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Limerick band Men Of Twenty have released their latest single 'Down By Your Side" Limerick band Men Of Twenty have released their latest single 'Down By Your Side"

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Limerick band Men Of Twenty have released their latest single ‘Down By Your Side”

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Limerick band Men Of Twenty have released their latest single ‘Down By Your Side” and it is an amazing addition to the high standard of music making its way out of Limerick of late.

Originally from Limerick, Men of Twenty are Johnny on vocals & rhythm guitar, Daniel on lead guitar & backing vocals, Paul plays bass and Conor on drums, piano/keyboards & backing vocals. Now all relocated to Dublin, the time has come for their powerful sound to raise roofs everywhere.

Of their previous incarnation (Animal Beats), Jim Carroll of the Irish Times said: “Limerick-raised, Dublin-based indie kids pushing a rock/pop line with interesting hooks and riffs in the mix…. their strongest calling card to date, a tune which best catches what lead singer John McDonnell’s voice can do.” 

Their new single “Down by Your Side” is a powerful song fit to fill stadiums or enthral a small crowd just inches between them and the stage. Men of Twenty are pushing an edgy indie pop/rock sound and their time is now.’

Earlier this year they were chosen for the Sound Training College’s ‘Searchlight’ program, which saw the band perform at The Button Factory and record two tracks in Temple Lane studios. 

Men of Twenty have supported some of Ireland’s most impressive bands and musicians including The Minutes, Royseven, Heathers, The Saw Doctors and Fred. In September they played their hometown as support for number one Irish artist Ryan Sheridan. 

Limerick band Men of Twenty have been featured in Hot Press and were included in the ‘Top 50 Irish bands you have to hear’ list last year. In 2014 they were a top pick for the Guinness Amplify, playing ten dates throughout Ireland.

All the band are taking their music careers very seriously and have been studying at college in subjects from Business & Law to Sound Engineering and from Music Education to Commercial Modern Music. Some studied at the BIMM college, Dublin, Europe’s largest and leading contemporary music college.

Full details of their tour dates all over Ireland can be found on their Facbook page here.

Follow Men Of Twenty on Twitter here.

Read more about music in Limerick here.

Listen to their latest release “Down By Your Side” right here: 

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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