The Crayon Set
The Crayon Set – Band-Bio type-thing....
Dublin-based, The Crayon Set was founded back in 2008 and has since morphed into an exciting, expansive 8-piece. They have a fresh sound which they describe as “indie-folk-pop” – there’s catchy pop melodies, lots of energy, lush, multi-part vocal harmonies and they employ a wide variety of instruments – trumpets, double bass, violins, harmoniums, oboes, flutes, banjos etc.
They self-released their debut single “I Wanted You” on the 24th September in 2012. It has received good airplay across many national Irish radio stations.
Their debut album will be self-released on 21st April. It was recorded in Leeders Farm Studios in the UK and was mixed at Rockfield Studios. It was co-produced by Nick Brine (Teenage Fanclub, Super Furry Animals). It's available from various records stores nationwide or it can be ordered or downloaded from -
Obligatory Press Quote -
"If you're looking for the kind of purity in indie-pop that you thought had gone missing far too many years ago, then their debut album will see you so right you'll never be wrong again"
Tony Clayton-Lea, The Irish Times
Introducing the band:
Robert B (vocals, guitar, melodica, cavaquinho)
Stephen B (guitar, banjo, harmonica, keys & vocals)
Labhaoise B (vocals, flute, percussion)
Kama S (violin, vocals)
George G (double bass & electric bass, harmonium, vocals)
Hannah H (piano, synths, vocals)
Sam S (drums, percussion, guitars, vocals)
Anna K (oboe, piano, vocals)
Official Website: www.thecrayonset.com.
Some Band Highlights:
The Ben and Jerrys Sundae on the Common Festival (London) – Main Stage.
Tracks have featured on Culture Ireland/IMRO "Best New Music from Ireland" compilations.
Three songs featured on Irish TV Series “The Importance of Being Whatever”. A track is set to feature on an up-coming feature “Run and Jump”, directed by oscar-nominated Steph Green.
EP – “Pick of the Fortnight”. Hot Press Magazine
Listed in "2012 Top 50 Bands in Ireland". 2 U I Bestow
Gigs - FMC Showcase Tour 2011, Camden Crawl, Hard Working Class Heroes Festival , The Phantom FM Next Becks Thing Final. The band has supported Ocean Colour Scene, Ash, Cathy Davey, Heathers and O Emperor.