2014 was the first year for Join Me In The Pines, and what an explosive year it was for them. Formed as BellX1’s David Geraghty decided to go it solo. They return now in 2015 with an exciting theatre tour taking in venues in Offaly, Thurles, Cork, Sligo and Clare.

Recently the band have been filmed for RTE2’s Other Voices, due for broadcast on April 19th, 11pm. To miss this show would be a crime. Their recent single Silence Has a Son blows the listener away with the clarity of the vocals, the lyrics seem to flow like silk from Geraghty’s lips. The track as a whole seems an unlikely mix of progressive rock and folk, the acoustic guitar accompaniment teamed with what I assume to electronic keyboard fills, makes for an unusual but not unpleasant harmony. The video for the track was shot by Dave himself while on the road in the USA, it really gives an intimate feel as he sings “selfie” like to the camera.

Join Me In The Pines seem to be following the increasingly popular culture of less is more the vocals are given the space needed and deserved to unfold throughout each track. Another example not to be missed is the single Should Not Roam, released in 2014, this track combines, the acoustic guitar again, with muffled percussion, allowing vocal harmony and monophony to move you.

This band, steered by Geraghty, is in my opinion one to watch out for over the next year, it would be great for them to get some radio airtime. If you can see them live I can’t encourage you enough to do so.

Friday 6 March Birr Theatre, Birr. Co. Offaly http://www.birrtheatre.com/

Thursday 26 March Source Arts Centre, Thurles http://www.thesourceartscentre.ie/

Friday 27 March Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork http://www.siriusartscentre.ie/

Saturday 28March Palace Theatre, Fermoy, Co.Cork http://www.nimaxtheatres.com/palace-theatre/

Saturday 11 April The Model Sligo, http://themodel.ie/

Friday 24 April Glor, Ennis, Clare http://www.glor.ie/

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