Blood Or Whiskey Bio:
Blood or Whiskey are from Kildare and Dublin in Ireland and mix Traditional Irish music with Punk Rock, the band have released 3 albums and an EP, 'Blood or Whiskey' (2000), 'No time to explain' (2002), 'Cashed Out On Culture' (2005) and 'Live and Learn' (2009).
The first few years of the band was spent playing all around Ireland perfecting their own unique sound, before taking it seriously and setting their sights outside the Emerald Isle.
Trips all over England, Europe, America and Japan have followed in the last few years and to date the band have toured and played with many artists including Manu Chao, The Pogues, Flogging Molly, Rancid, The Stranglers, Dropkick Murphys, Stiff Little fingers, Shane MacGowan, Levellers, The Beat, Bad Manners, Misfits and Hayseed Dixie to name but a few.
Blood or Whiskey have also had some very difficult times along the way with original vocalist Barney Murray leaving due to health issues in 2002, Jim Borek going to prison in 2003 and Tin Whistle player Alan Confrey dying suddenly in 2006.
The band have also recently come out of a 3 year legal battle with their former record label, in the process getting the masters to the ‘Cashed out on Culture’ album returned to the group.
2009 saw the release of EP ‘Live and Learn. 2010 started with a European tour in January and a short trip to Japan in June, in August Blood or Whiskey head to the UK for the Blackpool Rebellion festival and then hit the Lock Up stage at the Reading and Leeds festivals.
After a reshuffle and the addition of a couple of new members in 2010 things are looking bright again for the band that has had more than its share of ups and downs over the years, but still has the determination, and desire to keep spreading the Blood or Whiskey sound worldwide.
2012 sees us in the studio working on the new album.