DUBLIN, 1971: An American hitchhiker lands a job at the city's top recording studio and under the influence of a few locals discovers the meaning of life, love and the Irish music business. In these remarkable circumstances they deconstruct and reinvent the 1960s. Or not. Depending upon one's capacity for Guinness, good craic, the odd shag and lively discourse, this way or that. "The O'Credible Showband starring Orlo O'Laughlin" pays homage to the energy, anarchy and clipped rhythms of a lost era when music was made in a pre-digital world. Its rollicking cast of characters are caught up in the joy of living in the moment.... cheeky, chirpy, relishing the madcap. And with a zest for life certain to charm and enlighten everyone in their midst!
Author's note: On a return trip to Ireland during my gap year, an uncle at a Dublin record label helped me get a junior position at the Eamonn Andrews Recording Studios. It presented a unique opportunity to see some workings of the Irish music business at the time. Two years previously, I attended the original Woodstock Music Festival and, connecting the dots much later on, brought these experiences together into this fictitious account of what-may-have-been.
(...of added interest... a few years after I left the Eamonn Andrews Studios, four teenagers booked the place to record a few demo tracks to see if they could interest any companies into signing them. It sure worked out well... that band wasU2 )