About Mellow Drops
Formed in Ireland in 1989 as a 5 piece rock band, Mellow Drops have been doing their best to enjoy themselves ever since.
In the mid-90s Mellow Drops gradually switched to a more melodic and harmonic style with Bodhrán and percussion replacing the drums, and the addition of classical violin. The knowledge gained in this phase was re-applied to a rock outfit when the drum kit returned some years later. After recording an EP in late 1998, life events forced a lull in activity. The unmixed recording stirred the band into action again in 2003, and some very enjoyable sessions produced new material.
Chronologically speaking...2008: Inter-continental experiments continue - more tunes coming soon!
2007: Debut Album Released
2005: Work starts on 1998 recording and more fun creating new material
2003: Digital recording makes many things practical (like working on new material from different contintents)
1999-2002: A quieter time - contact and rehearsals when possible
1999: A few gigs, followed by members leaving Ireland.
1998: Alan Reilly & Orla Magee depart. Anthony Darby joins on a more permanent basis. EP recorded in Temple Bar Music Centre, Dublin
1997: Listen released on 4th July. Electra recordings continue.
1996: Debut gig as Mellow Drops in the Baggot Inn Dublin, Orla Magee (Violin) joins. The good times and gigs in Slatterys of Capel St., Dublin. Electra Studios discovered - best times. Moon Bubbles Demo recorded. Debut EP Listen recorded in October. Projectors, strobes, smoke and samples added to gigs
1995: Name changed to Mellow Drops. Alan Reilly (Bodhrán) and Mark Neary (Percussion) join
1994: Drummer Terry Cullen Departs. Demo: 'Here we Stand' recorded with Anthony Darby
1992: Demo: 'We're all God's Children'
1990-92: Crucified some songs, many battles of bands. Started learning to write their own tunes.
1989: Jones and Cullen join up with Derek Toner. Some other members and some odd band names, settled with Cian O Cinnseala, Brendan Tuite and 'The Residential Sundays'
1988: James Jones & Terry Cullen start a "band"
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