We have just been confirmed for the Cork Jazz Cork Festival…
Very good stuff! Hope you find it!
From the stage
We had a great time. 2000 people dancing like Dolphins for Ric O Barry!
Tank you TEDX and the wonderful people who had fun. It was a great buzz…
TED Talks this Saturday! We are the only band! Going to be pretty sweet I say Pretty Sweet!
Science Gallery hosts the epic event of ideas, entertainment and inspiration at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Saturday September 8th, 2012. Among the first exciting speakers announced for the event is the internationally-renowned architect of the World Trade Center and the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Daniel Libeskind.
THE AMAZING FEW ::: RIC O’BARRY
The Amazing Few :::
Emma Kelly | 15.08.12
Most songs are written about love, or heartbreak, or partying. Not that many are written about a dolphin trainer.
But that’s just what The Amazing Few are singing about in their new song “Ric O’Barry”. The song is about the dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry, who trained Flipper, and who inspired the documentary The Cove.
The Amazing Few are a 10-12 member collective that sing about topics that are every day and odd in equal parts- like the dolphin trainer, and previous odes to bank robberies and the first 4 and a half minutes of the Bruce Lee movie Fists of Fury. This eccentricity comes through in their music, which they fondly call “psycho-pop”- the melodies are manic and all over the place, the vocals are expressive and wild, and listening to their songs is just a lot of fun.
“Ric O’Barry” is no different. A punchy intro leads into a slower singalong portion, we hear the horns, and it’s like Madness after knocking back a few cans of Red Bull. At only 1.55m long, it’s the most fun song I’ve heard in a while. Also, The Amazing Few are well-known for their mental live shows, so if you can catch them at Electric Picnic, I’d advise it.
We are back this year on the Friday night 11pm
King Kong stage at OxJam w The Hot Sprockets, Punch Face Champion, DC Tempest , Swords and much more!!!
Seemingly in cahoots with the staff for creating a buzz around the festival are the eccentric, balloon orientated antics of The Amazing Few. Hectic as always, the 10-piece brass, strings, percussion, and confetti ensemble flare their way through the evening with untold enthusiasm. The band is undeniably perky but most of the zeal comes directly from front man Keiron Black who seems to be gathering monstrous amounts of energy from an unknown power source. Not satisfied with mere singing he soon resorts to crowd surfing and synchronised flailing with any willing participants. Throughout the gig the crowd is implored to do the dolphin dance for ‘Rick O’Barry’, karate chop wildly for ‘Bruce Lee Movie’, and plant metaphorical seeds of goodness on the Knockanstockan grounds with a level of audience participation that’s usually only seen at Dan Deacon shows. The music itself – a mixture of high tempo ska and brass heavy pop-punk, reminiscent of Pixies and The Fiery Furnaces – takes a back seat in light of the theatrics, which is probably for the best. No doubt The Amazing Few don’t expect to be taken too seriously, that seems to be their whole ethos, but this also means that it’s difficult to look at the music as weighty in any way. In terms of recordings there’s not much to shout about but the live show is like watching a deviant in a fireworks factory.
Wait to we finish our recordings! Underdogs I tell ya!
We have a new song we just recorded in Area 94 with our good buddy Sean Hurley.
It is about Ric O Barry the Dolphin Trainer ,who trained Flipper to be a star.
He is an amazing guy and the Cove was a great movie,
all well worth us writing a song for and about him.
Have a listen here!