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Austin O’Keefe Releases “I’m Not Over You”

Austin O’Keeffe releases his second single called ‘I’m Not Over You’, a follow up to the catchy ‘Never Gonna Let You Down’.

‘I’m Not Over You’ is a pop rock song about a guy who wants to get back with his ex girlfriend. It is a feel good song about trying to overcome issues in a relationship where love can supersede any problems. The single is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play etc from 10 July 2017.

Austin O’Keeffe is a keyboard player and started writing songs in 1985 and playing in original bands. A few years later decided that paying bills was more important and began playing in cover bands. This included playing keyboards with Elvis, Bee Gees and Michael Jackson tribute bands. He also toured Northern Europe with a Celtic rock band, and in 1999 was with a band that played at the highest altitude – over 2,500 metres high in the Swiss Alps, where Anifred from Abba (the dark haired one) liked the band so much that she went around with a basket to collect tips on the last day. This year with some free time he decided to go back to his original dream of having a song in the charts and started writing. Within 6 months he has written over 60 songs and compositions, and hopes that at least a few will become hits.

Oski Bravo Share Material from Second EP

Oski Bravo are back!

The Dublin-based five piece who released their debut EP last October are back with their follow-up release “Silent Movies Man”.

Their 2016 self-titled release garnered comparisons to “the warmth of early REM, Idlewild, Juniper, the Frames, King Creosote, Damien Rice, Bellx1 and Revelino”.

Formed only the previous year, Oski Bravo have been keen to get as much material written and recorded as possible.

The first single from taken fromSilent Movies Man” is the song “Cracked But Intact”. This brisk and catchy tune mixes the light with the dark, a theme which runs throughout the new EP. Sweet but eerie, the verses warm the ear as an Eleanor Rigby’-like cello hints that all may not be what it seems, before rising towards the chorus. The chorus then explodes in a melodic downpour dripping with 1950’s pop. “Cracked but intact, there’s millions of reasons to just go to pieces, but I want you to stay…”. Bruised but not broken, the songs conveys a ray of hope through the fog of life’s confusion, set to a tune you can hum.

Songs from their debut release drew reviews such as: “the track builds to a glorious crescendo and demonstrates the flourishing maturity of this group.”and: “I’m almost embarrassed by how many times I clicked back to the start of the song as soon as it finished”.

Upcoming Dates:

Sat July 29th – Art Beat Festival – Waterford City.
Fri August 11th – Secret Village Festival – Roscommon.

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