Friends of Emmet release their new three track EP titled The Happening Sea on May 21st.It is the follow up to their debut album State Of Mind which went straight to #6 in the official Top 100 album Charts in Ireland.
The independent band have achieved major success with tv placements on shows such as Eastenders, Hollyoaks & Jersey shore to mention a few.F.O.E have received continous airplay around the world for the past eighteen months from many of the National Broadcasters in Ireland the UK and America.The bands song Coming Apart (the opening track from State of Mind ) was written about Kevin Hines author of the best seller book Cracked Not Broken . Kevin is one of very few who survived jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge while attempting suicide.For more information on this go to kevinhinesstory.com.
During the period of releasing State of Mind & the new EP Friends of Emmet have contributed to the development of a two day Curriculum for transition year students in Ireland which is to begin this September at two pilot schools in Galway.The curriculum is designed to help students cope with their emotions & how to ask for help.Both the song Coming Apart and footage from the Kevin Hines story will feature.The programme will be co-presented by Keith Geraghty the bass player with F.O.E.The band also played a major part in organising a night for Pieta House at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin reuniting and performing alongside acts such as The Pale,In Tua Nua,The Hot House Flowers,Blink & The Picture House.Mark Leddy who is the vocalist with F.O.E has also written a number of songs for the musical Seasons of Love which is due for release later this year .
The Introduction to Friends Of Emmet video was shot while performing at Musexpo in Los Angeles. It gives their fans insight into the music and the upcoming cd State Of Mind due for release in 2013.
The band members are Mark Leddy (Vocals) Brian Lynam (Guitar) Keith Geraghty (Bass), Gary Sullivan (Drums), & Tim Boland (Guitar & Keyboards).
Mark Leddy - Vocals & Piano.
Brian Lynam - Guitar & Backing Vocals.
Keith Geraghty - Bass Guitar.
Gary Sullivan - Drums & Backing vocals.
Tim Boland - Guitar & Keyboards.