Mullingar, County Westmeath
After a 6 year hiatus, The Blizzards are back with a bang. The Mullingar 5 piece have one hell of a summer planned. With a brand new single due for release in May, an album in the works, a UK tour planned for June and an Irish festival exclusive returning to Cork's Indiependence festival, these likely lads are hitting the ground running!
These power pop chart toppers are obviously no strangers to the Irish music scene. Before the Voice of Ireland, and Niall Breslin’s solo and producing career, The Blizzards drew crowds of sincere music fans with their combination of catchy pop toe tappers and contagious beats to stages at Slane, Oxegen, Independence and The Olympia. Since the band's conception in 2004, their release history is nothing to be sniffed at.
The Blizzards have released seven charted singles and two Albums. Their debut album, A Public Display of Affection, was released in October 2006 achieved double platinum status in Ireland. Their second album Domino Effect released in 2008, entered the Irish Singles Chart at number two and birthed four singles, the top three track "Trust Me, I'm A Doctor" plus "Trust Me, I'm A Doctor" plus "The Reason", "Postcards" and "Buy It Sell It".
On the live front was always where they excelled and over the years, The Blizzards have shared stages with such musical heavy weights as Oasis, Kaiser Chiefs, The Prodigy and AC/DC. The future is bright for these boys and only getting brighter. There are big things planned for the lads in the next couple of months so be sure to watch this space.
The band: Niall Breslin, Anthony Doran, Declan Murphy, Justin Ryan, Aidan Lynch