Philip Wallace – Waldorf and Cannon

Date Joined Roster: June 2018

Artists Choice

Waldorf & Cannon are an alternative multi-instrumentalist duo from Derry & Donegal, Ireland.​ Philip Wallace aka Waldorf plays a Farmer Footdrum kit, Danelectro guitars, Hohner harmonicas and sings. Oisin Cannon plays a Danelectro 58 Longhorn bass and sings. Although there are only 2 members, they sound like a full 5/6 piece band​. ​Together they create a unique alt sound heavily laden with stirring harmonies and catchy hooks often sharing and swapping lead vocals during a single song. Influenced by many acts including Pixies, Nirvana, Devo, Fugazi, Link Wray, Little Walter and Beck.​

Last year Waldorf & Cannon played their biggest shows to date supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls on the Irish leg of his world tour. At the beginning of February 2017 they toured Ireland with Bella Union artists ExMagician and in March 2017 played 4 shows in Russia.

Electric Picnic 2017: Jerry Fish invited the band to play his Electric Sideshow stage tipping them as one of the acts of the festival and giving them a fantastic slot on the Sunday evening before Ash and ended up playing 2 extra shows in Body & Soul. Other Voices 2017, Dingle: The band finished up a successful 2017 playing a number of shows at the world famous Other Voices in Dingle, County Kerry. At the festival they covered ‘Sabotage’ by the Beastie Boys live on Today FM, which went down a storm, knocking up over 40,000 views.

The boys are currently working on the follow up to ‘Old Dogs New Tricks’ and and are preparing themselves for another busy summer festival season.

 

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