Local Band Shortlisted by 2FM for ‘Play the Electric Picnic’ Competition

Local Band Shortlisted by 2FM for ‘Play the Electric Picnic’ Competition

Tanjier’s debut release ‘Sunrise’ chosen as one of the top 30 songs

Local band, Tanjier have recently released their first single, ‘Sunrise’. It has been shortlisted by RTÉ 2FM and Oxfam for their ‘Play the Picnic’ competition. Out of the hundreds of acts that entered, they have been chosen as one of the top 30. If they get into the top 10, they will be playing at Electric Picnic in September. To get into the top 10, they are asking people to vote for them and raise money for Oxfam via text.

“Oxfam fights against worldwide poverty. To play on the Oxjam stage at Electric Picnic this summer, would be an amazing experience. If we go on to play the Cosby Stage as the overall winner, it could open up countless possibilities for Tanjier. We’re asking people to help make this happen by sending a quick text stating ‘Picnic2’ (no spaces) to 50300 to support this fight against poverty and vote for us! Texts cost just €2 and the proceeds go towards Oxfam,” said Tommy.

Tanjier are a dynamic Band based in Dublin from Cork, Mayo and Donegal. Tommy Buckley is a native Corkman, from Millstreet. (Tommy is son of Tadhg & Joan Buckley of Drishane Road and grandson of Catherine and the late Seán Buckley of Kilcorney) They first formed in October, 2015. The Band members first met in a variety of circumstances. “I met Ronan in primary school in Castlefinn. I then met Tommy in Teacher Training College in Marino, Dublin. Finally, I met Ann when we were in Uganda on a volunteer teaching programme. The Band formed a few years later,” said Michael.

Currently, they are preparing for the release of their debut EP, ‘Sunrise’ on 31st July in the Wiley Fox, Dublin. Blending synthpop, indie rock, folk, funk as well as alternative genres, they are a four piece that infuse many different styles of music. Their influences range from Bob Dylan, Bon Iver to Coldplay and Jack Garratt. They perform with a wide range of instuments and enjoy blending 3 part harmonies.

The closing date for the competition is 29th July. You can keep up to date with Tanjier and find out more on Facebook, Instagram and Soundcloud.

Tanjier - Tommy Buckley, Ronan Lynch, Ann Horan, Michael Killen
Superb Band “Tanjier” – Tommy Buckley, Ronan Lynch, Ann Horan, Michael Killen. Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

We wish Tommy and his Friends in this new and exciting Band “Tanjier” enormous  success and very much encourage everyone to vote in support not only of the superb Band but for the highly praiseworthy Oxfam Charity which does such important work on a global basis.  (S.R.)

Audio: Tanjier – Sunrise

Video: Tanjier – Sunrise (Official video)




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