In 1691 Patrick Sarsfield and his followers left Ireland. They took the world by storm and the name ‘Irish’ soon became a sought after in European armies.
Today Irish talents are diverse and two Wild Geese are preparing to have their voices heard in 2014. The duo Hudson Taylor are one of Ireland’s top bands heading into the new year and like the original Wild Geese will be making their talents known beyond the shores of the Emerald Isle.
Hudson Taylor consists of brothers Alfie and Harry. Born in Dublin, they started busking on the streets of the capital at a young age. They were regulars on Grafton Street and belting out covers of the Beach Boys and the Beatles with their own unique twists. In an interview with Digital Spy they explained:
‘They all contributed to us learning to be quite diverse, but we try to keep our songs short, catchy and raw in their production’
They spent most of 2013 supporting UK sensation Jake Bugg on his tour with their folk pop music. During the tour they got the chance to explore their sound and work on their first album. After their debut EP ‘Battles’ shot to number 1 in the iTunes Ireland and number 14 in the iTunes UK charts, the demand for their music is growing.
Those who have already seen Hudson Taylor live champion their interesting songs and strong lyrics. Their live performances gel the band with the audience and there’s no doubt that they will feature on the festival scene this summer. But the duo are still ‘doing a lot of experimenting with vocal techniques’.
‘I think our Irish accents are quite handy in terms of that, making us stand out a little bit more’, Harry explained.
Hudson Taylor are very active on Youtube, which is where a majority of their fanbase has come from. You can check them out in the link below as they take their unique sound abroad.