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The Innocent Bystanders

The Innocent Bystanders

The Innocent Bystanders
Date: Wed 24th
Time: 11:50pm
€0.00 Free Gig
Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

The Innocent Bystander is a Band from Dublin-based producer/songwriter Mark Healy. Mark began his career with TheJosephs, signing to Deconstruction Records, London, in 1996. Since then, Mark has collaborated with Jerry Fish and the Mudbug Club, Carol Keogh, and Elevens; performed with Madness, Wayne Kramer (MC5), and Clem Burke (Blondie); and composed the original score for celebrated author Irvine Welsh’s film project Nuts (2008).

The Innocent Bystander grew out of Mark’s ambition to “make guitar music that takes nothing from the Blues”. Debut single Waster features 24-year-old vocalist Daniel Hoff and combines influences from New Order, Everything But the Girl and Steve Reich along with with Mark’s affection for the unsung guitar heroes of Trashcan Sinatras, Prefab Sprout and The Blue Nile.

The Innocent Bystander’s music, whatever the tempo, explores themes of isolation and distance – but the music is never morose, animated as it is by righteous anger at the cruelties of modern life, and a passion for the endless possibilities of using music to talk about them. TheInnocent Bystander are currently working on a debut album, There’s Music Still Left in These Streets, which is scheduled for release in 2019.