As you'll hear in this week's Born Optimistic Podcast and radio show, The Stunning were a huge influence on me as a teen growing up in Galway. As they churned out hit singles 40 miles away from where I was growing up they helped me believe that you didn't have to come from the big city to have something to offer.
A one-band Motown, The Stunning redefined the art of releasing singles in Ireland forever. 'Got To Get Away', 'Half Past Two', 'Romeo's On Fire', 'Brewing Up A Storm', 'Heads', 'Everything That Rises' was an incredible run of amazing releases which they've resumed adding to with two amazing singles in 2017 - the first new material from The Stunning since 1994!
Getting to know Joe and Steve Wall as well as working with them has been a massive privilege, so they've been on the hit-list as show guests for quite some time.
They didn't disappoint - it's an hour that flies by and could have ran far longer!