"Formed in late 80's in the shape of Kilkenny boys, Canice Kenealy (Vocals), Brian Kenealy (Guitar) and Eamonn Byrne (Bass). Moving to Dublin in 1989, they recruited drummer Emmaline Duffy-Fallon and the line-up was completed in 1991 with the addition of Ken Rice (Orchestra) from Kerry on Violin. While living in Dublin they took their name from a grey barren street in the heart of the Liberties. Their debut album "A Sonic Holiday" was produced by Steve Lillywhite and featured Kirsty MacColl on backing vocals."
"Engine Alley fostered polished pop music along the lines of Power Of Dreams, though they also included trace elements of the '70s glam rock era."
- Canice Kenealy: vocals, guitars
- Brian Kenealy: guitars, backing vocals
- Eamonn Byrne: bass
- Paul O'Byrne: drums
- Emmaline Duffy-Fallon: drums
- Kenneth Rice: violin, keyboards
"You think you'd like to change the world
With a hammer and a plastic spoon"
- Diamond Jill And Crazy Jane