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Live Shows 2019


09 - The Great British Alternative Music Festival, Butlins, Minehead, England


02 - Electric Ballroom, London - England

03 - Empire - Coventry, England

04 - SWX, Bristol, England

09 - Boiler Shop, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

10 - O2 Academy, Leeds, England

11 - O2 Ritz, Manchester, England

16 - Open, Norwich, England

17 - De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill Hill On Sea, England

18 - Engine Rooms, Southampton, England

22 - (Le) Poisson Rouge, New York, USA

23 - Gramercy Theatre, New York - USA - Sold Out

24 - Once Ballroom, Somerville, Boston, USA - Sold Out

27 - Punk Rock Bowling, Las Vegas, USA

29 - Casbah, San Diego, USA

30 - Observatory, Orange County, USA 

31 - Echoplex, Los Angeles, USA 


02 - Slims, San Francisco, USA

29 - Stone Valley North Festival Festival, Stanhope, England


20 - Rewind Festival, Cone Palace, Perth, Scotland


03 - Rewind Festival North, Macclesfield, England - - EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

04 -  Indie19, Cork, Ireland

17 - Rewind Festival South, Henley-on-Thames, England

30 - John Peel Centre, Stowmarket, England

31 - The Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, England


05 - Great British Alternative Music Festival, Butlins, Skegness, Lincolnshire, England


30 - Butlins, Minehead, Somerset, England - Tickets

Live Shows 2020


29 - Butlins, Minehead, Somerset, England - Tickets


23 - Let’s Rock Norwich, Norwich, England - ON STAGE AT 1:00pm - Tickets

And the same day:

23 - Stone Valley South Festival, Hillside Farm, Ware, England ON STAGE AT 9:00pm - Tickets

24 - Bearded Theory Festival, Walton-on Trent, England - Tickets


06 - Rebellion Festival, The Winter Gardens, Blackpool, England - Tickets


Hello, Michael Bradley here.

I've written a book which is now available.

It's a dark thriller which exposes the corruption at the very heart of our society.

No it's not. 

It's my account of being in The Undertones, from first hanging around in O'Neill's house to the break up with Feargal in 1983. 

I've called it Teenage Kicks : My Life As An Undertone, getting in quick before anyone else uses that title. Like Stephen King. 

My older brother Martin has read it and gives it his approval.

I hope you like it.  

If you go to any of the forthcoming Undertones shows, you will not be asked questions about what was in it. 



You can hear Michael talking about the book here.

Here Comes The Drummer!

The Billy Doherty Ceili Band

Billy has started a Ceili band with some other musicians from Derry, they´re playing “Ceili” versions  of the Undertones songs plus some trad numbers and plan to “Ceilify” some other well known tunes in the near future. Their first performance was as support to The Undertones at the recent  The Button Factory show in Dublin.

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Photo: l to r: Robert Peoples, Ciaran O’Carolan, Steven O’Carolan, Ramon Ferguson, Billy Doherty

The "Billy Doherty Ceili Band" are can be booked for live shows via:

YouTube-view their first performance at The Button Factory.

Damian O'Neill released a solo single on 10th November 2014.

'Trapped in a cage' c/w 'Love Makes The World Go Round' on 7" vinyl only on Overground Records is a limited edition of 500 copies. (cat. no. Over 140).

Both songs are selected from 'Re-energize' a musical play written by renowned Belfast playwright Gary Mitchell. Music by Damian with lyrics by Gary.

'Re-energize' was commissioned by Derry’s Playhouse Theatre for Derry City of Culture 2013 and was performed there and at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast.

Damian: "Re-energize is a gritty play about 4 downtrodden individuals from Belfast who, now middle aged and on hard times, decide against all the odds to reform their old punk band and in effect get a 'second chance'. Initially John and I were commissioned to write 8 pieces of music to lyrics by Gary Mitchell to be performed by the actors live on stage. John wrote 3 songs, I wrote 4 and we co-wrote one. The songs went down really well so I decided to take things further and record 5 of the songs myself in a studio playing everything apart from the drums. I think the 2 songs on the single turned out best."

To receive irregular information send an e-mail to:

Guide To Derry

Michael Bradley’s guide to Derry for The Guardian website can be viewed here: The Guardian

The Mickey Bradley Radio Show

Mickey presents a weekly two hour radio show every Tuesday evening between 8 and 10 pm on BBC Radio Ulster 94.5 FM or online at

More details here.

The video for the single Much Too Late can be seen here.


The Undertones merchandising store is now open: Click here to enter the store.



As the great F.R. David put it: 'Words Don't Come Easy' ...especially if you're relying on someone dropping the needle onto a copy of Nuggets .....

Read more here from the writer of “Let’s Talk About Girls”, the legendary Manny Freiser


The Wireless

Gobbins Path

Michael Bradley takes a walk along the newly reopened Gobbins Path in Antrim: The Guardian


2016 marked the 40th Anniversary of The Undertones  and to celebrate this milestone they released vinyl remasters of first two LPs; ‘The Undertones – The Undertones’ and ‘The Undertones – Hypnotised’.

Both LPs were remastered from the original master tapes and produced on 180g heavyweight vinyl with original replicated artwork.

Also released is a 7” remix of the 1979 single ‘Get Over You’. Remixed by Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine/Primal Scream), also remixed from the original multi track tape and also available on 180g heavyweight red vinyl. You can listen to it here:

Get Over You - Remix


The Paul McLoone Show broadcasts nationally in Ireland Monday to Thursday, 9 to midnight, Today FM.


Refit Revise Reprise, the brand new album from Damian O'Neill, is now available from all good record shops,  iTunes and Amazon

You can watch the Sweet ‘n Sour video here or listen on Spotify

Comprising of 12 tracks recorded at home and at Press Play Studios in South London. Co-produced, engineered and mixed by Damian, Andy Ramsay (ex Stereolab) and Paul Tipler with musical contributions from Sean O’Hagan (The High Llamas) amongst others. There’s some old, new, borrowed and blue on this record. You’ll hear new songs and instrumental tracks that are guaranteed to thrill and melt your heart plus Damian’s delved into his musical past and revamped selected self penned Undertones/That Petrol Emotion songs too. It’s Glam/Stomp/Dreamy Pop with a cascade of guitars, vibes, organ, bells and whistles.

The Undertones - Vinyl Singles Box Set-Released 21st April 2018

Catalogue Number: BMGCAT169BOX

This new box set contains the 13 x 7” original Undertones singles from 1978-1983.

40 gram singles housed in a rigid, open-one-end, cardboard slipcase. Mastered from original analogue tape transfers. All in their original artwork including the original poster single for “Teenage Kicks”. Contains an additional poster with photos and notes by The Undertones and track by track comments from Michael Bradley. 

The Undertones - Hard To Beat The Masters Collection


Released: 27th July 2018

Michael Bradley tells the story of the Derry Halloween.

The Undertones ‘You've Got My Number (Why Don't You Use It!)’ single celebrates its 40th Anniversary. Here is their Top of the Pops performance of the track from October 1979:

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The Undertones ‘Teenage Kicks’ major label single release and first UK top 40 hit, came out 41 years ago on 13th October 1978. Check out the original promo video:

Teenage Kicks


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