Dublin, Ireland-based Kodaline carries a genuine quality that audiences everywhere can feel and
relate to. Known to leave a performance to find a small club and play for hours, Kodaline makes it known that the listener
is an intrinsic part of what fuels their creativity and purpose of their music. With songs like "All I Want" and "Lose Your
Mind," the modern rock quartet proves time and time again that they can peddle a variety of pop styles. The best way to experience
Kodaline is to catch one of their live performances. This year offers plenty of opportunities to do so with concerts scheduled
for top-drawer venues like Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois; Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec; House of Blues in Houston,
Texas; Zilker Park in Austin, Texas; House of Blues in Anaheim, California; House of Blues in San Diego, California; Fonda
Theatre in Los Angeles, California; Wonder Ballroom in Portland, Oregon; and more. To keep tabs on all of Kodaline's upcoming
gigs, bookmark StubHub now!
Band members Steve Garrigan (vocals,guitar and keyboard)
and Mark Prendergast (guitar) have been friends since the age of eight, raised in households just minutes away from each other.
They also sang in the school choir together. Prendergast said, "We were there to pick up girls, of course." When their teenage
years rolled around, they picked up guitars at a youth retreat together when they were put in the same house. Over wee-hour
jam sessions, the pair developed strong ties. Upon their return to Swords, a blue-collar town close to Dublin, the duo enlisted
Vinny May (drummer), who also resided in Swords. The three of them forged ahead and worked on putting together the first of
a string of musical groups. When they were just 17, their group, 21 Demands, garnered some success as runners-up on the You're
A Star TV show. They also cracked the charts with "Give Me A Minute." The hit single was the first No. 1 hit in Ireland spawned
by an unsigned group. Eventually, they became Kodaline and rounded out their lineup with the addition of Jason Boland (bassist).
They devoted a couple of years just to penning new material and remained grounded by believing in their talents. "I dropped
out of college and my parents were just freaking out...," said Garrigan. "There was no deal in place and no money, we just
thought... let's have a crack at it." Today, the bandmates have had no regrets on their decision to take a chance. Kodaline
continues to work on their music. Their tune, "All I Want" was issued as part of The Fault in Our Stars soundtrack that came
out in the spring of 2014. They also continue to hope their music will offer a sort of therapy for listeners. "Music should
have a purpose, you know," said Garrigan. "Our purpose is honesty."
The Irish, Dublin-based
indie band, Kodaline, has achieved international praise with their 2013 release, In a Perfect World. Originally known as 21
Demands beginning in 2005, they made music history with the debut single, "Give Me A Minute" in 2007, when they topped the
Irish Singles Chart. This was a feat that had never been achieved by an independently released track. The band changed its
name to Kodaline in 2011. They are often likened to Oasis, U2 and Coldplay. However, they are surely paving a way to a sound
that stand on its own merits. Their EPs include: The Kodaline - EP (2012); The High Hopes EP (2013); Love Like This EP (2013);
and Brand New Day EP (2013).
Incidentally, the band's moniker doesn't mean anything in
particular. "We made it up ourselves, but we later found it's a character on fuckin' World Of Warcraft,"Prendergast explained.
"I promise you, we've never even played the game. It's just a bizarre coincidence."
Kodaline Concert Experience
song, "All I Want," off their first extended play – Kodaline EP – was received with significant acclaim when it
was chosen as BBC Radio 1 DJ Earner Cotton's Record of the Week. The group furthered its success of the song when it was selected
to be featured on episode nine of Grey's Anatomy. Yet more notoriety was established when the song was also handpicked by
Google as background music for their 2012: Year in Review. Kodaline additionally has been nominated for the Sound of 2013
poll. The musical content invokes the truth of emotion. You will find the classic quality of these heartfelt ballads that
will one day stand the test of time. Steve Garrigan's vocals are the defining force – sensitive, passionate and powerful,
with the voices of May and Boland beautifully blended, they are reminiscent of Crosby, Stills and Nash.To catch this promising
outfit in action, pick up your tickets through StubHub now. Kodaline delivers a stellar live performance that you just can't
afford to miss out on.