Denny O'Reilly and the Hairy Bowsies - "Publocked"
Mental in the head
it is. Two releases on the same day. Prison re-release and Album Re-release.
But am I celebratin'? No! Well I'm still in bleedin' prison - what diya
expect. No, the release date is the 5th September. An' I'll be doin'
a show on me todd in
', fightin' and incest - the things that define us as a nation.
Woodfull - Creator of Ding Dong Denny O'Reilly
Paul Woodfull is a comedy writer, performer and musician. He was born in Dublin 44 years ago and spent his early days working as a draughtsman, musician and graphic designer. His career in comedy began 15 years ago.
In 1988, with Arthur Mathews, he formed the Joshua Trio.
It was a five year adventure that went from riding a live donkey into
the Baggot Inn, to appearing on numerous British and Irish TV shows. This
ludicrous U2 parody band sprang from the gloriously chaotic
By 1989 The Joshua Trio found themselves supported by cabaret legend Tony St James - another Paul Woodfull creation. Tony was Ireland's version of the libidinous 70's "medallion man" a wannabe sex God in pre-sex Ireland. Tony would go on to be a star in his own right, selling out the Olympia theatre and appearing numerous times on TV. An early incarnation of Father Ted used to preach sermons during Tony's show.
Dazzled by the glamour of the showbiz world, Paul couldn't
resist indulging his pop star fantasies. So, in the twilight years of
The Joshua Trio, he put together The Glam Tarts and Abbaesque with his
brother Kieran. These proved to be very successful, with
Paul's response to the cultural and economic miracle of the late nineties Ireland was a drunken, vomiting, republican ballad singer, Ding Dong Denny O'Reilly.
Ding Dong was the nemesis of the Celtic Tiger. Through his album and magazine "Publocked" and live performances with his band, The Hairy Bowsies, he advocated a return to the traditional values of drinking, spitting, puking, fighting, hating the English and incest. The values he believed define us as a nation.
Since June '99, Paul has been playing the part of DJ Gary on 2FM's Saturday Show. Gary, a young Dublin yob, is the foil to chummy presenter, Will Leahy.
Most recently Paul has been working with his old Hotpress comrades Arthur Matthews and Damian Corless on BBC 2 sketch show "Big Train" and on Luneen live on RTE Radio One.
The Joshua Trio:
Tony St James (a bad Irish medallion man lounge singer character)
Various Irish radio shows.
As the hooligan martial arts instructor character "Martin Gaffney" appeared on RTE Televisions "The End" 12 times.
Appeared in Fr. Ted in 3 different episodes as:
Ding Dong Denny O'Reilly (drunken republican ballad singer)
CD and cassette "Publocked" originally released on Solid Records throughout Ireland in 2000.
W Gary (a young Dublin drug taking yob who boasts of his drunken, violent exploits)
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