Hammy & The Pilgrim
Limerick four-piece Hammy and the Pilgrim burst onto the music scene in September 2016 as a hugely successful opening act for Le Gallaxie. After a short break as a result of losing a member to the far east, the blues rock band has re-invented itself.
The band now comprises of Shane Ryan on drums, Wesley Carmody on Bass, Patrick Kearns on electric guitar and new to the lineup Jason Anderson on guitar and vocals, bringing his own fresh style and distinctive sound. They launched their self-titled three-song EP, recorded at Open Door Studios in Limerick City, shortly after the gig and are quickly gaining traction.
It is available on Apple Music and Spotify and debuted at #2 on the Irish Blues Album Chart. The EP opens with Whatever This Is, a laidback song with clear, mellow vocals and story-telling lyrics. Slow guitar solos create a summer vibe, vaguely reminiscent of Elbow. This leads into Buckle Down Tease, more of a classic rock anthem with blues vocals, influenced by Jimi Hendrix. The EP finishes on earworm ‘Hey Girl’, which has more of a rock’n’roll vibe that you can’t help but tap your feet along to. These three chilled songs make for easy listening, and show huge potential.
Overall, the EP combines diverse genres to excellent effect, with chilled melodies evocative of Depeche Mode at their best. Hammy & The Pilgrim are incredibly musically-accomplished for a debut single.
Hammy & The Pilgrim are looking forward to a number of gigs throughout the summer 2017, including Pharmacia Limerick, Effervescence Music & Arts Festival, Crane Lane in Cork City and The Fuaim Gathering Music & Arts Festival.
Hammy & The Pilgrim's second EP "Nothing To See Here" is to be released August 2017, with the first single "Put It On Ice" to be released 15th of July.
|Date||Time||Venue Name and Address||Buy Tickets||Notes|
|18/08/2017||21:00||Fuaim Gathering, North Tipperary, Tipperary||» click here|
|29/07/2017||20:00||Marque By The Sea, Loop Nightclub, Killkee|