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INXS announce new frontman

By | Published on Wednesday 28 September 2011

Ciaran Gribbin

As expected, INXS have announced the appointment of another new frontman.

As previously reported, JD Fortune, who won the role of the band’s singer via a TV talent show in 2005, and who had been performing with the outfit earlier this year, despite falling out with them in 2009, last week tweeted: “As of now I have not been invited to be a part of INXS’s new music”.

A new track was then posted on the INXS website last week with a new vocalist. Many thought the singer sound rather like Bono, and began speculating that the U2 frontman might be working with the Aussie rockers, as improbable as that sounded. But, it has now been announced, the new singer may sound like Bono, but is in fact a bloke called Ciaran Gribbin, a Irish songwriter and musician who has worked with numerous big name pop acts over the years, but who is not so well known in his own right.

Gribbin will front the band on a tour due to kick off in November.


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