The Minnows

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The Minnows.


22 April, 2023





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The Minnows (formerly Tiberius’ Minnows) released their third album Californian Poppy during lockdown – to great critical acclaim from fans and media alike.

Consisting of members Michael Rafferty, Paul Maynes, Kevin Carson and Stephen O’Sullivan; the band have now announced a select number of live gigs for the first time in over 10 years.

The Belfast-based outfit first came to prominence in 1991 with the release of their debut single ‘Time Flies’ on the famous Good Vibrations record label. 

“It’s been a long time coming but we hope it will be worth the wait,” said singer-songwriter Michael Rafferty (AKA “Raff”).  “Since we released the album, we’ve been inundated with requests from all our followers on social media to play live again.  Now we’ve decided to give them what they want with a couple of live dates and the response so far has been fantastic. It’s all very exciting and we really can’t wait to play in Belfast again.  

“Life’s simply too short and too precious to be hanging about so you’ll definitely be hearing much more of The Minnows in the weeks, months and hopefully years to come. We’re thrilled to be back doing what we love most – playing music – with no pressure from anyone or anything outside of the band.”

The Minnows play The Black Box Belfast on Saturday April 22nd.

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