Every Monday we will be bringing you an unsigned singer or band as part of our Independent Music Monday feature. This week, we caught up with Changing Gears find out more about them…
Who is in the band?
Eoin O'Donnell - vocals, guitars. Colin Reid - guitars. Danny Spelman - bass. Steve Power - keys. Morgan O'Brien - drums.
Who were your musical influences when you were growing up and who are your influences now?
Lou Reed, Elliot Smith, The Smiths.
How would you describe your sound?
Indie Wave - early 80's mixed with today.
What is your latest single called and what was the influence behind it?
'No Big Deal'. Lyrics by Morgan O'Brien (drummer) and Eoin O'Donnell (vocals) and music by the band (Eoin O'Donnell, Colin Reid, Danny Spelman, Morgan O'Brien). The production has a deliberate 80's feel to it.
What’s your local music scene like?
Not busy enough!
What do you have planned for the next 12 months? Any albums or festivals?
We are planning to release a single every month. Singles seem to be the way to go rather than albums right now.
Is there anyone you’d love to collaborate with?
With each other. Loads of music to be written!
Any funny stories surrounding your live performances?
We love playing live and always give it everything. We were once forcefully removed from a gazebo by a park ranger in a Dublin city park. We didn't have a permit. The audience booed the ranger!
What is the one thing that you want readers to know about your band?
Check us out. You'll like our music. We promise. Nothing too pretentious or too long! Music from the heart!