Dirty Epics to play Traffik

Fresh from tearing up the Green Stage at Oxegen 08 Dublin based band Dirty Epics play Traffik, Waterford’s Indie Club based at Forum Waterford on Saturday, July 26th.

The band, fronted by their boisterous and extremely talented singer SJ Wai, are, Cormac Farrell – Guitar, Richie Power – Bass Guitar and Alan Delaney – Drums. The foundations of the band date back to their school days, where SJ, Cormac and Richie first honed their skills together as musicians and songwriters. Meanwhile in a town far far away, drummer Alan’s musical genius was also taking shape. When their paths finally crossed – Dirty Epics were born.

Their electrifying performances have seen them gig at: Tripod – supporting The Rapture, Crawdaddy – their Launch Gig in April 07 was voted “Gig of the Week” by The Irish Times The Ticket, The New Bands Stage – Oxegen 2007 and this year The Green Room at Oxegen 2008, with Republic Of Loose in The Academy, The POD at their packed out Hard Working Class Heroes performance, Music Ireland in the RDS and various other hotspots around the country

Having just completed their hotly anticipated debut album, entitled /Straight In No Kissing/ – SJ explains “We’re thrilled to be working with such amazing producers as Dave Morgan and Gareth Mannix – they’ve really pushed us as a band and we think we’ve really got our true sound down – we’re very excited about getting it out there”

Already accomplished producer Gareth Mannix has a considerable list of credits to his name. He has worked on platinum albums by Jerry Fish and the Mudbug Club, Damien Dempsey, Jack L and Juliet Turner. He’s worked with the best in emerging Irish talent including The Blizzards, Director and the Republic of Loose and for five years consecutively a number of acts who have used his talents have gone on to win Meteor music awards. Co-producer Dave Morgan comes from a song writing background and has co-penned hits for Kylie, Emma Bunton and Gabrielle.

The Dirty Epics play Traffik at Forum Waterford on Saturday July 26th with doors at 11.30pm and admission is €10.

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