The birth child that is Audible Joe’s was conceived in 2010 by founding members Michael Stone & Alex Dinan, who stayed up really late one night and promised to be best friends forever. The idea for the band came about much earlier than this however and after several failed attempts at successfully getting a band together, 2010 seemed to finally be the year that the first real chords would be struck.
The first few months consisted of several line up changes and the band eventually settled with the idea of becoming a four piece, with Michael Stone taking charge of the lead vocals. It didn’t take long for the band to recruit their childhood comrade, David Ballantine, as the man behind the drum kit either. The band was forming ranks and meeting up regularly to make some noise to the beat of the Ramones, with heavy influences across the wide spectrum that is Punk Rock.
The Cork music scene was also quite healthy at the time and after several months of preparation the band decided to take their set to the stage. With a positive reception from the first few gigs, they were quickly developing a reputation for their energetic and interactive performances. Not long after the band began gigging regularly; they were introduced to Ella, who inevitably became the guitarist and final addition to the lineup which has remained totally unchanged for several years.
Since then the band has gone on to play countless shows around the country, having supported some bigs acts such as The Damned, Old Firm Casuals, Runnin’ Riot, Blood or Whiskey and Vic Goadard & The Subway sect. After releasing their debut studio length album ‘Medicine for Modern Living’ in 2015; the band returned to their practice space and honed in on the sound which they had spent several years developing.
With a new album scheduled to be released in 2017 and still performing every other week within the rebel county and across the Emerald Isle, the band remains true to the very integrity which led to its foundation and maintains a deep respect and understanding amongst its members.
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