Saturday, 22 August 2009

Ceann

In three years Ceann have become one of the most successful independent bands in the country. Over the last two years Ceann have played more shows than any other national touring Irish band in the country. They've sold more CD's and have appeared or have had their music played on more radio stations than 80% of all bands releasing CD's on music labels over the same two-year period.

They're latest album "Making Friends" was one of the top charting Independent national releases on the CMJ music charts. It was picked up by over 200 stations nationally and they were also the top charting unsigned band in from any genre in any category. Because of their unparalleled success in radio and CD sales, Ceann have been singled out by music industry executives as one of the most successful business models for independent music artists.

Musically Ceann have made a name for themselves as one of the most fun, entertaining and musically adventurous bands in the country. With their roots in Irish music Ceann mix in modern musical styles and a cutting edge sense of humor that has won them fans across the globe. Ceann are often compared to the Barenaked Ladies and They Might Be Giants. They've also been called been called anything from a funnier version of Flogging Molly, to a Celtic Mighty Mighty Bosstones, to Adam Sandler meets the Pogues.

Ceann formed as an Irish Rock Band in Pittsburgh in 2005 with the release of their first album of all-original material "Almost Irish." Ceann continue to mix fun Irish music with their popular originals. While some of Ceann's songs revolve around the culture of being Irish Americans many of Ceann's most popular songs have distinctively more contemporary themes. Their songs appeal far beyond the normal reach of Irish music and have given them access to unprecedented access for an Irish band to commercial radio and have allowed them to play at non-Irish music festivals to equal success. Ceann have also become one of the most sought after college music acts in the country.

With the release of their album "Rave, Rant, Lose Pants" in June of 2007 Ceann's reach extended even further. The release of the album coincided with their song "Pretty On The Inside" being selected as the NPR song of the day. The overwhelming listener response led to the song subsequently being added to a large number of AAA radio play lists across the country. From 2007-2008 Ceann appeared on over 50 commercial radio stations across the northeast including Country, Classic Rock, Alternative, Talk Radio, and Top 40 radio stations. Ceann are redefining the definition of cross-over success. With the radio success of their latest album "Making Friends" Ceann have established themselves as one of the most intriguing and successful bands in a changing music market.

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