Steve Garragan: Vocals Mark Prendergast: Guitar Vinny May: Drums Jason Boland: Bass guitar CREDITS PRODUCED: Joseph Ankle PUBLISHED: Smooth Records RECORDED: 2nd St. Studios LYRICIST: Steve Garragan COMPOSED: Joseph Ankle ADDED VOCALISTS: Gracie May (track 4) Jessie Cartwright (track 1) The Kings (track 8) MUSIC COLLABORATIONS: The Kings (track 8) Noises Off (track 6) Katy Jane (track 10) DESIGN: Jake Jacobs With thanks... Amy Vine, Bradley Jabz, Elliot Risnal, Hannah Barns, Jessie Phellan, Matt Reynolds, Thomas Daley, Anthony Fransico, Ben James
wish you were there
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“We just want to say a big thankyou to all of our fans for the support you have given us. Without you, Kodaline would not have happened! We want to thank our management for everything and the opportunities they have given us. We want to thank everyone who has been involved with the production of this album and in particular our families for putting up with the years of band practise in the garage. All our love, Kodaline”
This album was born through the friendship of four guys. Fast forward fifteen years, broken hearts, drunken nights and hungover mornings and ‘Wish you were there’ was created. Sitting around a campfire at Reading Festival 2009, cider in one hand, guitar in the other and magic was made. They sat and sung every night getting the whole of yellow camp involved, of course. The sun set and their silohettes and sounds created an atmopshere like no other. With love being the inspiration, mainly heart-wrenching breakups, it is pure beauty. An album was a long, far-fetched thought for the foursome as they stood in the muddy fields looking up to the Kings of Leon. The sung along, voices ready for the industry and that was the moment. The story behind the voice, the passion of the guitar and the soul of the harmonica are what bring the album together. There’s nothing more mesmorising than the deep, truely touching irish voice working collaboratively with the captivating music to create only the perfect album. 428914 miles, 55 cities, 43 encores, 260 full fat greasy service station breakfasts and uncountable cups of tea later and they’ve made it. Performing their tour every night like they never imagined. So, here’s to the next five years.