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The Ocelots

  • Sol y Sombra Lower Bridge St Killorglin, County Kerry Ireland (map)

Situated in Wexford, 20-year-old twins Brandon and Ashley together are The Ocelots. They have crafted their songwriting and musical experience together to produce a forceful blend of rich harmonies and bare, raw acoustic folk. Their music perfectly embodies the breezy effortlessness of early Bob Dylan, and Simon & Garfunkel.

Deeply embedded in the Irish music scene, The Ocelots have showcased their music in Irish festivals like Body & Soul, Spirit of Folk, Hard Working Class Heroes, and Electric Picnic, whilst also playing Ireland’s top venues such as Whelan's, Sweeney's, The Ruby Sessions, and Cyprus Avenue. The Ocelots maintain their largely independent music trail by frequenting different cities all across Europe. The two brothers platform their music through various live video channels where they perform in random pop up locations around cities and countrysides. They feature on popular youtube channels such as Sofar London, Berlin Sessions, Joe Sessions and rising filmmaker Christian Tierney’s channel.

The brothers released their first EP, Till We Get There in October, gaining instant attention from The Irish Times, which voted them "Top Artists of the Week," and Spotify, which included them in their “Stress Buster” playlist, alongside Cigarettes after Sex and Autonomy.

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AWARDS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

  • Irish Band of the Week – Dublin Concerts
  • Top 5 Artists of the year – Cardinal Sessions Cologne
  • Top Ten Artists of the Summer – Lovin Dublin
  • Top 10 acts to see at HWCH – The Last Mixed Tape
  • Irish Song of the Week – Nialler9
  • Irish Song of the Week – Irish Times

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