Barry Devlin originally made his name as bass player and singer with Horslips. Having temporarily hung up his bass guitar, Devlin moved into record production with U2’s second demo, and two albums for hard rock heroes Mama’s Boys among his credits.

His next move was into film, first as the maker of TV commercials and then as the director of a documentary on the making of U2’s The Unforgettable Fire album. Devlin’s name also features in the credits for a bunch of U2 videos, RTÉ’s Lapsed Catholics and the Not Afraid and All Things Bright And Beautiful feature films. The Virgin Of Las Vegas, a script he developed with Bono, is currently in development, with Liam Neeson set to star. On the Horslips front, having reconvened in 2004 for the recording of their Rollback acoustic album, Devlin and his bandmates are still a vibrant live force. Following their four gig tour at the end of 2010 (which culminated in a massive show in the O2 Arena), 2011 sees the band play a number of festivals in Britain. On St. Patrick’s Day, the band played a BBC concert with the Ulster Orchestra at Belfast Waterfront Hall. A Kiss For Jed Wood, which Devlin co-wrote with director Maurice Linnane, was a late entrant in the Galway Film Fleadh 2010 and received its North American premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival in May 2011. Devlin has also written the script for forthcoming film HOUND: The Legend of Cúchulainn, currently being produced by Breakthru Films and Pillarstone Productions.