Jimmy Larkin : vocals, guitars
John Breen : vocals, lead guitar, mandolin, banjo, tin whistle, harmonica
Jeremy Cohen : bass, vocals
Danny Hannon : drums, bodhran, vocals
Three of The Lads were born in Dublin, Ireland, one hails from from the Motor City, and all are now based in Los Angeles. Their music blends pop melodies and harmonies with an aggressive punk edge and a traditional Irish flavor to create an exciting new sound. Their lyrics are heartfelt and thought provoking.
THE LADS have recorded 10 original songs at the prestigious A & M Studios in Hollywood. These songs have been released on their new CD, Scrapbook.
Their live shows have been packing clubs and pubs around LA from The Roxy and The Whiskey on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood to the jam packed Irish bars in Santa Monica. They have developed a reputation as a fun, entertaining and energetic live band. With many years of experience they make a fast paced, tight show look easy. They have taken their live shows on the road all over California and to Europe and left satisfied audiences on both continents.
At the request of Johnny Depp they performed with Shane McGowan of THE POGUES at the infamous Viper Room in Hollywood on opening night with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Maria McKee and others. The Lads have also represented Ireland on the International Star Search hosted by Ed McMahon and won 1st place in front of an international TV audience of several million people.