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Saturday March 30th sees the long awaited EP launch "Rise and Shine" for the Propeller Palms in Shortt's Live Music Venue.

After having a brief listen to the tracks we certainly are in for a treat because the raw power and soul of the new material leaves one begging for more, from punching bass riffs to snappy brass sections and the raw gritty vocals of front man Paul Butler, there is too much to mention as it truly is a spell binding master class in music, to say it is flawless is an understatement. Propeller Palms began in 2009 as a gathering of friends who came together for Tuesday night sessions to script some original music. Varied influences contributed to the overall sound due to the diversity of the six core musicians, who, over the years had played with an array of local bands. Endeavouring to create a new fresh sound, a full brass section and the introduction of The Palmettes added to the atmosphere that the band wanted to create. At full tilt the Propeller Palms escalated to a ten piece live act crossing many genres.

The decision to record a full album in Sun Studios (Dublin) was the next inevitable step in the progression of the band. James Durkin (Recording Engineer & Producer) along with John Hanley (Studio Manager) took to the project with great enthusiasm. It received air-play on radio stations (WLRfm, Beat FM, 2FM, Today FM) – the album was well received by all. As with all great projects great things come, this is one not to be missed. The gig is free admission and always come early to make sure you grab yourself a good spot, it's going to be another busy one!


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