Preachers Son is the brainchild of Dubliner Brian Hogan. Alongside a collective of mighty guests, he has created a grit-glam, blues-tinged, swamp-rock sound with craggy guitars and weighty vocals dripping with drama and raw musicality.
Debut album "Love Life & Limb", mixed by Dave Bascombe in the Metropolis studios in London (Placebo, Korn, Kylie Minogue, Goldfrapp, Depeche Mode), was released Oct 2010. Guest artists on the album include Gavin Friday and Liam Ó Maonlaí. Earlier this year Preachers Son released single "Come On" and to date have enjoyed radio play on both Irish and UK national and regional radio stations including BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, Kerrang, Q, Total Rock, Dune 107.2, BFBS, RTÉ 1 FM, RTÉ 2 FM, Nova, and 98 FM amongst others.
Live onstage with a take-no-prisoners energy Preachers Son are sure to get your mojo working and have played gigs the length and breadth of Ireland. Internationally they have performed in Canada, Italy and the UK.
Festivals include: Electric Picnic 2012, Volvo Ocean Race 2012, Le Cheile Festival 2012, Clonmel Junction Festival 2012, Vantastival 2011 & 2012, Festival of Fires 2012 & 2011, Canadian Music Week 2011 - featured in the CMW's top 50 “Buzz Bands”, Ribbon Rhythm Festival 2011, Manchester Irish Festival 2011 (UK), The Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2011, Glasgowbury 2011, Green Village Festival 2011, Temple House Festival 2011 & 2010, Indie Week 2011 & 2010, Karel Music Expo 2010 (Italy), Indiependence Music Festival 2010, Éigse Carlow 2010 and Abbeyfest 2010.
Preachers Son are currently working with Italian raised, New York based, three-time Grammy Award winning engineer, producer, mixer, sound designer Marc Urselli (Les Paul, Lou Reed, John Zorn).
Brian Hogan has been playing in bands since the age of ten. At present he is chief bass-man with KíLA, with whom he co-composes and travels the world. Highlights with Kíla include Glastonbury, Reading, Cambridge Folk Festival, the Electric Picnic, Womad festivals worldwide and the Montreaux Jazz Festival, in 2008 a number-one-hit alongside U2 and The Dubliners (the single The Ballad Of Ronnie Drew) and in 2010 an Oscar nomination for animated feature ‘The Secret of Kells’.
He has enjoyed playing with George Hamilton IV, Bono, U2, Ronnie Wood, Sinéad O Connor, The Dubliners, Paul Brady, Donal Lunny, Liam O Maonlaoí, Glenn Hansard, The Cheeky Girls and John Aldridge. In 2009 he launched Preachers Son (the name referring to his father Larry Hogan who spent his life preaching and singing) and hit the road running.
The Collective - Past and Present
Preachers Son couldn't exist without the talents of all our incredible guests on and off stage. To date we have been very fortunate to work with:
Frailan Moran Mendive
Jose Carlos Anselmo Flores
Liam Ó Maonlaí