Bill Lehane

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Dubliner Bill Lehane (22) is a freelance writer who happily wastes most of his money on CDs and concert tickets. He writes for OMH in between completing a journalism degree and writing for an Irish government web site. He cherishes every record in his collection, even the embarrassing ones (his first gig was Bon Jovi at the Point in Dublin in 1991 - he loved it). The highlight of his own musical career was playing clarinet in his school's concert band at the Irish (somewhat smaller) equivalent of the Albert Hall. Thankfully, he left it at that. While his favourite record of the last decade is still Mercury Rev's Deserters Songs, he also has an unhealthy devotion to Radiohead, who are of course the greatest band in the world today. Their recent gig at the Olympia in Dublin was the best he's ever been to, and indeed was one of Radiohead's best ever (just ask Thom Yorke). He also braved an uphill exchange rate from euro to sterling to see them at 2003's Glastonbury festival. It was worth it. Radiohead aside, he is currently into jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, electronica maestro Craig Armstrong, Doves, Múm, Sigur Ros, The Flaming Lips, as well as Irish acts like Damien Rice, The Frames and of course U2. Life's biggest disappointment for him so far was missing that U2 homecoming gig at Slane Castle in 2001. 80,000 fans were there, leaving about 3.9 million others disappointed. That he was sipping a beer in the sunshine outside a bar in Rome at the time is only of minimal consolation.
Bill Lehane

Articles by Bill Lehane

Holiday Inn (Films)
Black Grass – Black Grass (Album Reviews)
Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club – Be Yourself (Album Reviews)
Various – Decade: Ten Years Of Fierce Panda (Album Reviews)
Stacie Orrico – Stacie Orrico (Album Reviews)
Aslan – Made In Dublin (Album Reviews)
Various – Anthem Classics From Clubland (Album Reviews)
Broadcast – Haha Sound (Album Reviews)
Black Eyed Peas – Elephunk (Album Reviews)
Psychid – Psychid (Album Reviews)
Damien Rice @ Glastonbury Festival (Live Music + Gig Reviews)