It’s people power which has established The Original Rudeboys as one of Ireland’s hottest acts. Eschewing the capital’s higher profile venues, the band started out gigging in their native Northside where they amassed a huge live following who immediately warmed to their patented blend of ska, pop, rock and rap. The rest of the country has subsequently got in on the act courtesy of a string of hit singles, striking videos and an Oxegen performance, which demonstrated their ability to command a big stage.

Four things you might not know about The Original Rudeboys…
– The band’s recent ‘Travelling Man’ single was co-written and produced by hotter-than-hot Ed Sheeran and Wiley producer Jake Gosling. He’s also in the chair for their debut album, which will drop in the spring.
– Their YouTube channel has had over 750,000 hits.
– They formed at a house party at which the music wasn’t to their taste, so they switched the hi-fi off and jammed the night away.
– Together with Lisa Hannigan they belong to the select band of Irish acts deploying a ukulele.