Meteor winners Coronas to play Nerve Centre

Mon, 10/10/2011 - 10:59 -- Editor


Meteor Award-winning Irish rock band The Coronas are set to play at the Nerve Centre at the end of November.

The band, famed for their hits Heroes or Ghosts and San Diego Song, will take to the stage on Saturday November 26th in what is sure to be a sell-out show.

The band released their debut album, Heroes Or Ghosts in 2007 and have slowly but surely been embraced by their ever growing contingent of fans as one of the best Irish bands to have emerged in the past five years. They recently opened for the Script in all their concerts across Europe and have just returned from touring in the US.

The band has been around in some shape or form for over five years. Danny O’Reilly (vocal/ guitar) met up with Graham Knox (bass) and Conor Egan (drums) while at school and college, and a short time later hooked up with Dave McPhillips (lead guitar) during a working holiday in Vancouver.

Come the start of 2007, a flurry of Irish chart activity commenced with their debut single, Decision Time, reaching the Top 10. This success was enhanced with three further hit singles - Grace, Don’t Wait, Heroes Or Ghosts, San Diego Song, all of which preceded their debut album, Heroes Or Ghosts, which subsequently spent over a year in the Irish charts.

Time moves on and the band, following a licensing deal in Japan with JVC, has trumped Heroes Or Ghosts with their new album, Tony Was an Ex-Con. The new record was recorded in Cornwall’s renowned Sawmills Studios, overseen by producer John Cornfield from Razorlight, Muse, Supergrass and Oasis fame. Dave reckons the main difference between the new and the old album is that the band was far cooler, calm and collected second time around.

The band are due to record their next album later in the year.

Tickets, which cost £17.50, are available from the Nerve Centre’s website at