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Bully will perform at Whelans, Dublin this November!

Bully’s frontwoman, Alicia Bognanno, is not only the band’s vocalist, songwriter and guitarist but she is also the producer and engineer.

Alicia studied a Bachelor of Science program at Middle Tennessee State University and took courses in recording techniques, music theory and history, and copyright law. “I think learning just some basic theory helped a lot, but I think it was because I picked up an electric guitar instead of an acoustic,” she explains. “It was a lot more fun.

Olivia originally formed Bully as a solo project with back-up from Stewart Copeland on drums, Clayton Parker on guitar, and Reece Lazarus on bass.

Bully has developed a reputation for ferocious live shows and ‘The Nashville Scene’ named Bully the top local band in its 2014 Best of Nashville issue. “At this point in my life I always want everything I make to sound like we’re playing live,” she explains. “That’s why I didn’t put any keyboards or any extra stuff on there. Some people don’t like that, but I had to go with my gut.”

Watch Bully’s video for ‘Trying‘:

Listen to more of Bully’s songs from debut album, ‘Feels Like’ on Spotify:

Bully comes to Whelans on Monday 9 November. Get tickets here!

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