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National Campaign For The Arts
13 September 2010

Join Tara Blaise at The National Day of Action for Arts and Culture

Tara believes that the arts are fundamental to Ireland's social and ecomonic wellbeing, join her and her friend Peter Daly who is doing tremendous work for the arts, spread the message about his national campaigne for the arts here www.ncfa.ie

The Brilliant Things at Leeds & Reading Festivals
6 September 2010




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1 September 2010


Isle Of Wight Festival 2010
30 March 2010

The Brilliant Things are delighted to be playing at the Isle Of Wight festival again this year. Marie Junior says of last year's festival that they had "the best welcome, best crowd and best experience ever" and they are very excited to be doing it all over again this year.

Also playing the festival are Marina & The Diamonds, La Roux, Jay-Z and non other than a Beatle the brilliant Sir Paul McCartney.


Vote The Brilliant Things
22 January 2010

The voting for the 2010 Meteor Awards is now open and The Brilliant Things have made the list. The vote is open to the public and the band have left this message for their fans on their website:

Hey Guys,

Help 'The Brilliant Things' win 'The Meteors' Most Promising New Artist for 2010 at the Meteor Awards.

Vote for us here:

Thanks so much for all the support


Marie J & Gregxxxx

Merry Christmas from Tara Blaise
23 December 2009

Merry Christmas from The Brilliant Things
1 December 2009

A Band on the Rise
13 October 2009

The Brilliant Things played to a full crowd at The Hotpress Music Show last week and the gig was a huge success. But don't just take our word for it, here are some of the great reviews that have been written so far:

From Hotpress magazine:

"The Brilliant Things played to a thronged arena and went down a storm, with Marie Junior giving it loads upfront and co-conspirator Greg French more than looking the part in eyeliner and natty threads. If the ecstatic crowd reaction is anything to go by, electro pop is back in Ireland, especially when it's delivered with this kind of energy and musical smarts! The Brilliant Things are looking like the real thing!"

The Irish culture website, culch.ie, has two reviews, one by Eoin and one by Darragh:

... the band took to the stage with as much energy as I have ever seen them (or any other band, for that matter), display, blasting through their twenty minute set.

Since first coming across them opening the Oxegen Festival on the Main Stage with the Artane Band this summer, their music has really struck a chord. Their upbeat tunes are a perfect mix of sweet well-pitched vocals from Marie Jr. and just-so lyrics from Greg French.


The End of the Rivals
10 October 2009

Tara Blaise has recently finished her run acting in R.B. Sheridan’s "The Rivals" in the Abbey Theatre. The next show she will be involved in will be A Christmas Carol at The Gate Theatre in Dublin.  It will be directed by Alan Stanford and opens on the 1st of December.

"So, The Rivals is over!!  And what a great show to be involved in.  Such a thrill to be on The Abbey stage and to work with the gorgeous director Patrick Mason and all those super actors including Nick Dunning, Marian O’Dwyer… the entire cast and crew were superb.  We had a lot of fun."

You can read more from Tara's latest update on her website.

The Brilliant Things kick off The Music Show
2 October 2009

 From Hotpress Magazine:

"The Live Stage at The Music Show bursts into life on Sunday at 12.30pm with the very wonderful Brilliant Things who’ll be showcasing material from their eagerly awaited Stronger Than Romeo album. They're on a bill that also includes Vengeance And The Panther Queen, Delorentos, Villagers, David Kitt, Republic Of Loose & The Blizzards"

Read the full article here.

You can also read what the band have to say on their website.