Join Me in the Pines opens Imagine Arts Festival


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Join Me in the Pines is the solo moniker for Kildare’s David Geraghty, also known to audiences as a founding member of Bell X1. As a member of Bell X1, David has released seven studio albums to date. In addition to this, Geraghty released two solo albums under his own name. In 2014, David decided to delineate his solo work by giving it a new name, and so Join Me in the Pines was born. Inherit was JMITP’s first album release in 2014, followed by Monomania last year. Monomania brims with David’s distinctive vocal and song-writing style but this time he has ventured into an edgy 80s synth-pop world with hints of funk, conjuring shades of Prince, Bowie, Gary Numan and Grace Jones. The album was mixed by the masterful Ross Dowling (James Vincent McMorrow, Talos, Brian Deady) and was released on Decal Records.

David is a five-time Choice Music Prize nominated multi-instrumentalist and composer. In recent years, his solo output has caught the ear of film directors, allowing David to turn his talents towards composing for film and TV. His first project, a short film called The Crush, went on to be nominated for an Academy Award. Subsequent projects have won at Athens, Baton Rouge, Galway and Berlinale film festivals.

Since the release of Monomania, JMITP have had a banner year of gigs. The lead up to the album launch in Dublin’s Lost Lane in October saw them support the legendary Hall & Oates at Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens and Cork’s Marquee, and open for the wonderful David Gray, also at Cork’s Marquee. The JMITP live band consists of Marc Aubele (Bell X1, The Walls), Mick Major (Bon Ton Rouler) and Tim O’Donovan (Neosupervital, Bell X1).

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Lockdown, although devastating to the live music scene, has provided an opportunity for the writing and recording of a new JMITP album. Some of this new music will be released in the coming weeks. April saw Geraghty release a track called “When the Dark Begins”. This song was written in the wake of the Pandemic and reveals the darker side of Geraghty’s song-writing. In June, and marking his birthday, a tribute to Nick Drake entitled “Compass” was also released. Both songs are available on Bandcamp.

"Geraghty has has proven himself a master of melody in the past, but this album confirms that he’s a crackerjack when it comes to groove and soul, too”. "Dismiss this as a side-project at your peril".

Lauren Murphy – The Irish Times

“Throughout Monomania, there are flawless falsettos, shimmering synths and rhythms so infectious they could carry their own health warning....It’s seriously impressive.”

John Walshe – Hot Press 

“It’s fun and funky and in essence sounds like a club night fairytale. It’s certain and unashamedly a record you will want to shake your booty to.”
Maeve Quigley - Irish Daily Mail



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