It all began with a Rock outfit called “Funky Junction”. They were a very popular rock band and they toured Holland and Scandanavia on the pub circuit despite the fact Tony and Davy were only eighteen and seventeen respectively. The band came to an end but the future members of Glyder Tony, Bat and Davy kept together looking for further horizons,The trio were spotted at a Phil Lynott tribute show in Dublin in 2004 and a few weeks later they were under management from True Talent management in Dublin. The played around with the idea of a three piece but the boys all knew the sound they where creating was strictly a four piece. It was at this stage that Tony and Davy remembered a guy they went to school with and a few jams later, 19 Year old Guitarist Pete Fisher became the fourth member of the band.
The lads then recorded their first single – Lucky Strike in Ashtown Studios, Dublin. They had not definitely decided on a name yet and the single was released under the name of Hollywood. The single got the thumbs up from Hot Press magazine and got the attention of the Irish Music Industry.The following months were spent gigging around Ireland, writing and recording. During this period Glyder appeared on National TV and radio as well as shooting their first video.
In January the band got news that they would have the opening slot on the Thin Lizzy Irish Tour. An EP was released entitled “Black Tide Silver Path” to sell at the gigs. The CD’s and T shirts remarkably well over the six nights. Glyder made its first profit of no less than €1500 after travel expenses and accommodation.
In March management approached legendary rock producer Chris Tsangarides with the bands EP and a fifteen minute film documenting the bands first year together. He absolutely loved it and agreed to produce the debut album. In the meantime the band had also attracted the attention of Total Rock DJ and Classic Rock/Metal Hammer journalist Jerry Ewing who interviewed the band and played tracks on his show.
Many independent label offers came in but after careful consideration Glyder signed a licencing deal with French label Bad Reputation. The album was released in May/ June 2006 and started to gain the attention of the music industry and fans internationally. Philomena Lynott made a very emotional speech at the album launch and praised the band “Watching them I get such a buzz, the same as I did watching my Philip”
International airplay from rock stations all over the UK, France and Germany as well as reviews and media coverge in all the top hard rock magazines made sure Glyder made their mark as an international rock force to be reckoned with. US Press requests started coming in after a feature in Classic Rock Magazine and the band were delighted with a 4K (5k Max) review in Kerrang!! Magazine.
Many more gigs and tours around Ireland including opening for Wishbone Ash and playing an IMRO showcase gained Glyder more recognition and supporters.
Glyder then became associated with Clive Aid in aid of Clive Burr (ex Iron Maiden) who suffers from MS. A successful gig in the UK won over many fans. Glyder also attracted the attention of many booking agents and one thing is certain the diary will be full next year.