The Blizzards are from Mullingar and were formed by Niall Breslin (vocals) and a bunch of school friends- Dec Murphy (drums), Anthony Doran(bass) and Aidan Lynch (keyboards) back in late 2004.
Their debut single, the self-released 'First Girl to Leave Town', went in at number 11 in the Irish charts. The band were then signed to Universal Music in Ireland, and shortly after this they had a top 10 hit with 'Trouble.'
Their debut album - 'A Public Display of Affection' was released in October 2006. It was produced by legendary US producer Michael Beinhorn, who has previously worked with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Korn, Soundgarden and even Marilyn Manson!
Their album has achieved platinum status in Ireland (15,000 sales).