Friends of Emmet "Hero" Single Review

Friday 21st February saw Dublin/Los Angeles based band Friends of Emmet release their new single "Hero".

A song of immense heart, soul and feeling asking the question "Does anybody care" it's a song in my personal view that no matter how bad things get for you, you can't always struggle on your own because as Mark Leddy (lead singer) sings "Everyone needs a Hero". However you can make up your own mind about what this song is about as I am sure different people will have their own interpretation about this wonderful song.

I first heard this song as a stripped back raw version just Mark and the piano and it was very powerful and having a full band backing it brings this wonderful song to a great level and deserves much praise especially for the subject matter.

I have had the pleasure of meeting the band Keith Geraghty (Bass) Brian Lynam (Guitar) Tim Bolland (Guitar) Mark Leddy (Vocals) and Gary Sullivan (Drums) and have seen them perform live and they are a very talented bunch of guys and very passionate about the music and the subject matters they write and play about Mental Health being one of the biggest topics.

Hero is available to buy now and is well worth the purchase.

Friends of Emmet will be launching their debut album State of Mind on 22nd March 2014 at a special gig at The Sugarclub in Leeson Street Dublin tickets are on sale now for what promises to be a great night of well deserved celebrations then the band are doing the following:

March 23rd/24th/England (BBC Sessions)
March 27th/Belfast (The Empire)
April 22nd/Toronto (The Rockpile)
April 26th/Ottawa (The Centrepointe)
May 3rd/Boston (The Irish Centre)
New York date to be Announced.
Lots of TV & Radio performances to coincide with all shows.

I caught up with Keith Geraghty during my Drivetime show on Friday 21st February to chat about the song and life in general and you can hear that here:

Find out more about the band on: or or on Twitter @friendsofemmet