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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?
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?
T- ILYSB by LANY
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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