Preachers Son

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Preachers Son
OriginDublin, Ireland
Years active2010 (2010)-present
MembersBrian Hogan
Mark Walsh
Geoff French
Past membersVarious Artists

Preachers Son is an Irish musical group based in Dublin. The group is led by Irish musician Brian Hogan, and as of 2014 includes guitarist Mark Walsh and drummer Geoff French. Past collaborations include various notable musicians such as Gavin Friday, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Cait O'Riordan, and Kenny Wollesen.[1]


Preachers Son was formed in 2010 by Brian Hogan, the son of a preacher.[2] He grew up listening to groups like Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and Neil Young. Hogan began playing bass at the age of 12 and traveled throughout Europe playing in his father's Christian band.[3] He went on to play with various notable musicians, including Kíla who he still plays bass with. With Kila, Hogan shared a number-one-hit alongside U2 and The Dubliners (The Ballad of Ronnie Drew) and in 2010 an Oscar nomination for animated feature The Secret of Kells.[2]

Preachers Son's debut album was released independently in 2010. Titled Love Life and Limb, the album was mixed by Dave Bascombe in the Metropolis studios in London and includes a duet with Gavin Friday on the song Lipstick.[1] The band has toured in Ireland as well as internationally in Europe, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.[4][5] In 2012, Preachers Son won the best music video at the Los Angeles Film and Script Festival for the song Come On, as well as being screened at the London International Film Festival.[6][7]

Preachers Son's latest release came in August 2014 with the studio album 10 Stories Tall recorded in Los Angeles, finished and produced by Warren Huart with earlier production work on several tracks by Marc Urselli.[8]

Notable collaborators[edit]

Preacher's Son has collaborated with many musical artists since their inception, including Kenny Wollesen and Gavin Friday.[9]


Studio albums[edit]

  • 2014, 10 Stories Tall[8]
  • 2011, Love Life & Limb (re-release)
  • 2010, Love Life & Limb

Extended plays[edit]

  • 2013, Jericho


  • 2014, Jericho[10]
  • 2012, Come On
  • 2011, This Time Of Life
  • 2010, X For Sandra


  1. ^ a b "IMTV talks with Preacher's Son backstage at Oxegen". Irish Music Television via YouTube. 4 August 2010.
  2. ^ a b O Hare, Colm (29 November 2010). "Scripture Perfect". Hot Press. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  3. ^ Udell, Phil (26 May 2009). "Preacher's Son Interview". State Mag. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  4. ^ Newsdesk, Hot Press. "PREACHERS SON - ALBUM LAUNCH AND TOUR". Hot Press Magazine. Hot Press Magazine. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  5. ^ Murphy, Lauren (10 October 2012). "Preacher's Son". The Irish Times. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  6. ^ Festival, Los Angeles Film And Script. "2012 Winners". Los Angeles Film And Script Festival. Los Angeles Film And Script Festival.
  7. ^ Newsdesk, Hot Press. "PREACHERS SON VID FOR LONDON FILM FESTIVAL". Hot Press Magazine. Hot Press Magazine. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  8. ^ a b Clayton-Lea, Tony (1 August 2014). "Preacher's Son: 10 Stories Tall". The Irish Times. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Preacher's Son - Info". Preacher's Son Official Website. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Classic Rock's Tracks of the Week". Classic Rock. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.

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