Soundtrack – Tanjier

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Electro/indie/pop band Tanjier on the soundtrack to their lives 




Tommy – T

Mick – M

Ronan – R




What was the first album/single that you ever bought?


T-  Backstreet Boys – Larger Than Life (cassette)

M- Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory

R-  U2 – How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb




What is your earliest musical memory?


T- Seeing my Granda play the accordion

M- Singing Wonderwall as a party piece in my Nana’s

R- Singing in the school choir




Is there a particular song/band/singer that made you want to be a musician?


T- Chris Martin

M- I remember being in the back seat of the car when I was 11. Oasis – Live Forever came on the radio. I was blown away. When I heard it was the same band who wrote Wonderwall, I just wanted to play music.

R- The Beatles




What song instantly reminds you of a particular person?



T- Mamma Mia Soundtrack reminds me of my girlfriend as she never stops listening to it.

R- Paul Van Dyk – Foreign Angel reminds me of my brother. It’s actually 20 years old this week.




Is there a song whose lyrics resonate with you and why so?


T- Me by The 1975 – Authentic and candid

M- Baby Shark… Deep stuff

R- The first line of Strawberry Fields Forever by… It transports you into the world that Lennon is trying to create




The band/musician that you grew up listening to?


T- Coldplay

M- Oasis

R- The Beatles




What song do you wish that you had written and why?


T- Clocks by Coldplay – Such a recognisable and brilliant piano riff

M- Baby Shark… Lyrical genius

R- Fairytale of New York so I’d have plenty of drinking money at Christmas time



What song transports you back in time and why?


T- Starlight by Muse reminds me of secondary school

M- Calgary by Bon Iver reminds me of volunteering in Uganda. I used to listen to it religiously before going to sleep

R- Shine by Years and Years reminds me of inter-railing in 2015




Which song makes you happy when you hear it?



M- Town Called Malice by The Jam

R- Higher & Higher by Jackie Wilson




Which song makes you sad when you hear it?


T- Any Other Name by Thomas Newman

M- The Opening 4 tracks of Laura Marling’s Once I was an Eagle

R- Happy by Pharrell Williams




What was the first gig you went to?


T- Westlife in Killarney in 2001

M- U2 at Croke Park 2005 with my Dad

R- Paul Weller at Sea Sessions 2010




What was the first song that you ever performed?


T- All I Want by Kodaline at my cousin’s wedding

M- Wonderwall by Oasis in my Nana’s

R- Supersonic by Oasis










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