Saturday, 26 November 2011

Aaron Shanley vs Ciaran Lavery - Tour Day 1 (GhostBusters)

We kickstarted our acoustic tour in the city of culture, Derry, at Cafe Del Mondo last night.  The gig setting was a whole bowl of awesome, in an old thatched cottage full of burning candles and incense, that totally blew us away on arrival.  We decided at soundcheck to perform the gig in true battle style, both on stage, trading songs and stories to a super patient and respectful audience.  The whole atmosphere allowed us to be completely comfortable and open, trying brand new songs never played live before or recorded previous, culmonating in a close to two hour set.  It was a real blast for sure, that wouldn't have been possible without the people who came out and the girls at the cafe (big thanks!)
ps. after the gig we also had to chase some ghosts from the venue - cheap asses never even bought a cd!

Tonight we take to Saints cafe in Saintfield, armed to the teeth with plenty of good spirits and one or two tricks up our sleeves.  We hope to see y'all down there, it's gonna be another great night!

C & A

Tour Shows:
26th November - Saints Cafe, Saintfield
27th November - Love & Death Inc, Belfast
28th November - Spirit Store, Dundalk
29th November - Rua Unplugged, Dublin
1st December - The Woodville, Lurgan
2nd December - Listening Post, Coleraine

Thursday, 24 November 2011

BBC Introducing

Hey y'all,

Myself and The Bad Hearts recently took up an invitation from Rory McConnell to do a few songs live in the studio for his BBC Introducing show...needless to say it was a blast.  Follow the link to hear the results of four songs we managed to lay down, including two brand new and unreleased numbers and a cover of the modern day Bob Dylan, Rihanna ;)

Ps. we also got some airplay of the same session on Jen Long's BBC Introducing show in Wales & England on the same night, a really cool surprise...check out the link for that show

big thanks to Rory, Steven and Philly at BBC Radio Ulster

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Aaron Shanley VS Ciaran Lavery

Two warriors-bound together by one ultimate vision:
...To make really really sad music..
Armed with an acoustic guitar apiece, a full-on assault is currently booked in the following venues on such dates;

25th November - Cafe Del Mondo, Derry
27th November - Love & Death Inc, Belfast
28th November - Spirit Store, Dundalk
29th November - Rua Unplugged, Dublin
2nd December - Listening Post, Coleraine

More dates to be added in the near future

Sunday, 6 November 2011

So, Goodnight - Video Premiere

Here it is folks, the official video for 'So, Goodnight' taken from the EP 'To The Maker of Things' shot by the ever talented Paul McParland of

We shot at two different locations, (Not-so)Funderland and at a house that's been in Paul's family for years.  Though it was perfect for a Blair Witch type/Ghost hunter style video we decided to go with what we both agreed as truer to the song (some day...ill get that proton-pack back on again - sigh)

Anyway, hope y'all enjoy
Remember you can download this song along with the whole EP at iTunes