GhettoArmarettoWaterford’s ‘Ghetto Amaretto’ will launch their Sophomore EP in Cork’s Cyprus Avenue on Tuesday, April 13th.

The four-piece recently won the UCC Battle of the Bands competition, with the prizemoney enabling them to finally produce a CD from recordings made last summer.

Together two-and-a-half years, “we feel we’ve achieved a lot for a young, independent, Irish music group, who continue to juggle our passion with our academic lives,” says singer Chris Falconer.

It has been a time punctuated with highlights, including the recording of two EPs, delivering their debut music video (search YouTube), releasing a successful single, making an appearance on Balcony TV, and supporting the Frank & Walters (a status once ‘enjoyed’ by Radiohead).

Chris adds: “Along the way, we were honoured to play a number of direction-affirming gigs at venues and festivals close to our hearts, such as the world-famous Spiegletent, The Plaza Stage at Waterford’s Spraoi Festival, Trámore’s Kavfest [formerly Tráfest], numerous appearances at Cyprus Avenue, and headlining The Forum’s renowned indie-club ‘Traffik’.”

Their recent UCC success has revived both third-party interest in the band, and reinvigorated the lads’ hunger “to continue to up our game at a consistent pace. April 13th [starting 9pm] will be a celebration of all these things, and all things Ghetto!” says the vocalist, whose bandmates are Conor Dalton (Guitar), Tom Birney (Bass) and Paddy O’Brien (Drums).