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The Ilegals Mullingar Arts Centre

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The Illegals

Mullingar Arts Centre

7th September 2018 @ 8pm

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BAND LINEUP & BRIEF BIOGRAPHY

Niamh Kavangh vocals
Paul Dean vocals, guitars
Paul Megahey vocals, guitars
Jim Sisk vocals, keyboards, saxophone
Alyn Watson bass
Joe Hanrattydrums
Peter Cochrane lead guitars
Quick Band Biog
The Illegal started on the back of theHell Freezes Over album/video and tour of1994. The band was founded by music producer Mud Wallace along with Torry McGahey (of The Freshmen fame) and Joe Hanratty.Jim Sisk and Paul Megahey joined the band in 1996/97. Mud sadly died in 2016 –a much lamented loss to the music scene in the north.Niamh joined the band in 1998 –at first as a guest vocalist and later on a permanent basis. It was then that the band decided to expand its repertoire to include Fleetwood Mac –and put Niamh’s exceptional voice to the fore. Lead guitarist Peter Cochrane came on board in 1999 and Belfast-based singer Paul Dean brought his skills to the band in 2005.Torry eventually stepped back from the gigging world and Alyn Watson stepped in on bass guitar in 2013 –though Torry still occasionally gets his bass guitar out of the loft for a spin.Drummer Joe Hanratty is the band’s longest-serving member having been behind the kitfrom the very start.The band has been playing as a seven-piece for over12years and is renowned for itsblend of soulful harmonies, instrumental acrobatics and plain, simple craic. The band is now more popular than ever playing to packed theatres both north and south of the borderand with many appearances on TV and radio as well as being a popular shout for festivals.

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