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Kitsch Is Rich

From: Derry

Active: mid-80s

Style: pop/rock

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Bio:

Mid-80s contemporaries of Bam Bam & The Calling, from Derry but Belfast-based from 1986 onwards. Their sound was reputedly powerpop with sixties influences, jangly guitars and terrific vocal harmonies, pitched somewhere between The Byrds and latterday US guitar bands. They were considered very promising at the time.
The band was funded by a small weekly grant under a New Enterprise Scheme. They won the Smithwicks Rock & Pop Award in 1985 and played the Sense of Ireland Festival in London in March/April 1986. They supported A House at the Underground in Dublin in 1985 and 1986. They recorded a session for Radio Foyle in 1986 and appeared on Channel One on 3 February 1986. Despite all this attention, they'd split by the end of the year.

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Last update: 9 January 2009.



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