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Paradox
“Cork based Alternative Rockers Paradox make a long awaited return to the DeBarra’s stage on on Friday April 15th playing a full set of Nirvana tunes in memory of Kurt Cobain who passed away 28 years ago this April. Paradox are no stranger to DeBarra’s having played many full house shows as well as performing memorable Nirvana nights since 2014 for Kurt Cobain’s yearly anniversary. 
Paradox were formed in 1997 by brothers Pete Mac and Mike Mac. The early Paradox sound was heavily influenced by the Grunge Era of the 90’s. Paradox have released 4 studio albums to date. Their debut album ‘Circle of Growth’ was recorded in Los Angeles in 2000 and released on a US label. Their second album ‘Sacred’ was recorded and released in 2004, ‘Corporate Pollution’ was released in 2011 and their latest album ‘Chapters’ released in 2015. The band have also released numerous singles.
2020 saw the release of their latest single ‘Welcome to the Happy Place’ however the band had to cancel a number of shows as a result of Covid and have been on temporary hiatus since then.
Paradox have toured both Europe and the US over the years as well as playing support to the likes of Therapy?, Kerbdog and Shonen Knife and more recently sharing the stage with fellow Irish bands Fangclub and Bitch Falcon.

Screenreader
Joining Paradox are West Cork Alt. Fuzz Rockers Screenreader fronted by Brian Casey who is no stranger to DeBarra’s or the West Cork music scene.
Screenreader came into being with the release of their debut album “Disconnect the Dots” in January 2012. Burning a trail from start to finish with mechanical samples, high-impact dynamics and fuzzed up electronic textures, the album has received high praise from critics as well as a quickly growing fan base, resulting in consistent national radio airplay from the likes of 2fm’s Dave Fanning and Dan Hegarty, along with airplay from regional and local radio stations.Since their debut the band has played countless well received live shows across the country, clearly demonstrating an intent to not only recreate but expand on the sounds of their recorded output. An early highlight of these shows was a slot on the main stage at Indiependence 2012 where the band further cemented a reputation as an energetic and dynamic live act.2013 saw Screenreader record a live session for 2FM as well as hitting the road to play live as often as possible.Singer Songwriter Brian Casey focused on his solo ventures over the past few years with the release of various tracks and 2 full lenght EP’s. Also making live appearances at Other Voices and HWCH Festival in Dublin. Brian has also been working as a producer in his own recording studio Wavefield Studios in West Cork producing various releases for many established acts and musicians.

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