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[VIDEO] The COA Sings On TV and experiences a Wardrobe Malfunction

In what was America’s biggest musical-television ratings smash since Glee, the Cycle of America team threw a musical fundraiser in Austintown, Ohio that was captured by two local TV news crews.

O’Donold’s Irish Pub kindly let Rob “Yossarian Lives” Shiels from Irish band Brazen Lungs play a set to raise money for the Livestrong Foundation. Watch the video to see him and young troubadour Mark Leonard in action!

Plus, stay tuned to the end to witness a sartorial error on the part of the COA’s wardrobe department.

Watch the video

For more on Yossarian Lives, visit Yossarian Lives on Bandcamp

For more on Brazen Lungs, visit BrazenLungs.com

St. Peter Fundraiser.

$190 was raised last night in Patrick’s Irish pub in St. Peter, Minnesota. Talented singer/songwriter Rob Shiels of Brazen Lungs (coincidentally, also of Cycle of America 2010) performed a varied musical set and entertained the patrons of Patrick’s.

The wonderful staff went out of their way to help us. They loaned us a guitar and donated $2 from every pint of guinness bought that night. They even fed and watered us!

A huge thank you to John Mayer the owner, Brian the manager, Mathias, and the rest of the staff at Patrick’s. You guys are awesome!

Charity Single Launched: “You, Disassembled” by Brazen Lungs

The cover of "You, Disassembed" by Brazen Lungs. Designed by Stephen McGuinness

Last Sunday saw the launch of the Cycle of America 2010 charity single.  “You, Disassembled” was written and recorded by Dublin indie-pop band Brazen Lungs and is availabe online for only a euro!

If you’re in Ireland, simply text “music 6129” (without the quotation marks) to 57501.  Then, simply go to http://www.downloadmusic.ie/ to claim your copy.

If you’re outside Ireland, you’ll need a credit card. Simply go here: http://tat.mu/6129 and add it to your cart.

Thank you! All money made from the single will go straight to the Irish Cancer Society and the Livestrong Foundation.  Plus, if you buy before Thursday this week it will count towards the Irish charts!

In case you’re wondering, the song is about destroying something you love and the ensuing regret.  Also, robots.

Hello! Me and the Brazen Lungs lads have released a charity single, “You, Disassembled”. It’s for the Cycle of America 2010. We’d all really appreciate if you downloaded it this week. It’s only a euro.

If you’re in Ireland, simply text “music 6129″ (without the quotation marks) to 57501. They’ll send you a PIN. Enter the PIN and your phone number on http://www.downloadmusic.ie/ and the song is yours.

If you’re outside Ireland, you’ll need a credit card. Simply go here: http://www.downloadmusic.ie/brazenlungs/you,-disassembled and add it to your cart.

Thank you! All money we make from the single will go straight to the Irish Cancer Society and the Livestrong Foundation.

Goodbye Party in Whelan’s, Dublin.

Thank you to all who attended the Cycle of America 2010 Goodbye Party!  Three wonderful Irish bands – Radio Kaliningrad, Chayka and Brazen Lungs – wowed the audience at Whelan’s last Sunday.  Circa 10 o’clock the whole CoA2010 Team took to the stage, and Mark delivered a heartfelt Thank You speech to the rapt audience.

Thanks must also be given to the bands, without whom the night wouldn’t have been so enjoyable.  They are:

Radio Kaliningrad – http://www.myspace.com/radiokaliningrad

Chayka – http://www.myspace.com/chaykamusic

Brazen Lungs – http://www.myspace.com/brazenlungs

Cycle of America Goodbye Party!

Hey everybody, don’t forget our Goodbye Party tomorrow night at 8pm in Whelans, Wexford Street, Dublin. €7 at the door, all proceeds to charity as usual. Come out and show your support and help us smash our €20,000 fundraising target! See you there!

Cycle of America Goodbye Party at Whelan's

Up coming events/fundraisers

If you missed the opportunity to show off your brain power in either of our quizzes last week, fear not!  We have another quiz organised for July 14 (was previously listed as July 21 but has since been changed) in GAA club in  St.Vincents GAA Club .  All are welcome and bring your friends along!!

If you’re a fan of good music, good pub atmosphere and would love the chance to win some fantastic prizes then be sure to be at the Leitrim Lounge, Wicklow town on Saturday 10 July where local band Feedback will be rocking the house down!!

Rob’s band Brazen Lungs will be playing in Whelan’s, Wexford Street on 18 July in what has been billed as potentially the all time best going away gig ever in the world and is not to be missed!

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Heroes in Hiding Gig

We had a great turnout last night ( Tuesday 20 th April ) at Crawdaddy on Harcourt Street for our music gig with Heroes In Hiding headlining and Shouting at Planes supporting.  Both bands gave enthusiastic performances to the delight of the audience, singing a mixture of original songs and covers.  With a fantastic atmosphere and top class music the night was a complete success.  A great night’s entertainment!  A total of €600 was raised on the night.  Thanks to all those who attended and to both bands, definitely stars in the making!

Fundraising :Blanchardstown Shopping Centre 10th April 2010

Another Saturday afternoon was spent loitering in shopping centres with buckets in hands.

On this ocassion it was Blanchardstown Shopping Centre.

We raised a fantastic total of €747 !!

Once again the Birthdays shop came to our rescue and provided us with Helium balloons, so another thank you to them. Thanks to all those who donated and also to the management at Blanchardstown Shopping Centre allowing us collect!www.blanchardstowncentre.ie

We are working on our next collection day- if you are aware of anywhere that may be suitable, drop us a line and let us know and we’ll see what we can arrange!

In the mean-time we have organised two sponsored 5 mile runs:

One in DCU Saturday 17th April (first prize of 3 months free membership kindly donated by DCU gym) ,

and the second in the Sheldon Park Leisure Centre on Saturday 24th April (first prize of meal for 2 in the fabulous restaurant at the Sheldon Park Hotel). Thanks and all the Best of luck to all participants!

And if you wish to shake those cobwebs from your runners and participate,

We also have plenty of people whom are generously taking part in the Great Ireland Run on April 18 th in Phoenix Park on our behalf.

It is not compulsory to run jog or walk so you could enjoy a nice walk in the beautiful surroundings of Phoenix Park with a great atmosphere and a bit of fun! If you want to help raise money on our behalf, just get in touch with us via email or facebook and we can a sponsorship card to you before you can say the word Cycle!

Thanks to all those who have already put their names down- all help is greatly appreciated

Don’t forget about the upcoming Heroes In Hiding gig on Tuesday 20 th April in Crawdaddy .

Doors open at 8pm and tickets are available at the door for just €7.

Great value for a fantastic night of music from one of Ireland ’s hottest new bands! Their tipped for the top.Just ask Dave Fanning

Crawdaddy is just opposite the Harcourt Street Green line Luas stop, for further directions log on to: http://www.pod.ie/location.php

Over and out

Change of date for Heroes In Hiding gig

Just to let everyone know- the date of the Heroes In Hiding gig has changed from April 21 to Tuesday 20th April.  Hope ye can still make it!  See you there :) mark that date in your diaries

We have a great night coming up on the 2othof April in Crawdaddy at 7.30p.m (www.crawdaddy.ie). One of the best, most talked about up and coming Irish bands in the country Heroes in Hiding have agreed to play a charity gig in aid of Cancer.  Thanks in advance to Heroes In Hiding (check them out on myspace!) and to Crawdaddy, Dublin.  All proceeds on the night will go directly to the Irish Cancer Society and the Livestrong Foundation. This promises to be an excellent night of great entertainment.  Tickets on sale on the door on the night so get there early before they are all sold out and bring as many friends as you can!!

http://www.myspace.com/heroesinhidingmusic

Check out the lads on the above link

Cool songs.good cause

If you can’t make it to any of our events but want to make a contribution simply follow our donate now link to our mycharity page and follow online instructions, alternatively you can deposit the money straight into our charity bank account (AIB) sort code: 931365 account number 12606054

Charity gig: Heroes in Hiding playing at Crawdaddy

Just to let everyone know- the date of the Heroes In Hiding gig has changed from April 21 to Tuesday 20 April.  Hope ye can still make it!  See you there :)

We have a great night coming up on the 2ost of April in Crawdaddy at 7.30p.m (www.crawdaddy.ie). One of the best, most talked about up and coming Irish bands in the country Heroes in Hiding have agreed to play a charity gig in aid of Cancer.  Thanks in advance to Heroes In Hiding (check them out on myspace!) and to Crawdaddy, Dublin.  All proceeds on the night will go directly to the Irish Cancer Society and the Livestrong Foundation. This promises to be an excellent night of great entertainment.  Tickets on sale on the door on the night so get there early before they are all sold out and bring as many friends as you can!!

If you can’t make it to any of our events but want to make a contribution simply follow our donate now link to our mycharity page and follow online instructions, alternatively you can deposit the money straight into our charity bank account (AIB) sort code: 931365 account number 12606054