2 Meter Session with Emmett Tinley, recorded on October 9th, 2011 in the Amsterdam based studio LeRoy. The complete session (6 songs + interview) will be posted online very soon.
10 year anniversary concert of 'Polichinelle' in Whelans Dublin October 14th 2009.
Emmett will play 4 gigs in Ireland this September starting in Crawdaddy in Dublin on September 22nd. He also plays:
Roisín Dubh, Galway
Cyprus Avenue, Cork (24th)
Emmett Tinley plays:
March 10th - Sin-E, New York
March 15th - DC9, Washington DC
March 17th - The Canal Room, New York
Emmett will be appearing as special guest to Mark Geary on the following dates:
* Sat 8th An Grianán, Letterkenny
* Mon 10th Dolan's, Limerick
* Tue 11th Dolan's, Limerick (Extra date)
* Thurs 13th VICAR STREET, DUBLIN
* Fri 14th Watergate Theatre Kilkenny
* Sat 15th Model Arts Centre Sligo
* Weds 19th Centenary Stores, Wexford
* Thurs 20th Sirius Arts Centre, Cork (Extra date)
* Fri 21st Sirius Arts Centre, Cork (SOLD OUT)
* Sat 22nd An Crúiscín Lán, Cork
* Sun 23rd De Barra's, Cork
* Mon 24th McCarthy's, Dingle
* Tue 25th Róisín Dubh, Galway
* Fri 28th Spirit Store, Dundalk
* Sat 29th The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim
* Sun 30th The Empire, Belfast
* Friday 4th November - St. Patrick's Church, Ballybricken, Waterford (Extra date)
The single "I Want You" is being sent to radio to coincide...
Emmett Tinley will be performing in the Spiegeltent on Tuesday 13th September as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival. It promises to be a very special performance featuring songs from his album Attic Faith. We hope that you can make it down to the show. Please note, the doors (or flap!) is at 7pm. Emmett will be on at 7.30pm sharp and will play for over an hour, there's another show at 9pm so he'll be finished by 8.45. Tickets are cheap at €12.50.
Also, check out RTÉ2 television tonight (12/9) @ 11:15 to catch a performance of 'Closer To Happy' from the recent 'Festival Of World Cultures 2005’. Program comes from the National Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.
* Announcing Irish shows in July Emmett Tinley will be playing two very special shows at Crawdaddy, Harcourt Street, Dublin on Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd July. Tickets will be 15.50 standing and 17.00 seated.
* Amsterdam Emmett plays the Paradiso in July 23rd.
* Electric Picnic Emmett down to play at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally Hall Estate, Co. Laois, Ireland on September 3rd and 4th. (Photos from Electric Picnic).
Emmett Tinley has just announced that he will be playing at this year's Electric Picnic Festival in September. Emmett released his debut solo album Attic Faith in April and ‘Comfort Me' from the album will be hitting the airwaves in the coming weeks.
Emmett will be playing in Amsterdam at the Paradiso, Amsterdam on Saturday July 23, support act will be Mundy.
Emmett will be playing the excellent Electric Picnic Festival in Ireland on September 3rd or 4th with the likes of Mercury Rev, Kraftwerk, Nick Cave and The Flaming Lips.
"Attic Faith" will be released in Holland on May 30 2005.
April 16 2005
Emmett will be playing a short set in Tower records, Wicklow Street, Dublin on Saturday 16th April at 2pm. It's free, no wristband required and he'll be signing records for a little bit afterwards.
April 14 2005
Emmett Tinley session on Today FM; Killing The One I Love, Comfort Me (guitar), Heart Still Breaking (piano), Closer To Happy (piano) and Snow Dome (guitar).
Emmett Tinley will be playing a very special show in the Roisin Dubh, Galway on Tuesday 26th April (in addition to his solo date on Monday 25th).
The Tuesday show forms part of a live broadcast on TODAY FM's Pet Sounds to celebrate the release of Sharon Shannon's new album. Also appearing on the night will be Damien Dempsey, Mark Geary, Joe Chester and Sharon and her band.
For those who can't make it, the show will be broadcast live on Tuesday on Today Fm and on the web at www.todayfm.com from 7pm to 10pm. There are also tickets for the show available in Redlight Records in Galway.
Emmett Tinley official website is now up. Tour dates for April:
April 10 Cruiscin Lan Cork (Supporting Kathleen Edwards)
April 11 Róisín Dubh Galway (Supporting Kathleen Edwards)
April 12 Whelan's Dublin (Supporting Kathleen Edwards)
April 15 Whelan's Dublin Album Launch (with guests SASO)
April 16 Spirit Store Dundalk
April 18 Róisín Dubh Galway
April 19 The Foyer (City Limits / Sky Bar) Cork
April 21 Upstairs@Dolan's Limerick
March 11 2005
"Polichinelle" was voted No.61 in Hot Press People's Choice Top 100 Irish albums of all-time.
February 12 2005
The Devlins, Emmett Tinley play The Venue, Rathfarnham, Dublin on March 5 2005.
February 3 2005
Mark Geary continues to promote his very fine Ghosts album with the following Irish shows before heading off to the U.S. to support the Frames.
Billboard Magazine just said the following:
New York-based Irishman Mark Geary, offers an outstanding sophomore release in "Ghosts." His obscurity should end here: with sparse but superlative meditations like "Beautiful," "You're the Only Girl," the pretty lullaby "Mid-nite Sun" and the nearly nine-minute "Hold Tight," Geary's songwriting and delivery recall such top contemporary practitioners as Ron Sexsmith. "Ghosts" also evokes Van Morrison, particularly his early-1970s era. Perhaps most satisfying about the album is that such a project can be released in 2005 at all—apart from occasional drum programming, these are fully organic, natural-sounding recordings; vocoder, synthesizers and other sound manipulators need not apply. "Ghosts" is a collection of superb songs delivered with a quiet intensity that will endear itself to listeners.—CW, Billboard, January 22 2005
THE SPIRIT STORE, DUNDALK
WITH GUEST EMMETT TINLEY
Monday 14th February 2005
Tickets priced 15 euro
from The Spirit Store Phone 042 9352697 for credit
card booking and enquiries. www.spiritstore.ie. Tickets also available from The Record Sleeve, Long Walk Shopping Centre, Dundalk.
WITH GUEST EMMETT TINLEY
Wednesday 16th February 2005
from WAV Box Office (1890 200078) on Camden Row, Road Records, Soundcellar and www.ticketmaster.ie
**EXTRA DATE **
Wednesday 23rd February 2005
WITH GUEST EMMETT TINLEY
from WAV Box Office (1890 200078) on Camden Row, Road Records, Soundcellar and www.ticketmaster.ie
Hot Press: Ex-Prayer Boat star Emmett Tinley has announced that he will be playing special guest to Mark Eitzel’s American Music Club in Ireland on January 28 at Roisin Dubh, Galway and January 29 in The Village, Dublin.
Emmet’s long-awaited new album will be released in the next two or three months on Independent Records. Will keep you posted on the confirmed date...
Emmett Tinley will be appearing with Mark at Whelan's on 16th and 23rd June. Emmett's first solo album 'Attic Faith' is out in Ireland on April 15th.
Emmett will also be with him on 14th Feb. in the Spirit
Store in Dundalk.
Supports for the other dates will be announced soon.
January 31 2005
Emmett will be performing two songs at the Hoot Night, Sugar Club, Dublin on Feb. 12.
Holy Ghost Fathers
Tom Dunning & Your Boyfriends will all be celebrating the thing more of us like than care to admit.
"Please join us at The Sugar Club on the 12th of February 2005 (at 8pm if you didn't catch that bit) for a blazing 3-hour show of song, laughter and gratuitous flirtations with boys from the North!"
January 30 2005
Look like the new album is now going to be released officially in Ireland on April 15 2005.
January 26 2005
According to the Independent Records release catalogue, "Attic Faith" will be released on March 11 2005.
January 25 2005
Independent Records: New album "Attic Faith" will be released in Ireland in April. Catalogue No.: INDCD 46
'Snow Dome' will be the first single sent out to Irish radio stations.
A release date is looking more likely for Emmett's debut solo album. He hopes to release it in Ireland in March 2005 and then the rest of Europe. A possible album title is "Attic Faith".
January 5 2005
Yes, unbelievable, news of more Emmett Tinley gigs:
January 28 - American Music Club, Emmett Tinley - Roisin
Dubh, Galway, Ireland
January 29 - American Music Club, Emmett Tinley - The Village, Dublin, Ireland
January 4 2005
Emmett will open up for American Music Club at:
The Paradiso, Amsterdam, on January 17 2005
Rotown, Rotterdam, on January 18.
June 6 2004
Emmett Tinley's playing some Irish dates:
Cork, Ireland. Wednesday 7th July at The Lobby,
Dublin, Ireland. Wednesday 21st July at Temple Bar Music Centre,
Limerick, Ireland. Friday 30th July at Dolan's (Upstairs)
May 26 2004
Emmett Tinley's playing a free gig in Cafe Concert in Deventer on Wednesday, June 2.
Location: Het Burger Weeshuis Poppodium
May 8 2004
Emmett Tinley is playing The Paradiso, Amsterdam on June 12 !! This is going to be his late concert in Holland for a while. Book your tickets at www.paradiso.nl.
"Ok, a date for your calendar! Emmett Tinley has just confirmed a solo show at Paradiso, Amsterdam on Saturday, 12th June. The show is at 8.00pm in the Kleine Zaal.
This will be Emmett's final gig in The Netherlands for quite some time. In fact, just a few days later, he will be saying farewell to Amsterdam, which has been his home for four years. So this promises be a very special show!
The new album is still set for a late summer release. Please be patient....these are strange days in the music business world! Emmett's new website, www.emmetttinley.com, will be online soon to bring you more information surrounding the release and concerts, etc."
The new website will be online close to the release date of the new album.
Emmett Tinley - Whelans, Dublin on February 5. Emmett plays Whelans again on March 17.
Today FM radio session on February 5: Saved, Dolphins, Heart Still Breaking, It Hurts To Lose You.
In case you haven't heard, EMMETT TINLEY is playing The Lobby, Cork on February 1 2004. He is also playing Whelan's, Dublin on February 5 2004.
The release date for Emmett's solo album has been pushed back to July/August 2004.
October 27 2003
Emmett Tinley will play solo on December 7th at Paradiso, Amsterdam. Presale starts November 1st.
Emmett's solo album is expected to be released in April 2004.
August 30 2003
Martin Stephenson, who has worked with Emmett Tinley in the past, is touring Ireland next week.
Emmett is playing the Galway Arts Festival in July 2003 in Roisin Dubh and Campbell's Tavern. New Emmett Tinley solo album is now expected out around February 2004!
Galway Arts Festival: "Masterful tunesmith and frontman of The Prayer Boat, Emmett Tinley has just finished recording his first solo album for Atlantic Records in New York. The album was produced by Victor Van Vugt who has previously worked with Beth Orthon, PJ Harvey and Nick Cave. The album, as yet untitled, is planned for release in America in early September."
Thurs, July 17 Roisin Dubh, Galway
Sat, July 19 Campbell's Tavern, Headford
Set List from Rosin Dubh gig:
01. Closer To Happy*
04. Heart Still Breaking*
06. Look Inside+
07. Killing The One I Love++
08. Two Years On+
09. Dark Green
10. It Hurts To Lose You
11. Dead Flowers
13. Come To Life+
15. In My Arms Again
* = Introduced as a new song
+ = not introduced as a new song but not on Polichinelle or Oceanic Feeling
++ = Introduced as from the new album
+++ = cover version
On the May 25, Emmett Tinley will play at the Virus Festival in Eindhoven, Netherlands. And more information can be found at www.virus.nl.
Other Voices broadcast on RTÉ: MAY 14TH !!
The songs broadcast on the 25 minute programme were: Closer To Happy, Polichinelle, Heart Still Breaking, It Hurts To Lose You, Saved.
"Other Voices" TV series now moved to 11.15pm on Wednesday nights. Emmett Tinley's performance is due to be shown around May 14th.
The Prayer Boat play in Montreal, Canada. Sun 16th March at The Medley.
February 20 2003
The first episode of 'Other Voices - Songs From A Room' will be broadcast on Network 2 at 9pm on Tuesday 25 February.
Full line up:
Episode 1 The Frames
Episode 2 Damien Rice
Episode 3 Interference
Episode 4 Damien Dempsey
Episode 5 Nina Hynes
Episode 6 Josh Ritter
Episode 7 Compilation featuring Jerry Fish and Katell Keineg
Episode 8 Mundy
Episode 9 Maria Doyle Kennedy
Episode 10 Mark Geary
Episode 11 Compilation featuring Paddy Casey, Roesy and John Hegarty
Episode 12 Emmett Tinley (May 14th)
Episode 13 Compilation featuring Ronan Ó Snodaigh, Martin Finke, Barry McCormack, Paul Tiernan and Ger Wolfe
Other Voices: Songs From A Room, the television series shot in Dingle, Co. Kerry on the run-up to Christmas and presented by Frames frontman Glen Hansard, will hit TV screens in Ireland at the end of February.
The first of the shows will be screened on February 25th and features music from The Frames. Other early highlights in the series include appearances by Damien Rice (4 March), Interference (11 March) and Damien Dempsey (18 March).
Currently in pre-production for his debut solo album for Atlantic Records, Emmett is due to start recording in New York this spring 2003.
The Prayer Boat as you knew them played their last gig in the Paradiso, Amsterdam on December 11 2001. Emmett lived in L.A. from August 1999 writing new material under a solo deal with American Recordings. He moved to Denmark in March 2002 working with musicians there (Simon, guitar; Alin, keyboards; Nickoli, drums; Martin, bass; Sven), and later on he moved to Amsterdam and played some solo gigs.
December 19 2002
Emmett Tinley and Damien Rice play a very special 80 seater gig in Dingle, Co. Kerry. Special guest is Martin Finke.
Set list: Closer To Happy, Polichinelle, Two Years On, Comfort Me, Dead Flowers, Heart Still Breaking, It Hurts To Lose You (with Glen), I Want You, Saved, Snow dome.
"Presented by Glen Hansard, 'Other Voices, Songs From a Room' is a 13 part music series for RTE Television, which will be filmed in the 200 year-old St James' Church, Dingle, Co. Kerry, over six nights from the 14th to the 19th of December. The series is dedicated to celebrating new and innovative Irish voices and in this intimate venue, seating only 80 people, the concerts will feature performances from artists such as Mundy, Damien Rice, Nina Hynes, Interference, Damien Dempsey, David Kitt, Emmett Tinley, Josh Ritter, Mark Geary as well as several surprise guests."
October 3 2002
'The Prayer Boat' played in the Paradiso club in Amsterdam tonight. The broadcast started around 20:35 Irish time. The setlist was:
01. Closer To Happy
03. Two Years On
04. Killing The One I Love
05. Dead Flowers
07. Heart Still Breaking
08. Look Inside
09. It Hurts To Lose You
11. Amsterdam Weeps
12. Comfort Me
13. Soon The Stars Will Steer Me
15. Snow Dome
16. Come To Life
17. In My Arms Again
October 2 2002
'The Prayer Boat' are playing in the Paradiso club in Amsterdam tomorrow night, Wednesday 3rd of October.
Those of you who cannot make it will be glad to know that
you can still see the show online. The Fabchannel will be streaming it from
Tune in tomorrow night at 20:00 GMT.
Hear the first live performance of songs from the forthcoming album - the follow-up to 'Polichinelle'.
A new band. A new vibe! Don't miss this one!
September 3 2002
The Prayer Boat play The Paradiso, Amsterdam on Thursday, October 3 2002. Tickets are €7 and are on sale from September 7.
Last I heard Emmett had moved from Amsterdam and is spending some time in Denmark, and recording with some musicians there.
News from PrayerBoat.com: "Eastwest are releasing Polichinelle in the UK."
"There will be editorial in What's On Magazine (6th March) and an interview with Emmett in Guitarist (April Issue)."
No.1 on RollingStone.com
The Prayer Boat's 'Polichinelle' was one of the top albums chosen by the critics at the Rolling Stone magazine!
"Other indie-rock hopes garnering significant support included vets like Guided by Voices (who topped a pair of lists), the White Stripes, Spoon and the Frames. Indie-minded -- but major-backed -- sorts earned kudos as well, notably comeback kids Weezer and the largely overlooked the Prayer Boat."
1. The Prayer Boat, Polichinelle (Atlantic): Gorgeous, melodic, moving real songs.
2. Bjork, Vespertine (Elektra): More out-there genius from popular music's most daring artist.
1. Alpha, The Impossible Thrill (Astralwerks): Is it a sin to get a high off music this sad and slow and lush and languid and doomed and beautiful? If so, call me Beelzebub.
2. The Prayer Boat, Polichinelle (Atlantic): Emmett Tinley should have been this year's David Gray: the beaten troubadour whose soulful songs of anger, betrayal and loss shatter all expectations.
Emmett is playing support to The Devlins on Saturday, November 24th in Vicar St., Dublin.
Emmett plays his own show in the Temple Bar Music Centre on November 21st, with support from Mundy.
He announced that he has signed a solo deal with Atlantic Records with the album due to be recorded around February 2002. Some of the new songs written include 'Comfort Me', 'Lost In You' and the beautiful 'Look Inside'.
More gigs announced today, opening for the Levellers in June:
07 Arlington, VA - IOTA Club & Cafe
08 Annapolis, MD - Ram's Head Tavern
09 New York, NY - Village Underground
10 Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar
11 Hoboken, NJ - Maxwells
12 Boston, MA - Paradise
14 Ottawa, ON - Zaphod Beeblebrox 2
15 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
16 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
18 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
May 28 2001
Polichinelle will be released in Australia on Warner.
Emmett is currently on a solo promo tour across the USA:
May 1st Largo Los Angeles CA
May 2nd Johnny Foley's San Francisco CA
May 3rd Roseland Grill Portland OR
May 4th Liquid Lounge @ Experience Music Project Seattle WA
May 7th Lion's Lair Denver CO
May 9th Sursumcorda Minneapolis MN
May 10th Martyrs Chicago IL
May 11th Contemporary Art Space Detroit MI
May 13th Fergies Philadelphia PA
May 14th Kendall Boston MA
May 15th Joe's Pub New York NY
May 16th Metro Cafe-DC Washington DC
March 30 2001
Some interesting news from Taylor Hartman:
"After NYC show last week, I had the good fortune to talk with Emmett at length. He alone, is now The Prayer Boat...the other members, including his brother, have moved on with their lives, though it was very hospitable, and they of course would play with him again, in Eire. His current plan is to return to Amsterdam (there now) pack his belongings and then return to NYC to reside. Atlantic records released "Polichinelle" in US, last week and are fully committed to Emmet. The people from the label, that I spoke to, were very enthusiastic. They are talking with David Gray about Emmett supporting David on his upcoming US tour, but regardless of those negotiations....The Prayer Boat will be playing shows in North America soon.. stay tuned!"
March 20 2001
'Polichinelle' has been released in the USA on Atlantic Records.
March 17 2001
Saturday, March 17 at 9:00 p.m. Pecan St. Ale House (South by Southwest show).
March 4 2001
Members of The Prayer Boat play at 'A Wee Night For Uaneen', a tribute concert in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin for No Disco presenter Uaneen Fitzsimons who died last November.
From Setanta Records:
"Lead singer Emmett Tinley has moved back to his native Ireland to finish demoing material for the new album. The band played at this years EXPO 2000 in Germany and will hopefully be doing a full European tour early next year. The album Polichinelle was re-released this last year with brand new artwork in a digipak form.
The Prayer Boat are proud to release "Polichinelle" in a digipak, the album came out late last year in France, Belgium, Holland and Spain to rave reviews. It was even named one of the years top 10 albums in Holland's version of NME/Rolling Stone magazine Orr. The band are touring Europe in May and should be playing a date in London in June. Emmett has just demoed some new songs and we may even have another album out before the end of the year."
"Though there have been several Prayer Boat concerts in Europe this year, the last concert with the regular line-up (Emmett Tinley-vocal, guitar, piano; Patrick Tinley-guitars; Tony Byrne-bass; Tim Houlihan-drums) was in the Paradiso, Amsterdam on 11th December last year.. more".
From Setanta Records:
"Last year the band made their first trip to North America. The reaction to their songs was rapturous and won them some heavy duty fans. Consequently the band were asked to contribute to an album for the prestigious R&B label Ruffhouse, home to The Fugees and Lauren Hill. This record also includes tracks from De La Soul and Annie Lennox and is due for summer release."
Polichinelle' was re-released in the UK on Setanta Records. The album artwork and track listing were changed.
Polichinelle' was released in Scandinavia.
Polichinelle' has been re-issued with new artwork and different tracklisting.
February 28 2000
Emmett Tinley, singer with The Prayer Boat, will be playing a solo show in Whelan's, Wexford Street, on March 11th.
It's an afternoon gig. Doors are at 2.30pm.
Emmett will be trying out some new songs for the first time. So if you're around town and you want to hear what's new from The Prayer Boat come on up to Whelans. So put it in your diary.
May 8 1999
On Saturday's Kenny Live the band "The Prayer Boat" launched their new album called "Polichinelle" which is the French for punch as in Punch and Judy. Their music has been described by music critics as something to give you a shiver down your spine but a warm glow to your soul. They performed the new single from that album called "Slow Down". You can catch the Prayer Boat on the 13th of May in the Town Hall Theatre in Galway, Temple Bar Music Centre on Friday the 14th and at Nancy Spain's in Cork on the 15th of May.
August 18 1998
The Prayer Boat play The Half Moon Theatre, Cork on September 11 1998.
May 21 1998
The Prayer Boat return to Whelan's after the sell out show last March. This promises to be yet another unforgettable night which will feature special guests and guest musicians on stage.
Róisín Dubh, Galway March 3rd
Whelan's, Dublin March 7th
Nancy Spain's, Cork March 14th
Maggie Mae's West, Austin, Texas March 18th
Whelan's, Dublin May 9 [£6]
Half Moon Club, Cork May 16
Róisín Dubh, Galway [TBA] June 4
Whelan's, Dublin (July 12)
The Half Moon Club in Cork the following week should see the band recaptured the special vibe of their last gig in Nancy Spain's in early March. This, according the the band, was one of the best gigs they've played in recent years.
May 20 1998
At the moment, the new album from the The Prayer Boat is only available at the gigs or by mail order. If you would like Invisible Records to send you a copy by 'snail mail' - please send a Postal Order to the amount of IR£12.00 (includes post and packaging) made payable to: Invisible Records
20 Stephen Street Lower,
April 15 1998
The Prayer Boat's gig as part of the SXSW music convention in Texas is reviewed in the current issue of Hot Press.
March 19 1998
Austin, Texas - The Prayer Boat played as part of the Irish Night at Maggie Mae's West on 6th St. Playing songs such as Walking Away, Polichinelle, It Hurts To Lose You, Dark Green, Saved, Paralysed and Dead Flowers the 'largely seductive melodies' of their music attracted the largest audience of the night.
The following day they played an impromptu set at the Convention Centre stage featuring Tim on a white paint bucket.
March 3 1998
The Prayer Boat are to play Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street, Galway, Ireland on Tuesday, March 3rd 1998. Tickets are £5.
March 2 1998
The Prayer Boat are to play Nancy Spains on Saturday 14 March. They will be selling copies of their eagerly awaited new album "Polichinelle" at the gig. The album was produced by Dick Meaney whose recent production credits include Beth Orton, Jesus and Mary Chain, Suede and My Bloody Valentine.
The gig in Nancys and one other date in Whelan's are the only appearances by The Prayer Boat before they head in a westerly direction for the South by South West (SXSW) '98 Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Tickets for the gig in Nancy's are £5 and are available from Comet. It's an early gig.....
The long awaited second album from The Prayer Boat is finished. Recorded in Dublin in January of this year the album includes re-recorded versions of recent Irish singles - 'Dark Green' and 'Saved'.
There are no plans for album to go on general release. It will only be available at the live shows and through Mail Order.
Emmett Tinley was a guest on Mike Moloney's programme on 2FM. Emmett played a few solo acoustic songs.
The Prayer Boat win the 1996 Coca-Cola Battle Of The Bands Award in Ireland, with the song and video for 'Saved'.
The Prayer Boat play a gig as part of Guinness In The City Live.
The Prayer Boat release the single 'Saved'.
The Prayer Boat release the single 'Dark Green'.