Irish/Danish band The Unusual History of Ether make their Mullingar debut this May as their nation wide tour comes to the Mullingar Arts Centre.
The Unusual History of Ether are the songwriting partnership of Irish singer, keyboardist, and songwriter Rebecca Collins and Danish jazz guitarist and composer Mikkel Ploug. They played together for the first time at the Dublin Fringe Festival in 2007 and immediately forged a musical connection. However, their own projects kept them busy in the years that followed. Rebecca toured in support of her two solo records, opening for artists such as John Parish and Luka Bloom in the process. Mikkel released several albums with his groups Equilibrium and Mikkel Ploug Group, and toured widely. When the two finally found time to collaborate in 2011, things happened fast. After a few months of swapping musical ideas online, The Unusual History of Ether was formed and Rebecca relocated to Copenhagen.
Bassist Jeppe Skovbakke (of I Got You On Tape ) and drummer Jeppe Gram (Grammofunch ) completed the band’s line-up during the recording of Part One. Both highly accomplished musicians from the vibrant Copenhagen music scene, Skovbakke and Gram helped to seal The Unusual History of Ether into a powerful four-piece that went on the road and started to build a following at home and abroad. Rebecca’s native Ireland was particularly fast to embrace The Unusual History of Ether, and the band has made several live radio and television appearances here in the past year.
The Unusual History of Ether come to the Mullingar Arts Centre on Thursday May 8. Tickets are €10 and are available from the Mullingar Arts Centre by calling (044 ) 9347777.