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A historical biography list of current and former Irony members.
Main man and leading inspiration for Irony, Dany is a prolific writer of powerful songs with profound lyrics.
Melodic, dynamic, inventive, emotive, angry, sad, honest, weird, you'll hear all manner of influences here,
from Dylan through blues, jazz, folk, punk, grunge and beyond.
A highly experienced, versatile and talented guitarist who brings power
and dynamics to the Irony line-up, Dave has a been with Irony since 2003.
With Dany now in France, he also plays in various groups in the
High Wycombe area.
Spot Daves driving prescence on Just A Wrong Number,
Back On The Streets Again and Something Missing from the
Yeah, but... album
Denise has played sax in various Irony line-ups over the years interspersed with interludes in other bands. Following an interval doing charity work in South America she is now back at the heart of the Irony lineup.
She is a skilled and enthusiastic player whose compelling stage
presence shines through.
She can be heard on various tracks on the
album including the title track,
Emma's In My Head.
South African Ginni Hogarth is a well-established stalwart of the Thames Valley music scene and amongst her many endeavours now runs a weekly Open Mic night. Since Dany's return from France she has become and established member of the Irony lineup.
Her keyboards add poise and colour to the band's music, and her vocals add another dimension where she can sing either lead or harmonies.
Bass guitarist with Irony since 1998 - the longest serving band member. An amazingly fluid player
with a wicked sense of rhythm on 4, 5 and 6 string
basses, including fretless, in any style. Currently teaching
bass and setting up a home recording venture, Steve is
also gigging with various bands in the UK, including Jonny B and
the All stars.
A sensitive and powerful drummer, Rupert returned to Irony after a
spell with other projects and now plays at all the U.K gigs.
Although only able to play pad drums on
(due to it being recorded in the attic of a terraced house!), did stirling work - check out
Just A Wrong Number.
Superb French pro guitarist, played in duos with Dany while he lived in France and joined the line-up for a couple of gigs during this period in Dave West's absence.
Alain plays with a number of French bands and also duos with his
partner Katia, playing mostly English and American pop and rock.
Martin was a stalwart and mainstay of the earlier Irony lineups. Extraordinarily liquid sax player and flautist - a master of space and timing.
Suitcases At Midnight from
Some Wide Horizon,
Vapour Trails from
Faraway Friend, and
Angel Of Death &
Funny How Time Flies
the album of that name.
Guitar virtuoso on These Images,
with a distinctive, jazzy style.
Steve also appeared at a number of gigs around this time.
Ex Mungo Jerry and Heron, a virtuoso of the keyboards. Steve has played on many Irony album tracks - witness the exquisite end of These Images from Yeah, But... and his unique prescence throughout Some Wide Horizon, most notably the superb piano on Down at the Waterhole. Steve was also a member of the live Irony lineup around 2002.
Also the driving force behind the re-emergence of early 70s band,
Listen to The OSI and Out Of Our Heads Again from that album. A lovely bloke and a rock and roll heart!
Brother of Mark, played the beautiful acoustic lead on
Down at the Waterhole
Some Wide Horizon album
and electric lead/rhythm on Fine Line and
Out Of Our Heads Again.
John was a lively drummer who played a few UK gigs with Irony.
Marie is a great, classically-trained viola player who joined Irony briefly in 2008.
Her superb playing added a wonderful richness to the Irony songs.
Terry took over the drumstool after Rupert went off to do some other projects.