Formed in Cork in the late eighties they were a rock n roll/Dolls infused band with the added genius eccentricity of their local scene bands like Five Go Do To The Sea and Microdisney. They really kicked ass live but became famous for their quirky hit ‘Where’s My Jumper’ which became bigger than the group. In Ireland it outsold Byran Adams ‘Everything I Do’ in 1992 and is now a wedding party staple!
The new radio doc tells this story of the band and how they dealt with such a massive tune.
The radio doc, ‘Dancing in the Disco – the story of The Sultans of Ping’
gets broadcast on RTÉ 2XM 6 February 2023 at 6 pm and repeated on 11 February 2023 at 3 pm and then podcasted.
Today, singer Niall O’Flaherty is a lecturer in the History of European Political Thought at Kings College in London specialising in 18th and 19th-century thinkers such as Thomas Robert Malthus and Charles Darwin. Pat O’Connell is in banking in London. Alan McFeely moved into film music. Morty McCarthy teaches English in Sweden.
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