December 2011

Bell X1 play Midnight at the Olympia, Dublin on December 17 2011.


April 2011

Bell X1 play Vicar St., Dublin on April 6th and 7th (Sold Out). Tickets are priced €37.80.


March 15 2007

Natalie Herman from Paddy-Whacked Radio reports:

Bell X1 Tour Bus Fire

"Last night, Bell X1 played to a sold-out crowd at T.T. The Bear’s in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Early this morning, their celebration was sobered by a fire which broke out in the ventilation and air-conditioning portion of their ‘95 Eagle tour bus. Deputy Chief Martin Cunniff of the Medford Fire Department advised that the 911 call came in at 3:37 this morning and that the band was outside when the fire department arrived. It took just over an hour to put out the fire and get everything under control.

Chief Cunniff could not confirm whether anyone was inside at the time that the fire broke out, but nothing on the incident report indicated any injuries. Luckily, the fire occurred while the bus was still at the hotel and not while the band was en route to New York to play their gig tonight.

It was estimated that the fire caused damages in the amount of $50,000.00 - half the value of the bus - but there was no mention on the report if there was damage to the band’s equipment or other personal belongings.

Shawn Fitzmaurice (Paddy-Whacked Radio) did receive word from someone in contact with the band that no equipment was damaged and there was only loss of a few personal belongings.

The Bowery Ballroom has confirmed that the band is still playing their sold-out show tonight. Tickets are still available for their add-on show at The Bowery for tomorrow, March 16.

Shawn met with David Geraghty, keyboardist, guitarist and sometimes vocalist from Bell X1, after the Cambridge show. Look for more on that meeting in days to come."


November 21 2007

Bell X1 lead singer Paul Noonan will be featured on this week's episode of Grey's Anatomy (ABC). The plaintive, gorgeous "Some Surprise," a duet with Lisa Hannigan (known for her stunning collaborations with Damien Rice), will also be made available on iTunes.

This is not the first major TV placement for Bell X1. The O.C. used Bell X1's "Eve, Apple of My Eye" as the soundtrack for the most talked-about moment in the show's history, the beach kiss between Marissa and Alex.


July 22 2006

Bell X1 play the Festival Big Top, Fisheries Field, Galway as part the Galway Arts Festival. Tickets: E29.50, Doors 7.30PM.

"Bell X1 have enjoyed a great 12 months with a number one album Flock, a sell-out tour in Ireland and a sold out mini-tour of the USA. The hottest young band on the Irish music scene at the moment with a reputation as amazing live performers, Bell X1 are at the point in their career where they can seemingly do no wrong. Building on their reputation abroad and with the release and commercial success of Flock , Bell X1 are beginning to make a real impact abroad."


July 2006

RTE News: "Bell X1 announce winter Irish tour

Following on from their appearance at the OXEGEN festival at the weekend, Bell X1 have announced details of their winter Irish tour.

Tickets go on sale on Friday 14 July at 9am from usual outlets.

The dates are as follows:
22 November, Belfast, Mandela Hall
23 November, Derry, Nerve Centre
24 November, Castlebar, Royal Theatre
25 November, Waterford, The Forum
27 November, Galway, Leisureland
28 November, Killarney, INEC
29 November, Cork, Savoy
1 December, Dublin, Point Theatre

Bell X1's new single, 'Rocky Took a Lover', is released on 11 August."


March 31 2006

Bell X1 to headline UCD College Ball

RTE: "Bell X1 will headline the main stage at the first ever UCD Ball on the Belfield campus on Friday 21 April.

The black tie event will taking place on campus and will cater for over 5,000 students and past students of UCD.

Over 15 acts will play across four stages, with performers including Damien Dempsey, who picked up the award for Best Irish Male at this year's Meteor Awards, funksters Republic Of Loose, The Marshals and The Reverb.

Rocking up the Pit Stage are the amazing Complete Stone Roses, Future Kings of Spain, The Blizzards, Director, Radiator DJ's, Porn Trauma and Alecko.

The Dance Stage will feature German electro duo Tiefschwarz, Tim Deluxe, Dance Pig, and Mash Up Residents.

Each UCD student card-holder can buy four tickets, priced €60, to the event."


October 2005

Bell X1's third album debuts in the Irish album charts at Number 1!

The single "Bigger Than Me" reached No.16 in the singles charts and dropped down to No.21.


September 30 2005

Tower Records In-store, Dublin: Bigger Than Me, Rocky Took A Lover, Alphabet Soup, Eve The Apple Of My Eye, Still Selling Shoes.


September 2005

From Hot Press: "Resourceful as ever, the Hot Press Covert Operations Team has managed to, er, obtain a pre-release copy of the new BellX1 album, Flock.

Due on October 14, the tracks stack up as follows:

'Reach Around' - Who's been listening to Joy Division then?
Paul Noonan does his best Ian Curtis impersonation as BellX1
jump on the '80s post-punk bandwagon.

'Flame' - Falsetto vocals, funky basslines and syncopated beats make for a song that strays into Scissor Sisters territory. No, really! Add in such playful couplets as "I
want to be near you and blink in your light/And toast marshmallows on a cold dark night" and Elton John's patronage is assured.

'Rocky Took A Lover' - An everything including the kitchen sink relationship song, which with UK radio support could prove to be their 'Run'.

'He Said She Said' - More retro walking on the dark side, with a touch of the Goths about Noonan's brooding vocal.

'Bad Skin Day' - A return to more familiar BellX1 territory, this meanders along pleasantly without ever hitting the stratospheric highs you want it to.

'Natalie' - The emotional heat is turned up as Paul, aware that "History is written by the winners", fights for his love life.

'Bigger Than Me' - We've got a wurlitzer and we're going to use it! The organ is the only thing that's wobbly about this hard rocking song, which also boasts some Keith Richards-style riffing at the end.

'Just Like Mr Benn' - Don't be fooled by the jokey title, this is the sound of somebody staring heartbreak in the face.

'My First Born For A Song' - Have you ever seen Dave Geraghty and Jamie Cullum in the same room? We ask because his piano-playing on this sounds identical to the midget nu-jazz man's.

'Trampoline' - Apologies for using the C-word, but Flock's penultimate tracks gives Coldplay a run for their money in the big ballad department.

'Lamposts' - A 7m 34s epic cast from the same songwriting mould as 'Eve, The Apple Of My Eye'."


September 23 2005

Bell X1 make a brief tour to the UK:

Sat 10 Dec, Glasgow - King Tuts
Mon 12 Dec, Manchester - Night & Day
Tue 13 Dec, London - Cargo
Wed 14 Dec, Birmingham - Academy3


September 2005

Bell X1 release a new record called "Flock" in Ireland on October 14th.

"Bigger Than Me" will be the first single taken from the record, released on September 23rd September 30th.

Also featuring "Still Selling Shoes" as the b-side, and a live video of "My First Born For A Song" from The Olympia Theatre, Dublin.

Flock Bigger Than Me CDS

Tour de Flock: Tickets

Thurs Oct 13th - Limerick, Concert Hall
with Joe Chester (
€20 + booking fee from the Concert Hall box office and

Fri Oct 14th - Galway, Radisson
with The Walls ( and Joe Chester
€20 + booking fee from Redlight Records and

Sat Oct 15th - Cork, Savoy
with Special Guests
€20 + booking fee from Bodega and
Over 18s only

Tue Oct 18th - Dublin, Olympia
with Joe Chester and Dave Couse (
€22.50 + booking fee from

Wed Oct 19th - Portlaoise, Sky Venue
with Turn (
€20 + booking fee from Trax Records and Heartbeat City

Thurs Oct 20th - Derry, Nerve Centre
with The Walls
?12 + booking fee from Cool Discs, Nerve Centre and

Fri Oct 21st - Belfast, Mandela Hall
with The Walls
?12 + booking fee from, Mandela Hall and +44 (0) 28 9097 1034

Sat Oct 22nd - Waterford, Forum
with Turn
€20 + booking fee from The Forum and

Wed Oct 26th - Ennis, Glór
with Ross Breen (
€20/€18 students from Glór box office 065 6843103

Thurs Oct 27th - Clonmel, Mulcahy's
with Turn
€18.50 + booking fee from

Sun Oct 30th - Sligo, Radisson
with Turn
€22.50 + booking fee from


August 11 2005

Bell X1 play two acoustic songs on Pet Sounds, Today FM live HMV broadcast - Paul & Dave.

- Alphabet Soup
- Eve, The Apple Of My Eye


June 23 2005

Hot Press: Currently on tour in the US, BellX1 have made a considerable impression on LA radio listeners.

Good news from Los Angeles where the city’s top alternative radio station KCRW is putting its considerable might behind Bell X1.

Indeed, Paul Noonan & Co. are third in a ‘Most Requested’ chart that features Telepopmusik’s Angel Milk and Goldspot’s ‘Tally Of The Yes Men’ as its top two.

Today, Thursday June 21, the band will be dropping in to their Morning Becomes Electric breakfast show and performing a session that will be immediately archived at

Listeners wowed, it’s off to Johnny Depp’s Viper Room for a gig that’s become one of the hottest tickets in town.

As soon as they return to Ireland, BellX1 drummer Tim O’Donovan is taking his Neosupervital side-project to the Roisin Dubh, Galway.


May 2005

Bell X1 head to the States this month for a short tour. Dates will take in New York and LA as well as a session and interview with the hip West Coast radio station KCRW. Their next next live outing in Ireland will be as special guests to Snow Patrol at the Killarney Summerfest show on Friday 1 July in Fitzgerald Stadium.

Bell X1 are anticipating releasing a single over the summer before releasing their 3rd full-length album, Flock, on Island.

Bell X1 go coast to coast in the US...

June 2005:
Monday 20th New York - Sin e
with Quinn Walker. Bell X1 on stage at 8 pm. Tickets $10 from

Tuesday 21st New York - Mercury Lounge
with The Beatings. Bell X1 on stage at 7.30pm. Tickets from the box office 212-260-4700

Thursday 23rd Los Angeles - Viper Room
headline show, tickets from (KCRW live session at 11am that morning)

Friday 24th Los Angeles - Hotel Cafe (acoustic) tickets $12 on the night

July 1st 2005 Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, Co Kerry With Snow Patrol & Paddy Casey. Tickets 44.50 Euros from Doors 6pm, Bell X1 on stage 6.45pm


March 2 2005

"Music In Mouth" was voted No.11 in Hot Press People's Choice Top 100 Irish albums of all-time.

Dawn MacAllister,

"I just think BellX1 are one of the most talented bands I’ve ever heard or seen, swapping instruments and coming out with such diverse songs; some just rock like muthafuckers and others are so gorgeous and sentimental, you just want to wrap them around yourself, like ‘West Of Her Spine’. They do a wicked ‘Hey Ya’ and Justin Timberlake as well!"


March 2005

Bell X1 play at The Soho Lounge on 6th Street in Austin, Texas at SXSW 2005 on Thursday, March 17.


March 2005

Bell X1 play De Barra's, Clonakilty on Tuesday 26th April
Tickets €20, available from deBarra's from Monday 14th March.

Bell X1 play the empire in belfast on Sunday 1st May
Tickets £10 (inc booking fee) from all Ticketmaster outlets


March 1 2005

The SXSW showcase on march 17th at the soho lounge, 217 e 6th st.

Mainline - 1am; The Immediate - 12am; Bell X1 - 11pm; The Things - 10pm; Mono Band - 9pm; Jessie & Layla - 8pm;

Or at our full Irish breakfast meet-and-greet on march 18th mother egans 715 w 6th st, featuring:

Iain Archer - 12pm; the immediate - 12.30pm; the mighty stef - 1pm; the bleedin bleedins - 1.30pm; the amazing pilots - 2pm; Bell X1 - 2.30pm; mono band - 3pm.

Please visit the music from Ireland stand (booth m13) located in the conference centre.


March 2005

Hot Press: What's in a name? Bell X1 have revealed the title of their work-in-progress...

Following on from Hot Press’ lowdown of BellX1’s recording activities, the band have confirmed that their third album, the follow up to Music in Mouth, will be called Flock.

As reported previously, song titles include ‘Bigger Than Me’, ‘Reacharound’ and the intriguingly named ‘Firstborn First Song’.

The album is due in the summer, and will be preceded by an Irish tour, kicking off on April 14 at the Waterford Forum.


February 2005 Following on from the Thrills, Bell X1 is the latest Irish band to be featured on the US ratings winner, The O.C.

The band will have 2 songs included on the new series of the Fox Network hit as well as being featured on the official soundtrack CD.

Currently recording the follow-up to their platinum selling Music In Mouth album, you can see them play live on two consecutive Irish dates in the Olympia Theatre on April 22 and 23.


February 6 2005

Bell X1 nationwide tour:

Tickets €17 Available from the Forum box office/Tel: 051 871111 (€2.50 booking fee) Also available from BMP and Sinnots from Feb 7th. (€1 booking fee)

Tickets €18 Available from Trax Records, and Heartbeat City.

Tickets €18 Available from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (€2.50 booking fee), Also available from Dolans box office (€1 booking fee).

Tickets €20 Available from Glor box office/ Tel 065 6843103

Tickets €20.00 / €22.50 Available from the Olympia Theatre Box Office and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (€2.50 booking fee)

Tickets €19 Available from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (€2.50 booking fee) Also available from Plug’d Records, Washington Street, and The Bodega, Coal Quay from Feb 7th. (€1 booking fee)

Tickets €18 Availabe from Redlight Records from Feb 7th. (€1 booking fee)

Tickets £11 stg Available from Cool Discs/Tel 028 71 260770 Also available from The Waterside Theatre/Tel 028 71314000 ( 048 from R.O.I )


February 2005

Hot Appearing at the Feb.1 Tsunami Benefit gig (headlining in fact) are Bell X1. Other domestic dates for Paul Noonan and co include two consecutive nights in the Olympia on April 22 and 23.

Fans of the band will be interested to know that they have had two songs included on the new series of The O.C. as well as being featured on the official soundtrack CD.


February 1 2005

Running order for the Tsunami / Red Cross benefit this Tuesday 1st Feb.

Doors 19:30

Eddie Bannon 20:00 20:10
Ann Scott 20:10 20:25
Dr Millar 20:30 20:45
The Walls 20:50 21:05
The Chalets 21:10 21:30
David Kitt 21:40 22:05
David O'Doherty 22:10 22:30
Mark Geary 22:30 23:00
Bell X1 23:10 23:40

The line ups for the Red Cross Tsunami Appeal have changed to the following:

Tuesday Feb 1st :
Bell X1, Mark Geary, David O' Doherty, David Kitt, The Chalets, The Walls, Dr Millar, Ann Scott and Eddie Bannon

Wednesday Feb 2nd :
Mundy, Turn, Jason Byrne, Juliet Turner, Dermot Carmody, John Henderson, Sack, The Shades, Life After Modelling


January 25 2005

Friction: Bell X1 will have 2 songs included on the new series of The O.C. as well as being featured on the official soundtrack CD.

Already well into recording the follow-up to their platinum-selling Music In Mouth album, Bell X1 have just announced 2 consecutive Irish dates in the Olympia Theatre on April 22 and 23 (on sale now).

In the meantime they will be performing as part of the Tsunami Benefit headlining the bill on Tuesday 1st February in Vicar Street, Dublin. The band follow that with a headline show in Amsterdam’s Paradiso venue on Wed 9 February.


January 19 2005 SNOOP DOGG THE THRILLS AND BELL X1 First Acts Confirmed To Perform At Meteor Awards 2005

News last updated: 19-01-2005

Meteor & MCD are delighted to announce that Snoop Dogg with his 'rhythm and gangsta band', The Thrills and Bell X1 will perform at this year's Meteor Awards, which will be hosted by comedian Ed Byrne in The Point, Dublin on 24th February 2005.

Snoop Dogg's 20 strong Rhythm and Gangsta band features some of America's hottest players namely DJ Jam Nash, T Mac Martin, Spud Searight, Monty Neuble D-Loc Walker, Mardog Williams, New Guy Bruener, JJ Smith, Chubs, Chooky Caldwell, Quaz Harris, Sugarfree Liemberg and "Watch your lunch" Washington is expected to be one of the highlights this year's Meteor Awards Show. As the embodiment of '90s gangsta rap, Snoop Dogg blurred the lines between reality and fiction. Introduced to the world through Dr. Dre's The Chronic, Snoop quickly became the most famous star in rap.

The Thrills make a welcome return to 5th Meteor Awards - The band first played The Meteors in 2003 before they were really famous. "SO MUCH FORTHE CITY," established The Thrills as among the most refreshing combos of the day. Now, on their much-anticipated sophomore outing, dubbed "LET'S BOTTLE BOHEMIA," the Dublin quintet returned with an engaging and eclectic collection of songs evincing a quickly mounting power and artistry. From the urgent pop of "Whatever Happened To Corey Haim" and "Saturday Night" to the sophisticated balladry of "Not For All The Love In The World," the album sees The Thrills growing by leaps and bounds, expanding their already rich musical palette and refining their song-writing into something more intricate and compelling. Bittersweet but still buoyant, "LET'S BOTTLE BOHEMIA" marks The Thrills' passage from irresistible sunshine-pop classicists to one of today's most inventive and important young bands and has earned them nominations in the Best Irish Album and Best Irish Band categories.

Bell X1, the Dublin based quartet of Paul Noonan, Brian Crosby, David Geraghty and Dominic Phillips, has made music together in many guises since the early 90s. The band has been touring solidly since the release of their second album, Music In Mouth. They have played right around Europe and the U.S. on their own headline dates (as well as playing special guest to everyone from Snow Patrol and Damien Rice to Keane). Bell x1 have won a whole new audience with Music In Mouth as well as accumulating media accolades throughout 2004. The album was number 3 in Tom Dunne's 'Listeners End of Year Poll 2003', just ahead of Radiohead beckoning the band into a year that saw them chosen by RTE as one of only two Irish bands to represent the country at Eurosonic 2004 in Holland. Bell x1 has been nominated in the Best Irish Band category.

Sixteen Meteor Ireland Music Awards will be presented this year. The public are invited to vote for short listed nominees in five categories compiled from the votes cast by representatives from every area of the Irish music industry and the Hope for 2005 will be voted by 2FM listeners. Voting couldn't be easier - you can vote for short-listed nominees in five categories - Best Irish DJ, Best Irish Band, Best Irish Male Artist Singer, Best Irish Female Artist Singer and Best Irish Pop Album, by texting 'VOTE' to 53500 or online by visiting All text votes will cost no more than 60c across all three Irish networks. Music fans who vote have the chance to win great weekly prizes including VIP tickets to this year's Meteor Awards extravaganza and after show party.

Last year's Meteor Ireland Music Awards saw some of the world's top acts perform including music legend Lionel Richie, Katie Melua, Counting Crows, The Corrs, Sugababes, Westlife, Hothouse Flowers, The Frames, The Dubliners, Snow Patrol, Paddy Casey and Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club.

Meteor Ireland Music Awards tickets priced '30 (including booking fee) are now on sale from ticketmaster and usual outlets nation-wide. Corporate VIP tickets priced '100 will be available from Wall to Wall PR & Event Management, Tel: 01-6690939.

Here are the nominations in full

Best Irish Radio DJ

Alison Curtis
Ray D'Arcy
Ian Dempsey
Tom Dunne
Dave Fanning
Jenny Huston
Ryan Tubridy

Best Irish Band

Bell X1
Future Kings Of Spain
Snow Patrol
The Frames
The Thrills

Best Irish Male Singer

Paddy Casey
Brian McFadden
David Kitt
Declan O'Rourke
Damien Rice

Best Irish Female Singer

Cathy Davey
Bronagh Gallagher
Sinead O'Connor
Ann Scott
Eleanor Shanley
Juliet Turner

Best Folk/Trad

Mary McPartlan
George Murphy
Declan O'Rourke
Pauline Scanlon

Best Irish Album

'Burn The Maps' The Frames
'Deep Inside The Sound Of Sadness' Blink
'Final Straw' Snow Patrol
'Raining Down Arrows' Mundy
'Since Kyabram' Declan O'Rourke
'Lets Bottle Bohemia' The Thrills

Best Irish Pop

Carol Anthony
The Corrs
D. Side
Ronan Keating
Brian McFadden

Best International Group

Franz Ferdinand
Scissor Sisters

Best International Male Singer

George Michael
Kayne West
Robbie Williams

Best International Female Singer

Natasha Bedingfield
PJ Harvey
Kylie Minogue
Bic Runga
Joss Stone

Best International Album

"Aha Shake Heartbreak" Kings Of Leon
"American Idiot" Green Day
"Franz Ferdinand"
"Hopes and Fears" Keane
"Hot Fuss" Killers
"Scissor Sisters"

Best Live Performance Visiting Act

Franz Ferdinand
Red Hot Chili Peppers


January 2005

Red Cross Tsunami Earthquake Benefit concerts

Vicar Street
Tuesday & Wednesday 1st & 2nd February

Tickets €25 from Ticketmaster

Tuesday 1st Feb
Bell X1
David O Doherty
Mark Geary
Dr Millar
Eddie Bannon
The Chalets

Weds 2nd Feb
David Kitt
Jason Byrne
John Henderson
Dermot Carmody
Life After Modelling

Vicar Street is once again the venue on Tuesday and Weds, 1st & 2nd for a series of live music and comedy concerts in aid of the Irish Red Cross Tsunami Appeal. Some of the biggest names in irish music and comedy have very generously given up their time to perform on the night, including, Bellx1, Turn, Mundy, Mary Geary, David Kitt, Jason Byrne, Dermot Carmody and Dr Millar. Special guests are also lined up for the night and more will be revealed very soon.

A fund raising auction will also be held on the night and donors are welcome to come forward with items for auction.

Please contact buzz o neill: buzzon<at> (min value €150.00)

Tickets €25 from Ticketmaster on sale from this Friday

More information from Buzz O Neill:

Donations to the Irish Red Cross can be made on 1850 50 70 70


January 6 2005

Bell X1 - Dublin date:
Bell X1 have announced that they will perform in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin on 23 April 2005. One of Ireland's hardest-working bands, Bell X1 released their second album Music in Mouth last year to much acclaim. Since then they have been playing to their dedicated fans across Europe.


October 27 2004

Bell X1 – Dublin date

Olympia Theatre, Dublin – 16 December 2004

Bell X1 have announced that they will play the Olympia Theatre, Dublin on 16 December.

Currently touring the country, one of Ireland's hardest working bands, Bell X1, released their second album Music in Mouth last year to much acclaim. Since then they have been playing to their dedicated fans across Europe in support of it while winning over new fans wherever they appear with songs like Snakes and Snakes, Alphabet Soup and I’ll Raise Your Heart & Raise You Mine, amongst others. Tickets are on sale now

Price: €22.50 and €25.00 including booking fee. Tel 0818 719 300


October 27 2004

Bell X1 live set highlights from Oxegen 2004 broadcast by Jenny Heuston on the Waiting Room, 2FM from 10-12PM.


October 2004

Vicar St. October 2 set list: Alphabet Soup, Bigger Than Me, Beautiful Madness, Daybreak, Next To You, Snakes & Snakes, Monkey 61, Flame, Eve, Offshore, Reacharound, Tongue, White Water Song, I'll See Your Heart, Still Sellin' Shoes... West Of Her Spine, Love Is A Stranger, Slowset. Paul also managed to fit in 2 PJ Harvey songs (Good Fortune & Rid Of Me)


September 2004

Bell X1 Final Live Show of the Year

Having just completed a full Irish tour to round off the resounding success of their current Music In Mouth album, Bell X1 have announced a final hometown live show before they secrete themselves in the studio and knuckle down to recording their next album.

Bell X1 play Olympia Theatre, Dublin on Thursday 16 December 2004

Bell X1 released a new single, "Eve, The Apple of My Eye" on 11th June 2004, which entered the chart at number 18. The band have been touring solidly since the release of their second album, Music In Mouth, on Island Records in July 2003. They have played right around Europe and the U.S. on their own headline dates (as well as playing special guest to everyone from Snow Patrol and Damien Rice to Keane) combining these with festival appearances.

Tickets on sale Friday October 1st from the Olympia Theatre Box Office and Ticketmaster outlets nation-wide. Price: euro 25.00 including booking fee. Tel 0818 719 300


September 2004

Upcoming tour:

23/09/04 - Time, Naas: Life After Modelling
24/09/04 - Forum, Waterford: Matt Lunson
25/09/04 - De Barra's, Clonakilty: Matt Lunson
26/09/04 - Opera House, Cork: Jeff Martin
29/09/04 - Waterside, Derry : John Deery
30/09/04 - Trinity Rooms, Limerick: Life After Modelling
01/10/04 - Radisson, Galway: Life After Modelling
02/10/04 - Vicar St, Dublin: Life After Modelling
Guest for the Derry show will be announced later.


September 29 2004

Paul and Dave play some more tunes at Cool Disc Music, Derry on Sept 29th at 4:30pm.


September 2004

FrictionPR: "Bell X1 are currently in the studio recording tracks for a brand new album which will be released in 2005.

They’re balancing this with full on rehearsals for their much-anticipated Autumn tour of Ireland which takes in a show in Dublin’s Vicar Street (Saturday 2 October with Life After Modelling as special guests) as well as dates in Naas, Clonakilty, Cork, Derry, Limerick and Galway.

With their current album, Music In Mouth, a firm fixture in the Irish album charts, the band will start their tour on 23 September running through into October."


September 16 2004

Bell X1 on FM104 this Sunday September 19, for a live in-studio session and interview with John Walshe. They'll be on between 10pm and 1am with some new songs.


September 15 2004

Bell X1 pen the score for a gripping new drama by an emerging new Cork playwright.

This Ebony Bird @ Half Moon Theatre

Paul Noonan and Brian Crosby from Bell X1 have created brand new original music for this premiere.

This Ebony Bird, a new and original drama that explores the changing face of the Irish rural landscape and our sense of community, and examines the nature of our faith and religious traditions in a fast-changing world, will receive its world premiere in the Half Moon Theatre on September 13th.

This Ebony Bird is from the pen of exciting new Cork playwright Micheál Lovett. Staged by Blood in the Alley Productions, this original new work features well-known RTE presenter and broadcaster Carrie Crowley in a rare stage role with Martin Lucey and Michael Patric. Original music is by Paul Noonan and Brian Crosby from leading Irish rock group Bell X1.

Directed by Geoff Gould, the play takes place on the night prior to the Pope’s visit to Limerick in 1979. Sacristan Batty Spender, played by Martin Lucey, embarks on a long dark night of the soul with only the voices in his head for company.

The crisis that is upon him has been hastened by events and occurrences in his local tight-knit community that make him question his position within that community, within the church he has served so devotedly, and even his previously unwavering faith. The crisis that has beset him is expressed by the twin voices of Benson and Hedges played respectively by Michael Patric and Carrie Crowley.

As the 25th anniversary of the Pope’s visit to Ireland approaches, This Ebony Bird offers a topical, comical, yet wholly convincing snapshot of an Ireland that has all but disappeared and hints at imminent changes that will ultimately transform this country beyond recognition.

Faithful servant Batty Spender has heard a lot of things he shouldn’t have heard and has seen a lot of things he shouldn’t have seen. Now he needs to tell someone. Micheál Lovett, who hails from Kilworth in Co Cork, takes us inside the strange and compelling world of Batty Spender.

Blood in the Alley Productions is delighted to announce the world premiere of this powerful new drama from a new and original voice in Irish theatre. This Ebony Bird plays at the Half Moon Theatre, Cork Opera House throughout September.

Dates: Previews Thurs 9th, Fri 10th & Sat 11th Sept
Opens: Monday 13th – Saturday 25th September
Start Time: 8pm
Tickets: €17, previews €15 (all telephone bookings are subject to a booking fee of €2 per ticket)

Check out all the info @


September 2004

Fundraiser gig in Doyle's this Monday 6th. Paul and Dave from bellx1
Ollie from Turn, The Chapters, Jenny Wren, Paul O'Reilly. Doors at 8pm and its 8 euro in.


September 2004

Bell X1 play a short set at the Hard Working Class Heroes Festival on Fri 3rd Sept at 10.40pm in Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin.

Tickets for the festival allow entry to any of the shows / workshops for the whole weekend. €20+booking fee, available in road records, and Temple Bar properties (12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar.)

line up for the night...

New Vegas,
Bray Vista,
Mike Got Spiked,
Bell X1,
Fighting With Wire


August 19 2004

Bell X1 (Paul & Dave) appeared on Today FM with Anne-Marie Kelly at 12.15 and played 'Alphabet Soup' and 'Still Selling Shoes'.


July 28 2004

Bell X1 will be playing The Opera House, Cork on September 26 with Jeff Martin as part of the Beamish Experience Festival.


July 2 2004

I've added a live performance of 'Eve, The Apple Of My Eye' from Killarney, Co.Kerry to the videos section.

Bell X1 play Time, Naas, Co. Kildare on September 23 2004.


July 2004

Saturday July 10th - Oxegen, Punchestown Racecourse, Ireland- Ticket Stage, - PHOTO

Sunday August 8th - Somerset House, UK, with Snow Patrol - Sold Out

Saturday August 21st - Marlay Park, Dublin with The Frames, Supergrass, Idlewild and Halite

Tickets priced 42.50 euro (including booking fee) go on sale Friday 2 July from Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide - 24hr hotlines: Tel: (ROI) 0818 719 300 (NI) 0870 243 4455


July 2004

Bell X1 play the Spalicek festival, Czech Republic, on Friday June 25th.

NeoSuperVital plays too...on Thursday June 24th.


June 2004

Bell X1 play the Killarney Summerfest on Saturday June 26th
The Gleneagle Hotel, (INEC), OnStage at midnight

Tickets €15 from Ticketmaster, or Phone 064 71555/064 36000.


May 27 2004

Dave and Brian will be on The Breakfast Show on Today FM on May 27th, 9AM.


May 26 2004

Bell X1 will be touring the UK in May/June with support from Cherry Falls. 'Eve, The Apple Of My Eye' is delayed until June 11.

Saturday 29th - Glasgow, King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, 0870 1690100
Sunday 30th - Manchester, Night and Day, 0161 8321111
Monday 31st - London, Underworld, 020 74033331, 020 77348932

Tuesday 1st - Leeds, Cockpit Room 2, 0113 2455570
Wednesday 2nd - Birmingham, Bar Academy, 0870 7712000
"Tickets for all UK shows from 24 our line 0871 2200 260 and"
Friday 4th - Dublin, Dublin Castle, with Josh Ritter and Mark Geary. @ 7:55PM tickets 29.50 incl. booking fee from


May 15 2004

Saturday 15th May- Dublin, Whelan's:'s 5th Birthday Party, tickets from Road Records, Dublin. Also playing are Ann Scott, Dave Couse and Republic of Loose

Bell X1 will be on I.D. on May 20 performing "Eve, The Apple Of My Eye".

Also news of a possible re-release of "Music In Mouth" with a bonus track, the single edit of Eve, The Apple Of My Eye.


May 10 2004

Johnny Cash tribute
Vicar Street, Dublin – 26 May 2004

"The long awaited Johnny Cash tribute has been announced at last. A wide range of musical talents will pay homage to the Cash by putting on a show to remember in Vicar Street, Dublin on 26 May."

"Anne Scott, Bell X1, Bray Vista, David Kitt, Ira Hayes, Kila, The Walls and very special surprise guests will each sing their favourite Johnny Cash songs for charity. This performance is part of a series of tributes. In September, Vicar Street also play host to a Bob Dylan tribute night that was headed by Ron Sexsmith and in the past there was also an Elvis Costello singers night featuring Elvis himself. Proceeds on the night will go to Gorta that is working on a project called Grannies, which in essence is trying to find Grannies to foster children who's parents are dead or dying of Aids."


May 3 2004

Bell X1's March gig in Vicar St. was broadcast on Rattlebag, Radio 1. The set list was:

Beautiful Madness / Atlantic City
Snakes And Snakes
Next To You / Hey Ya
In Every Sunflower
West Of Her Spine
I'll See Your Heart And I'll Raise You Mine


April 30 2004

Bell X1 play:

Saturday 15th - 5th Birthday, Whelans, Dublin

Saturday 29th - Glasgow, King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
Sunday 30th - Manchester, Night and Day
Monday 31st - London, Underworld

Tuesday 1st - Leeds, Cockpit Room 2
Wednesday 2nd - Birmingham, Bar Academy

Friday 4th - Josh Ritter, Bell X1 - Dublin Castle

Bell X1 are NOT playing Mercury Lounge on Tuesday night May 4:
TUESDAY: The M's, a Brit-pop-ish foursome from Chicago, couldn't get arrested at last year's SXSW Music Fest, but this year, they were the talk of Austin and meeting with high-powered rock lawyers.
The glam-ified group, which has a new self-titled album, bring their powerful harmonies and hooks to the Mercury Lounge (217 E. Houston St.; [212] 260-4700) along with Blue October and Bell X1.


April 21 2004

Bell X1 play support to Josh Ritter at the Heineken Green Energy Festival in Dublin Castle on June 4 2004.


April 20 2004

Bell X1 support Keane in the UK:

April 2004
Thursday 22nd –- Portsmouth, Pyramid Centre, sold out
Friday 23rd –- Liverpool, University, sold out
Saturday 24th - Leeds, Metropolitan University, sold out
Tuesday 27th – Glasgow, QMU, sold out
Wednesday 28th – Newcastle, University, tickets 0191 227 4757
Thursday 29th – Manchester, Academy 2, sold out

May 2004
Saturday 1st - Bristol, Anson Rooms, sold out
Monday 3rd New York – Beacon Theatre, Support to Damien Rice
Wednesday 5th – Birmingham, Academy 2, sold out
Thursday 6th – Norwich, Waterfront, sold out
Friday 7th – London, Astoria, sold out
Saturday 8th –Eastbourne, Winter Gardens. sold out
Sunday 9th - London, Forum, sold out


April 12 2004

The Rotators play support to The Chapters in Temple Bar Music Centre on Wednesday April 14.

The Rotators are also rumoured to be playing Leixlip GAA Club on April 21.


April 6 2004

Josh Ritter, Bell X1 play Dublin Castle on June 4th. Tickets here.

On Monday April 12 Dave Geraghty will be on stage with Matt Lunson at the Temple Bar Music Centre. Matt Lunson supported The Rotators in the Sugar Club, Dublin.


March 31 2004

Paul will be live on B96FM tonight at 20.00 GMT from the B96 studio's in Ballyfermot, Dublin. Log onto to listen and watch on webcams from 20.00 onwards.

Paul will be the special guest on Catch-22, B96FM's rock show presented by Derek Byrne and Cait Power.


March 29 2004

"The Last Splash is Today FM’s Sunday night dedicated Indie Programme presented by Alison Curtis and it’s going around the country in April and May bringing local acts to local venues.

Featuring Bell X1, Ollie Cole and Waiting Room among others in The Village in Dublin, The Spirit Store in Dundalk and The Lobby in Cork. There will also be a DJ set with Alison and guest band members following the live acts."

April 15th The Village in Dublin
Bell X1, The Chalets, The Dudley Corporation
€17.50 incl. booking fee (tickets on sale through Ticketmaster)

April 29th The Spirit Store in Dundalk
Ollie Cole, Stewart Agnew
€12 (tickets available from the venue)

May 6th The Lobby in Cork
Waiting Room, Standard Deviation
€10 (tickets available from the venue)

Also, Purty Loft, Dun Laoghaire - April 1: Turn, with support from The Rotators (Dave Geraghty side project) and Neosupervital (Tim).


March 2004

Bell X1 play The Village with The Chalets and Dudley Corporation on April 15.

Bell X1 play with Damien Rice at the Beacon Theatre, New York, U.S.A on May 3 2004.

New single "Eve, The Apple Of My Eye" is released in May.

Half-Moon set list: Snakes And Snakes, Next To You, Slowset, Man On Mir, Alphabet Soup, Daybreak, Eve The Apple Of My Eye, Short People (cover), Pinball Machine, Monkey '61, Tongue, White Water Song, Blue Rinse Baby, Deep; 3 Feet High And Rising, West Of Her Spine, I'll See You Raise And I'll Raise You Mine.


February 2004

Bell X1 appear on Other Voices 2 on March 16:

01. 10th February 2004 Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club
02. 17th February 2004 Paddy Casey
03. 24th February 2004 Gemma Hayes
04. 2nd March 2004 Simple Kid
05. 9th March 2004 David Kitt
06. 16th March 2004 Bell X1
07. 23rd March 2004 Rodrigo y Gabriella
08. 30th March 2004 Glen Hansard
09. 6th April 2004 The Jimmy Cake
10. 13th April 2004 Christy Moore

Bell X1 set list on the night: Daybreak, Next To You, Alphabet Soup, Beautiful Madness, Pinball Machine, Bound For Boston Hill, West Of Her Spine, Eve The Apple Of My Eye, I'll See Your Heart And I'll Raise You Mine.


February 11 2004

New Irish dates: Rag Ball - The Forum, Waterford - February 16

Bell X1 support Aqualung on their UK tour In March:

MON 8TH ABERDEEN FORUM 0871 2200 260
TUE 9TH GLASGOW QMU 0870 169 0100
SUN 14TH OXFORD ZODIAC 01865 420 042
MON 15TH LONDON SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE 0870 771 2000/ 020 7403 3331/ 020 7734 8932

Bell X1 play in Austin, Texas at South by SouthWest 2004 ( Thursday March 18th
Maggie May’s, 323 E. 6th St.

Also playing on the same bill are Turn, Mixtwitch, and Stars of the City

Mandela Hall Antrim Tue. March 23
Vicar St Dublin Wed. March 24 *
Dolan's Warehouse Limerick Fri. March 26 *
Cuba Galway Sat. March 27 *
Half Moon Cork Sun. March 28 *

* support from The Chalets

Bell X1 appear on "Other Voices" on NETWORK 2 in Ireland on March 16. 'The Rotators' play the Temple Bar Music Centre, Dublin on February 28 supporting The Tycho Brahe. Dave and The Rotators play The Sugar Club on February 29.


February 6 2004

Bell X1 play Vicar St. on March 24. Alphabet Soup is released on March 12, in the UK on March 15. -postponed

They appeared on The Late Late Show on RTÉ on February 6.


January 27 2004

Paul Belly and Lisa Hannigan are guests on the Radio 1 show Rattlebag today, talking about the Children of Bam Benefit gig and singing some songs.

They're on at 2.45pm. Tune in on the web at

They'll also be talking to Jenny Huston on The Waiting Room on 2FM sometime between 10pm and midnight. You can tune in through

Bell X1 supporting John Mayer in The Apollo, London on February 5 2004.


January 25 2004

The second series of RTÉ music programme 'Other Voices, Songs From a Room' will be launched at a concert in Dublin's Vicar Street on Monday 9 February.

Last year's successful first series, which featured The Frames, Josh Ritter, Damien Rice, Damien Dempsey, Mundy and Mark Geary, also topped the charts with the 'Other Voices' album.

This prompted a return to Dingle to record a second run of programmes, hosted by Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club and featuring artists such as David Kitt, Simple Kid and Turn.

The show will be broadcast from Tuesday 10 February on RTÉ Network 2.

Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club, Bell X1, Luka Bloom, Karan Casey, Paddy Casey, Cara Dillion, Glen Hansard, Declan O'Rourke, Rodrigo y Gabriella, Pauline Scanlon, Simple Kid, The Handsome Family, The Tycho Brahe, Turn, David Kitt, Simple Kid, Bell X1, The Tycho Brahe and Turn will all play at the launch.

Proceeds from the concert will go to TRUST, a social service for homeless people.

Tickets are priced €25 and are available from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.


January 15 2004

Bell X1 are nominated for Best Irish Band and Best Irish Album in the forthcoming Meteor Awards in Ireland. The winners will be decided by public vote.

To vote for Bell X1 as Best Irish Band, text "Vote Band 1" to 53500.
To Vote for Music in Mouth as Best Irish Album text "Vote Album 1" to 53500

Texts cost 60cents, open to folks on Irish networks only, and voting closes on February 25th.


January 14 2004

Bell X1 supporting Aqualung at Shepherd's Bush Empire on March 15 2004, £13.75 inc booking fee. Full dates are:

March 2004
01 Newcastle Northumbria Uni
02 Liverpool Uni
03 Cardiff Engine Rooms
04 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
05 Sheffield Leadmill
07 Manchester University
08 Aberdeen Forum
09 Glasgow QMU
10 Belfast Empire
11 Dublin Whelan's (support from Pony Club)

13 Southampton University
14 Oxford Zodiac
15 London Shepherds Bush


January 9 2004


On Wednesday January 28th, Vicar St will host a concert to mark the Dublin music community’s response to the earthquake which devastated the Iranian city of Bam on St. Stephen’s Day, killing over 40,000 people.

The night will include solo performances from Lisa Hannigan, Paul
Noonan (Bell X1), Steve and Joe Wall, cellist Vyvienne Long, the Tycho Brahe, Shakram Music and Dance Company and other special guests.

All proceeds from the gig will go to support the work of Belfast-based “Save the Children” which has a special project working with children who have been left homeless or orphaned by the disaster. It is estimated that over 80% of the city was destroyed in the earthquake and besides the devastating loss of life, caring for the survivors is a major concern with no proper buildings, food supplies or sanitation. Tens of thousands of people are now living in tents or makeshift dwellings, enduring the sub-zero temperatures of an Iranian winter.

The night is being organised by Tanja Raab and Damien Rice drummer, Tomo who were drawn to the plight of the citizens of Bam.

“One thing that best exemplifies the plight of the children of Bam is the realisation that thousands of children have been orphaned by the disaster” said Tanja. “To make matters worse, Bam’s only orphanage collapsed in the quake, killing 54 of the 60 children sleeping inside,” said Tomo.

Tickets for the gig will go on sale Tuesday the 13th from Road Records, Sound Cellar, City Disk, Claddagh Records and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide, priced at €28.


January 2004

Thursday Jan 8th Eurosonic Festival, Groningen, Holland
Saturday Jan 10th Czech Republic - PRAGUE JOSHUA TREE BAR
Sunday Jan 11th Slovakia - BRATISLAVA SLOVAK PUB
Monday Jan 12th Hungary - BUDAPEST SHIP A38

Monday Jan 19th Ireland - Elliot Smith tribute, The Village, Dublin


November 2003

Bell X1 play some songs and talk to Jenny Huston on The Waiting Room, 2FM (, on Tuesday November 25th between 10 and midnight.

Paul and Dave also appear on John Walshe's Going Underground show on Dublin's FM 104 on Sunday November 30th between 10 and midnight.

They play "Snakes And Snakes", "Bound For Boston Hill" and a cover of PJ Harvey's "Good Fortune".

Paul and Dave appeared on I.D. on Network 2 on November 28 and performed 'Next To You'.

Bell X1 on Today FM December 17 - Little Donkey acoustic with Paul & Dave.


October 18 2003

Just announced a Christmas tour of Ireland:

December 2003:
Wednesday 2nd DUBLIN - Vicar Street
Thursday 4th LIMERICK - Dolans
Friday 5th SLIGO - McGarrigles
Saturday 6th WATERFORD - The Forum
Wednesday 10th DUNDALK - Spirit Store
Friday 11th GALWAY - Cuba
Saturday 12th CLONAKILTY - De Barra's
Sunday 13th CORK - Half Moon
Wed 17th SU - Maynooth NUI, Kildare

Ticket outlets and guests will be announced shortly according to the Bellies web-site.

Support to Starsailor:
Wednesday Oct 29: AMSTERDAM, Paradiso - 31 206211288 ,
Thursday Oct 30: HAMBURG, Grosse Freiheit - 49 1805 570 000 ,
Saturday Nov 01: FRANKFURT, Capitol - 49 1805 570 000 ,
Sunday Nov 02: LUXEMBURG, Den Atelier - 352 403025 ,
Monday Nov 03: BRUSSELS, Ancienne Belgique - 32 (0)2 548 24 24 ,
Tuesday Nov 05: PARIS, Elysee Montmatre - 33 1 42 31 32 28,


October 2003

Snakes & Snakes promoBell X1 play the 100 Club, London on October 8 2003 and their new single 'Snakes & Snakes' is released on October 6.

Paul and Dave's interview with Dave Fanning at Witnness 2003 is broadcast again on October 2 (Thursday) on 2FM between 7 and half 7. 'Alphabet Soup' was the song played live.

Paul and Dave's interview with Dave Fanning at Witnness 2003 is broadcast again this evening (Thursday) on 2FM between 7:00-7:30. 'Alphabet Soup' was the song played live.

Paul and Dave appeared on The Last Broadcast on October 11 and played 'Alphabet Soup'.


September 29 2003

Here's your chance to get a Snakes and Snakes board game and CD single, with game playing pieces and everything...

Tune in to Jenny Huston's The Waiting Room on 2FM this week, Monday to Thursday from 10-12 at night. There will be one given away each night.


September 15 2003

Bell X1 have been confirmed as the support act to Starsailor on a chunk of their UK tour from 26 Sept - 3 October.

Following college lunchtime acoustic performances during the Starsailor support tour, open to everyone:

September 2003:
Friday 26th — Cambridge Corn Exchange
Saturday 27th - Cardiff University
Sunday 28th - Bristol Academy
Tuesday 30th - Southampton University

October 2003:
Wednesday 1st - University of East Anglia, Norwich
Friday 3rd - Brixton Academy
Monday 6th - Liverpool Academy 3, 160 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, Merseyside
Wednesday 8th - 100 Club, Oxford St, London


September 2003

Bell X1 will be appearing on Rattlebag on Radio 1 at 2:45PM on September 4 2003. Part1 | Part2

Bell X1 play Death Disco at the Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W1 on Wednesday Sept 17th.

Also playing are Degrass 1 and Ambulance.


August 2003

Bell X1 continue their Irish tour following the release of "Music In Mouth".

Saturday 9th The Village, Dublin (1890 925100)
Sunday 10th The Half Moon Theatre, Cork
Monday 11th Dolan's, Limerick
Tuesday 12th De Barras, Clonakilty
Wednesday 13th Spirit Store, Dundalk
Thursday 14th Aunt Annie's, Belfast (04890501660)

Sat 16th V 2003 Festival Chelmsford - 1.05pm, JJB/Puma Stage
Sun 17th V 2003 Festival Staffordshire - 1.05pm, JJB/Puma Stage
Sat 23rd Reading Festival Reading, England (4pm)
Sun 24rd Leeds Festival Leeds, England (4pm)

Bell X1 will be on Tom Dunne's "Pet Sounds" on Today FM on August 19 2003.

Paul and Dave play and talk on Dublin's FM104's The Strawberry Alarm Clock at 9 o'clock on Thursday morning, August 21st.


July 14 2003

The album Music in Mouth is out in Ireland on Friday July 18th, and in the UK on Monday July 21st, a week earlier than previously advertised. Free in-store performance in HMV, Grafton St. on August 1, 5pm.

"Music In Mouth" entered the Irish album charts at No.15.


July 2003

Bell X1 will be performing on The Rock show on FM104 on July 6 and Bell X1 interviewed on "Pet Sounds" Today FM on July 10.

Bell UK tour:
The dates from the 15th onward will be double headliners with The Veils.

Monday 7th Wolverhampton, The Little Civic
Tuesday 8th London, The Barfly, Camden
Wednesday 9th Liverpool, The Barfly
Thursday 10th Glasgow, The Barfly

Sun. 13th Witnness Festival, Ireland
Tue. 15th Sheffield, The Casbah
Wed. 16th Perth, Twa Tams
Thur. 17th Aberdeen, Lava
Fri. 18th Leicester, Princess Charlotte
Sun. 20th Manchester, The Roadhouse
Mon. 21st London, The Barfly
Tue. 22nd Nottingham, Rock City
Wed. 23rd Harlow, The Square
Thur. 24th Stoke, Sugarmill
Fri. 25th Leeds, The Cockpit
Mon. 28th Southampton, The Joiners
Tue. 29th Cambridge, The Boatrace
Wed. 30th Bristol, The Louisiana
Thur. 31st Northampton, The Soundhaus

Saturday 2nd Wolverhampton, The Little Civic - 01902 552 121,
Monday 4th Glasgow, The Barfly
Tuesday 5th Edinburgh, Queen's Hall (T at the Fringe, supporting Tom McRae) - Box Office 0870 169 0100
Wednesday 6th Liverpool, The Barfly
Thursday 7th London, The Barfly - Barfly (@ The Monarch), 109x Regents Park Road, Camden Town, Tel: 020 7691 4244

Saturday 9th The Village, Dublin (1890 925100)
Sunday 10th The Half Moon Theatre, Cork
Monday 11th Dolans, Limerick
Tuesday 12th De Barras, Clonakilty
Wednesday 13th Spirit Store, Dundalk
Thursday 14th Aunt Annie's, Belfast (04890501660)

Saturday August 16th - V2003 Staffordshire
Sunday August 17th - V 2003 Chelmsford

An Irish tour is expected in the first week of August. New drummer Tim is from Neosupervital and 'Snakes And Snakes' appears on X Ray magazine cover CD.


June 2003

Bell X1 are supporting The Bandits on two of their UK dates in June:

Monday June 9th Birmingham - Sanctuary, Digbeth High St, PH. 0121 246 1010
Tuesday June 10th London - Cargo, Shoreditch, EC2
tickets £8 from

White Water Song, the first single from the new album Music in Mouth, can be downloaded from the Bell X1 web-site.

Tongue, the second single, is out in Ireland on July 11, and in the UK on July 14, with the album to follow on July 25, and in the UK on July 28.

Bell X1 have also been confirmed for Witnness 2003 on Sunday July 13 (2:30-3:00pm).


May 2003

Bell X1 play Vicar St., Dublin on MAY 17 as special guests of The Frames. Be sure not to miss this show!!

Vicar St. setlist: Daybreak, Next To You, Slowset, Alphabet Soup, Snakes And Snakes, Eve The Apple Of My Eye (Never), Offshore, Man On Mir, White Water Song, See Your Heart And Raise You Mine

MAY 29 2003: Bell X1 play as guests to Turn in Vicar St., Dubin. Tickets €15.


May 5 2003

Bell X1 play the Heineken Green Energy festival in Dublin Castle with Mundy and Stereophonics.

Paul and Dave chat and play on Phantom 91.6FM's ICON show (Wednesday 7th). Just after 10.


April 12 2003

"White Water Song, the first single from the new record Music in Mouth, is out in Ireland on Friday April 25th, and in the UK on Monday April 28th. Defo. The release also features the song In Every Sunflower."


April 2003

Bell X1 support The Burn on their forthcoming UK April tour:

Wednesday 16th Leeds, Rocket
Thursday 17th Wolves, Little Civic
Friday 18th Tunbridge Wills, The Forum
Saturday 19th Cardiff, Barfly
Sunday 20th Leicester, Princess Charlotte
Tuesday 22nd Cambridge, Boatrace
Wednesday 23rd Stoke, Sugarmill
Friday 25th Bristol, Louisiana
Sunday 27th Southampton, Joiners
Monday 28th Oxford, Zodiac downstairs
Tuesday 29th London, 100 Club
Wednesday 30th Preston, Uni

Bell X1 msgboard: At Wolves they played : 35 minutes
Next To You
Snakes And Snakes
Alphabet Soup
Eve (the apple of my eye)
See your heart and I'll raise you mine
White Water Song


April 5 2003

Bell X1 will NOT be playing the Heineken Green Energy festival in Dublin with Mundy and Stereophonics.

Paul and Dave will play some songs at Oxfam Ireland's Fair Play Dublin gig in Vicar St in Dublin on April 15th. Also playing are Nina Hynes, Leya, Mundy, Lisa Bresnan...and special guests.


March 2003

Paul and Dave play at an acoustic evening in the Everyman, Cork on Thursday 20th March.

Wednesday 26th Paris, Elysee Montmartre
Thursday 27th Strasbourg, La Laiterie
Friday 28th Dijon, La Vapeur
Saturday 29th Clermond, La Coop De Mai
Monday 31st Toulouse, Salle Ramonville

Tuesday 1st Bordeaux, Theatre Barbey
Wednesday 2nd Nantes, Olympic


February 2003

The new Bell X1 album scheduled for early April is to be called "Music In Mouth". An EP will precede the album in March.


January 31 2003

Paul Noonan is interviewed by Dave Fanning on The Last Broadcast on Network 2.


January 26 2003

Phantom 91.6FM is proud to present another night of great live music at Whelans of Wexford St. on Thursday, January 30th. This time the night will have an acoustic with a host of local artists taking to the stage - and there will be some special guests appearing on the night.

Doors open at 8.00pm and we recommend that you get there early as we have a busy line up. Admission is €9.00 on the door and the live music is followed by Phantasm 'till 3 am with Sinister Pete on the decks.

And here's the confirmed line up so far (in no particular order):

Mick from Polar
Nina Hynes
Bell X1
Colm Quearney


December 12 2002

"Talk To The Hand" tour of Ireland:

UCC Cork Thursday December 12th with Nina Hynes, doors 8.30, tickets 10 euro from UCC student centre
The Glen Tavern @ The Forum Waterford Sunday December 15th doors 9.00
The Spirit Store Dundalk Monday December 16th doors 9.00, tickets 10 euro from spirit store
An Taibhdhearc Galway Thursday December 19th doors 8.30, tickets 10 euro from an taibhdhearc box office
McGarrigle's Sligo Friday December 20th doors 9.00 , tickets 8 euro
De Barra's Clonakilty Sunday December 22nd doors 8.30, tickets 10 euro from de barras


September 22 2002

Joining Bell X1 in the Temple Bar Music Centre on Thursday next, September 26th, will be Dublin's La Rocca and Sussex's Tom McRae. Tom will be performing solo, and has just finished his second record.

Some tickets are still available at Road Records, Sound Cellar and the TBMC Box Office, for €12.


June 2002

Bell X1 play with The Frames, Mundy, Paddy Casey and Damien Rice at the Heineken Green Energy festival in Dublin.

They played some songs off their new album which they are currently recording, including 'Snakes And Snakes'.


April 25 2002

Paul Noonan performs "In Every Sunflower" at the Hot Press awards.


January 2002

Hot Press: "Bell X1 sign on Island Records' dotted line. Paul Noonan and family are finally going international via Island UK."


August 2001

Bell X1 play the Witnness Café at the Witnness Festival, Fairyhouse on August 5th.

Bell X1 play Whelan's on August 18 with The Frames as special guests due to the cancellation of the Britnness gig. Doors: 8:30, some tickets available at the door.


March 2001

Bell X1 plays The Lobby, Cork on March 23.

Uaneen Tribute in the Olympia March 4 2001 featuring The Undertones, Sinead O'Connor, The Blue Nile, The Frames, Ash, Bell X1, Paddy Casey, The Devlins, David Kitt, Mundy, Relish.

Bell X1 play the Olympia on March 30 with The Frames who are launching their new album "For The Birds".


March 30 2001

Bell X1 play support to The Frames who are launching their new album 'For The Birds' in The Olympia Theatre, Dublin.


February 2001

Bell X1 play on the Heineken Rollercoaster tour around Ireland with Wilt and Relish.


December 31 2000

The gig is officially moved to Vicar St. (from RDS).

Shelter Stage:
9.30pm Mic Christopher
10.15pm Gemma Hayes
11pm David Kitt
12.45pm Bell X1

Vicar St. Stage:
9pm Revelino
9.45pm Relish
10.45pm The Four Of Us
12.30pm The Frames


December 27 2000

Bell X1 play:

Dec.27: Stables, Mullingar
Dec.28: De Barra's, Clonakilty, Co. Cork


October 2000

The band will make it's Waterford debut in The Showboat, Thursday 26th October at 10pm supported by ex-Shanks lead singer Stanley O'Sullivan who now plays as Stanley Super 800.


September 2000

Gold, Frankincense and...

Phantom FM: "pH has it from a reliable source that Bell X-1's wonderful 'Man On Mir' single is finally getting an official release on September 8th. The song, a Phantom FM favourite for some time now, has been unavailable in the shops to date and no doubt, there will be hordes of rabid fans queuing up for a copy."

"And it won't be long after that before the album, Neither Am I, is in the shops, as Paul Noonan & Co. prove they're not superstitious with a release date of Friday, October 13th."

"The Bell X-1 lads aren't afraid to experiment either, letting top Dublin DJ Johnny Moy have his wicked way with 'Man On Mir'. Moy created a kick-ass remix of the song which is currently wowing all and sundry on your favourite music station."


August 2000

Bell X1 plays the Witnness Festival, Fairyhouse.