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December 2011

Dermot Lambert plays Upstairs in Whelan's, Dublin on December 8th - partly solo, partly with the new band - material from the long coming new album. Admission is €10.

 

September 2011

Dermot Lambert plays his first full live gig on September 18th in The Stags Head upstairs. Dermot will be playing material from his new album "Tiny" which is almost ready, and is scheduled for release in Spring 2012. Doors 8PM, Admission €8. Onstage 9:15PM.

 

July 2011

Blink play the Derek Nally tribute gig in Whelan's, Dublin. Rescheduled gig from December 22 2010. Also playing are Ham Sandwich, Pugwash and special guests.

 

March 2007

Blink record an Irish version of 'Don't Panic' for the compilation "Ceol '07".

 

March 2005

Friday 18th March; Dublin, rathfarnham/ the venue
Sunday 20th March; Dublin, merrion square, the big day out with fm104 radio/ blink stage time to be announced.
Saturday 26th March; dundalk/ the spirit store (with wendi millar)
Sunday 27th March; mullingar/ the stables
Thursday 7th April; galway/ sally longs
Friday 8th April; waterford/ axis mundy
Saturday 9th April; Dublin/ temple bar music centre...special triple header with sundogs and stars of the city, recording live DVD.
Friday 29th April; portlaoise/ the heritage hotel

 

March 5 2005

Blink play The Venue, Rathfarnham on March 18 2005.

 

January 2005

Blink have nominated for TWO Meteor awards!

mcd.ie: 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 www.meteor.ie. 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.

Best Irish Band

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

Best Irish Album

'Burn The Maps' 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

 

October 30 2004

Blink appear on 'Sattitude'.

 

October 2 2004

Blink perform an acoustic version of 'We All Know What Happens Next' on POP4 on TG4.

 

September 2004

Irish tour dates:

Friday Sep. 3rd: Whelan's, Dublin (Album Launch)
Saturday Sep. 4th ;Hard Working Class Heroes festival at Eamonn Dorans Dublin (onstage 8pm sharp)
Sunday Sep. 5th: Ormond Hotel, Nenagh.
Wednesday Sep. 8th: Mc Phail's Drogheda
Thursday Sep. 9th: The Lobby, Cork
Friday Sep. 10th: Dolan's Warehouse, Limerick.
Saturday Sep. 11th: The Stables Mullingar
Friday Sep. 17th; Shefflins, Waterford
Saturday Sep. 18th: Cuba, Galway
Thursday Sep. 30th: The Garavogue Sligo

Friday Oct. 1st: Moving Stairs, Boyle Roscommon

 

August 2004

Blink play:

Saturday July 24th: the Hub, Dublin.
Friday July 30th: Lecheile Festival, Oldcastle
Thursday August 12th: Langtons, Kilkenny

 

July 24 2004

Info on Blink's new album:

Blink - "Deep Inside The Sounds Of Sadness" - OUT: SEP 3rd 2004

This is the first Blink release in four years, following hugely successful tours across the USA. Their first album "A Map Of The Universe" By Blink went Platinum in Ireland and the second "The End Is High" became Billboard Magazine's Album Of The Month on it's USA release. This new album is produced by Ministry's Howie Beno, who has also worked with Chilli Peppers, and features guest vocals by Wendy Starland, who is currently working with Quincy Jones, Ol' Dirty Bastard and Christina Aguilara. The new album was written and recorded during the closing stages of Blink's most recent American soiree, and demonstrates a smart move into the melancholic songwriting genre, while maintaining the power that only this band can deliver. Songs already picked up by radio during the sell-out March and April national tour include "The Tiny Magic Indian" and "To Go".

TRACKLISTING:
01. The Tiny Magic Indian
02. Angel Of Light (Catwoman)
03. To Go
04. We All Know What Happens Next
05. Snow White Has Let You Down Again
06. Don't You Rollerblade in Nashville Tennessee? (featuring Wendy Starland)
07. Don't Panic
08. Just Come Out
09. Temperature Rising
10. Walking Away

 

July 24 2004

Blink play the Hub (Mezz) Temple Bar, Dublin this Saturday (July 24). Doors 8PM.

The new single will be released next week with the new album in the shops on September 3 2004.

 

June 2004

Blink play:

Friday 18th June - The Sugar Club, Dublin with support from Dick Sambo and Tilted Tumbler.

 

February 2004

Blink dates for Spring 2004:

March
Friday 5th March Dublin, Whelans, Wexford Street, Dublin with support from Lucas and Suddyn
Monday 8th March Maynooth College, free gig
Wednesday 10th March Galway, UCG
Friday 19th March Kilkenny, Cleere's Kilkenny (acoustic gig)
Thursday 25th March Dun Laoighaire, Dublin, Purty Loft
Friday 26th March Kilkenny, Zoo Club

April
Friday 2nd April Kildare, Soundhouse, Johnstown, Co.Kildare
Saturday 10th April Waterford, The Forum, Waterford
Saturday 24th April Cork, The Lobby
Sunday 25th April Cork, De Barra's
Friday 30th April Dundalk, The Spirit Store Sunday

May
1st May Mullingar, The Stables

Other dates to be confirmed include Galway, Cuba / Limerick, Dolans' Warehouse.

 

December 2003

Blink play Whelans, Dublin on Fri. January 2 2004. The new album is produced by Howie Beno and the new song 'Don't You Rollerblade In Nashville, Tennessee" features backing vocals from Wendy Starling.

Some of the new songs include Tiny Magic Indian, Temperature Rising, Just Come Out, and Don't You Rollerblade In Nashville Tennessee.

 

October 2003

Novatone present:

TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB
Tuesday’s 9pm - free admission & free to play
Bodkins Bar, Bolton Street, Dublin 1

Featured guests in the coming weeks ~
Dermot Lambert from Blink plus Papercrown – September 23rd
Margaret Healy plus Duke Special– September 30th
Leslie Keye – October 7th

 

August 2003

Blink play Whelan's, Dublin on Friday, August 22.

 

July 2003

Blink have just finished recording their third album "Deep Inside The Sound Of Sadness" in New York. Expect a release sometime in early 2004.

 

November 25 2002

Blink are currently recording their third album with acclaimed New York producer Howie Beno.

"Probably better known in the USA these days than in their native Ireland, the band scored 4 top ten singles and a top ten album with their sparkling 1995 debut ‘A Map Of The Universe By Blink’ , described by Hot Press Magazine as the best Irish pop album ever.

The 1998 follow up ‘The End Is High’ was awarded the accolade of Billboard magazine spotlight album of the week.

Renowned for their incendiary live performances, the band have toured with such acts as Oasis, Crowded House, The Ramones, Moby, The Verve, And Weezer.

And yes, it’s true that Blink got American teeny punk band Blink 182 to change their name, as they were formally known as Blink, a fact which the cry babies from San Diego seem to mention in every interview they ever do."

Contact Dublin 086 818 2812……086 607 8915
Contact New York 1212 353 8642
www.blinksite.com

E-mail: garageland@ireland.com

 

November 7 2002

Blink play in Whelan's In Dublin on November 8, plus special guests: DNA Doll, and introducing Tania Nally (Followed by LATE CLUB with DJ Pat Dillon ‘til 3am).

Set list: Planet Made Of Rain, Fundamentally Loveable Creature, ...

 

August 18 2000

Blink play at the free O2 gig in the Phoenix Park.

 

June 20 2000

Blink's second album 'The End Is High' is finally released in Ireland.

 

Summer 2000

Friday 26th May 2000, Eamon Doran's, Dublin
Wednesday 31st May 2000, Cuba, Galway
Saturday 3rd June 2000, Stables, Mullingar
Saturday 10th June 2000, ALBUM LAUNCH Whelan's, Dublin
Friday 30th June 2000, Doran's, Dublin
Friday 7th July, Whelan's, Dublin
Friday 14th July, Mullingar Festival, Mullingar Town
Friday 21st July, Eamon Doran's, Dublin
Saturday 22nd July, Isaac Butt (1st anniversary party), Dublin
Friday 11th August, Johnstown Inn, Johnstown, Naas
Sunday 13th August, The Oldcastle Festival, Oldcastle
Saturday 19th August, The Stables, Mullingar
Friday 25th August, Eamon Doran's, Dublin
Friday 15th September, Whelan's, Dublin

 

October 22 1999

Blink appeared on 'Fish' on RTÉ on October 22nd.

 

October 15 1999

Finally, after over four years without putting out anything at home Blink release "Would You Kill For Love?" - the first single from the award - winning second album "The End Is High" on October 15th...

 

March 1998

Blink release their second album in the US, Australia and Japan.

'The End Is High' was a Billboard magazine Spotlight Album of the week on it’s release US launch in March 1998.

 

1996/7

Over the next two years the band tour the UK, France, Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe and the U.S.

 

1994

Blink release their debut album "A Map Of The Universe", described by Hot Press as the finest Irish pop album - ever. The album went double platinum and spawned four top ten singles..

 

1992

Blink become the first band in the world to have their own phone card.