Artists that have worked with Sound Training students and graduates include:
Men Of Twenty
Men Of Twenty are a Limerick/Dublin-based rock band with indie infusions. They’ve supported many artists throughout Ireland such as The Minutes, The Kanyu Tree, Heathers, and The Sawdoctors. They featured in the Searchlight Development Deal in 2015 and are ones to look out for in the future.
Gavin James is a singer from Dublin with an astounding, soulful voice. Gavin has gone from strength to strength recently, playing at all the major festivals and sell-out shows. In 2012, Gavin recorded a cover of Etta James’ classic “At Last”, the perfect showcase of his impressive vocals. The song was recorded for the charity album The Shortest Night in aid of the Dublin Simon Community.
Luna Luna have created a ripple in the Dublin music scene with their infectious melodies and unique stage presence. After having fully formed in late 2014 they began to write and gig in established music venues in Dublin such as Whelans and The Button Factory to name a few. They were one of the Searchlight Development Deal bands in 2015.
Delorentos formed from various young local bands, drawn together by their similar influences and directions. From the start they had great chemistry live, and quickly built up a reputation based on their exciting live performances. They have featured on several STP projects, including Let’s Get By Together in aid of BelongTo.
The Witch Trials
The Witch Trials are a four piece Dublin based Psychedelic Rock band, with their roots steeped in jazz and dance music. Known for their intense, hypnotic shows and their incredibly unique sound, the band are quickly establishing themselves as one of the country’s brightest young flames. They took part in the Searchlight Development Deal in 2015.
The Hot Sprockets
The Hot Sprockets are a young Rock & Roll band from Dublin. They recorded a cover of The Beatles’ classic “I Get By (With a Little Help From My Friends) on this year’s Growing Home charity album along with their good friends Fox Jaw. They were also kind enough to give us a quick interview about working with the STC students.
This Dublin based band draws inspiration from all genres and combines them to create their own explosive sound. They’ve had a year of extensive gigging alongside the country’s cream of the crop, including Cathy Davey, Villagers, Little Matador, The Divine Comedy & Turn. Color//Sound were part of the Searchlight Development Deal in 2014.
Kid Karate are a dynamic duo, whose enormous sound does not sound like it should be coming from just two people. The band’s musical aesthetic is based around thunderous guitar-work and atypical howl, and a primal drumming style. These elements combined enable the pair to create music that is catchy and intoxicating. Kid Karate recorded a suitably loud, rocking track for Genre Free in 2012.
Million Little Gods
Formed in 2012 and briefly named Colour the World, the name Million Little Gods was inspired by a line in the Arcade Fire song ‘Wake Up’ – “We’re just a million little gods causing rainstorms, turning every good thing to rust”. They have already recorded several original songs for future release, backed by gigs around the country.They were part of the Searchlight Development Deal in 2014.