Noel turns 51 today, Happy Birthday!
The Puro gave their first ever concert yesterday in São Paulo at Rockambole opening for the band Leela. The Puro playing at 21:30 and Leela at 22:30
This was the only concert planned in Brazil for now. Noel Hogan was on acoustic guitar, Mell Peck on vocals (and sometimes on guitar as well) and a third guy named Binho on keyboards and accordion (!!)
A more or less 55-min show originally planned with 9 songs including a new one (The Cure) and 2 Cranberries covers (Shattered, Zombie) but in fact 10 songs were played due to a real encore not appearing on the setlist sheet.
If anyone knows which song was added, please let us know!EDIT: the 10th song was “Além Dos Meus Olhos”
Attendance was possibly 100-150 people in the venue. Not that bad for a first!
Many photos and videos appeared on socials posted by the fans.
Photos below published by Elen Almeida on Instagram
The band Leela published a photo with Noel and Mell on Instagram
Note that Cranberries Brasil published a lot of small videos on their Instagram Stories available for 1 day only and one fan, Caroline Santos Lacerda, filmed almost two third of the show live on Instagram from the balcony on the right. Special thanks to her, you rock!
Noel Hogan arrived in Brazil almost a week before the show and rehearsed with the band since Monday 17 October. Noel and Mell also gave a few interviews on local media. Photos were published on the band’s socials during the whole week.
Noel Hogan was also honored at the BMI Awards in London 2 days ago with a Special Citation of Achievement award for Dreams (over 4 million broadcast performances attained), the exact same as Dolores.
Noel shared the below photo of his plaque yesterday on his Instagram (stories).
His friend Willie Ryan shared on Instagram a short video on the Red Carpet at the Savoy hotel where the ceremony held. Screen shot below of Noel and his wife Catherine.
More photos on radiofacts.com
Below, Noel and Catherine, Mike O’Neill (L) and Shirin Foroutan (R)
As already mentioned in the previous news about Dolores, remember 6 years ago, Noel was honored for Dreams already. Back then it was 3 million broadcast performances attained.
Noel Hogan gave an interview to the Irish Independent newspaper, published in the “Weekend” supplement. Available in print today in Ireland and online on independent.ie (Premium Access only).
Noel Hogan’s new project with Mell Peck now has a name and it is called The Puro. Today, they are releasing “Prison” a new single which also has its Portuguese version (Prisão) as it was the case with “With Keys / Com Chaves” last January.
Watch the video of “Prisão” now on Mell Peck’s YouTube account.
Pre-save / listen to The Puro on Spotify and Apple Music, 3 tracks available today:
3. Com Chaves (Ao Vivo)
Note: if you can’t find The Puro on Spotify or Apple Music directly, simply search for Noel Hogan, then “Prison” should appear… then click on The Puro.
Noel Hogan appeared at the “RTÉ Choice Music Prize” yesterday in Dublin presenting the “Album Of The Year” prize. The event took place live in Vicar St and on RTÉ2FM with exclusive performances from 8 of the nominated artists.
For Those I Love, the musical project of David Balfe, has been announced as the winner of the Irish Album Of The Year 2021 for the eponymous debut album “For Those I Love”.
On this first day of the year, Noel Hogan is launching a preview of his new project with Brazilian YouTuber Mell Peck, who is notably used to sharing Cranberries covers on the Internet, and took part in The Voice Brasil blind auditions in 2012. This first track is available both in English (With Keys) and Portuguese (Com Chaves).
After a guest appearance on stage with The Coronas yesterday in Limerick, Noel Hogan was in studio with Lyra today. He shared 2 photos (post #1, post #2) on Instagram this evening, even revealing the exact location, Camden Recording Studios in Dublin.
Noel didn’t give much details except a small comment, “A great day working/recording with Lyra”.
As you may remember, Lyra is a singer from Cork who covered “Zombie” on The Late Late Show early this year as tribute to Dolores.
Yesterday evening, 2 December 2021, Noel Hogan joined The Coronas on stage once again to perform “Linger” as a guest at their Limerick show taking place at The Milk Market.
First photos of the performance are now surfacing online, thanks to Rainer…
…and to Andrew Cunneen on Twitter:
…and one from the side of the stage posted on Instagram Stories by Willie Ryan (@thelegalowl).
Thanks to them as well.
UPDATE – DECEMBER 11
The full video is now available, thanks to Glen Bollard (@gbollardphoto) on Instagram who filmed from the photo pit, meaning very front row!
Noel Hogan to appear as the first special guest on Fanning At Whelan’s, a new music series kicking off on Saturday 4 December at 10pm on Virgin Media Two (Irish TV).
Filmed from the famous live music venue in Dublin and hosted by Dave Fanning, a man who needs no introduction, the series of 8 shows will be showcasing the best of Irish music, including band performances and special guest interviews.
Noel Hogan was asked by director Garret Price to work on the soundtrack for his new documentary about Woodstock 99 and the (not so well known outside of US) chaos that ensued.
Note: The Cranberries didn’t play the festival that year, only in 1994.
The film will arrive on HBO Max streaming service July 23rd in the US.
The website launched in December 2020 now includes a lot of different sections.
On the links section, some readers may have noticed a brand new project called between two and its soon to come website (https://betweentwoofficial.com)
Noel Hogan and Bronagh Gallagher were on the Irish radio station Today FM this morning on the “All Irish with Fergal D’Arcy” show to promote the release of their single “Crybaby”.
Listen back to the interview on this link, clicking on the 18 April replay, starting at 22:05
The Late Late Show just announced that Noel and Bronagh Gallagher will be part of tomorrow evening’s program on RTE to promote “Cry Baby”.
Look who’s joining us on the #LateLate this week! 🤩
— The Late Late Show (@RTELateLateShow) April 15, 2021
Don’t miss it !
We do not know yet if “Crybaby” is going to be a single, an EP or an album, but we will surely find out in the upcoming days/weeks.
UPDATE – MARCH 31
As you all know, Noel Hogan joined Kodaline and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra for a special performance that was broadcast on NYE on “Soundtrack To My Life”.
Unfortunately, it was a pretty short notice when we heard of it, and we haven’t found any way to watch the replay yet.
Instagram user @gallagher6309 was kind enough to upload her recording of the performance fo us and for fans to see on the below link :
Voir cette publication sur Instagram
Thanks a lot to her for her kindness !
Title says it all.
Hosted and maintained by DJL Technical Solutions – just like The Cranberries official website – they describe Noel’s website as, “Used mainly as a portal to his Social Media and a point of contact for potential production work, the website is straight to the point, with a simple yet effective black and yellow design.”
The full special concert “Songs From An Empty Room” is available on replay on the RTÉ Player until August 25th. The TV program includes an interview with Noel Hogan & Danny O’Reilly from the band The Coronas (starts at 1:11:58) as well as their performance of “Linger” with some chords (starts at 1:35:40).
Note: The RTÉ Player is not working on every browser!
Tomorrow, Wednesday 22 July 2020:
“The day will start with Ireland’s most popular morning programme, Ireland AM, with special guest Noel Hogan from The Cranberries joining Ciara Doherty to talk about the band and the city which created them along with Limerick-native Michelle Grimes singing some of their iconic hits.”
Full article and program of the day directly on limerickleader.ie
Next July 25th, Noel Hogan will perform with Danny O’Reilly from The Coronas as part of “Songs From An Empty Room” in support of Minding Creative Minds and the Association of Irish Stage Technicians (AIST) Hardship Fund.
A total of 20 Irish bands and solo artists will be performing – empty – venues across Ireland (The Olympia Theatre, Dublin / Cyprus Avenue, Cork / Dolans, Limerick / INEC, Killarney / Róisín Dubh, Galway).
The show will be broadcast on RTÉ2, RTÉ 2FM and RTÉ Player on Saturday, 25 July 2020 from 8.30pm.
As announced earlier today by Professor Eoin Devereux on his Twitter account, our very fav guitarist Noel Hogan wrote a foreword for the book “Heart & Soul: Critical Essays On Joy Division” that Professor Devereux co-writed with Lecturers Martin J Power and Aileen Dillane.
Obviously a very interesting piece to own for all music fans who would like to explore the contribution of this influential band to rock music!
Book ordering details on the link below:
Noel Hogan was one of the surprise special guests yesterday at “Metis Ireland”, an event in aid of 2 local charities, Pieta House and Limerick Suicide Watch. Concert held in Limerick at Dolan’s Warehouse, the famous local pub, so yes Noel kinda played home.
After Dolores last month, it’s was Noel’s turn to appear on stage to play 2 Cranberries songs “Zombie” and “Linger”.
Singer Emma Langford posted on Facebook a video of “Zombie” with the following comment:
It was *just a bit* nerve-wracking singing Zombie with its actual writer playing guitar right behind me…
Kind of incredible though?
Na… Totally. Totally incredible.
Thanks – endless immeasurable thanks – to Karl Daly of Metis Ireland for making this gig happen; to Dolans Pub for hosting the occasion; to all the artists who gave their time and talents and to everyone who came out to support Pieta House and Limerick Suicide Watch; to Dan Murphy and Dermot Sheedy of Hermitage Green, Nile St. James and Cein Daly for sharing a stage with me; and Noel Hogan of The Cranberries for writing such an epic tune, giving his time, and allowing us to perform it on a great night full of great intentions for a great cause.
I love Limerick, and music.
It was *just a bit* nerve-wracking singing Zombie with its actual writer playing guitar right behind me…Kind of incredible though?Na… Totally. Totally incredible.Thanks – endless immeasurable thanks – to Karl Daly of Metis Ireland for making this gig happen; to Dolans Pub for hosting the occasion; to all the artists who gave their time and talents and to everyone who came out to support Pieta House and Limerick Suicide Watch; to Dan Murphy and Dermot Sheedy of Hermitage Green, Nile St. James and Cein Daly for sharing a stage with me; and Noel Hogan of The Cranberries for writing such an epic tune, giving his time, and allowing us to perform it on a great night full of great intentions for a great cause.I love Limerick, and music.
Gepostet von Emma Langford am Samstag, 13. Januar 2018
On the official Twitter of “Metis Ireland” you can also find a short video of “Linger” as well as a few photos of Noel (with a new haircut!) on stage and offstage drinking in the pub:
— Metis Ireland (@MetisIreland) January 13, 2018
Title says it all.
After his new “anatomical heart with dagger“ tattoo just a couple of weeks ago, Noel Hogan got another new tattoo the day before yesterday this time at “Allstar Ink Tattoo” shop located in Limerick, Ireland
The below photo was posted yesterday on Instagram by allstartattoo_ireland with the following comment “One from yesterday from our pal paul.o.rourke!“
Noel then let a comment on Paul O’Rourke’s Instagram: “Thanks Paul. Delighted with the result“
Some of you might remember that Noel already got tattooed by “Allstar Ink Tattoo” before.