Brainchild were formed round the songwriting partnership of Leslie Keye and Jonathan Reichental. The bands recording sessions (there were several) were paid for by singer Paul Redmond, who was a fireman and who ended up building a studio in his backgarden in Howth Junction called Tunnel Studios, in partnership with Colm Sexton and Tim Boland (brother of Colin, Greg & Andrew and main man behind A Splash of Red). Leslie Keye & Jonathan Reichental continued as the Wilde Oscars.
Formed by the songwriting team of Leslie Keye & Jonathan Reichental, both ex Brainchild. The Wilde Oscars played a strange kind of acoustic funk. Their first release was a single "Falling Down" was came out in 1994. They recorded an album "Fish" in Sun Studios in Temple Bar which was produced by Keye, Pat Donne (of The Big Noise) and the legendary Kim Fowley. Naimee left the band to go solo ca 1995 and the band drafted in Tara Egan-Langley (later Tara Blaise) as her replacement. She is credited on the "Fish" album which came out in 1996. Various other line-up changes included Joe Chester on electric guitar, and Terry Hackett (ex Jam Jar Jail, The Joys) on drums. They performed live on the James Whale show. The Wilde Oscars split in 1998 when Les Keye decided he'd had enough and went into recording & producing other artists. He has since released 2 solo albums "Breathe" (2000) and "Plan b...again" (2004). He's also played bass with Patrick Freyne and His Bad Intentions, and Eamonn Dowd and the Racketeers (ex Swinging Swine).
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