The Mascara Story

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Mascara Story
Origin Derry, Northern Ireland,
Genres Alternative rock
Indie rock
Years active 2004–2005
Labels EMAP
Past members Daveit Ferris
Sean Keddy
Jason Dickson

Mascara Story were a three piece rock band from Derry, Northern Ireland, consisting of Daveit Ferris (vocals, guitar), Sean Keddy (bass guitar, vocals) and Jay Dickson (drums, percussion).


Formed in March 2004, the band won the Snickers Unsigned Contest run by Kerrang! magazine. Part of the overall prize was an appearance at the Download Festival in Donington during 2005.

Their first, and only, single "This Is Not A Bruise", was recorded and produced by Pedro Ferreira (Tokyo Dragons, The Darkness). The video for the song aired on video on Kerrang! TV, reaching number 13 on the UK Rock Chart.

The band broke up in October 2005, after a short regional tour with Reuben and Fighting with Wire.

Band members[edit]

Daveit Ferris[edit]

Since the breakup of Mascara Story, Ferris formed further bands, recorded six solo albums, an two EP's and released eight books of original poetry. He is currently working on '365 Sparks' a project in which he'll release an original song every day of 2015.

Sean Keddy[edit]

Since the break-up of Mascara Story, bassist Keddy has undertaken further education and graduated as a graphic designer/illustrator. He designed the cover of the debut release by imadethis, a former musical project of Dickson's.

Jay Dickson[edit]

Since the breakup of Mascara Story, jay has formed further bands.