Photos: Bands Make Some Noise At Showcase In The Greyhound

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Tralee/Killarney band, Jousting With Chairs at the Greyhound Bar on Saturday night. Photo by Oscar Brophy

By Oscar Brophy

LAST Friday and Saturday the Greyhound Bar once again played host to the ‘Hear The Noise Promotions’ showcase of bands.

This time, it was HTN’s first anniversary show, featuring 16 bands over two days. Hear the Noise has put on numerous shows around the country, from Tralee to Cork to Dublin. caught up with Tralee native, Sean Carroll, founder of Hear The Noise, to find out the story behind it all.

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What was the impetus behind Hear The Noise Promotions?

I started it to hold a showcase to help promote young people’s original music within a safe environment with local bands and other bands from other neighbouring counties.

We also help acts book shows with other bands from outside Kerry in Dublin, Limerick, Cork and other counties. Some of the bands we’ve worked with are Amano from Killarney – who has played 30 live shows since we started working with her – Here We Stand from Cork and more.

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How has the first year gone for you?

Our first year has been very successful. To date we’ve held 17 events with roughly 60 acts from all over Ireland have played.

The ‘Hear The Noise’ banner went on tour this summer in July with us holding events in Cork, Limerick, Dublin, Killorglin and Tralee. It’s been a slow process but it’s slowly getting there.

If you were to start over, what would you do differently?

If I was to start again I wouldn’t change much to be honest, the last 12 months have gone a lot better than I thought.

Looking forward, where do you see Hear the Noise going from here?

Looking forward we have a lot in the pipeline. We’re now based in Cork and are holding local shows once a month in The Kino in Cork and we’re starting to do shows around Kerry in Killorglin and Killarney.

• Hear The Noise Promotions’ next Tralee show will be on November 22nd. ‘ Like’ Hear The Noise Promotions on Facebook for more info.

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tTralee two piece Sassy Dangos fronted by Hear the Noise founder Sean Carroll on stage at The Greyhound. Photo by Oscar Brophy


Tralee trio, Iambic Poets, rock the stage in The Greyhound Bar. Photo by Oscar Brophy


The Prelude at The Greyhound Bar on Saturday. Photo by Oscar Brophy


The inappropriately named, Shambles, on stage at The Greyhound Bar on Saturday.


Cork’s ‘Here We Stand’ give it loads at The Greyhound on Saturday. Photo by Oscar Brophy


The crowd enjoying Killarney singer/songwriter Amano at The Greyhound Bar. Photo by Oscar Brophy


Alt-rockers Johnny Horne giving off Nirvana vibes at The Greyhound. Photo by Oscar Brophy


Four piece Dublin band, Bagels, give it their all on stage at The Greyhound. Photo by Oscar Brophy


The Radar playing at The Greyhound on Saturday. Photo by Oscar Brophy


Galway’s Ka-Tet on stage in The Greyhound Bar. Photo by Oscar Brophy


Music fans at the Hear The Noise first anniversary showcase on Saturday in The Greyhound bar. Photo by Oscar Brophy

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