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Kodaline #30bandsin30days



Started in: 2005–11 (as 21 Demands with Conor Linnane and without Jason Boland), 2011–present (as Kodaline)

Hometown: Swords (Dublin) and Celbridge (County Kildare)

Released albums: In a perfect world (2013), Coming up for air (2015)

Members & instruments: Steve Garrigan (vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, harmonica, mandolin), Mark Prendergast (lead guitar, keyboards, vocals, acoustic guitar), Vincent May (drums, percussion, vocals), Jason Boland (bass guitar, vocals )

Best song in our opinion: Honest


Connection to The Script: Both bands played at The Tennent’s Vital 2015 in Belfast.

Gig review:

I had the opportunity to see one of the finest bands who currently exist in Ireland, live in Stuttgart.

Going to this gig, I really had high expectations, as everyone I talked to had told me how amazing Kodaline are live. They stepped on stage with the song “Ready” which made the whole crowd dance along straight away. Obviously the support act All Tvvins also helped warming up the crowd, cause usually German crowds are quite calm, I’d say, but it was nice to see that everyone was clapping and dancing along from the beginning.

Introducing the band and welcoming the crowd, the singing along continued with the song “Way back when”. If you weren’t dancing after the first song, you definitely were now.

One of the highlights of the evening was when the guys performed “High hopes” as it’s one of the most known and also most loved songs of Kodaline. The whole crowd erupted in a huge sing along and it felt like this is where we all belong. Nothing else mattered but us and the band.


Another favourite moment of mine, was as Steve introduced “The One”. The atmosphere felt magical and I swear there was love in the air 😉

Kodaline had a great connection to the fans right from the beginning. They interacted with the fans, read their signs and I loved the part when a banner said they had chocolate for them, so Steve went up to the girls in the front row and thanked them, while taking the chocolate. It’s those simple things that takes the band down on crowd level and makes a gig experience unforgettable.

What’s coming next: The Coming Up For Air tour is over now, but they are playing at different festivals in Summer like the Truck Festival



Twitter: @Kodaline

In April we’re featuring 30 bands in 30 days as part of the A to Z blogging challenge. We’ve selected the bands from the artists that worked or toured with The Script before – simply because they have a good taste in choosing bands to work with! The posts are written by regular contributors, some special friends as guest bloggers and Andrea. Sign up if you’d like to keep in touch via email.

Hop over to The Windy Days of an English Teacher to check out today’s post about how Andrea uses music to teach English.

Today’s featured blogger is A to Z co-host AJ Lauer. Click here to visit AJ’s blog where she writes an interactive story.

6 comments on “Kodaline #30bandsin30days

  1. rosemawrites
    13 April, 2016

    Wow! I am learning a lot of bands here and I am loving it. 🙂


  2. Claudia
    13 April, 2016

    I had the pleasure to see them last September live! They were awesome, they owned the crowd from the very beginning. Especially High Hopes and Honest were sooo beautiful. Before they started to play there was a little interview and in the middle of it Vinny ‘s phone rang. It was his mum and he told her that hundreds of people can hear her right now. She just said “Oh my god”, it was so funny! He talked to his mum very nice and respectful, such a kind guy! I think they’re an uprising band, love their music and that their down-to-earth. Hopefully they stay this way!


  3. bobbic1219
    13 April, 2016

    Love learning about the bands! Such talented folks!


  4. lv2trnscrbbetty
    13 April, 2016

    I haven’t heard of this band, but it was interesting to read about it and its music. I like the name of it too 🙂



  5. Poui Season
    13 April, 2016

    They have beautiful voices!!! Thank you for this – new addition to my play list.


  6. patgarcia
    16 April, 2016

    The sound is excellent. The band sounds good too and from the video I can see they had a great connection with the audience.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge.

    Patricia @ EverythingMustChange


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