The Amazing Few
The Amazing Few are more of a collective then a band but more like a movement then a collective! They Play psycho-POP. This group of like-minded separate individuals, have been collected over the course of the last six years. The songs are expressive and explosive! The music pulls from Ska, Jazz, Punk, Pop, using dramatic chord progressions with up beat energy while throwing out powerful twists of lyrical tales.
The band write songs about everyday situations, bank robberies gone right, love lost, loved gained, people run over by vans on highway 89a and anything that moves.
Songs like Bruce Lee Movie describes the first 4 min 32 seconds of “ Fists of Fury” and Russian Girls is a love story about girl meets a boy, boy grows up and meets the lady and chases her to India. Ric O’ Barry is about the famous dolphin (Flipper) trainer and his flight to save dolphins (he actually flew in from Florida to see the band perform in Dublin) Each song is a story describe through theatrics in music.
The Amazing Few live shows are a must see it to believe it experience. Interaction is an understatement. Their enthusiasm has made them a festival favorite! Each show is completely different.
The band’s wildly different, excitable songwriting has been compared to The B-52′s,The Clash, Presidents of the United States of America, Frank Zappa, Pavement, Frank Black, The Mouldy Peaches, Heavy Vegetable, Weezer and Beastie Boys but with horns.
The have played in recent times:
Electric Picnic, 2013,12,11,10,9
Body And Soul 2012
Closing act Dublin Fringe Festival 2012-2011
Cork Jazz Festival 2012
Closing act Killkenny arts festival 2012
Vantastival 2012, 11, 10
Belfast Culture Night Headline 2012
St Patricks Festival Store house 2011 Headline
TED X Board Gas Theater (Sold Out)
New Castle Arts Festival Headline 2012
Pride Festival 2013
Euro Culture Festival 2011-10 In Dublin and Manchester
They have headlined venues -The Village ( SOLD OUT) Whelan's ( Sold Out) The Black Box Belfast ( Sold Out ) Tri Pod, and the Grand Social just to name a few.
They have also supported or shared the stage with: The Presidents Of The United States of America, Adam Green, I'm from Barcelona, Mundy, Ham Sandwich, Har Mar Super Star and plenty more.
They have appeared on News Talk, Phantom FM 104, The Alex Zane show, RTE 2
What the press say:
"Weird and wonderful "
“The Amazing Few are a brilliant live band they really get the crowd going"
The Irish Times
"These guys are a true indie band. Not doing it for money, fame or anything other than the love of playing music. They've been doing the rounds around Ireland for years now, and have moved up in the world playing cool festivals around Europe. If they're ever playing near you, go see them. It's a real spectacle to see live"
Pretentious indie boys
"…this set was dramatic and vastly entertaining, their stage presence was performative, visual, spectacular, and full of those cool mood-enhancing ska-like brass outbursts" - Claire Rushe Connected Magazine
"Imagine the Juno soundtrack gone wild, heaps of people crammed onto a stage, brass instruments mixed with guitars and drums, a narrator and a vocalist, all in a barrage of balloons, silly string, card tricks and plain ole, uninhibited fun. This is The Amazing Few, and they are a wonderfully weird and wacky, Dublin–based delight.” - Eimear Duignan, Note media
The Amazing Few’s tracks