Art/synth new wave band from Waterford formed early 1981, managed by Eoin Ronayne (who also worked with The Village and took the band photos you see on this page). Paul Butler and Ciaran Barry had previously been in No Entry. They were initially compared to U2. The band ran an Artists Co-op called Club Nüage and were heavily involved in promoting the local scene in Waterford. Support slots with Echo & The Bunnymen and Simple Minds in Dublin. They recorded well received Dave Fanning session(s).
Neuro signed a world-wide 3 year deal with WEA for one album and two singles per year but only two singles emerged. "Nairobi" was chosen as the first of these as it had been so successful on Dave Fanning's show. They performed it on Non Stop Pop (RTE TV) with a dancer. There are many demo tapes including 24 tracks demos recorded at Lombard Sound with Phil Lynott. See the youtube links below for a live performance of "Nü Age", the band's Non Stop Pop appearance ("Nairobi") and an interview with Shay Morris.
Neuro feature prominently in a documentary about Waterford music from the eighties,
titled 051, made by Kramproductions in 2006. The tracks included on the accompanying
compilation CD are reputedly not the best in terms of sound quality (I can't verify this
as I haven't been able to locate a copy of this CD).
Ciaran Barry is now in New Zealand. Much more info needed about this interesting band.
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