Tom Dunning - Fed Up & Strange
Tom Dunning & Your Boyfriends

Tom Dunning & Your Boyfriends are set to launch their debut single Fed Up & Strange with gigs in Galway & Dublin.

Tom Dunning & Your Boyfriends are set to launch their debut single Fed Up & Strange with gigs in Galway & Dublin.

About Thomas Dunning
Thomas Dunning is from Chicago, Illinois. In 1998, Thomas released the world's first (and best) Kate Bush tribute album 'I WANNA BE KATE: The Songs of Kate Bush' on his own Brown Star Records label, featuring 77 artists from all of Chicago's diverse musical genres.

Thomas is the impresario behind the smash hit Hoot Night, which has been running in Dublin’s Sugar Club since April 2003.

Thomas has recently begun a weekly web-based radio program on PowerFM.org HOOT Radio: Indie pop, rock & other pretty things…and most recently, Thomas has been commissioned by the City of Chicago to produce a Hoot Night in celebration of the 30th birthday of the city's food festival, Taste of Chicago!

About the Hoot Night
When he moved from Chicago to Ireland four years ago, Thomas introduced his exciting Hoot Nights to Dublin and Galway: one theme, twelve bands, two songs each. Previous themes include ‘Santa Claus Vs Johnny Cash’ and ‘Pixies vs. Talking Heads’. No time for egos or set changes: borrowing each other's instruments and members, the bands show us what they do in their bedrooms and garages on nights they're not playing their own music. The single launches in Galway and Dublin will be marked with a Hoot Night on the theme ‘Fed Up and Strange’: twelve bands, each playing one ‘strange’ song and one ‘fed up’ song of their own choice. Bands performing on the nights include Crumb, Richer Than Astronauts, Groom, Cukoo Savante and Carol, Donal & Kim of Tycho Brahe.

Tom Dunning - Fed Up & Strange
Tom Dunning & Your Boyfriends

About the song ‘Fed Up and Strange’
Written by Mumblin’ Deaf Ro the song is about a man on the cusp of a personal tailspin who fails in his job finding homes for unwanted dogs. Mumblin’ Deaf Ro released his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Senor, My Friend . . .’ in 2003 and will record his follow-up this summer when his SSIA matures. www.myspace.com/mumblindeafro

About the song ‘No Chaff, No Wheat’
An intimate meditation on the need for talentless failures to nonetheless be willing to plough their lonely furrow…written by a talentless failure nonetheless willing to plough his lonely furrow. Richard Murphy is the driving force behind Dublin sophisticates Michael Knight and the 2005 album "Youth Is Wasted On The Young", to which many column inches were devoted.

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With support on the recordings from the band formerly known as Steerage, Nina Hynes, Carol Keogh and Kim Porcelli, the tunes are a delightful manifestation of international musical bridge building at its best!