Starsailor, Cosmic Rough Riders and Hal

Miller Strat® Pack Presents Starsailor, Cosmic Rough Riders and Hal at The Ambassador on Tuesday, the 23rd of September.

Starsailor arrived on the music scene in 2001 with their debut album Love Is Here and were an instant success. Starsailor took their name from a Tim Buckley album and the band's sound is rooted in the late '60s and early '70s music of Van Morrison, Neil Young and Gram Parsons. Love Is Here was released in 2001 and the album had critics reaching for their thesaurus to praise songs like “Fever”, “Good Souls” and “Alcoholic”.


Starsailor's new album Silence Is Easy shows Starsailor in a more upbeat, confident and optimistic mood. The band produced the album with Danton Supple but they also incorporated the talents of such classic producers as John Leckie who has previously worked with The Stone Roses and Radiohead and Phil Spector who worked with the band on “Silence Is Easy” and “White Dove”.

Cosmic Rough Riders bright pop rock sound is firmly rooted in the sunny music coming out of California in the late '60s and early '70s. The band released their debut album, Deliverance in 1999 on Raft Records and their second album came in quick succession in 2000.

After the release of their third album, Enjoy The Melodic Sunshine on the Poptones label, the band's principle songwriter and frontman, Daniel Wylie left the group. The remaining members of Cosmic Rough Riders kept the sunny hits coming on their new album, Too Close to See Far released in 2003.

Dublin four-piece Hal comprises the music talents of Dave Allen on guitar and vocals, Paul Allen on bass, Stephen O'Brien on keyboards and Brian Murphy on drums. With a sound influenced by Brian Wilson, The Band and Fleetwood Mac, Hal's debut single “Worry About The Wind” started a bidding war that ended with the band signed to The Stroke's label Rough Trade.

Time : 7.30pm
: €20

Tickets available form Ticketmaster outlets,

Proceeds in aid of Childline/TOFS Children's Charity

The Ambassador
O'Connell Street
Dublin 1
Tel : + 353 (0) 1 4569569
The Ambassador