Relish – with brothers Kenny and Carl Papenfus at their core – blur the lines between rock and pop, breaking down musical barriers with each new release. Their music has won them a host of admirers ranging from Brian May to Sinead O Connor to Paul Weller to U2.
Relish first burst onto the music scene 15 years ago. Their successes included four chart topping Irish singles along with gold and platinum selling albums. The group had the distinction of topping the Japanese most played list and there was even an unlikely request from Westlife to cover their single Rainbow Zephyr (reworked as international hit and UK Top 5 single Hey Whatever).
A 5 year hiatus followed broken by the release of the critically acclaimed album Connected in 2011. They’ve been constantly in demand since. They co-wrote and performed the soundtrack for Oscar winning director John Carney’s new Hollywood movie Sing Street, toured the world as part of Sinead O Connor’s band in support of her No.1 album I’m Not Bossy I’m The Boss and produced and performed her track for the Blind Willie Johnson Tribute album God Don’t Never Change.
As Relish they returned to the stage last year in support of their re-release of their albums Wildflowers and Karma Calling with numerous Asian and European live performances capped of with appearances at theis year’s Java Jazz Festibval in Jakarta Indonesia and their debut appearance at Ireland’s premier music festival Electric Picnic.
‘At last a band from this side of the Atlantic that know what they’re doing’ – Brian May, Queen
‘I was just blown away by them’ – Larry Mullen, U2