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Episode 72 – Various Artists

Pod-a-Rooney with Joe Rooney

10th April, 2017 71'

Ryan McMullan is Ed Sheeran’s opening act for his 2017 summer tour. He is a singer songwriter with immense stage presence and songwriting skills.

Deni Bonet is a fiddle player who has played with Cyndi Lauper, REM, Mundy and Sarah McLachlan. Her latest album Bright Shiny Objects has entered the US charts and is getting airplay all over Europe. It’s her first completely instrumental album.

Johnny Cronin is from the band Cronin. Their latest album The First Kiss Of Love is a big dramatic burning tower of love songs. They are also now officially Shane MacGowan’s backing band.

Mik Artistik is a Leeds based artist and performance comedian. His song David Bowie Was A Funny Man is worth checking out on YouTube.

Shane Kennedy has a story to tell and works with fashion designer Paul Smith.

I met all these people over a ten day period as I was on a tour that took in The Bronx, New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Chicago and ended on St Patricks night in Leeds. It was all great and exciting and stressfull and brilliant and its good to be back home again.

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