Bobby Aherne

Bobby Aherne was born in Dublin, and studied English and Music at NUI Maynooth. He plays in a number of bands (most notably his own project No Monster Club) and has around two dozen releases under his belt. He worked in Dublin’s National Leprechaun Museum for two years as a storyteller and folklorist, and has written for several magazines and journals.  

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Bobby Aherne

Bobby Aherne is a writer, composer & producer based in Brisbane, Australia. He holds a degree in Music Technology & English from N.U.I. Maynooth and creates music as “No Monster Club” – a prolific, critically acclaimed art-pop act that has toured all over the world. As a core member of Ireland’s treasured ‘Popical Island’ collective, he has contributed to a number of other musical acts including Grand Pocket Orchestra, Ginnels, Women’s Christmas, Dublin Duck Dispensary & Paddy Hanna.

Aside from music, he is the author of the book ‘D’You Remember Yer Man? A Portrait of Dublin’s Famous Characters’, published by New Island Books. In 2018, he co-wrote, composed and sound-designed the musical ‘Trial of the Centurys’, which enjoyed a sold-out run in Project Arts Centre as part of Dublin Fringe Festival.

As well as having served as the resident sound designer at Dublin’s National Leprechaun Museum, he has contributed music to brand campaigns for the likes of Skullcandy and Virgin Media, in addition to movies such as ‘NOW‘ (Riley Blakeway, 2010), ‘Famous Nathan‘ (Lloyd Handwerker, 2014), ‘Pussywillow Dirtbags‘ (Pedro Delbrey, 2015), ‘The Middle Finger‘ (Séamus Hanly, 2016) and ‘Damo & Ivor: The Movie‘ (Rob & Ronan Burke, 2018). He has also created theme tunes, jingles and incidental music – most recently for popular podcast ‘The Alison Spittle Show‘ (Headstuff), and radio sitcom ‘The Captain‘ (Ocean FM).