|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||irish indie rock indie rock alternative folk|
Fronted by singer-songwriter and guitarist Glen Hansard (21 April 1970, Dublin, Eire), this highly acclaimed Irish band was formed in Dublin at the end of the 80s, making their debut live appearance at a festival in the west of Ireland in September 1990. At the same time, Hansard also appeared in Alan Parkers film adaptation of the Roddy Doyle novel The Commitments, a lucrative enough experience at the time, but a connection which has proven wearisome over the years. The original line-up featured Hansard, David Odlum (b. 14 January 1970, Dublin, Eire; guitar, ex-Kíla), Colm Mac Con Iomaire (b. 18 May 1971, Dublin, Eire; violin/electronics, ex-Kíla), John Carney (b. 1972, Dublin, Eire; bass), Paul Brennan (drums), and Noreen ODonnell (vocals). The other members supported Hansard through the negativity of media queries (specifically in relation to The Commitments), although Hansard himself shrugged off criticisms by ensuring that the Frames...