Boa Morte are:

Bill Twomey............guitars

Maurice Hallissey......drums

Paul Ruxton............guitars, vocals

Cormac Gahan..........guitars, vocals


Boa Morte came together in Cork Ireland at the start of 1998, rising from the dust of a couple of ragged but respected local indie bands. By the end of 1998 the band recorded and released their "Passenger, Measure Your Time" E.P., produced by Mark Carolan. This generated a lot of record company interest which culminated in the band signing a record deal with American label Moodfood Records, home of Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown in 1999.

Recording of their debut album was completed in Dublin in early 2001 with producer Daniel Presley, well respected for his previous work with Spain and The Breeders amongst others. Complications with the American deal (the label went bankrupt) delayed and eventually postponed the release of the album. After a drawn out legal wrangle the band eventually regained ownership of the album recordings in early 2002.

Shoeshine Records from Glasgow (owned by Teenage Fanclub drummer Francis MacDonald) came on board to sign the band and in July 2002 Boa Morte's debut album 'Soon It Will Come Time To Face The World Outside' was released to widespread critical acclaim (click the reviews link above). 

The band gigged extensively, playing with the likes of Teenage Fanclub, Calexico and Howe Gelb as well as playing headline shows around Ireland and an extensive UK tour with label-mates The Beauty Shop and Major Matt Mason USA.

Families, mortgages and real jobs took over until 2009 when the band brought out their second album "The Dial Waltz" on their own Kicking A Can label. 

Then in 2018, with the kids getting older, and job security nailed down, the band returned to intensive rehersals with a whole batch of new songs and a decade worth of fresh inspiration. Recording of album 3 started in Herbert Place Studio, Dublin in September with James Darkin at the desk. Further recording, mixing and mastering is due to be complete by year end, aiming towards a release in March 2019.......