navan, County Meath
The 7 band members have played in various Reggae, Jazz and Rock outfits over the years and have come together to create their own original fusion of influences.
Band leader Alun 'Minty' Smyth's soulfull songs are brought to life by the various talents of IF…the golden tones of Jim Clarke and Eimear Gillen's brass harmonies, Aisling Cullinan's hypnotic hammond and classic keys, Paddy Smyth's deeply melodic basslines and David Quail's unique hard hitting beats. Their live gigs are always an uplifting experience, showcasing their heartfelt tunes with everything from chilled Jazz and Reggae to the wildest hopping Ska!
IF are ...Alun Smyth(vocals/guitar), David Quail(drums), Paddy Smyth(bass guitar), Jim Clarke(trombone), Eimear Gillen(saxophone/clarinet), Aisling Cullinan(piano/keys/vocals)Joy Booth(backing vocals0
July 2018 . IF just released their debut album 'When?' Its been a mad trip... from a conversation at a festival a few years ago to a 7 piece reggae/jazz/folk fusion band with a new album that we're so proud of!