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Reader’s Wives

Reader’s Wives from Dublin – Ireland was the brainchild of Niall James Holohan in 2006, Niall had been playing acoustic sets for a couple of years developing a following because of his strong songwriting, he decided he wanted to do more than this and made up a 12 tune release he passed to friends to see who would take an interest. Over a short period of time Reader’s Wives emerged as a complete band with Niall Holohan (guitar/vocals) Chris Morrin (guitar/vocals) Doug Farrell (drums) and Niall Diskin – Disko (bass) and over the ensuing period the band has toured extensively and become an entity in it’s own right, rather than the off-spring of Nialls’ original songs.

Reader's Wives

Reader's Wives

The strength of the songwriting gives Reader’s Wives an immediate edge, which allows them to bring stories of everyday lives to life. They are a proudly independent band, unafraid to plough their own furrow with songs based on what is happening currently, which makes them ever fresh and relevant. It is the very completeness of the band which ensures material has a real depth of sound, with the bass and drums resonating in the background bringing the whole number to life.

It would be easy for the band to become just a vehicle for cleverly crafted musical ability. They are however far more than that, as they provide an emotional attachment to their performances. Reader’s Wives are a band who not only have a message, but have the skills to combine humour, well written lyrics and superb interplay between the band members and a real belief in their own material, which is far too frequently missing in many of the bands around. Exactly the mental positioning I like to write about on the indie bands blog.

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With an EP due for release in November, I will provide an update nearer the time. They are in the UK from the 12th to 14th November and I hope to be able to bring you some photographs from one of these shows.

Related posts:

Reader's Wives on the road February and March 2010
Le Galaxie
The Rusty Fixtures


6 Responses to “Reader’s Wives”
  1. Dorothy says:

    These guys are an incredible live act and the hardest working band around.


  2. Noni says:

    Your guys get my vote every time ;)


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