When Danny Thompson, Patrick McEvilly and Nathan Hayes first started jamming together little did they realise that they would soon become a band that performs 100 percent original music - composed by the band members themselves. This up and coming band is called Resin Effect and it plays a variety of “acoustic chill out Indie-Rock.”
“We also play the slow songs with the blues and rockier feels,” said Danny (19), who is originally from Taghshinny. “It’s all original material, we don’t do covers.”
Patrick (23) is the main song writer in the band and has been composing his own material for a number of years.
“I’ve been writing songs for ages. I knew the other guys for some time and we got together and had a couple of jams and it went really well,” said Patrick who is originally from Athlone and a son of Nora McEvilly. Patrick also plays acoustic guitar and is the lead singer of Resin Effect.
Danny provides backing vocals, bass and piano, while Nathan (18) is the band’s drummer and provides backing vocals also.
The band has been together since early January 2011 and over the course of this year have managed to secure some notable gigs such as the Ballinamore Free Fringe Festival, DCU FM and hopefully a gig at the Edinburgh Festival next year.
“We’re hoping to raise about €1,100 and record an album in the Vibes Studio in Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim,” said Patrick, who was also the lead singer with Inside Story, the band that won the first ever Longford’s Got Talent. “We hope to record that album at Christmas.”
Looking at the band’s name, the young Indie-Rock hopefuls admitted that it was a cool name that came about by chance.
“We were just messing around with words and it came to us,” said Danny, a son of Pat and Laura Thompson.
In terms of influences, the boys are keen to admit that legends such as John Butler, Ben Harper, Bob Dylan, Led Zepplin, Guns n’ Roses and Gary Moore are but a few of the great influences that have helped mould the sound of Resin Effect.
In a few short weeks Danny will start his course at Cavan IT in music performance training and there he will focus upon his song writing and vocal training.
Fellow band member Patrick is also an avid song writer and hopes to begin his studies at Athlone IT in the near future. There he will study sound engineering. Nathan is already studying psychology at NUI Galway.
To find out more about Resin Effect, you can facebook them or alternatively check them out on Sound Cloud (www.soundcloud.com).