The Plea – Bits & Bobs (Articles & Reviews)

Updated: 20th July'13 at 11:07am

The Plea Bits & Bobs Articles and Reviews

The Plea – Bits and Bobs

Facebook is a great place to share a lot of info but a bit tricky to weed through all the bits and pieces of old posts and videos to find just THAT little snippet from 2010 or 2011 that you’re looking for. So I started going back through The Plea’s archive and pulling all the articles and reviews that were still live, converted them in some form or another to PNG files so they could be displayed easily and in some semblance of order. And there may be some here that may possibly NOT be on the Facebook page; so hard to keep track of where I’ve left off there, the way FB keeps bouncing me around, so I’ve been finding some of the older articles and reviews elsewhere on line.

Should have some content for all years now. I started back with the 2010 articles, but have pulled all the articles and reviews that were still live from 2010 and 2011, converted them, and set them up in galleries by year. Some of them, like the comments about the band that made it onto the U2.com forum (they actually got mentioned in three different threads – in addition to Denny sounding like Bono, in a different thread apparently the new lead singer of INXS either sounds like Bono ” …or the singer from the band The Plea out of Ireland. That singer has a voice so close to Bono’s its spooky and freakishly looks like Bono too… they must be related somehow…. “, lol; I personally thought he sounded like neither, IMHO) took up multiple pages so they’re posted in order by part one, two, three, etc. Pretty self explanatory, just click the dropdown boxes or the tabs to go to the years you want. Then click the thumbnail to lightbox the article full screen (kinda hard to read them otherwise, lol).

This page very much a work in progress, now newly updated to archive 2012 and now ready for 2013. Please excuse any repetition, I’ve found a few of the articles just rehashed other articles – in some cases word for word – so I deleted a few, but I’m sure I’ve missed some. And yeah, you’ll find the occasional NOT so good review (well, ONE that I can think of off the top of my head, anyway, one reviewer just skewered the hell out of “Oh Ah Yay” (sorry Dermot!) but *pththt on them!*), but figured good or bad, might as well be as complete as possible.

1/23/13 Edit: Seem to have fixed the spacing, but now the lightbox doesn’t seem to want to come up quickly.  Crying If you’re not getting a lightbox when you click an image, please refresh the page and try again. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Newly Added

Finds o' the Month-ish (click to view the latest and greatest)

Articles and Reviews Sorted By Year

Articles and Reviews From 2013

January - March:

20130325_theplea_dermotiview_the_blend_1_2 | 20130325_theplea_dermotiview_the_blend_3_4 | 20130302_the-plea_irishworld2 | 20130319_contactmusic_theplea_dsreview | 20130318_theplea_podiuminfo_review_nl | 20130318_theplea_podiuminfo_review | 20130315_the_plea_feedblitzarchive | 20130307_bigupmagazine_renaatinterview | anlartvall | 20130312_the-plea-dreamers-stadium-german-review-clip4 | 20130312_the-plea-dreamers-stadium-german-review-clip3 | 20130312_the-plea-dreamers-stadium-german-review-clip2 | 20130312_the-plea-dreamers-stadium-german-review-clip | 20130302_examiner_the-plea_dreamers-stadium-review2 | 20130309_the-plea-starfm-rock-top-30_no19_a | 20130309_the-plea-starfm-rock-top-30_countdown_no19 | 20130304_the-plea_oh-ah-yay_carolinecountdown | 20130303_the-plea_sundaymail_joris-walraet | The Plea Head Belfast Live Instore Gig | 20130301_the-plea_powermetal_eng | 20130301_the-plea_powermetal | 20130301_the-plea_metalinside | 20130301_the-plea_artistarea_eng | 20130301_the-plea_artistarea | 20130301_the-plea_acousticshock_eng | 20130301_the-plea_acousticshock | 20130301_the-plea_rocktimes_eng | 20130301_the-plea_rocktimes | 20130228_theplea_metaldotde_eng | 20130228_theplea_metaldotde | 20130227_the-plea_alternativmusikdotde_eng | 20130227_the-plea_alternativmusikdotde | 20130227_the-plea_musicheadquarterde_eng | 20130227_the-plea_musicheadquarterde | 20130226_the-plea_whiteboardproject_dsreview | 20130226_the-plea_whelans | 20130220_theplea_musikreviewsde_dsreview_eng | 20130220_theplea_musikreviewsde_dsreview | 20130225_the-plea_s4m_dsreview | 20130226_the-plea_musicnews_dsreview | 20130225_the-plea_indielondon_dsreview | 20130225_the-plea_entertainmentfocus_ds-review | 20130223_theplea_empireslastgig | 20130221_the-plea_the-fishpond | 20130224_theplea_leedslistdotcom | 20130222_the-plea_yorkshire-times | the-plea_dublincastle_flyer | starfmsat0223 | 20130223_the-plea_empireslaststand | 20130202_the-plea_tour_allgigsuk | 20130202_the-plea_greenroom_letterkenny | 20130221_theplea_germanreview3_joriswalraet | 20130221_theplea_germanreview2_joriswalraet | 20130221_theplea_germanreview1_joriswalraet | The Plea - Greenroom Live - Letterkenny - May 3 | 20130219_the-plea_undersolo | 20130219_the-plea_stereoboard_dreamersstadium | 20130219_the-plea_festivals_tour | 20130218_theplea_headbelfast_mar2 | 20130217_the-plea_metaldistrict_dreamersstadium_german | 20130217_the-plea_metaldistrict_dreamersstadium_english | 20130217_the-plea_fishpond_derbyshire | 20130215_theplea_echotape_whelans | 20130207_the-plea_lucorum-live-facebook | 20120215_fatea_the-plea_dreamers-stadium-review | getglue_obsession | 20130214_pulseletterkenny_the-plea_glass-waltz | getglue_favorite | 20130212_the-plea_undersolo | 20130212_the-plea_lucorum_echotape | 544631_10152512888130408_895507905_n | 20130208_fritzplaylist_theplea_glasswaltz | 20130207_ents24-plea-tour | 20130207_echotape_the-plea | 20130205_banternet_the-plea | 20130202_thepleatour_blogspot | 20130115_valvemag_the-plea_german | 20130115_valvemag_the-plea | 20130131_paardvantroje_rigby_theplea | 20130131_newsquod_the-plea_dreamers-stadium-review | 20130131_merleyn_rigby_theplea | 20130130_tjunkstv_the-plea_glass-waltz | 20130129_theplea_tour_livejournal | 20130123_blogspot_the-plea_glass-waltz | 20130123_guttermagazine_theplea | 20130122_visitlondondotcom_dublin-castle_the-plea | 20130122_7bitarcade_singlesroundup_the-plea_glass-waltz | 20130120_monumentmedia_the-plea_glass-waltz | 20130120_leedsmusicforum_the-plea | 20130120_ents24_the-plea_tour | 20130120_donegalnow_the-plea | 20130119_vimeo_the-plea_glass-waltz | 20130119_tapetvgermany_the-plea_glass-waltz | 20130119_mtvgermany_the-plea_glass-waltz | 20130118_vivatv_germany_the-plea_glass-waltz | 20130118_clipfish_germany_the-plea_glass-waltz | 20130116_ents24_the-plea_dublin-castle | 20130115_smashpipevideos_the-plea_glass-waltz | 20130115_ffmrock_the-plea_german | 20130115_ffmrock_the-plea_english | 20130115_altsounds2_the-plea_glass-waltz | 20130115_altsounds1_the-plea_glass-waltz | 20130114_the-plea_livejournal_me | 20130114_reflections-of-darkness_the-plea_glass-waltz | 20130114_frequency_the-plea_glass-waltz | 20130114_festivalsforall_the-plea_glass-waltz | 20130114_entertainment-focus_the-plea_glass-waltz | 20130114_banterbanterzine_the-plea_glass-waltz | 20130113_ents24_the-fishpond_the-plea | 20130112_the-plea_glass-waltz_myvideogermany_english | 20130112_the-plea_glass-waltz_myvideogermany | 20130110_musicnewsdotcom_theplea | 20130110_leedsmusicscene_staggers-anthem_the-plea | 20130110_leedsmusicscene_empire_the-plea | 20130110_ents24_the-fishpond_the-plea | 20130110_ents24_pivopivo_the-plea | 20120110_ticketwerk_the-plea-tour | 20130109_dublin-castle_the-plea | 20130108_glasswerk_the-plea_february2013-tour | 20130107_totr-best-of-2012-_the-plea | 20130107_muzutv_the-plea_february-2013-tour | 20130107_festivalsforall_the-plea_february-2013-tour | 20130107_ents24_undersolo_the-plea | 20130107_banterbanter_the-plea_february-2013-tour | 20130107_altsounds_the-plea_february-2013-tour | 20130104_dailyrecord_the-plea_send-it-out-review | 20130105_ents24-tickets_the-plea | 20130105_blogspot_the-plea_-videos | 20130102_electricbanana_the-plea_send-it-out_review | 20130101_2uibestow_2012-recap_the-plea | 20130325_theplea_dermotiview_the_blend_1_2

April - June:

20130411_writteninmusic_review_dreamersstadium | 20130411_writteninmusic_english | 2013-05-27_craigon_dylanfesthistory_the_plea | 2013-05-19_the_plea_strabane_news | 20130522_cologne_blogreview | 20130429theplea_radiomeanvariationdotde_eng | 20130429theplea_radiomeanvariationdotde | 20130422_craicon_thepleamention_0 | 2013-05-27_theplea_morgenweb_bingeng | 2013-05-27_theplea_morgenweb | 2013-05-17_theplea_greatescape_brighton | 20130501_theplea_patkenny_rte1_0 | 20130523_lindenbrauerei_unna_blogreview | 20130512_theplea_empirebelfastreview_s4m_3 | 20130512_theplea_empirebelfastreview_s4m_2 | 20130512_theplea_empirebelfastreview_s4m_1 | theplea_stormthorgerson_xymphonia_english | theplea_stormthorgerson_xymphonia | the_plea_alternativmusik_english | the_plea_alternativmusik | 20130508_the_plea_ffm-rock_review_german | 20130508_the_plea_ffm-rock_review_esl | 20130428_derryjournal | 20130422_craicon_thepleamention | 2013-05-06_theplea_donegalnews2 | 2013-05-06_theplea_donegalnews1 | 2013-05-06_theplea_donegalnews | 20130501_theplea_patkenny_rte1 | the-plea-greenroomlive | the-plea-echotape-zetland-april-10 | the-plea-echotape-greenroomlive-may-3 | 2013-04-14_the_plea_dublin_concerts_ie | anlartv-playlist | 20130411_thepleaechotape_glasswerksmanchester | 20130410_the-plea_echotape_zetland-huddersfield | 2013-04-13_the_plea_chordblossom2 | 2013-04-13_the_plea_chordblossom1 | 20130404_the-plea-irish-tour_goldenplec | theplea_echotape_barfly_april12 | 20130403_ents24_the-plea_april | 20130403_dublinconcertsie_the-plea_whelans | 20130424_theplea_donegaltv | 20130424_theplea_donegaltv_2 | 20130429_donegalnews_theplea_1 | 20130429_donegalnews_theplea_2 | 20130429_theplea_98fm | donegaltv1 | the-plea_videode_ohahyay | 20130411_writteninmusic_review_dreamersstadium

July - September:

Articles and Reviews From 2012

January - March:

April - June:

4/2/2012 - We Are Noise | 4/11/2012 - Shout4Music | 4/17/2012 - RightChordMusic | 4/20/2012 - Hot Press Magazine - Dreamers Stadium Review | 4/22/2012 - Gutter Magazine | 4/23/2012 - Donegal Life 1 | 4/23/2012 - Donegal Life 1A | 4/23/2012 - Echoes And Dust Part 1 | 4/23/2012 - Echoes And Dust Part 2 | 4/30/2012 - Metro Herald | 4/24/2012 - Studenty Cork - Dreamers Stadium Preview Part 1 | 4/24/2012 - Studenty Cork - Dreamers Stadium Preview Part 2 | 4/25/2012 - Rhythm Circus Interview Part 1 | 4/25/2012 - Rhythm Circus Interview Part 2 | 5/1/2012 - Swear I'm Not Paul - Interview Part 1 | 5/1/2012 - Swear I'm Not Paul - Interview Part 2 | 5/11/2012 - Rhythm Circus - Singles Roundup | 4/4/2012 - Muzu TV Interview Part 1 | 4/4/2012 - Muzu TV Interview Part 2 | 5/9/2012 - Facebook Bio Part 1 | 5/9/2012 - Facebook Bio Part 2 | 5/10/2012 - Sunday World Magazine | 5/18/2012 - Irish Times | 5/21/2012 - Hotpress - Dreamers Stadium Review | 5/28/2012 - Mayo News | 5/29/2012 - Golden Plec - Whelans Contest | 6/1/2012 - 67 Music | 4/22/2012 - Gold Flake Paint - Favorite Five Part 1 | 4/22/2012 - Gold Flake Paint - Favorite Five Part 2 | 5/8/2012 - KCLR - Fresh New Irish Music Choice | 5/12/2012 - 2 UI Bestow Review Part 1 | 5/12/2012 - 2 UI Bestow Review Part 2 | 5/30/2012 - Meath Chronicle - Swan Lane Gig | 6/5/2012 - Hotpress Interview Part 1 | 6/5/2012 - Hotpress Interview Part 2 | 6/6/2012 - Hotpress - Beggars Banquet | 6/21/2012 - Irish Daily Mirror | 6/7/2012 - King's Head SONI Live | 6/14/2012 - Whelan's Gig | 6/16/2016 - Swan Lane | 20120613_the-plea_we-are-noise | 20120622_irishindependant | 20120522_mustbethemusick_the-plea_dreamers-stadium | 20120425_rte2fm_hegartyplaylist_the-plea_praise-be | 20120516_culturecafe_rte_2xm_nessymon_the-plea_oh-ah-yay_dermot-interview | 20120530_culturecafe_nessymon_the-plea_oh-ah-yay-on-playlist | 20120618_rteten_the-plea_mention | 4/2/2012 - We Are Noise

July - September:

October - December:

10/5/12 - Festival Gig Guide Ireland | 20121023_twikledotcom_staggers-anthem_the-plea | 20121023_msicdottumblrdotcom_staggers-anthem_the-plea | 20121118_bfbs_staggers-anthem | 20121024_powertrailer_the-plea-staggers-anthem | 20121023_tabslet_staggers-anthem_the-plea | 20121121_ticketmasterdotie_the-plea | 20121014_valvemagazine_german | 20121020_pubpaulvideos_the-plea_staggers-anthem | 20121020_live4ever_the-plea_dreamers-stadium | 20121015_terrorverlag_staggers-anthem_the-plea | 20121113_wavesfm_ones-to-watch_the-plea-staggers-anthem | 20121018_hotpress_staggers-anthem | 20121117_socialcharm_theplea | 20121119_songtoday_the-plea | 20121018_altsounds_staggers-anthem | 20121018_alfitude_staggers-anthem | 20121116_songsto_the-plea | 20121018_famemagazine_staggers-anthem | 20121108_meteorchoicemusicprize_the-plea_dreamers-stadium | 486343_10151341147110692_2079744166_n | 20121015_medienkonverter_staggers-anthem-german | 20121015_medienkonverter_staggers-anthem-english | 20121017_noise_staggers-anthem-dreamers-stadium | 20121014_valvemagazine_googletrans | 20121114_njoyradio_the-plea_staggers-anthem_send-it-out | 20121108_vimeo_metropolis-group_the-plea_staggers-anthem | senditoutsingle | 20121010_nessymondotcom_playlist_staggers | 20121012_stormbringer_staggers | 20121012_stormbringer_staggers_german | 20121013_kclr96playlist_staggers | 20121014_livejournal_ | 20121015_myvideotop100_staggers7 | 20121106_the-plea_blogspot | 20121106_7bitarcade_staggersanthem | 20121105_indielondon_singlesoftheweek_the-plea_staggers-anthem | 20121104_themusicmagazine_the-plea_staggers-anthem | 20121105_daily-star_staggers-anthem_the-plea | 20121015_entertainmentarchitects_staggers-anthem | 20121016_banterzine_staggers-anthem | 20121016_cd-bewertungen_staggers-anthem_german | 20121016_festivalsforall_staggers-anthem | 20121016_glasswerk_staggersanthem | 20121016_headphonejacks_staggers-anthem | 20121016_musicvita_staggers-anthem | 20121016_stereoboard_staggers-anthem | 20121103_altsounds_the-plea_2 | 20121103_altsounds_the-plea_1 | 20121204_the-plea_powers-bar_blogspot | 20121203_the-plea_send-it-out_london-tour_festivals-for-all | 20121018_wazzup_staggers-anthem_the-plea_english | 20121018_wazzup_staggers-anthem_the-plea_german | 20121031_juzp_audioonly_the-plea | 20121101_guttermagazine_the-plea_staggers-anthem_dreamers-stadium | 20121015_regiomusik_staggers-anthem_the-plea_english | 20121015_regiomusik_staggers-anthem_the-plea_german | 20121124_livejournal_theplea_uktour | 20121127_altsounds_the-plea_send-it-out | 20121126_saladdays_the-plea_send-it-out_tour | 20121126_thefirenote_send-it-out_the-plea | 20121127_banterzine_the-plea_send-it-out | 20121127_theplea_tour_blogspot | 20121127_viewlondon_clubsurya_the-plea | facebook_the-plea_send-it-out_tour | clubsurya_theplea | 20121128_musicvita_the-plea_tour_send-it-out | 20121127_into-the-sunset_the-plea_send-it-out_tour | 20121129_the-plea-blog_london-video | 20121129_the-plea_gigbay_powers-bar | 20121129_the-plea_gigbay_powers-bar2 | 2012_the-plea-blog_photo-shoot_furmanovsky | 20121130_the-plea_powers-bar_facebookevent | 20121130_the-plea_powers-bar_wherevent | 20121201_the-plea_club-surya_ents24 | 20121204_the-plea_blogspot_club-surya | 20121204_the-plea_powers-bar_blogspot_0 | 20121207_the-plea-silver-bullet-uk-tour | 20121207_the-plea-silver-bullet-uk-tour2 | 20121207_the-plea_blogspot_send-it-out | 20121208_the-plea_-ents24_silver-bullet | 20121208_the-plea_google_karen-cusimano | 20121208_the-plea_hotlist_silver-bullet | 20121208_the-plea_silver-bullet_hotlist | 20121209_new-plea-videos-on-you-tube | 20121209_the-plea_snow-patrol_entertainment-focus | 20121217_biginthegameblog_the-plea_staggers-anthem-video | 20121011_the-plea_feel-it-ticking_my-favorite-sound | 20121217_onestowatch_waves-radio_the-plea_send-it-out | 20121221_the-plea_blogspot_february-tour | the-plea-feb-2012-tour-dates | 20121216_bfbs-radio_the-plea_send-it-out | 20121227_the-plea_livejournal | 20121225_copykats-2012-album-archive_the-plea_dreamers-stadium | 20121225_indielondon_the-plea_-send-it-out | 20121010_culturecafe_rte_2xm_nessymon_the-plea_staggers-anthem | 20121230_hegarty_top-100-irish-albums-2012_the-plea_dreamers-stadium | viaduct-promotions_the-plea | viaduct-promotions_the-plea2 | 20130122_repeatfanzine_staggers-anthem_the-plea | 10/5/12 - Festival Gig Guide Ireland

Articles and Reviews From 2011

Articles & Reviews From 2011

11/13/2011 Golden Plec Interview Part 5 | 11/13/2011 Golden Plec Interview Part 4 | 5/28/2011 Golden Plec Tourdates | 7/12/2011 Derry Journal | 9/16/2011 U2.com Part 1 (comparing Denny to Bono AND new lead singer of INXS) | 9/16/2011 U2.com Part 2 (comparing Denny to Bono AND new lead singer of INXS) | 9/29/2011 TicketsThere Part 1 | 9/29/2011 TicketsThere Part 2 | 9/29/2011 TicketsThere Part 3 | 9/29/2011 TicketsThere Part 4 | 9/29/2011 TicketsThere.com | 10/11/2011 Sound of Ireland | 7/8/2011 Oxegen Review | 11/13/2011 Golden Plec Interview Part 1 | 11/13/2011 Golden Plec Interview Part 2 | 3/29/2011 Hot Press | 4/9/2011 Entertainment Focus | 5/0/2011 Swear I'm Not Paul - Nationwide Tour | 6/0/2011 Swear I'm Not Paul - Most Anticipated Albums of 2011 | 6/8/2011 BBC NI Part 1 | 6/8/2011 BBC NI Part 2 | 2/7/2011 U2.com Part 2 | 2/7/2011 U2.com Part 3 | 2/7/2011 U2.com Part 4 | 2/7/2011 U2.com Part 5 | 2/15/2011 NME | 3/27/2011 Music News | 3/27/2011 Popfodder Part 1 | 2/7/2011 U2.com Part 1 | 3/27/2011 Popfodder Part 2 | 11/13/2011 Golden Plec Interview Part 3 | 1/11/2011 Swear I'm Not Paul - Download Praise Be | 7/8/2011 - Swear I'm Not Paul - Oxegen Setlist | 20110325_recordoftheday_planetfunction | 20110211_live4everproboards | 20110207_verveforum | 20110117_soundofireland_musicweek | 20110326_entertainmentfocus_miraclerelease | 20110411_nme_miraclereview | 20110600_goldenplec_templehouse2011 | 20110603_templehousefestival | 20110614_irishnoise | 20110627_festivalnewsglasgowbury | 20110627_festivalnewsoxegen | 20110708_swearimnotpaul_oxegensetlist_0 | 20110714_oxegen | 20110816_hotpressarthursday_shortlist_the-plea | 20110326_entertainment-focus_the-plea_miracle-video | 20110929_nessymon_the-plea | 20110715_alwaysbemusic_the-plea_odyssey | 11/13/2011 Golden Plec Interview Part 5

Articles and Reviews From 2008-2010

Articles & Reviews From 2008-2010