The Band

Ciarán Duffy (Vocals/Keys)Ciaran Duffy After Dark

Ciarán founded the band in 1990. Gigged mostly his home county Wicklow and most of Kildare for the first few years. Then decided to spread his wings throughout the country. Gigged abroad for a while came home and from then toured the band extensively making quite a name for After Dark nationwide.

Ciarán’s love and experience of the band comes across undoubtfully every night in the atmosphere of the gig and of course the consistency of the dance floor.

1995 RTE search for a star winner. Won recording time with Irish label Ritz records. Released two singles That’s my Story and a cover of an old Ricky Nelson song Garden Party did well locally.

Martin O'Niell After DarkTony Cullen (Bass/Vocals)







Shane O’Dwyer (Guitar/Vocals)Shane O'Dwyer After Dark

Shane started playing music at a young age and moved to England to study guitar at the ACM London. There he won the title of “Young Guitarist of The Year ’99”. He’s played in many top cover bands in Ireland like Bluemoose, J90, Nookie, O’Dwyer Brothers, Adams Locker, Simon Casey Band and also played with some top American country artists. He’s travelled all over europe and the U.K and has also played in the Canary Islands. Shane can cover many styles of music with his vocals and guitar.


Simon Sheerin After DarkSimon Sheerin (Drums/Vocals)

Simon got his first drum kit when he was four and at the age of fourteen began playing professionally. Four years later he co-founded the band Adamslocker which became one of Ireland’s top cover acts. He then went on to join the Simon Casey band for many years. As a member of the well known Sheerin family country band Simon has recently featured on the American country artist “Joni Harms” live album. He also worked with Irish artists such as Nathan Carter, Derek Ryan, Jimmy Buckley, Roly Daniels, Robert Mizzell, Johnny Brady and the list goes on. Simon is also a very experienced and busy session musician known not only for his versatile and meticulous drumming but also for his flawless backing vocals.