronas and The Rubberbandits at the inaugural Strawberry Fest in Wexford in June and 50 Cent and Faithless at the first ever Waterford Music Festival in July.

The band also played the Oxegen Festival on the Vodafone stage in July. They played to a crowd of 5,000 where they were spotted by a BBC reporter and were subsequently invited to play the "Introducing Stage" at both Leeds Festival and Reading Festival in August. Among the crowd at the Reading Festival was producer Jake Gosling who approached the band after their set and asked would they like to work with him. After the festival they joined him in his studio and recorded some tracks, including the official version of "Stars In My Eyes", that were collected and release as Travelling Man EP. The band then later returned to Sticky Studios to record their first full album This Life.

Release of This Life

During the winter of 2011 the band returned to the UK to complete their first album This Life, which includes 10 original tracks and re-recordings of the previously self-recorded YouTube tracks. The band returned from the UK to release their first official single "Stars In My Eyes", which was released on 14 October 2011 and peaked at No. 2 in the Irish iTunes charts and No. 18 on the Irish Singles Chart. The album was released on 23 March 2012 and debuted at No. 1 on the Irish iTunes charts, No. 1 on The Independent Charts and No. 3 on the Irish Albums Chart. Their second single, "Travelling Man", went straight to No. 1 on the Irish iTunes chart and peaked at No. 23 on the Irish Singles Chart. Off the back of this success the band went to travel the country playing gigs in some of Ireland's most prestigious venues. They also supported International artists such as US Rapper The Game and English rapper Professor Green as well as Irish artists Sinéad O'Connor and Damien Dempsey at their headline shows. In December 2012 it was announced The Original Rudeboys will be supporting fellow Irish band The Script on the European dates of their 2013 world tour. The album This Life has officially gone platinum since 12/12/13.

Touring issues

On 7 July 2012 they supported Swedish House Mafia, in their final Irish date before they disbanded, in Phoenix Park, Dublin, with Calvin Harris, Snoop Dogg and Tinie Tempah. During the concert two people died from drug overdoses and nine people were stabbed, while thirty people were arrested for assault, drugs and public order offences.

In November 2012, The Original Rudeboys turned down an opportunity to open for Chris Brown on 3 December 2012 in Dublins O2 Arena. They have stated it is due to his attack on former girlfriend, Rihanna, in 2009. Walshy gave an interview with RTÉ saying they are "completely against Chris Brown's assault on Rihanna" and supporting him "would send out the wrong message to our fans."

2015

On 15 April 2015, a brand new song titled "I Wanna Fly" was posted on their Facebook page and 6 days later on 21 April 2015 on their YouTube channel.

Band members

Official members
  • Sean "Neddy" Arkins - rapper, vocals
  • Robert Burch - lead vocals, lead guitar
  • Sean "Walshy" Walsh - ukulele

For live gigs: Ciaran Donnelly - bass player Alan Connon - drummer.

Saying goodbye

On 12 June 2016 the lads announced their break up to their fans and that they would play one last farewell gig on 27 August 2016.

Return

On 26 January 2020, the lads announced their return via Instagram , although, due to being abroad, Sean "Walshy" Walsh was not a part of the return.

On 27 January 2020, they posted artwork for a new song called "Hypocrite" on their Instagram , it was released on 31 January 2020.

On 13 March 2020, they posted artwork for another new song called "Better Days" on their Instagram , it was released on 20 March 2020.

On 22 May 2020, they posted a picture captioned "New Music 12/06/2020" with the Hashtag #AFD , and on 5 June 2020 announced another new song called " All Falls Down".



Source : Wikipedia
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The Original Rudeboys Discography

  • 2012AlbumThis Life
  • 2012EPTravelling Man
  • 2012EPWritten Songs (Feeling Good)
  • 2013SingleNever Gonna Walk Away
  • 2014AlbumAll We Are
  • 2014SingleCan't Let Go
  • 2014SingleFeel It in Your Soul
  • 2014SingleNever Alone
  • 2015SingleWhile We're Young
  • 2020SingleAll Falls Down
  • 2020SingleBetter Days
  • 2020SingleHypocrite
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