Limerick band 'The Groove' won the 'Borderline/HMV Young Band of 87 Competition' with the prize of a support slot at the David Bowie gig at Slane Castle.
Brendan Wallace and band manager Bob O'Connell talk about the band got together, their plans for the future and the challenges of the music industry. Together for two years and The Groove have just released their first single 'Blue Blue Monday'. They are hoping that the concert in Slane will boost sales and their reputation on the Irish music scene.
Manager Bob O'Connnell describes the current state of the music industry in Ireland and the challenges faced by a young band hoping to make a successful career for themselves.
There are so many things that can actually go wrong.
This report also includes footage of Aonghus McAnally announcing the band as competition winners on 'Borderline', followed by a performance of 'Blue Blue Monday'.
Drummer Brendan Wallace describes the anticipation of playing at Slane.
It's nerve-wracking even playing to about three or four hundred people, but you're talking about sixty or seventy thousand people. I can't even imagine what it's going to be like.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 10 July 1987. The reporter is Andrew Kelly.