Damian O'Neill

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Damian O'Neill
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Damian O' Neill on stage with The Undertones on the Waldbühne, Berlin 2012
Background information
Birth name Stephen Damian O' Neill
Born (1961-01-15) 15 January 1961 (age 53)
Origin Derry, Northern Ireland
Genres Punk rock
Occupations Musician
Instruments Lead guitar, keyboards
Years active 1976–1994 1999–present
Labels Sire Records
Ardeck Records
Virgin Records
Associated acts The Undertones, That Petrol Emotion, The Everlasting Yeah

Damian O'Neill (born Stephen Damian O'Neill, 15 January 1961, Derry, Northern Ireland) is the lead guitarist in the pop-punk band, The Undertones. He joined the band following the departure of his older brother, Vincent, in 1976,[1] and remained with the band until their break up in 1983. O'Neill wrote several album tracks and singles during the career of The Undertones, usually writing with bassist Michael Bradley.

After the Undertones split in 1983, Damian O'Neill formed That Petrol Emotion with his guitarist brother, John O'Neill.

The Undertones reformed in 1999 and O'Neill continues to perform and record with them.

Since 2012 Damian O'Neill and three of his former band-mates of That Petrol Emotion, Raymond Gorman, Ciaran McLaughlin and Brendan Kelly are active as London based The Everlasting Yeah, playing kosmische Krautrock influenced Musik mixed with most individual soundscapes creating most amazing atmospheres with powerful guitary, percussionized tunes. Their first LP Anima Rising is due to be released later in 2014.

In 2001 O'Neill released the experimental electronic album A Quiet Revolution on Alan McGee's Poptones label.



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