Kilcoole, County Wicklow
Formed in the summer of 2008, Croupier are a five-piece from Co. Wicklow who create energetic rock with electronic and pop influences.
They are Oisín Murphy (lead vocals/guitar) Charlie Mooney (guitar), Harry Burton (keyboard/piano) Niall O'Kelly (drums), and Rob Reid (bass)
Fresh out of the studio, Croupier are set to release their brand new EP, "Visor", in Autumn 2013. It consists of five brand new tracks written by the band at the beginning of the year and includes the bombastic "Power Up" which has recently become a firm fan favourite.
Recorded in The Hive by James Eager, mixed by Vinny McCreith and Mastered by Chris Le Dantec at Draftlab Mastering, "Visor" is set to display a more refined, melodic side to Croupier’s song writing.
Croupier’s dynamic, kinetic style has won the band admirers at home and abroad, having recently completed a 21-date European tour with Wicklow post-rock quartet Enemies as well as play home festivals Hard Working Class Heroes, Whelan’s Ones To Watch and The Camden Crawl Dublin.
Their self-titled debut album released August 2012, showcased aggressive, elaborate musicianship and vocals alongside more delicate, subtle shifts.
" The musical arrangements are all over the place and yet fit together wonderfully." - Goldenplec
"...passages of sublime beauty..." - Nialler9
"[A] fantastic addition to Ireland’s bustling music scene" - 7BillionPeople
"...sound f***ing deadly live." - Harmless Noise