The Pale play Monroe's Live in March

Long running band to play hits, new songs, and album track favourites

The Pale.

The Pale.

MARKING 25 years in the business, and returning to Galway for the first time in five years, long running indie band The Pale, play Monroe's Live in March.

The show is part of the band's 'Spring Tour', which will see them revisit some of their best known songs ('Dogs With No Tails', 'Butterfly', 'Moon Moon' ), new material, and tracks from their independently released albums.

The Pale released their debut album, Here's One We Made Earlier, on A&M Records in 1992. It earned critical acclaim and comparisons to Tom Waits, Brecht, Madness, Brel, Talking Heads, and the Sex Pistols, through its combination of indie, Eastern European folk, ska, and chanson. They parted with A&M in the mid-1990s, and briefly changed their name to Produkt, becoming the house-band for an alternative circus and gigging in Eastern Europe and Russia.

Eventually reverting to The Pale, they have since released 10 albums independently, including four on the respected 1969 Records. The mainstays of the group are vocalist Matthew Devereux and mandolinist Shane Wearen. The line-up is completed by David O'Shea (guitar/keyboards ), Gavin O'Brien (bass ), and Aidan O'Grady (drums ).

The Pale play Monroe's Live on Friday March 2 at 8pm. Tickets are €15 via www.monroes.ie

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