Offaly band ‘Frantic Jack’ rock India

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Edenderry based band Frantic Jack took Alcheringa 2013 by storm as they played to 10,000 plus people who attended the festival from colleges across India.

Having been invited last November, Frantic Jack jumped at the chance to bring their music to a bigger market and engage in a culture away from what they we’re used to. The festival takes place annually in Guwahati IIT on the first weekend of February and is seen as one of the largest festivals to take place in India.

Based on cross culture interaction from across the world, it involved an American Jazz band, two of Australia’s leading female DJ’s, the Portuguese Beatbox protege Rizumik, one of India’s biggest rock acts ‘Thermal and a Quarter’ and many others involved with arts and entertainment.

Frantic Jack headlined the Saturday night Rock concert which was one of the highest attended events at the festival and have now opened up new avenues from talking to promoters and Indian acts alike.

The band based out of Edenderry, Co Offaly have grown in strength since the release of their new album ‘Last One To Leave’ which is now being streamlined by Radio Nova as one they recommend. Consisting of Daragh Fitzgerald on Vocals and guitar, Mark Kelly on guitar, Pauric Hurst on Bass, James Kearney on Keys and Mullingar native Ricky Byrne on Drums, new horizons are imminent for the band.

Frantic Jack have also just announced plans for the release of their second single from ‘Last One To Leave’ due out in Ireland and worldwide via iTunes on March 9th. The second single ‘Living Proof’ lyrically connected to strong aspects of the recession and hard times is a must have download for music lovers. For more information on the band please check them out on Facebook or alternatively go to




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