As aspiring young musicians, did any Dublin bands or artists inspire you to pursue your dream?
Yes, absolutely. I remember seeing Picture House in the Olympia when I was about 15, and it blew me away to see a Dublin band in such a venue. I also loved The Frames and saw them numerous times growing up. Last year I got to fulfil a dream of mine and perform with them in Whelan’s for the venue's 25 year anniversary.
The city has never felt so alive, musically. What bands or artists have made you take notice?
Gavin James, Róisín O, Hudson Taylor and Cry Monster Cry are all amazing Dublin acts. It's a great time for Irish music and Dublin is being well represented.
Favourite Irish song?
Mic Christopher – ‘Heyday’.
Favourite Irish album?
The Frames – 'Dance the Devil'.
Favourite Dublin venue?
The Olympia has something special about it. Those six nights we played there will always have a special place in our hearts.