Lerner at the Roundy Room Sessions Sunday 10th June
Formerly known as the Martin Ryan Band, the Cork band adopted a new name under the advice of the interminably wise sooth known only as 'Galvin'. After a series of successful live shows in the summer of 2004, Lerner hit the old garden shed, set up a beaten up drum kit, a few guitar amps and a karaoke microphone and kicked off the sessions to what was to be their debut studio album ..still, waiting... Engineered and co-produced by Karl Odlum, still, waiting holds 10 songs about sad situations, overcoming fears and triumph over past regrets, it promises to show the public what Lerner are all about. In August 2005, Lerner welcomed a new vocalist in the shape of Alison Arnopp adding depth and range to old tracks, and introducing more and more possibilities to new ones. In November 2005 established singer-songwriter Anto' joined Lerner on drums. His energetic and versatile capabilities bring a new rockier edge to the band and fuel Lerner's energetic live shows.