- 07 Aug 20
As part of our nightly YouTube series celebrating Van Morrison's 75th birthday, Thanks Brother perform 'Have I Told You Lately', and Róisín O shares her reflections on the legendary artist's music.
Tipped as one of Hot Press's 'Hot For 2019' Irish acts, Thanks Brother combines the unique talents of Róisín O and John Broe (formerly of Miracle Bell). After penning tracks for the likes of Gavin James and The Coronas, the duo found success with their own gritty pop sound – first heard on their stunning debut single, 'We Are Different', in 2018. Last year, Thanks Brother released their highly anticipated EP 1, produced and mixed by Grammy Award winner Ruadhri Cushnan.
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"There’s so many Van songs that I know without knowing when I first heard them – and ‘Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?’ is one of those. You hear it for the first time in years, and it hits you like the first time when you were a kid. It was an easy choice for us..."
Read more in the upcoming Van Morrison Special Issue of Hot Press, and watch Thanks Brother's performance below:
Each performance for 'Rave On, Van Morrision' will be posted at 7pm Irish Standard Time every night on the Hot Press YouTube channel.
See the line-up for the first two weeks of 'Rave On, Van Morrison' below:
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Hot Press is also publishing a Van Morrison Special Issue, to coincide with ‘Rave On, Van Morrison’, featuring written contributions from the legendary likes of Sinéad O'Connor, Gary Lightbody, Tim Wheeler, Una Healy and David Keenan – who reflect on Van's music and influence. The issue will also look back at five decades of landmark Hot Press interviews with Van, in which he discusses everything from Ray Charles and his other musical heroes, to the inspiration behind the seminal Astral Weeks. Plus, you can expect exclusive photos from the archives, ten ways Van has changed the world, and much more. This historic publication is set to be a must-have for Van Morrison fans all over the world, and is available to pre-order now.