It's a busy time of year for Louisiana Joyride. It has been hectic of late gearing up for the launch of our debut EP - 'The Journey Through' on Friday 13th of November. This is set to be a rockin' night with support from Thom Southern and his band- The Hi-Tracks, and also Captain Cameron. To mark the special occasion we have decided to add a little something, something to the joyride in the form of bassist Russ, and drummer Richard. We are seriously excited about bringing a little extra to the stage and we just hope we can pull it off on the night!
If you wanna buy tickets in advance they are available behind the bar in McHughs and online via this link.....
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/63560 . Tickets will also be available on the night. Copies of the 5 track EP will also be available.
OTHER BAND NEWS
The lovely Will McConnell and co. recently filmed 'Goddess' in Botanic Gardens in preparation for the EP launch. You can watch 'In Stores Now' on youtube....
We recently recorded a few songs live in BBC Radio Ulster studios for Paul McClean's Across the Line programme, which , all being well should aired this week. We also recorded an interview on the roof of the BBC with Rigsy which you can watch here.... (don't laugh)
We released 'Whiskey' last month as a free download on nichart.com and with everyones support we managed to make no.1! The track is still available for free download....
At the start of this month we were approached by Hotpress Magazine's Colm Carberry. The results of that interview are now published in the latest edition of Hotpress, Issue 22 - Northern Ireland Section, p.28. 'Joyride Division'
Finally, just last week The Big List's own Damien Whinnery interviewed us for the upcoming edition of the popular free magazine so keep a look out for a copy.
Nov 11th - Just Orla (Solo Stuff) - Ulster Cancer Foundation Fundraiser, McHughs other acts include Acoustic Dan, Dolbro dan, Silouette and more
Nov 13th McHughs - EP LAUNCH of 'The Journey Through' - (get some four-piece LJ action)
support from Thom Southern and Captain Cameron
Nov 20th- Common Grounds - Just Orla (solo stuff) - Also playing - Tin Pot Operation
Nov 21st Sligo- Yngve and the Innocents Tour w/ Louisiana Joyride
Nov 22nd McHughs - Yngve and the Innocents Tour(DUBLIN) w/ Matt Stansberry and Brantley Cowan Tour(USA), support from Louisiana Joyride
Nov 24th Whelans, Dublin - Yngve and the Innocents Tour w/ Louisiana Joyride
Dec 11th Common Grounds - Louisiana Joyride
Dec 18th The Black Box - Country Club Xmas Show w/ Jackson Cage, Ten Gallon Hat, Louisiana Joyride and more
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support so far. We really appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you at a gig sometime.
Peace and love,
Orla and Owen
A cover of 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' would be brilliant. Seriously.
Good article in Hot Press!
Good work, chaps!
Any idea what time ya'll take to the stage on Friday?
[quote:0baa660333="SweetDickWilly"]Any idea what time ya'll take to the stage on Friday?[/quote:0baa660333]
well theres two acts before us so if first one is on 9.30, second at 10.30, i'd guess 11.30 - but you know how these things roll it could be earlier. we are doing an approx 1 hr set.
I really was expecting to hear something about some kinda Joy Divison cover band here... oh well.