Recording at Swing House Studios in Los Angeles 20/02/2013
Last November when Brian was in Los Angeles at HMMA awards he had the honour of having lunch with renowned producer and all around wise dude Jack Douglas. A couple of days later Jack set up a meeting for Brian to meet his close associate and maestro Warren Huart. Warren and Brian hit it off and a plan was hatched. Long story short: bass goddess Tanya O'Callaghan, who often plays with Preachers Son, was in LA for NAAM, she extended her stay to join Brian in the studio. The incredible Phil Allen who often works with Warren (drums and engineering) joined the cause and the mighty four: Warren, Phil, Brian and Tanya spent a week in Swing House studios, Hollywood recording five songs. Waiting on the mixes...watch this space .....
On their day of rest Sunday Feb 19th Brian, Tanya, Phil and legendary fastest shredder in the world, Michael Angelo Batio, played a Preachers Son set at Happening Harry's Heartbreaker's Ball at the King King club in Hollywood, mighty craic was had!
'Come On' nominee at The Hollwood Music and Media Awards 5/10/2012
'Come On' the music video directed by Vittoria Colonna last December and released earlier in the year hasn't run of a steam yet! We just found out it has ben nominated in the category 'Best Song - Indie Documentary Short' at The Hollwood Music and Media Awards in Hollwood Los Angeles. Also in the US it was screened at the "Other Venice Film Festival' in California in September and The Great Lakes International Film Festival in Pennsylvania in October. In the UK Come On has been included in the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (Nov 8 - 11th) programme of films and Vittoria nominated for their best female filmmaker award!!.
Preachers Son set to play 2 gigs at Electric Picnic 8/08/2012
Preachers Son very excited about playing Electric Picnic 2012. Sunday September 2nd they are booked to play Natasha's Emporium in the Body & Soul area at 2:45pm. Later on they hit The Trailer Park stage at 11pm. www.electricpicnic.ie
COME ON” chosen as a Golden Ace Award winner at the 2012 Las Vegas Film Festival 16/06/2012
The "Come On" music video continues to do fantatsic ambassadorial job! It has been chosen as a Golden Ace Award winner at the 2012 Las Vegas Film Festival! We have been invited to accept the award at the closing night awards ceremony Sun July 22, 2012 in Las Vegas, a weekend in Vegas, sounds dangerous.....
COME ON” programmed for Canadian North By Northeast Music And Film Festival & Conference 21/05/2012
The 'Come On' music video has been chosen alongside 40 films as part of NXNE's 2012 film festival. Screening takes place at National Film Board June 11th @8pm, 150 John St, Toronto (Osgoode subway station).
COME ON” video wins Best Music Video at LA Film and Script Festival alongside BBC Radio 2 Airplay 14/04/2012
The 'Come On' music video has been doing a tremendous ambassadorial job for the single and has just won the Best Music Video at Los Angeles Film And Script Festival 2012. Preachers Son also recently played a very successful industry showcase in London. As a result the single has received its first plays on BBC Radio 2 together with invitations to play BBC Radio and regional radio sessions! This week in London, alongside being chosen as a Sundance London Short Film Competition contendor, the video will be screened at The London Independent Film Festival, April 18th 6:30pm at The Roxy in SE1.
Great Review for Come On in Irish Music Magazine Hot Press 05/04/2012
"A terrific, sub-three minute rocker with no let-up from beginning to end and a take-no-prisoners vocal performance from Brian Hogan, ‘Come On’ sounds like the result of a three-way collaboration between Jack White, the late Phil Lynott and (I’m not kidding here) ‘70s glamsters, The Sweet. In fact, I almost found myself singing the words to their 1973 hit ‘Blockbuster’ over the instrumental version helpfully included on this taster from Preachers Sons’ forthcoming album, 10 Stories Tall."
Come On Single - UK Music Channel Q, Film Festival News, London Showcase and Dublin Launch 21/03/2012
Last week the Come On video was added to Q Introduces playlist on Q TV. (Q is a UK music channel based on Q Magazine and is available in Ireland: UPC channel 714, UK: Sky channel 364 & Virgin Media channel 338, Iceland: Síminn and South Africa: TopTV channel 503) and also taken on by UK Soundnet, content providers for over 15000 public venues, pubs, clubs, cafes and retail stores in the UK.
Coming up, the Come On video will be screened at The London Independent Film Festival April 18th at The Roxy 128-132 Borough High Street, London, SE1 and at the Rincón International Film Festival in Puerto Rico, April 10th - 15th.
In celebration of the release, Preachers Son are playing a press and industry showcase at the 12 Bar Club, Denmark St, W1 London Tuesday April 3rd and Friday April 13th, to coincide with the Irish release, a party at The Globe, South Great Georges St, Dublin 2. Kick off 8pm and free admin, Brian will hit the stage to mark the occasion with a few songs and the video will be screened loud and proud.
Come On Music Video Launched 08/03/2012
Big big thanks to all the people both behind and in front of camera that made this video a reality...we salute you!
First Single "Come On" release April 13th followed by UK release April 30th 02/03/2012
First single "Come On" from forthcoming album "10 Stories Tall" is set for Irish release April 13th and UK release April 30th. So it begins............ may the force be with us!
First Single "Come On" release April 13th followed by UK release April 30th 29/02/2012
Come On music video all set to go public March 9th. Check out the Behind the Scenes footage of the making of the video. It's a wee taster!! Big thanks to Barry Gibbons and co for this cool mini documentary!
Yoko Ono's 79th birthday party in NY 18/02/2012
Brian was in NY final mixing new album 10 Stories Told with producer Marc Urselli (Lou Reed, Mike Patton (Faith No More)). Saturday Feb 18th they were working in Eastside studio downtown and Sean Lennon (who's working currently with Marc on his own material) invites them both to his Mum's birthday party in Soho. After work Marc and Brian head down to Yoko Ono's 79th birthday party at Le Poisson Rouge nightclub which was kitted out (especially for Yoko) with a psychedelic silver entrance tunnel and and abundance of trees with special messages tied on. Four hors d'oeuvres and a free bar later, Yoko wailed over a funky set by Sean Lennon's ensemble. Brian met Liv Tyler, who he reports is very very gorgeous in the flesh and chatted to iconic rock'n'roll photographer Bob Gruen, and members of Wilco.
It was like a visit to the heart of the New York alt, art and rock'n'roll scene including the must have goody pack that Yoko gave all the guests: a kaleidoscope that says 'Love', fake tattoo's saying Imagine and Peace in many languages.
Festival News... Preachers Son set to play Vantastival and Festival of Fires May Bank Holiday Weekend 2012 07/02/2012
This May bank holiday is going to be a busy one and we'll be hitting those Irish roads, dashing across the country. Starting the festival season by playing Festival of Fires Saturday May 5th, main stage @ 3pm and Vantastival Sunday May 6th main stage @ 8:30pm. Hopefully see you there!
Playing at The Occupy Dame St Fundraiser 15/12/2011
Come and join us in supporting this dedicated group of people...Preachers Son line up includes the fabulous Geoff French on drums, Davey Blythe on guitar and Cait O'Riordan on bass. Gig takes place December 20th at Sweeneys on Dame St, Dublin 2
Preachers Son play the Gypsy Rose 01/12/2011
Birthday boy Brian Hogan will celebrate in style this Friday...
With Guests The Cold 100 - Gypsy Rose @ Aston Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Tel +353 1 672 5566 Doors 7:30pm | €6
Shooting of the "Come On" Video in Dublin City Centre directed by Vittoria Colonna 28/11/2011
Really excited to be working with Vittoria. What a day shooting the vid, big thanks to all the incredibly supportive and talented people that spent the day with us and worked so hard. You guys rock!
Mixing in Eastside Sound NYC 02/09/2011
Three very intense days with Marc Urselli downtown in Eastside studio in the big Apple. Ears were bleeding, but it's sounding so so good. And we love New York City! Dodged Hurricane Irene by 24 hours, the sun was shining but we were too busy in the black cave. Big thanks to Eastside and Marc.
Song This Time of Life to be featured on RTE TV show The Importance of Being Whatever 30/08/2011
News just in.. Directors Ronan and Rob Burke have asked to feature Preachers Son's recent single This Time of Life on their new television show "The Importance of Being Whatever". Commissioned by RTÉ Young Peoples Programming, and produced by Accomplice Television, the new Irish production ‘The Importance of Being Whatever’ updates Oscar Wilde’s classic play ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ into a modern serialised drama. We're excited to be included in the series and look forward to watching it on TV, it airs Winter 2011.
Preachers booked for The Green Village Music and Arts Festival 16/08/2011
Delighted to be playing The Green Village Music and Arts Festival in Co Westmeath September 24th 2011. Will be hitting the Stables stage, hosted by the legendary Mullingar venue The Stables.
Mixing commences 03/08/2011
After the intense five day recording period in Grouse Lodge studios in June, mixing has commenced. Home from a gruelling European tour with Lou Reed, Marc Urselli is back in New York City and has started working on the mixes of the new recorded material, roughs coming through ... it's exciting!
Preachers Son play Glasgowbury Festival 2011 01/07/2011
Preachers Son looking forward to hitting Glasgowbury Festival July 23rd! Northern Ireland's largest independent outdoor music festival, celebrating the best unsigned and emerging music talent from Northern Ireland and beyond.
Preachers Son record with Grammy Award Winning Marc Urselli 3/06/2011
Preachers Son are very excited to be working with Italian raised and now New York based, three-time Grammy Award winning engineer, producer, mixer, sound designer MARC URSELLI - www.marcurselli.com. Work begins on their second album June 2011.
Preachers Son release This Time of Life 6/05/2011
Preachers Son Release Single This Time of Life from Album Love Life & Limb and Premiere it's Music Video Friday May 6th at The Sugar Club, Dublin.
Preachers Son will mark the occasion by playing The League of Legendary Bastards at The Sugar Club Friday May 6th.
The night will promise to be a gloriously unforgettable theatrical event, with a sensational line-up of international and home grown performers, musicians and dancers. The music video of This Time of Life will also be screened publicly for the first time May 6th during The League of Legendary Bastards at the Sugar Club.
Directed by Bafta award winning Neasa Hardiman, art direction by IFTA award winning Anna Rackard joined by director of photography Daniel Balteanu, Gaffer Mark Kelly, edited by Nathan Nugent, post production at screencene.ie, the video was shot at Dublin's Hello Operator studio with an eclectic cast of 30 performers spanning the ages of one to seventy eight years of age.
“This Time of Life’ has quite an explosive energy, it will more than likely dig its way into your mind and stay there. Strong-lasting vocals + Spot on musical work + Motivation = A fu**ing hot track.” www.new-reviews.co.uk
Preachers play both Uisneach Festival of Fires and Vantastiival same day! 7/04/2011
Preachers are going to have a busy rocking festival day April 30th! Scheduled to play 3:30pm at the magical Uisneach Festival of Fires after which they'll hit the road to be onstage at hip Vantastiival Festival 8:20pm.
Preachers Son's schedule at Canadian Music Fest / CMW confirmed supported by FMC, Music From Ireland and Culture Ireland 01/03/2011
WED MARCH 9TH 2011 @ 3pm Session taping / interview at ExploreMusic Corus Quay
THURS MARCH 10TH 2011 @ 10pm Cherry Cola's Rock N'Rolla Cabaret
SAT MARCH 12TH 2011 @ 10pm The Underground Garage
SUN MARCH 13TH 2011 @ 3:30pm Balcony TV Toronto
Preachers Son chosen as US magazine Blurt's Best Kept Secret 17/02/2011
"The BLURT staff put our heads (and ears) together and we have the latest pick for our Blurt "Best Kept Secret": it's Preachers Son, from Dublin, Ireland - our 15th BKS since commencing the program of spotlighting new and under-the-radar artists back in 2008."
Preachers Son invited to Canadian Music Fest - CMW 18/01/2011
Preachers Son are very excited to be invited to Canadian Music Week March 9th - 13th. Venue and date TBC. Watch this space and join us in Toronto!
Preachers Son review on Altsounds.com 16/01/2011
We like this review warts and all
Preachers Son invited to play Manchester Irish Festival UK 15/01/2011
"Preachers Son are set to play the opening of Manchester Irish Festival March 4th.
Preachers Son playing Ribbon Rhythm Festival 13/01/2011
"Preachers Son delighted to join the line up. Ribbon Rhythm Festival, a brand new festival experience that will show the people of Donegal a great time while raising much-needed money for a good cause, Autism.
Preachers Son featured on Canadian Exploremusic.com 3/01/2011
"Preachers Son were delighted when Alan Cross and Adam Morrisson decided to feature Lipstick feat Gavin Friday from their recently released album Love Life & Limb on Exploremusic.com as their Indie Track of the Day. ExploreMusic is a new Canadian web and radio service dedicated exclusively to music discovery hosted by Alan Cross, Canada’s pre-eminent new rock expert and longtime host of The Ongoing History of New Music."