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Friday, 24 November 2006

Please vote for me in the Pringles Unsung competition!!

http://www.pringlesunsung.com/submissions/view/205

Hello there,

If you get a chance today, please vote for "An Angel In The Sky" on the Pringles Unsung competition website :)

It only takes a second to do, basically just click the link below and when the page loads, click on the "Nominate" button. It asks you to enter a 5-digit code (just to prove your not a programs set up to submit cheat votes) and press "ok". And that's it!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE !!

I'd really appreciate if you could take a moment to do this, it seems like a good competition so I'd be very grateful for any support with my entry :) And of course if you like the song enough, please tell others to vote for it aswell.

Thanks for your time and hopefully your votes!

Regards,
Neil

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Friday, 13 October 2006

I'm on WLR doin the Top 5 at 8pm tonite!!

Ok idiot boy here forgot to tell anyone he was doing the show this week, so with 25 minutes to go I'll announce it now..

Mark Graham (you may remember I said he was my favourite Waterford musician on my last Beat102 interview) who hosts "Sideshow with Mark Graham" on WLR every friday nite between 19:30 and 22:00 asked me to come on the show to play and talk about my top 5 favourite records and I was only DELIGHTED to accept...

How cool is that tho seriously, I love the show and I've only been DYING to pick my top 5 since I heard about it, you get to talk about why you like the songs and that aswell so can't wait ;)

My top 5 songs (not my life or death definitive top 5 cos that was IMPOSSIBLE) are as follows:

1. Make Your Own Kind Of Music - Mama Cass Elliot

2. That Close To You - John Prine

3. Inside Of Me - Steve Van Zandt

4. Nevertheless - Brian Jonestown Massacre

5. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down - Bob Dylan

Tune in and check it out if you can...it's on WLR FM and you can stream it live online from here:



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Thursday, 5 October 2006

Long lost memories...

Dya remember the time when I raided my own house!!! Oh my god I only thought of this tonite for the first time in about 5 years...it was just after my dad died and my mother was gone to visit her sister for the weekend...me and Killian decided to throw a party in the house while she was away and invited all our mates over...

Later on in the nite, I went out to the garage and put on my fathers old security guard jacket and hat from his old job (they are almost identical to the yellow garda jacket and the garda hat) and snuck around the side of the house to the front door...I started banging on the front door and as soon as someone answered (I think it was Phelo or Noel Curran maybe) I burst in the door shouting about warrants and the like...What are you holding in your hand mister!! WHAT ARE YOU HOLDING!!" I made such a commotion that nobody spotted it was me at first, the colour just drained from everyones faces and nodges were fired in all directions around the sitting room. Absolutely scared THE LIVING BEJEUS out of everyone at the party for those couple of seconds, once they realised it was me it brought the fucking house down, we were still laughing about 2 hours later...

Good days, good friends and good memories. I have a million more of them all stored in my head, ready to bring a smile to my face when I dig them back out again and reminisce :)

It's the funny stuff that happens along that way that keeps me going. And in the small town of Tramore, I've met more funny people and seen more funny things than I ever thought could be possible in a place this size. I just can't wait to find out what the next thing is going to be ;)

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Wednesday, 6 September 2006

Tuesday, 18 July 2006

Go Shawty..



Well. And well enough to say it. Yep, the summer is definitely here right about now and the girls in Tramore are just unreal. Really tho. I'm not making that up. The town is just bursting with little hotties. Locals too I might add. I love girls girls girls...girls I do adore...

Anyway, I'm gonna be burnin it up this weekend like it was 1666..my favourite group "Correkt Minds" are playing The Baldy Man this weekend, and having prioritised my priorities that's top of the priority list. Who knows, we might even throw someone down a well afterwards and if they float then they must be a witch.

urban intelligence & correckt minds. baldy man. friday. 22nd july. 10pm.

the place will be hopping. the hotties will be bopping. dom p poppin. chocolate sprinkle topping. over spending money meant for next weeks shopping.

So come one, come all..not since the glory days of Rome I tell ya, has mankind known such valent mysteries...

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Monday, 26 June 2006

Tra Fest / 3 Songs from "First Thoughts" finished and ready to download...

Myself and Eamon are playing in the Shanty for this years Tra Fest. The gig starts at 10.30pm in The Shanty Bar on Friday, 30th June, 2006.

Full listings for this festival can be found here.

The McGrath's were said to be from the descendants of Brian Boru's brother Ahearne, and were appointed to be bards and historians. This we know from many sources and from the many appearances in the Irish Chronicles listing the McGraths as bards, historians, poets, chroniclers, antiquarians, singers, story tellers, and termoners.

3 songs from the album are done. well whatever next eh...

Edit: There seems to be an issue with the www.myspace.com/neilmcgrath link. The page is there and you can locate it inside of myspace if you are a member or a friend but for some reason that direct link is not connecting to the page. I've mailed them about sorting it out but for now they are all available to download free here:

Vision Inc. - http://www.speedyshare.com/801802499.html

An Angel In The Sky - http://www.speedyshare.com/863487702.html

First Thoughts On Forever - http://www.speedyshare.com/998624894.html


I hope you enjoy them :)

And if you are reading this Niall you will be ready for my call tomorrow about getting them up on this site asap ;)

needless to say, none of this would have been possible without the help and guidance of my trusted sidekick and pal mister Eamon "Malso The Magnificent" O'Malley. These songs have been with me a long time and they are both important and dear to me, if that doesn't sound too corny. They are like old friends but Eamon has given them new life and they are closer to the sounds and ideas I had in mind for them before I ever had anyone to play other instruments on them..

As you know, I'm not too keen on the myspace music aggressive marketing initiative currently sweeping the net and so I won't be promoting this thing to death or in your face too much..I will probably send out a bulletin and also a mail from my own mail account but there won't be any ridiculously large Neil & Eamon posters plastered on your comments section for all your friends to see. If the songs are any good, you'll tell them yourself like you do with any new music you find and like..and they might just like the songs too...

the only other thing i wanted to say is that you should check out the lyrics too if possible and if you can't get them from this page (tho hopefully you can as i uploaded them with the songs) then you can get them from my website (there's a link to it on my profile)..

thanks to everyone who supports our music




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Wednesday, 29 March 2006

Charity Gig in aid of Cancer Research...

There's a charity night in The Forum, Waterford on Saturday, April 15th which is the Easter bank holiday and it would be great if you all could show some support for a great cause. It's a cause close to my own heart as I lost my own father to cancer so it is an honour to be invited to play and be involved..

Bands on the night include Relish, The Answer and myself and Eamon amongst others so expect a top quality nite of musical entertainment!

And lastly, please tell anybody else you think might want to come along on the nite :)

Thanks,
Burger

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Thursday, 9 March 2006

R.I.P. B.I.G.


Christopher George Letore Wallace
21st May 1972 - 9th March 1997


R.I.P. The Greatest MC of ALL TIME...

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Wednesday, 1 March 2006

Movin' On Up :)

good grief i cant believe i havent updated this thing in so long, truth be told tho i haven't had a whole lot to talk of on the music front of late, but with pretty good reason...i've been busy buying a house and going through the million and fifty things that go along with buying a house..never stopped to think really of how much stuff has to be done in order to make it all go thru and the stress levels have certainly been fluctuating from day to day...

...but it's just about done now and all i can say is i'm absolutely delighted, it's a lovely big house and we should have the keys for it next friday..honestly cannot wait :) :) :) needs a good bit of work so we'll be painting n stuff for a couple of days but sur that will be half the fun...

...and of course that's the reason why the oul recording has been on hold recently, i'm a couple of hundred grand in debt at the moment so haven't really been able to afford any studio time, what with solicitors fees, deposits, valuers, surveyors and oh my god we've only started on the furniture and fitted kitchens and stuff like that and oh my god i was living in 1987 as regards prices of things...nearly had a heart attack the first day we went shopping hahaha but i'm recovered from the shock now and really starting to get into the swing of it lol...

i hope to be in the house in the next two weeks or so, everything should be finalised this week so i'll be trying to get back into the studio asap...i know it prob seems like i have been putting this off forever or at least about 15 months or so but fuck it what can i say, these things take time n money and i only have so much of each...i'd rather hold off until i feel it's done properly instead of rushing it out as cheaply as possible, it just doesn't work that way...trust me if i was signed to a label and had them paying for studio time, we'd be on our fourth album by now, it would be a double album and Eamon would already have his own solo box set out aswell..but as it is we just have to keep plugging away, it will get there tho don't worry ;)

on a positive note (and to be honest i can't get much more positive than the house right now) i had a listen to the album recently as it is now, i stuck all the tracks in their current state on a cd in their current order and im currently still happy with it. so there ya go...sur have a listen to some samples on the music page here or on my myspace site...

talk soon, sooner than last time anyway ;)

Burger

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Monday, 16 January 2006

hApPy nEw yEaR...

the new year is here and we gotta get this album finished off but before I talk about that let me first of all take this opportunity to laugh at Malso the Malfunctional for breaking his laptop within 7 days of purchasing it..he was only using my laptop for about 20 minutes over xmas and it stopped working for about the same amount of time..anywayz his replacement has arrived and I'll be taking small bets in the forum section of the site on how long this one will last him...

...anyways we've both been taking it easy over xmas on the musical front, I had a good few days holidays left to take from work so I had a couple of weeks at xmas to just chill with friends and family, we only did the one gig which was xmas eve and from there on it was pure munchies, cubase and the xbox 360 (yep..we got one. yep. we booked it in July) until Jan 8th when the fun finally had to come to an end...

...highlights were xmas nite and new years eve spent in the O'Sullivan residence...that's as much as I can say about that for now but those who were there know ;)

So now it's back to work and back to recording again very soon..the tracks are all recorded at this stage so we just gotta spend a couple of weeks polishing them up (i.e. making them sound like they were recorded in Poland) and adding final vocals and that sort of stuff..I'll be putting up the album cover pretty soon aswell and the album itself will be available to purchase in the very near future too..(or The Very Near Future II)

Once the recording is out of the way we are looking forward to getting around the country a bit more in 2006..Galway and Cork are big plans on the big plan board but I want every town small or big (or even biggie smalls) in the country to know our faces and hear our songs (and eventually put pictures of us in their windows when we are coming to town) so expect to see us pop up at any occasion from a housewarming to a deportation...

Thanks to everyone who supported me in 2005: people at gigs, people who sent emails, posted in the forums, asked me for a copy of the demo or told someone else about it...it's a long way from the bottom to the top but it all helps and I appreciate it...

...and if one person that likes your music turns in to ten people that like your music..and if ten people turn into a hundred people and a hundred people turn into a thousand then a lot of that has to do with the ones that were down with you from the very start...and if that thousand turns back into ten people then your music career is f**ked hahahaha....

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