I just spent a little time listening to Adrian Duffy & The Mayo Brothers. (You can hear them on Spotify, and their music is available on iTunes). This isn’t the first time I’ve listened to their music. I’ve been a fan for a while now. In fact, I became a fan after about three notes into the first song I listened to.
Those of you here in the U.S. may not have heard of these guys. But I hope you will give a listen. They’re from Ireland, and they have a song playing over there, called “Someone Like You”. I got an e-mail, telling me the song “recently finished a run of seven straight weeks on the Ireland’s national RTE Radio 1 playlist and 100’s of plays across national UK, Irish, Danish and Swedish radio (incl. BBC Radio 2, 6 Music, BBC Radio Ulster, Scotland & P4).” Here is the song I’d like to share with all of you, this is “Someone Like You”.
Their genre’, according to the information in their bio, is “Folk Rock”. But their influences are listed as Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Alison Krauss, and even Hank Williams. I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely finding a little country among those ‘influences’. And, I’m hearing it in their music.
“We’ve also just been nominated 2014 IASCA Irish Radio Artists, following on from our nomination back in 2012 and are now starting to pick up some great blog reviews and college radio plays over there in the USA & Canada,” Adrian told me. The band has sent copies of “Someone Like You” to Sirius XM “The Highway”, and other U.S. locations. I am really hoping we can get some airplay over here for this one.
They not only have good music, they have a good story. I only know a little of it, but I plan on finding out more, and sharing that with all of you. The band members are brothers Adrian, Chris and Melvin Duffy. Adrian plays acoustic guitar, bass and mandolin, and vocals. Chris is drummer/percussionist, and Melvin plays pedal steel, slide and electric guitars, bass and also vocals.
Part of that good story I mentioned – well, it seems a long time ago, back in the 80’s, Adrian and Melvin got to meet Tammy Wynette and Charlie Pride. “Our uncles did a lot of work with them over here in the UK and Ireland,” Adrian said, “they even performed The Grand Ole Opry several times back then, and toured with Charlie for five years around the U.S. as “The Duffy Brothers,” he continued. Music has been a big part of their lives. And, I am glad they are sharing it with all of us.
Check around on the internet for other music by this band. I also listened to “Storm Breaking” and “There Will Be An Angel” on Spotify. And, I liked both of those songs a lot, too. I’m hoping we’ll all be hearing a lot more from this band in the near future. Go listen, let me know what you all think.
In addition to their web site, be sure to visit their Facebook page (and remember to “Like” it while you are there), and follow them on Twitter @withadrianduffy.
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