Galway , County Galway
Rofi James are a 4 piece pop/rock band from Galway city comprised of Ronan Flaherty, Jamie Murray, Cathal Leonard and Joseph Flaherty. The band was originally formed as a two piece in 2013 when Ronan met Jamie. They soon took to the cobbled streets of Galway city with a mutual interest in busking and in songwriting. The band would later be called ROFI JAMES - a portmanteau of Ronan's nickname "Rofi-J" and Jamie's actual name, "James".
After many years of gigging, song-writing and developing their sound, the band evolved into its current line up. Since then they have been gathering a strong following in the West of Ireland and beyond after the success of their debut singles ‘Fool For Your Love’ , ‘Open Eyes’ (with Best Single nominations) and follow up singles ‘Reason’ & 'I Tried'. The band have played several high profile support slots with established acts including Picture This, Wild Youth, Hermitage Green, The Riptide Movement, The Stunning and Ryan Sheridan to name but a few.
They have also played several festivals including Electric Picnic, Fever Pitch 2018, OTB Music Festival – Buncrana, and also co-headlined Riverfest 2018 in Shannonbridge alongside LE GALAXIE and Hermitage Green.
The Galway men have had several sell-out headline shows in venues such as The Loft Venue, Galway, following their debut appearance at Electric Picnic and recently completed their winter HELIUM EP Tour with dates in Dublin, Galway, Offaly and Donegal.
On November 9th 2018 Rofi James released their latest single ‘I TRIED’, the fourth release to date by the Galway pop/rock band. ‘I Tried’ is the first single from the Brand New EP titled ‘HELIUM’ – Available across all digital/streaming platforms. The track is currently receiving national airplay on RTÉ 2FM, Red FM, iRadio, Galway Bay Fm, Beat 102 103 and has had more than 1.4 million impacts on radio since its release in November.