- 22 May 19
... And it's awesome.
That's the verdict of Steve Garrigan, lead singer with the hugely successful Dublin outfit, Kodaline. On the eve of the band's two shows in St. Anne's Park, on the northside of the city, he talks about the band's own shaky start, the bright young stars of Irish music, the group's recent, inspiring, tour of Asia and the political crises that we all have to face up to. And he offers invaluable advice to aspiring musicians...
It’s a bright day in Dublin, blue-skyed but cold. The sun is teasing us with a hint that summer may indeed be on the way, but it doesn’t offer enough assurance for us to declare it with conviction. But impressions matter. With the sun pouring in the upstairs window of a house somewhere in the North Dublin countryside, Steve Garrigan looks around his room with a half-grin.
He'd usually be in the studio at this time of day, he states, in his calm, slightly reserved tone. Being the lead singer of Ireland's burgeoning pop rock juggernaut Kodaline, that's where much of the work takes place. But the band's tour of Asia and Australia - finished last week - did a number on him, and so he is resting up, recovering from a chest infection.