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March 31, 2022

Day 149 - Noel Hogan

Incredible chat with Noel Hogan, record producer, lead guitarist and co-songwriter of the Cranberries. We talk about the semi “Jestons” level future we’re living in, the trappings of social media and sell phone culture, remembering the people who were go...


Incredible chat with Noel Hogan, record producer, lead guitarist and co-songwriter of the Cranberries. We talk about the semi “Jestons” level future we’re living in, the trappings of social media and sell phone culture, remembering the people who were good to you, the the ebb and flow in 90s music nostalgia over the years, his brief brake dancing career, how the band met and stuck together through thick and thin, comedy, art, touring and working on new music! Enjoy!

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Noel Hogan

Guitarist / Songwriter / Producer

Renowned guitarist, songwriter, producer, the Grammy nominated Noel Hogan taught himself to play guitar at the age of 17. As co-founder and main composer with The Cranberries, Noel Hogan was directly responsible for creating the band’s distinct sound. Some 50 million albums later and numerous songwriting credits, Noel Hogan’s deserved place in rock music history is firmly guaranteed. His considerable achievements have been lauded by awards from amongst others, MTV and Ivor Novello. As part of The Cranberries, Noel honed his own production skills by working with legendary producers Stephen Street (Morrissey, New Order), Cenzo Townsend (U2, Florence and The Machine) and Bruce Fairbairn (Bon Jovi, AC/DC). The Cranberries final studio album In The End was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2020. The band's video for 'Zombie' reached a Billion views on Youtube on April 18th 2020.

Noel has co-produced and co-written work with Bernard Butler (Suede) and Richard Walters (Monoband and Arkitekt). In addition to his phenomenal global success with The Cranberries, Noel Hogan has carved out a growing reputation as a producer and as a solo artiste. Working with Richard Walters and a wide range of vocalists, his critically acclaimed Monoband project released its first recording in 2004. Their eponymous debut was named as album of the week by The Ticket (Irish Times, Dublin) and demonstrates Hogan’s assuredness and versatility as a producer and composer.