Half Shot live at Masons Bar this weekend

Half Shot are on their way back to Derry. (612JC2)
Half Shot are on their way back to Derry. (612JC2)

Irish four-piece hard rockers, Half Shot, will make a welcome return to Masons Bar this coming Friday, December 9, following their hugely successful tour of England.

Formed in 2006 and usually based in Dublin, two of the band members hail from the city and two from Dublin. Half Shot have recently finished recording their debut album, High Walls & Free Falls, in Blast Furnace Studios, Derry, Northern Ireland, and are all set for the official release of 12 tracks, carefully selected from the 16 recorded, in 2012.

The album was mastered by Jon Astley at Close To The Edge mastering in London. Astley, who has worked with The Who, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Judas Priest and Abba, among others, was extremely complimentary of the songs.

Consisting of Leo Devine (Vocals/Guitar) Stephen Heeps Devine (Lead Guitar/Vocals) Ben O’Brien (Bass) Luke Gleeson (Drums) Half Shot is very much an in-your-face powerful rock band, with influences from classic rock and 70’s punk (ACDC, Sex Pistols, Led Zeppelin) while adding their own unique tuppence worth to the sound.

Half Shot embarked on a successful UK tour in October/November 2011 to promote their debut single from the album, and have already received extensive airplay of their single and rave media reviews in Ireland, UK and USA as well as various online radio stations.

Their debut single featuring the tracks Couldn’t Back Down and B Side Moonbather, released in Ireland this summer, is available to download on iTunes and to purchase in shops. Well worth checking out for all rock fans as big things are expected from them in the near future! In the meantime, catch them at Masons Bar this Friday, December 9. www.halfshot.net