Mitchelstown, County Cork
After a packed year in 2016 that had every thing from the release of their critically claimed Album “Brothers”, to a string of tour dates and festival appearances which held a headline stage slot at Indiependence 2016 and being hailed as one of the acts of the weekend by the Irish Examiner “unapologetic, unrelenting, and unmistakably fun”.
MINDRIOT rounded off 2016 with the release of a new single “Speak”, the charity single in support of Pieta house went straight to No.1 in the google play and iTunes rock charts.
2017 has not slowed in any way as Tony, Steve & Mike make their way around the Irish radio stations and kick of their Spring Irish Tour in March which will see dates in Kilkenny, Cork and Dublin to start with along with another string of Irish Festival appearances and a special guest support slot with the Candaian aclaimed artist Devin Townsend on both his Irish tour dates in Belfast's Limelight and Dublin's Academy .
Formed over two decades ago as childhood friends, the band openly admit that although there has been laughter, tears, hatred and love over the years, the members have drawn on those experiences and moulded their musical style to what it is now.
Mike Hoye comments ;“Each track has it’s own story to tell. And we are telling a story of the life we have had. Out of all the material we have written in the past, this year we feel like we’ve found our feet and produced the 12 tracks that we are the most proud of! ‘Brothers’ is our story and you’re listening to the first chapter.
The band consists of ;
Tony Gorry - Lead guitarist and lead vocalist,
Mike Hoye - Bass guitarist ,Backing Vocals
Drums - Steven Bartak.