Up and Cork act Eoin French aka Talos is making shapes in the music world and has announced a second night in Cork this Autumn.
Talos, which is now a six-piece, sold out their Christmas gig at St Luke's on December 21 in a matter of days and quickly released another date to feed the demand.
Eoin said the surge of interest was a “nice surprise.” Now playing a second date on December 22, also at St Luke’s, Eoin said he can’t wait.
“St Luke’s is a very special venue I think,” Eoin said, “It is one of the best rooms in the country.” “I am very excited about it, we have a few surprises lined up for the gigs in December, so I think it will be good.” Eoin, the mastermind behind Talos, also works as an architect as well as teaching architecture at UCC.
“The teaching kind of lends itself to the music. I spend most of my time on music. Thankfully everyone is super supportive and interested in what I do so I just about manage everything.” The growing interest in the band and their electronic pop sound has come as a delight to Eoin.
“I have worked towards it for so long. It is great to be getting recognition for my hard work. It took a while to get to this point. I suppose you could say it is reassuring.” With regards performing on stage, Eoin, 31, said it took a while to get comfortable, but the band definitely helped.
“When I found the band, it got easier and more enjoyable.” Eoin plays alongside Alex Sampson on guitars, Sonny Sampson on bass, Josh Sampson on drums and Sam Mc Nicholl on percussion.
The next few months are busy for the young Cork talent, originally from Dublin Hill. “I am playing four gigs in London, before heading over to a festival in New York and then back to Ireland for seven gigs in December.