Category: Bands – Miracle Bell

Miracle Bell


Sircles at the Academy 2

Miracle Bell have been a favourite of mine for a while now so getting the chance to see them at Phantom Live was a no-brainer. It was also my first time to see them with John Broe taking up vocals again after Dave’s departure, but they still sound great.

The fact that their support act, Sircles, turned out to be made up quite a few ex-Blizzards was a definite bonus!



Miracle Bell at the Academy 2
*Originally at on 25/11/12*

Bipolar Empire

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Bipolar Empire at Whelans

#18 – The brilliant Bipolar Empire played Whelans in September 2011 with support from Miracle Bell. My last time seeing Miracle Bell with that line-up as they are now continuing as a two-piece without their lead singer.

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Miracle Bell at Whelans

*Originally posted on on 16/06/12*

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#10 – My final gig of March 2011, was Miracle Bell in the Academy 2, with support from Melés Melés and Shouting at Planes – a lucky lineup for me, bearing in mind it gave me the chance to see two of my ones to watch from the Whelans Ones to Watch shows in January.


SHOUTING AT PLANES! at the Academy 2

*Originally posted on on 09/06/12*

Whelans’ Ones to Watch 2011

Shouting at Planes

Shouting at Planes at Whelans Ones to Watch 2011

#1 & #2 – January kicked off with two days at the Whelans Ones to Watch weekend. A crappy phone camera did nothing to capture the talent that was on show.

I went purely to see Miracle Bell, who I had seen supporting The Coronas in the Olympia in December 2010 (and ended up getting to see twice due to a rather unfortunate power cut on Dame Street which led to the gig being rescheduled four songs into the Corona’s set – there are only so many songs you can play acoustically in darkness!).

But I also caught Sarah Gleeson, The Man Whom, Owensie, Ivan St John, SHOUTING AT PLANES!, Lost Chord, Hired Hands, and Strait Laces.

Because of this, I ended up adding another three talented Irish bands to my list of ones to watch out for – The Man Whom, Shouting at Planes, and Strait Laces, were all brilliantly different, but appealed to me, and whet my appetite for the sheer variety of Irish talent on our doorstep. It also brought home to me just how much music is created in Ireland independently or through small home grown labels, a fact that I had been pretty much ignorant of until then.

*Originally posted on on 06/06/12*