The Long Stay appeared on UTV Live in July 2021 in an interview with Eden Wilson. The interview was about how the band have managed to survive the lockdown, whilst maintaining the focus required to keep releasing music. Using Zoom sessions, alongside other recording software and recording equipment, the band created a Virtual Studio Space. Weekly meetings over Zoom kept the process of recording, proofing, redrafting and mixing going. Final stage mastering by Industry leader Pete Maher (U2 amongst his clients) lead to the tracks being distributed across reputable digital platforms. The band talk about their processes and the main message is that so many things are beyond our control, we ahve to stay strong and keep going....
The Long Stay band members Sean McAuley and Brendan McCullough popped into the NVTV headquarters for a chat with Aobhan O'Baoill on the Round Up show. In the interview the boys talk about how they have managed to keep the music going, together with band mate Brendan Donnely, despite the challenges of the Pandemic and ensuing lockdown.
The Long Stay's last two singles "Space Race" and "Sometimes" have been given great coverage by the Belfast Media Group. Publishing papers such as The North Belfast News and The Anderstown News, the group have helped raise the profile of the band and to alert their local communities about the feel good process of releasing music to the digital stores, despite the challenges presented by the lockdown and the pandemic in general. The important message is that we have to stay strong and sometimes break through obstacles to keep doing what we love to do.
In 2017 the second album by The Long Stay was reviewed in the well respected Folk and Tumble music review site. A glowing write up by music journalist Gerry McNally marked The Long Stay's "Fear of Water" album as one of the albums of the year. The lads launched the album at a gig during the Belfast Nashville Singer Songwriters Festival that year. The album itself represented the elusive second album release, with their first album "First Collection" having been released in 2006.
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