The Plea

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The Plea are a Ballyliffin, Ireland based Indie/Rock quartet. They were the first band signed to Apollo Records (An Indie/Rock offshoot of Belgian Dance/Techno label R&S Records, who signed acts such as Aphex Twin)

Band members[edit]

Denny Doherty
Vocals, Electric/Acoustic Guitars, Piano

Dermot Doherty
Electric/Acoustic Guitars, BV's

Paul Toland

Gerry Strawbridge
Drums and Percussion

Additional keys by John Leighton


Brothers Denny and Dermot Doherty formed their first band in their teens, moving from Ballyliffin to London to Boston, performing covers and original music. They spent a year in Minnesota recording a never-released album after a scout for a US label saw them at London’s Barfly.[specify] Returning to Ballyliffin, the brothers formed The Plea [1] with drummer Gerry Strawbridge and bassist Paul Toland, and began posting original material to MySpace. The band signed with Apollo Records, a bespoke Indie offshoot of R&S Records, to produce their debut album.[2] The band have been working with producer Chris Potter (U2, Blur, The Verve, The Rolling Stones), the first track entitled "Praise Be" [3] from those sessions has been uploaded to the Planet Function SoundCloud account.

Denny describes The Plea's music and motivation as:[2]


Apollo Records, an Indie offshoot of Belgian Dance/Techno label R&S Records.[2] R&S Records are better known for signing such acts as Aphex Twin, Joey Beltram, and System 7, but Dermot describes the band's decision to sign with R&S as a combination of finding shared interests with the producers and "they had so much faith in us. Unlike any label we've dealt with before, they've done exactly what they promised they would do, only better."[4]


The Haunted (as "Jacob's Plea")

Coronary Hills (2 track single)

Modern Chaos

Nothin' But Trouble EP

The Dreamers Stadium


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  2. ^ a b c Biography by Lisa Verrico - The Times
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  4. ^ Barr, Caoimhinn (2010-02-16). "The Plea Making Waves" (PDF). Irishtown Independent. Retrieved 2010-03-05. 

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