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BARQ say goodbye with final single ‘The Table’

BARQ say goodbye with final single ‘The Table’


The Dublin band BARQ, consisting of Jess Kav, Stephen McHale, Tommy Gray and Neil Dorrington have closed the book on the band’s sound that was crosslinked somewhere between alt R&B, jazz, psychedelia, soul and rock, which they initially described as “agrosoul”.

The band had released 10 singles between 2016 and 2020, and we featured them over the years including the Repeal-inspired ‘Sassy Mouth’ and debut single ‘Gentle Kind Of Lies’. They announced the band’s closure last week with their eleventh and final song ‘The Table’:

The band members are all involved in other projects and we wish them well in future.

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All I can say is thank you. Thank you for the most formative, creative years of my life. For your support. Thank you to everyone who believed in us. Who came to our gigs. To everyone in our community who helped us with our music videos and photography. For the people who were our fans (which I still can't really fathom). To my mates who had to hear me sniffle through imposter syndrome. To the DJs, bookers, event organisers and music writers who believed in us enough to give us a platform for our music that was a dream come true. To everyone who sang my lyrics back to me. Now I'm sniffling again. I'll never forget that. To the musicians we gigged with in Ireland, New York and Canada. I've made friends for life. Thank you to Neil, Tommy and Steve who became my brothers…..or maybe stage husbands….or somehow both. @barq_music is over but you know us, we'll keep creating. Keep an eye on us all. We still need you to believe. Much love J. 😍

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