November 2005

Session Productions presents:

Dublin Unplugged
Live @ The Hub
Temple Bar, Dublin
Wednesday 9th November 2005
Tickets €10
available now @ Sound Cellar, Nassau St.
and on the door
Doors open 8.30

The Bands: Mocrac, Derrick Devine (Ellison 9), Doubled

Proudly, in association with Irish Wheelchair Association.


November 2005


4 of the cities most intriguing acts. a transformed venue. a night of laid back intelligent song. original tunes set alongside strange dark nursery rhymes from ye olde times."


June 2005

Monday June 27 - Thursday June 30: Jenny Huston, 2FM Session

Second chance to hear the full studio session of the band fronted by Derrick Devine on guitar/vocals,. Dublin-based rock band ellison9 derived their name from (amongst other things) a care unit in an American hospital for people with serious heart defects.


April 25 2005

Monday April 25 - Thursday April 26: Ellison 9 record a session for 2FM.

"The Dublin 8 piece rock band in an exclusive session.

Fronted by Derrick Devine on guitar/vocals, Dublin-based rock band ellison9 derived their name from (amongst other things) a care unit in an American hospital for people with serious heart defects.

Counting acts such as Calexico, Nick Cave, Elliott Smith and dEUS amongst their influences, ellison9's sound places quiet, gently plucked guitar numbers alongside louder, angrier moments. Dark, intelligent lyrics and melodies combine with off-kilter guitar lines, bass, drums, violins and even the occasional blast from an orchestral trumpet.

Since forming in late 2003, the band has slowly built up loyal following, playing memorable gigs to full house in top live venues in Dublin and across the country.

In May 2004 the band released their debut E.P. 'Go Down' to wide-spread critical acclaim. Songs from the record received considerable airplay from the national radio stations as well as being play listed on a number of local stations around the country."


December 15 2004 "we are in need of a new bass player to write record and play gigs with.(former bass player has gone off to write a movie about hanging french monkeys). mail derrick (at) if you fit this bill: you are nice you play bass good (if you played double bass and can sing bvox good too that would be great) you like some or all of these: dEUS, elliott smith, nick cave, neil young, will oldham, tindersticks, calexico, grandaddy, dirty three. you have time to be in a band (own transport would be a bonus) you want to find out more about us or are interested in joining ellison9. cheers derrick"


October 14 2004

ellison9 + the rags. October 14th. Whelan's, Dublin

ellison9 reveal a new line-up and play stuff off the album they are currently working on. tickets/admission 9 euro.


October 2004

Derrick Devine features as a vocalist on Music From The 4th Place's (Mark McCabe) new album "Version 1".

“This is a record where any kind of music that I’ve listened to in my life has been an influence on it. To put a finger on particular individuals would be difficult, because I listen to all kinds of stuff– Techno, to Singer/Songwriters, then other stuff like House, Classical, and Rock, so I try and take influences from anything I listen to.

McCabe drafted in a number of vocalists and musicians to record ‘Version 1’, these included Derrick Devine (of Ellison 9) and Louise Byrne (from Delta Line). The addition of these guests brings an organic feel to a record that hovers between styles and tempos effortlessly."


September 22 2004

Ellison 9 play The Ballroom Of Romance on October 1. They will also be performing a few songs from the debut album at Whelan's, Dublin on October 14.


September 2004

Ellison 9 perform an acoustic session for 2FM, 3 songs and an interview on September 1.

They play Hard Working Class Heroes on Sunday, September 5: Venue: Eamonn Doran's, Time: 9.20-9.50

"Ellison 9 formed in 2003. Their music combines dark, intelligent lyrics with electric guitars, distorted violin and the occasional blast from an orchestral trumpet. In May 2004 they released their debut E.P. ‘Go Down’ to widespread acclaim."


July 11 2004

· Miriam Ingram
· Derrick Devine (Ellison 9)
· Joe Chester (ten speed racer)
· Weapons of Mass Destruction

"The Microset Sessions are back with an excellent line up at the sessions this Sunday (yes, Sunday) which have been temporarily moved from their traditional Friday night slot due to overzealous booking by disco freaks. Sessions are now Sundays at 8pm, every 2nd Sunday, so 11th, 25th July and 15th and 29th of August. From Sept we’ll be back to the regular Friday night Sessions with a new website and all sorts of other things...kinda.."

"Great opportunity to catch Ellison 9 front man Derrick Devine in mono for a laid bare set of solo and band material. Devine, two guitars and some amazing songs. Don’t miss it!"


June 8 2004

66e are putting on a wee gig to raise some funds for an imminent album release.

Temple Bar Music Centre / Wednesday 16th June

66e / Stanley Super 800 / Polar / Ellison 9 / My Brother Woody
DJ Patches in the bar 'til late

Doors 7.30pm (show starts at 8pm sharp)
Adm. €10 / €8 with flyer.


June 1 2004

Derrick Devine plays solo in the Ruby Sessions, Doyle's Pub Upstairs, College Green, Tuesday 1st June. The band then do a set there alongside Juno Falls and Stand on the 15th June. Adm. is 5 euro. Proceeds go to the Simon Community.


May 26 2004

ellison9 play acoustic tonight Wednesday 26th May at the excellent songs from the parlour night, upstairs in the Stag's Head pub, Dame Lane, Dublin. Adm. is very cheap. doors 8.30pm. Also playing are Chiara Browne and Sean Needham.


May 21 2004

Ellison 9 perform on Rattlebag, RTÉ Radio 1 - May 21 2004

Tracks: Shaking The Moon / [Interview] / Half Full


May 20 2004

ellison9's recent 'Rattlebag' session will be aired on rte radio 1 on Friday 21st from 2.45pm. Tune in and you'll hear an interview and live recordings of a couple of e9 tunes.


May 17 2004

ellison9 play their first ever cork gig - supporting the Pale on the 22nd of May in Cyprus Avenue, (formerly the Old Oak pub.)


April 2004

Recorded over the last few months with Andy Knightly (k recordings) and released independently (on April 30) ellison9's debut e.p. contains the songs 'wake up', 'let's be machines', 'shifty eyes' and 'shaking the moon'. it will be available to buy on the night and from Road, City Discs, Tower etc priced 6 euro...

available from road records

plus special guests: LIFE AFTER MODELLING AND 66E


February 2004

DOORS: 8:30

Formerly singer-songwriter Derrick Devine and his band, Ellison 9 are an 8-piece rock band based in Dublin.

Fronted by Devine on lead vocals with Sorcha Brennan on harmony vocals, their sound has been compared to the likes of Calexico, Deus, Sparklehorse and Nick Cave. Dark, intelligent lyrics are backed up by drums, bass, keyboards, off-kilter guitar lines, distorted violin and the occasional perfectly weighted blast from an orchestral trumpet.

The band is currently recording a mini-album which is set for independent release in April 2004.

''a force to be reckoned with in the future'' iris magazine


January 29 2004

Ellison 9 (formerly Derrick Devine and the Good Ship)
plus Support (tbc)
the Sugar Club, Fri. 6th of February
doors 8:30
adm:8 euro

"We are having a fundraising gig in the Sugar Club on Leeson Street, to raise money so we can get our EP mastered and released!! on Friday 6th of February. It will be a chance for everyone to get a taste of the new material from the ep and the album which will be released later this year."


November 2003

Ellison 9 launch at the Temple Bar Music Centre on Saturday 29th November.

Ellison 9 (formerly Derrick Devine and the Good Ship)
66e (formerly the 66 electric)

Temple Bar Music Centre
Sat 29th November
Doors: 8pm 'til 2.30am
Adm: 10 euro (8 euro students/with flyer)

Electronica (in the side room) with :
The Last Sound


October 2 2003

derrick devine's new re-jigged eight piece band play the hub fri the 3rd. doors 8 pm adm: 8 euro special guests herm. expect lots of new tunes, a few old 'uns and not an acoustic guitar in sight. hurray.


September 2003

DERRICK DEVINE is a singer-songwriter from Dublin. Having successfully released two (mostly) acoustic records (EP - 'charge' and single 'take care') in 2002, he recently went out, found some like-minded musicians, bought an electric guitar and began writing rock tunes.

To showcase his louder, rockier material, Devine decided to form ELLISSON in August '02. A 9 (yes, nine) strong Dublin-based out-fit, the band's sound could be said to have touches of Deus, Sparklehorse, Nick Cave, Calexico and Elliot Smith about it.

Currently recording in db studios in Dublin, their debut E.P.' new skin' will be released independently in the New Year.

Derrick will continue to do his own singer / songwriter music, and play sporadically with local musicians

Devine's single 'take care' and E.P. 'Charge' are out now.


July 30 2003

DERRICK DEVINE play the Songs From The Parlour sessions in Dublin.