VIDEO: Gary Funks Up Hozier And Goes Viral Again

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White Boys are from left, Eoin Walsh and Gary Keane.

TRALEE musician, Gary Keane, has produced a cover version of Hozier’s, ‘Take me to Church’ as part of the cork based neo-soul duo White Boys and it’s getting a lot of attention (see video below).

Gary and his partner in funk, Eoin Walsh, who is from Cork, have knocked out another hip-hop enthused retro track that has garnered attention online.

The cover which was released to the public through the White Boys numerous social media accounts on Monday is almost unrecognisable to the original, something, Gary Keane tells us, was fully intended.

“We’re doing music that is a lot closer to my heart, we wanted to totally throw the Hozier track upside down just to see how people would react to it and it’s going really well so far,” said Gary.

Last month, their ‘Family Values’ video which lampooned an anti-gay marriage rant on the Vincent Browne Live Debate show¬†was picked up by national media and the international online gay community.

“That got a class response, I couldn’t believe that! It was good, because that put our name in the mind of a lot of press,” said Gary.

All this promotion is leading up in anticipation of the act’s debut single release ‘Stylin’ at the end of June. Quite appropriately they’re launching ‘Stylin’ at the after party of Chic’s ‘Live at the Marquee’ show in Cork.

Perhaps legend of disco and Chic founder, Nile Rodgers, will be there to give his blessing…

Tralee audiences will have a chance to catch White Boys, they’re playing in the Abbey Inn on dates, May 30, June 20 and July 4. Free admission.


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