a unique soundscape of acoustic music

two brothers from East Belfast

performing for over 25 years


Clear Again has been a long time in the making due mostly to our own ineptitude and a preference for actually gigging rather than knuckling down and finishing the damn thing. So here it is and we are dead pleased with it. Thanks to everyone who helped and encouraged us and to our friends who allowed us to interpret their songs.


Sam McCrory


Sam plays guitar and washes his car
its a nice car

Dave McCrory


Dave plays guitar, sings and does everything else in the band that Sam doesn’t, apart from washing the car

Dave and Sam McCrory from East Belfast, N.Ireland

Growing up in Belfast in the 70’s the FOS brothers fuse an eclectic mix of their own original songs with traditional Irish sensibilities flavoured liberally with Floydian/Genesis/Horslipian spices.
Their mix drums, percussion Loops and samples and soaring guitars and bass delight Festival and Venue audiences and that’s even before they start singing! – New CD Clear Again was mastered by Simon Heyworth of Mike Oldfield’s famed production. – he liked it
Bucolic folk has a psychedelic head-fit.


The following Session musicians subject to availability and Fee

Rom Dobbs

Drums. Samples, Loops, Percussion

Back again after a 3 year break to sort his head out

Pete Bingham


Pete Bingham is an old friend that Sam and myself have watched from afar when he played bass with Waulk Elektrik and jiggerypipery. Always thought … if we ever have a bass player again in the band it will be Pete. Here we are hes in the FOS Brothers and will be doing larger festivals and venues with us in future.

Gary Evans


Gary Evans is the drum and percussion pro (I mean prostitute) of Exeter. Tough man to book but worth it. We struggled to find a replacement for Rom Dobbs and Gary is well up for it. He plays on half the tracks of our new CD ‘Clear Again’

Growing up in Belfast in the 70’s the FOS brothers fuse an eclectic mix of Floydie, Genesis, Horslips with trad Irish sensibilities, into something really different. Add drums, samples and percussion to soaring acoustic guitars and you have an act that will entrance any Festival or Art Centre audience.

Brian Thompson, Web Client

A stirring fusion of original and traditional songs on hypnotic acoustic guitars to 21st century dance grooves.

Steve Knightley, Show of Hands

This Belfast-born duo, who are actually brothers, are worth checking out for their guitar sound alone. The pair had a unique haunting musical interplay at this gig, in the same way that Thin Lizzy or the All-man Brothers were able to create double the magic by using twin guitars.

Catherine Whatson, Express & Echo

Caught your set at the Eden Project and it just blew me away. Bought the album and have been listening to it ever since.

Denis Taylor

The FOS brothers have played on our stage at Glastonbury every year for the last 10 years and still pack the house with their superb musicianship and sublime vocals.

Andy Hope, Croissant Neuf, Glastonbury Festival

The Band has a musicality and flexibility that is rare among the plethora of mediocre Folk/Rock Bands around. Additionally the brothers are Irish, and this prevailing influence, gives a genuine Celtic flavour to the music. I will be booking them again, both here and at my other venues and highly recommend them.

Dave Bassett, The Butter Market Jazz & Roots Club, Shrewsbury

Bucolic folk has a psychedelic head-fit

The FOS brothers have become an institution in this town. Every time they play here I get requests to have them again, their blend of intelligent, funny, and moving songs always goes down well with our audience.

Declan Connolly, SPAN Arts, Queens Hall, Narberth



released September 2, 2012

Recorded at March Hare Studios, Bath
Dungeon Studios, Warwickshire and
Coombeshead Studios, Newton Abbot.
Recorded By: Martin Cradick, Richard Haines & Paul Stevenson


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OTB Productions 5 Oldridge View Tedburn St Mary Devon EX6 6AB +44 (0) 7720 345 996 fosbrothers@gmail.com

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