Galway , County Galway
It began during the days of teenage discos, bad haircuts and chronic debs dresses, somewhere amongst the green fields and traffic lights of Galway city - where an unlikely storm was brewing. Washed ashore by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, a red haired veteran of Inis Mór, (the largest of the Aran Islands), Rónán Ó Flaithearta met Jamie Murray. They soon took to the cobbled streets of Galway city with a mutual interest in music 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".
Now a quartet, including Ronan(Rofi), Jamie (James), Cathal Leonard and Joseph Flaherty - Rofi James have have been gathering a strong following in the West of Ireland and beyond following the success of their debut singles ‘Fool For Your Love’ , ‘Open Eyes’ (with Best Single nominations) and their most recent release 'Reason'. The band have played several high profile support slots with established acts including Picture This, Hermitage Green,The Riptide Movement and Ryan Sheridan to name but a few. They recently played several summer festivals including Electric Picnic, OTB Music Festival - Buncrana, and co-headlined Riverfest 2018 in Shannonbridge alongside Irish band LE GALAXIE and have had several sell out headline shows in venues such as The Róisín Dubh, The Loft Venue Galway and more, following their debut appearance at Electric Picnic.
The bands music has received national radio play, while being placed on High Rotation on several radio stations across the country. The bands debut single 'Fool For Your Love; was one of the Top 10 Most Requested Tracks in February 2017 on iRadio, while their second release 'Open Eyes’ was selected as a winning track in the RTÉ 2fm #PlayThePicnic competition 2017.
The bands most recent single 'REASON' has hit NO.3 in the Radiomonitor Breaking Irish Music Airplay Charts alongside All Tvinns, U2 and Chasing Abbey and has been featured as Song Of The Day by JOE.ie, HOTPRESS.ie and IMRO.ie since its release in December 2017 and has been playlisted by iRadio, BEAT 102 103, Ocean FM, Uradio and Galway Bay FM. Rofi James were also recently named 'Galway Band of The Year 2017' by The Galway Advertiser and are currently touring Ireland for July/August. Their debut EP HELIUM is set for a November 2018 release.
On Friday November 9th 2018 ROFI JAMES brand new single ‘I TRIED’ goes live across all digital platforms & streaming services. ‘I TRIED’ is the first single from the bands forthcoming 5 track debut EP titled ‘HELIUM’ - set for release in late November 2018.
|15 Dec 2018||21:00||Chasin' Bull, Main St, Drumacrin, Bundoran, Co. Donegal||Rofi James - The Chasin' Bull - Bundoran|
|22 Dec 2018||21:00||The Loft, Seven Bridgestreet, Galway||Rofi James - The loft - Galway||Buy Tickets|
|11 Jan 2019||21:00||Backroom @ The Cobblestone , 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin, Ireland||Rofi James / The Cobblestone|