How about something a bit more local? The Revs hailed from Kilcar near Sliabh Liag and burst onto the scene at the start of the Millennium with catchy, witty surf-rock style. As a matter of fact, we brought our summer camp to one of their early gigs so I’m sure there are a few attics and basements in the U.S. with dusty Revs merch.
While far from one hit wonders, they are best remembered for the debut single Wired to the Moon, the video for which was filmed right here in Bundoran. It’s an instant ear-worm with perhaps questionable lyrics, and scandalously not on Spotify or apple music.
The band made three albums before calling it a day. Lead singer Rory Gallagher (no relation but absolutely named after the great man) popped up again with the cult hit Jimmy’s Winning Matches to celebrate Donegal’s all Ireland victory in 2012.
A well-reviewed reunion show in 2017 means we may hear more for them. Rory ran a very successful music pub in Lanzarote for years and is just about to open a music bar in Edinburgh. Drop in when everything is open again and tell him we sent you