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Sunday 25 August 2019

'Corner Boy' a huge hit with Late Late audience

FOLLOWING in the fledging footsteps of a band called U2, Wexford folk rock maestros Corner Boy took to the stage in front of the nation on The Late Late Show.

The multi-instrumental group, consisting of Michael D'Arcy, Matthew O'Brien, Karen O'Connor, Leo Staples and Michael Sutherland, have been gaining massive plaudits all over the country since winning the Hot Press Bedroom Jam Competition last year.

The Late Late Show has long been a launching pad for many up and coming bands and Corner Boy will hopefully benefit from playing their song 'Morning Morning' to the nation on Friday night.

'It was an amazing experience, but it was also one of the most stressful days of my life,' laughed banjo player Matthew O'Brien. 'Basically we did a bit of work with Highwind Films and Ted Moran sent the song off to a college friend of his at RTE. Then they just happened to play it in the office and the Musical Director said he'd love to have us on the show. It's crazy really, because usually it never happens that way! The feedback has been absolutely fantastic though and we're delighted. You tend to forget just how much of a reach the show has.'

It's set to be a busy week for Corner Boy, as this Friday sees the launch of their debut single 'Ghost Town City' from their new EP 'True North'. The single will be available on iTunes and to stream on Spotify and the band are hoping for an enthusiastic response off the back of their TV appearance.

The official launch of the new single will take place in Metro 17 on Friday at 9 p.m. For more details, follow Corner Boy on Facebook and Twitter.

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