Coolboy are a four-piece rock band based in the Portlaoise area, comprising of Fionn Devoy (Lead Guitar), Tadgh O’Dwyer (Rhythm Guitar & Lead Vocals), Ruairi Phelan (Drums) and Alex Power (Bass Guitar & Vocals).
Fionn and Tadgh are from Portlaoise, Fionn is in first year college in Maynooth, while Tadgh is preparing for leaving cert ’24 in Dunamaise College. Ruairi and Alex are from Mountrath, and are preparing for leaving cert ’24 in Mountrath Community school. All four lads were previously members of other bands in the Portlaoise area, appearing at major festivals like Forest Fest and Electric Picnic, but mutual musical influences brought them together to form Coolboy in Autumn ’23.
Coolboy’s lively style draws influences from classics like The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and Thin Lizzy, right up to modern acts such as Catfish and the Bottlemen and The Back Seat Lovers. Their set is a mixture of covers of modern hits and rock classics, interspersed with exciting original material.