MP3 The Prodigals - Needs Must When The Devil Drives
The Prodigals are a 4 piece Irish band based in NYC. Christened the "kings of jig punk", the Prodigals combine high energy traditional Irish music with contemporary rock sounds. The result is all at once driving,melodic, aggressive and uplifting.
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WORLD: Celtic, ROCK: Modern Rock
The Prodigals are one of the most successful bands to emerge from the East-Coast Irish scene. The band members grew up largely in Ireland; their original songs blend a funky and anarchic energy that is pure New York with a genuine passion for the traditional music of Ireland.
The Prodigals have played throughout the United States, from Los Angeles and Las Vegas to Chicago, Boston and Maine, as well as abroad in Canada, Germany and Ireland, but they remain firmly rooted in Manhattan.
"Bass player Andrew Harkin has received great acclaim for his musicianship, which is the best I have heard since Geddy Lee and Les Claypool. Gregory Grene''s original songs stay true to the style and tone of old, yet speak to modern life, in some of the most well-crafted and poetic verses I have seen." - Punchline
"Grene''s expertise on accordion and his understanding of Irish music elevates the group as one of the premier Celtic rock bands leading into the 21st century." - All Music Guide (AMG)
"What the Ramones might have sounded like if they''d taken traditional Irish music as their starting point" - Pulse Magazine
"wholly inspirational" - Rock''n''Reel
Voted "#1 Irish Band" in the Irish Echo Readers'' Poll, topping U2, Van
Morrison, Sinead O''Connor and more.