Beauty & Terror – The Album

Recorded over 12 months, this 13-track album is Ollie’s story: the story of his life, his death, his family, his passion for music and his determination to leave his mark.

It’s his tribute to the music he loved and to those who influenced him. Written by brothers Ollie and Stephen Hughes, and Niall O’Carroll, Beauty & Terror sounds like Ollie’s go-to playlist, drawing from indie, rock, pop and folk, all with a distinctly Irish sound.

Featuring guest artists including May Kay (Fight Like Apes), Gerry McGarry (Riptide Movement), Richie Buckley (legendary saxophonist) and Chris Barry (The Memories), each track is a closeup of a moment, enhanced through their interpretations. 

Beauty & Terror is a map that charts a journey of hope, fear, joy and love at its most deep.

Where to Listen

The album is available on all your favourite streaming platforms. Don’t forget to give it a like and a follow.

Tracks

High

Written by Ollie Hughes (Lyrics – Ollie Hughes) 

Ollie Hughes – Vocals – Guitar
Niall O’Carroll – Drums – Percussion – Vocals
Stephen Hughes – Vocals – Guitar
Paul Murtagh – Guitar – Lead Guitar – Bass Guitar
Conor Cunningham – Keys and Piano
Mark Barry – Lead Guitar – Bass Guitar

Guest – May Kay – Vocals

Unknown

Written by Stephen Hughes & Ollie Hughes (Lyrics – Stephen Hughes)

Ollie Hughes – Vocals – Guitar – Samples 
Niall O’Carroll – Drums – Percussion
Stephen Hughes – Vocals – Guitar 
Paul Murtagh – Guitar – Lead Guitar 
Conor Cunningham – Keys 
Mark Barry – Guitar 
Chris Barry – Bass Guitar 
Gavin Mercer – Lead Guitar

Guest – Gerry McGarry, The Riptide Movement –  Bass Guitar 

July, October, March

Written by Ollie Hughes (Lyrics – Ollie Hughes)

Ollie Hughes – Vocals – Guitar – Samples
Niall O’Carroll – Drums – Percussion
Stephen Hughes – Vocals – Guitar
Paul Murtagh – Lead Guitar
Conor Cunningham – Keys
Mark Barry – Lead Guitar
Chris Barry – Bass Guitar

Guests – May Kay – Vocals
Gerry McGarry – Bass Guitar

The Summer

Written by Ollie Hughes (Lyrics – Ollie Hughes)

Ollie Hughes – Vocals – Guitar – Samples 
Niall O’Carroll – Percussion – Piano 
Stephen Hughes – Vocals – Guitar 
Paul Murtagh – Guitar
Conor Cunningham – Keys
Mark Barry – Guitar
Chris Barry – Bass Guitar 
Mark Hughes – Guitar 
Gavin Mercer – Lead Guitar 
Damien Farrell – Drums

Guest – Cara Byrne – Piano 

Girls in the Hats, Boys in The Gap

Written by Ollie Hughes (Lyrics – Ollie Hughes)

Ollie Hughes – Vocals – Guitar 
Niall O’Carroll – Drums – Percussion 
Stephen Hughes – Vocals – Guitar 
Paul Murtagh – Guitar 
Mark Barry – Lead Guitar 
Chris Barry – Bass Guitar 
Damien Farrell – Percussion 
Niall O’Flanagan – Vocals 
Alex Barry – Vocals

Absorb You

Written by Niall O’Carroll (Lyrics – Niall O’Carroll)

Ollie Hughes – Vocals – Guitar 
Niall O’Carroll – Drums – Percussion – Piano Vocals – Samples 
Stephen Hughes – Guitar 
Paul Murtagh – Bass Guitar 
Mark Barry – Lead Guitar 
Chris Barry – Bass Guitar

No Feeling is Final

Written by Ollie Hughes (Lyrics – Rainer Maria Rilke)

Ollie Hughes – Vocals – Guitar 
Niall O’Carroll – Drums – Percussion
Stephen Hughes – Vocals – Guitar 
Paul Murtagh – Guitar – Lead Guitar 
Conor Cunningham – Keys and Piano 
Mark Barry – Lead Guitar 
Chris Barry – Bass Guitar 
Damien Farrell – Percussion

Guest – Richie Buckley – Saxophone 

Good Feeling

Written by Ollie Hughes (Lyrics – Stephen Hughes)

Ollie Hughes – Vocals – Guitar – Samples 
Niall O’Carroll – Drums – Percussion- Vocals 
Stephen Hughes – Vocals – Guitar 
Paul Murtagh – Guitar 
Conor Cunningham – Keys 
Mark Barry – Lead Guitar 
Chris Barry – Bass Guitar 
Gavin Mercer – Guitar

Ocean Waves

Written by Stephen Hughes (Lyrics – Stephen Hughes)

Ollie Hughes – Guitar – Vocals 
Niall O’Carroll – Drums – Percussion
Stephen Hughes – Vocals – Guitar 
Paul Murtagh – Guitar – 
Conor Cunningham – Keys 
Mark Barry – Lead Guitar 
Chris Barry – Bass Guitar 

Guest – Richie Buckley – Saxophone

Promises Yet to keep

Written by Niall O’Carroll (Lyrics – Niall O’Carroll & Paul Murtagh)

Ollie Hughes – Vocals – Guitar 
Niall O’Carroll – Drums – Percussion – Strings – Piano – Vocals 
Stephen Hughes – Vocals – Guitar 
Paul Murtagh – Guitar – Lead Guitar 
Conor Cunningham – Piano 
Mark Barry – Bass Guitar

Silver Mile

Written by Ollie Hughes (Lyrics – Ollie Hughes)

Ollie Hughes – Vocals – Guitar 
Niall O’Carroll – Drums – Percussion
Stephen Hughes – Vocals – Guitar
Paul Murtagh – Guitar – Lead Guitar
Conor Cunningham – Keys and Piano – Vocals
Mark Barry – Lead Guitar 
Chris Barry – Bass Guitar

Guest – Richie Buckley – Saxophone

Dolphins

Written by Ollie Hughes (Lyrics – Ollie Hughes)

Ollie Hughes – Vocals – Guitar 
Niall O’Carroll – Drums – Percussion
Stephen Hughes – Guitar 
Paul Murtagh – Guitar – Lead Guitar 
Mark Barry – Lead Guitar – Piano 
Chris Barry – Bass Guitar

Our Kids

Written by Ollie Hughes (Lyrics – Ollie Hughes)

Ollie Hughes – Vocals – Guitar – Samples 
Niall O’Carroll – Drums – Percussion
Stephen Hughes – Guitar
Paul Murtagh – Guitar
Conor Cunningham – Keys
Mark Barry – Lead Guitar
Chris Barry – Bass Guitar
Paul O’Carroll – Guitar

GuestsEnd vocals by all the bands kids – a big thank you to all of them