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Sunday 20 October 2019

Bill's 'First' class gig

Favourite cousin launches CD

Cousin Bill played a warmly received homecoming gig in Maggie May’s.
Cousin Bill played a warmly received homecoming gig in Maggie May’s.

Ian (Mocha) Moloney and his band Cousin Bill played a homecoming gig in Maggie Mays to celebrate the launch of their debut album aptly named First.

Old fans and new gathered in the Monck Stret venue to hear the well-known Wexford singer who now lives in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Mocha cut his musical teeth playing in the pubs of Wexford and won a Bacardi/Hot Press Award in 1996 with the original Cousin Bill line-up.

The band released a number of singles including Vanity, The House That Hate Built and Turn on the Spotlight but this is the first album from the outfit named after a song written by Mocha many years ago.

The new line-up features Swedish musicians Raimo Rommendahl and Stefan Estulf who were enjoying their first visit to Wexford along with Gray Hawthorne.

The album of original material was recorded in between gigging around Europe.

First is available to download from iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.

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