THE RIPTIDE Movement, possibly the hardest working band in Ireland, known for their energetic, exciting, live shows, and down to earth, no nonsense, uplifting, anthemic rock, return to Galway.
The band's work ethos saw their second album Keep On Keepin' On go Top 10 in Ireland, and last year's Getting Through hit No 1. They have also played Glastonbury, supported The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park, and this year played the main stage of Electric Picnic.
“Some would call it sheer bloody-mindedness!” says guitarist-singer Mal Tuohy. “We’ve never, ever taken ‘No’ for an answer. If there’s something we want to do or achieve, we just sit down and say, ‘How are we going to make it happen?’ And it happens. I think that positivity and ‘If we all pull together…’ spirit comes through in our music too.”
The Lucan quartet have come a long way since busking on Grafton Street. Now the plan is to convert Britain and the US to the cause. "We’ve had such amazing success in Ireland," says Gar Byrne, the band's drummer, "now is the time for us to bring our music to the wider world."
TRM play the Róisín Dubh on Wednesday December 9 at 8pm. Tickets are available at www.roisindubh.net, the Ticket Desk at OMG Zhivago, Shop Street, and The Róisín Dubh.