Boss Volenti

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Boss Volenti
Origin Dublin, Ireland
Genres Rock
Years active 2003–present,
Associated acts Therapy?
Members Rob Daly
Dan O’Connor
Laura Mackey
Past members Graham Hopkins
Martin Murphy

Boss Volenti are a rock quartet based in Dublin, Ireland. They formed in 2003. Rob Daly, Martin Murphy and Dan O'Connor first met while playing in bands around Dublin. Then followed Laura Mackey, who Dan met while both were studying guitar at college. Following Murphy's departure, drummer Graham Hopkins came across the band in 2005 when they were demoing recordings for their debut album and asked the other three if he could join the band. If the band were to mention influences they might range from such artists as Thin Lizzy, Al Green, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Hall & Oates.


Boss Volenti (2006 - 2008)

In February 2006, Boss Volenti independently released their first single "Deeper Than Deep" and it went straight into the Top 40 Irish Singles Chart. They then released their second single "Ain't No Use" in June to even greater success. It received heavy daytime airplay on Irish radio, was playlisted by 2FM, championed by Tony Fenton on Today FM and regularly played on BBC NI Radio. Both singles are still playlisted on Dublin's Phantom FM.[citation needed] Boss Volenti released their eponymous debut album in Ireland and on iTunes on 8 September 2006.

Second album?

The band are currently writing and demoing songs for a follow up to their debut album. They are also lining up shows in the US for later on this year and early 2007. Boss Volenti have recently supported US alternative rockers We Are Scientists on the Irish dates of their 2008 tour. They performed at Electric Picnic 2008 after which Graham Hopkins left the band.[1]

Band members


  • Rob Daly – vocals, bass guitar
  • Dan O’Connor – guitar, backing vocals
  • Laura Mackey – guitar


  • Graham Hopkins – drums, backing vocals
  • Martin Murphy - drums, backing vocals




  1. "Graham Hopkins leaves Boss Volenti…". Hot Press. 2008-09-05. Retrieved 2008-09-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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