The lovely lads from Scoops dropped into us for a chat this week! Definitely one of the funnest interviews to date!
The lads will be playing The Grand Social on Saturday 19th November as part of their Winter tour. Definitely a show not to be missed!
Scoops are an Irish band hailing from Dublin and its members are: Stephen ‘Scoops’ Cooper (Lead Vocaluitar), Stephen O’Rourke (Drums, Percussion and Backing Vocals) and Kevin Murphy (Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals).
Scoops himself is a Dublin born singer songwriter who was honing his craft for a number of years, gigging relentlessly all over the country. Stephen O’Rourke originally from Waterford Ireland made the move from his home to Dublin in late 2014 to join Scoops and they began to tour as a two-piece playing original music. It was then in early 2016 that Kevin Murphy joined to finalise the line up of Scoops and they began working on their debut EP.
“Scenes of Joy” the Debut EP charted number 2 in the Overall Irish iTunes Album Charts second only to the chart topping Adele.
They have graced stages all over Ireland, the UK, Denmark, Sweden and Germany included in that their own headline tour of Ireland and Denmark. Not one to rest the band continued packing everything into there first 6 months as a band in 2015 and played a number of Irish University and Institute of Technology headline shows for the students of Ireland. Not only that but they supported and toured with the likes of Walking on Cars, Hudson Taylor, Hermitage Green, The Academic and Keywest.
2016 started with a SOLD OUT Debut EP Launch night in Dublin’s Iconic Whelan’s live venue on Wexford Street. Not only this but Scoops were given the honors of closing out the prestigious “One To Watch 2016” Festival as they returned from there January dates in Denmark, the country were arguably Scoops have had the most success.
With “Best of You” the lead track from the debut EP getting regular Radio Airplay on many of Irelands major Regional Stations such as Beat 102-103, Radio Kerry, KFM, Highland Radio, Shannonside Radio, Classic Hits 4FM, Dublin City FM and many more things really started to move for the band.
With an ever-growing fan base both here and abroad “SCOOPS” announced their first HEADLINE UK and IRISH TOUR for April/May/June of 2016 early in the year – with many venues reporting rapid ticket sales.
They have already kicked off 2016 with a bang and their second and third single releases are immanent, from a sample of many of the review quotes received below many expect 2016 to be Scoops year and who is to say with this bands work ethic, dedicated team and personal drive and ambition that this cant be achieved and new heights reached!