Ballyporeen, County Tipperary
Monorail are proud to announce the release of their debut album ‘Sleepers’ and 7” single and download ‘Hearts of Gold’ featuring Gemma Hayes on June 17th 2011.
Monorail has it’s roots as a solo project for the songs of Ballyporeen, Co. Tipperary native Seamus Hennessy. Various collaborations with musicians from Cork and Tipperary led to the formation and expansion of Monorail, resulting in the release of their debut album ‘Sleepers’ and exciting live performances.
Seamus Hennessy - Vocals /Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar/Synth/Keys/Piano
David Murphy - Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar/Slide Guitar/Vibes/Pedal Steel/Piano/Mandolin/Harmonica/Vocals
Don Rothwell - Bass/Vocals
David Tate - Drums/Percussion
Ali Price - Violin
Gemma Hayes - Vocals
Anja Bakker - Harp
Produced by Seamus Hennessy and David Murphy
Recorded at Monorail Studio, Ballyporeen, Co. Tipperary
Mastered by Tomás Mulcahy.
"... a sweet sounding record that benefits from a warm, live sounding production and an honest vocal delivery".
Hot Press (IRL)
"... a remarkably mature and compelling record and on its’ own terms... containing beautifully-crafted songs, concerted bouts of beefy Roots rockin’ and plenty of atmospheric intrigue, ‘Sleepers’ is a marvellous debut. 9/10".
Whisperin & Hollerin (UK)
"'Hearts of Gold' is a stunning track brimming with the atmospheric sound of the slide guitar and beautifully soothing harmonies that make the most of the song's male/female vocal blend. Gemma's tones are as pure and enchanting as always, providing perfect accompaniment for Monrail's clear musical talents. If this warm and engaging track is anything to go by, Monorail's debut offering is sure to be a beauty".
Rarities & B-Sides (IRL)