Unquiet Nights

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Unquiet Nights - Rock Alternative Blues Alternative Rock Indie Live Act in Belfast

Unquiet Nights Short Info

Unquiet Nights are the band of Northern Irish songwriter Luke Mathers. Formed in Belfast city and relocating to mainland Europe, they've picked up much radio worldwide, supported million selling artists, recorded with hall of famers, released one record and toured in nine countries.

Mathers' fascination with songs and guitars started in the early 90's in a particularly turbulent part of pre-ceasefire Northern Ireland, collecting Roy Orbison cassettes and forming fledgling bands. After the last of such bands split in 2005 following reasonable success, Mathers set about focusing solely on his own songwriting. Settling on the name Unquiet Nights some time in 2006, partially in reference to an obscure Genesis track, and partially in reference to bi-polar disorder, he began recording and playing solo gigs.

Fast forward to the summer of 2010 in Belfast, where skeleton tracks for debut album "21st Century Redemption Songs" are being recorded above the famous "Limelight" club. Already electing to move to Italy, where the album would be finished and sent for mixing by Neal Calderwood (The Answer / Fighting With Wire), Unquiet Nights continued to break ground on radio, with key national stations (BBC Radio 1, Absolute, 6 Music, Amazing, RTE 2FM & Radio Popolare) playing early singles such as "Shoulda Said Something".

Touring continued throughout this time, gaining supports for bands like Bloc Party (Scala, London) and Toploader, as well as doing their own shows at some of the top venues in cities like Amsterdam, Dublin, Munich, Toronto, Salzburg, Bratislava, Rome, Innsbruck and their hometown of Belfast. Favourable coverage in national music press like Under The Radar and Hotpress followed, as well as sound track appearances for programmes on ESPN, Allisports and Sky Sports 1 Italia.

The second album is currently in production and will feature contributions from musicians including Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' Steve Ferrone, and provide the band's first music video, soon to be shot on the roof of Belfast's Europa Hotel. Unquiet Nights always have, and always will be about the songs.

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“So catchy. Pure Rock & Roll.”
– Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1)

“Music of the highest, cloud-reaching calibre. Actually quite beautiful.”
– Aaron Phillips, Amazing Radio.

"Unquiet Nights stress - over and above everything, it's always been and always will be about the songs. I couldn't agree more. Someone's Love on Drugs comes from their fine debut album 21st Century Redemption Songs..."
- Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music)

" ...Promising rock 'n' roll band. If you're a fan of The Charlatans, Tom Petty and rock songs with classic choruses then you should have a listen...."
- Edwin McFee (Hotpress Magazine)

"..I find it very hard to believe that ’21st Century Redemption Songs’ is the debut album from Unquiet Nights. Clean cut and polished, each instrument has its defined role to play, rather than adopting the wall of sound noise that so many modern rock and indie bands tend to opt for. These guys sound a lot more ‘veteran’ than ‘mere upstarts..."
- Leigh Forgie (BBC / Chordblossom)

Unquiet Nights are the band of Northern Irish songwriter Luke Mathers. Formed in Belfast city and relocating to mainland Europe, they've picked up much radio worldwide, supported million selling artists, recorded with hall of famers, released one record and toured in nine countries.

Mathers' fascination with songs and guitars started in the early 90's in a particularly turbulent part of pre-ceasefire Northern Ireland, collecting Roy Orbison cassettes and forming fledgling bands. After the last of such bands split in 2005 following reasonable success, Mathers set about focusing solely on his own songwriting. Settling on the name Unquiet...

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Past Gigs Unquiet Nights

  • 05 | 2015 Bologna Roxy Bar w/ Red Ronnie
  • 03 | 2015 Belfast The Empire

Discography Unquiet Nights

  • 2015 Constellations of She Single | Essential Credential
  • 2012 21st Century Redemption Songs Album | Essential Credential

Media

  • Sound Unquiet Nights - Shoulda Sa...
  • Sound Greatest Revival
  • Sound Unquiet Nights - Someone's ...
  • Video GEORGE BEST CITY - Unquiet ...
  • Sound More Than These Eyes
  • Sound Constellations Of She
  • Sound Love Leave Your Mark on Me
  • Sound Something to Begin
  • Sound Unquiet Nights - Silent Pic...
  • Sound Unquiet Nights - Letter Fro...

Origin

  • Belfast GB

Founded

  • 2010

Members

  • Luke Mathers Guitar, Vocals
  • Francesco Picciuchi Bass
  • Matteo Bussotti Drums

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