The Viking Project
Born, bred and based in the margins where Dublin meets Wicklow, the Viking Project are a five-piece band, brought about by circumstance, chance and a shared desire to create elegant, soaring, vocal harmonies, supported by a raw rock and roll, filthy folk foundation.
With the benefit of four vocalists, who swap and share lead singing duties, the band boasts a big and boisterous sound, one that is bolstered with blues harmonica and a booming rhythm section. Their musical musings have been heard all over the country in venues and at festivals, such as; Body and Soul, Knockanstockan, Castlepalooza, Life Festival, Vantastival and the Electric Picnic (where the Project savagely stormed the deck of the Salty Dog stage at the 2013 event).
2014 saw the release of the band's debut mini-album in late March at a sold out show in the Purty Loft in Dun Laoghaire followed by a highly successful ten date Irish tour, including stops in Crane Lane, Cork, the Harbour Bar, Bray and the Mercantile venue in Dublin. In August, the Project staged an album fundraiser show in the Grand Social for their upcoming release A Year in Disappear, and they also appeared at the 2014 Electric Picnic festival on the Body and Soul main stage. They are currently readily recording their first full length effort in Drumbawn Lodge, Roundwood, Co. Wicklow, with producer Michiel Hogerzeil.