Having played solo for a number of years under her own name, Adela Meally was nominated as Best Female at the Balcony TV Awards 07 and was hyped as the “new queen of the local indie scene” by Hot Pres
Adela, played support to John Spillane, Eleanor McEvoy, Liam O Maoinlai, Don Mescall, Gavin Glass, Juliet Turner, Damien Dempsey, Mick Flannery & Arthur Ebeling and also made a video ‘Party for Three’ with the New York Film University. The song has been described as “Sesame Street on craic” and as having “hit written all over it” according to John Creedon of RTE Radio 1.
Comprised of a group of four professional musicians, Adela and the Meanits began as a project in 2009 when they made their debut in the Body and Soul Arena at world famous music and arts festival, Electric Picnic.
After a chance encounter on a St Patrick’s Day float in Portlaoise, Adela met drummer Ros O’ Meara. Then a member of several bands, Ros introduced Adela to Barry Hayes who in turn introduced everyone to John Davidson. Like peas in a far out pod…they became Adela and the Meanits. Their music has been likened to Madness, Sultans of Ping and Lily Allen, but comparisons aside, Adela and the Meanits have an infectious, happy buzz in their sound. Their live shows are a quirky mix of trashcan jazz-meets-pop-meets-folk.
All four musicians (Adela Meally, John Davidson, Ros O’ Meara, Barry Hayes). are multi-instrumentalists and incorporate vocals, double bass, piano, ukulele, melodica, drums/percussion, nylon string guitar and violin with effects pedals into each live performance. They are now set to release their debut album just in time for this year’s summer festivals. The upcoming studio album has a definite left of centre pop sound.
We are delighted that Adela and the Meanits will perform at The Village Stage Sunday September 25th.
For more information visit their website
Here is a song they recorded for balcony tv in November 2010