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You may not have heard of them but the Coronas are certainly big back in their homeland of Ireland. And in London where they are now based.

They've sold out the 13,000 capacity O2 arena in Dublin and did six nights at the Olympia Theatre. They've also had three double-platinum selling albums in Ireland and the four-piece head to New Zealand shortly for a couple of hit'n'run dates (see beow).

Singer Danny O'Reilly also boast impeccable pedigree. His mother is the legendary Mary Black and his aunty Frances Black.

Their tour here coincides with the release of their new album The Long Way and you can check out their blend of Irish music and rock in the clip below, which follows O'Reilly answering our Famous Elsewhere Questionnaire . . .

The first piece of music which really affected you was . . .

The Beatles - Revolver. I remember my parents putting on this album on a long drive when I was about 9 or 10 and I was instantly blown away

Your first (possibly embarrassing) role models in music were . . .

Coolio - Ganstas Paradise was the first single I ever bought but first role models included Michael Jackson, the Corrs and The Cranberries!

Lennon or Jagger, Ramones or Nirvana, Madonna or Gaga, Jacko or Jay-Z?

Lennon, Nivana, Gaga and Jacko

If music was denied you, your other career choice would be . . .

A footballer or possibly a golfer! Great money playing sport

The three songs (yours, or by others) you would love everyone to hear are . . .

Bell X1 - Bad Skin Day

Mic Christopher - Heyday

The Coronas - The Long Way

Any interesting, valuable or just plain strange musical memorabilia at home...

Not really, theres loads of instruments knocking around my parents house as my mother is a singer too. Guitars, ukeleles etc. Its great

41UeeOZxDQL._SX318_BO1_204_203_200_The best book on music or musicians you have read is . . .

Mary Black - Down the Crooked Road

If you could get on stage with anyone it would be?

Prince, he can play so many instruments and is just pretty cool

The three films you'd insist anybody watch because they might understand you better are . . .

Almost Famous

Spinal Tap

Dumb and Dumber

The last CD or vinyl album you bought was . . . (And your most recent downloads include...)

Foals new album, is awesome, i bought that yesterday

One song, royalties for life, never have to work again. The song by anyone, yourself included, which wouldn't embarrass you in that case would be . . .

The Pogues - Fairytale of New York

71nqChuFyyL._SL1500_The poster, album cover or piece of art could you live with on your bedroom forever would be . . .

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon cover

You are allowed just one tattoo, and it is of . . .

My first was a plectrum on my wrist

David Bowie sang, “Five years, that's all we've got . . .” You would spend them where and doing what?

Touring, seeing the world, playing our music

And finally, in the nature of press conferences in Japan, “Can you tell me please why this is your best album ever?”

Because it just is ;)


Monday November 30 – Dux Live, Christchurch

Wednesday December 2 – Kings Arms, Auckland

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