Big Love was formed in 2017 by friends and songwriters, Cian Ó’Maonlaí (lead vocals) and Jack Cody (guitar/vocals), the band grew to include
Megan Nic Ruairí (keys/vocals), Dan Aherne (bass), Anton Shovlin (drums) and Adam Curtis (lead guitar).
BIG LOVE is the culmination of friendship and a collective love for the music that has grown since then.
As a six piece band, they have found their definitive sound: post punk elements interwoven with melodic folk with dramatic and emotive
They have played in venues such as The Olympia Theatre, Vicar Street, Unitarian Church and Whelans, sharing the stage with the likes of David Keenan and The Henry Girls.
Big Love have developed their sound and identity over the years and that brought to the release of their debut single Lily which was recorded in Windmill Lane and produced by Cian Synnott with Niall O’Sullivan (National Concert Orchestra) featuring on trumpets.
The band pirouette between sweet, melodic textures and driving, rapturous crescendos, upon which they deliver raw and honest stories.
“Who is Lily?
Lily is the physical embodiment of a vulnerability that lives within
us all. On a personal level, Lily is sisterhood, a misunderstood force
that deserves the love humans need to survive. She’s a reminder that
living can sometimes be challenging and that it’s integral to life
that we show the ones we love that we love them, simple. Love ye, buachaillí. – Meg” (from nialler9.com)