Brothers Denny and Dermot Doherty formed the band after performing to small audiences in London and Boston, and recording an unreleased album in Minnesota. Upon returning to their hometown Ballyliffin, they joined drummer Gerry Strawbridge and bassist Paul Toland, forming The Plea.
The band quickly started to share their original songs on MySpace, and collected fans who were in search of something new for their iPods. This foundation opened up opportunities to regularly play local gigs, including the DylanFest in Lough.
Last Friday night, they performed on the Vodafone Stage at Oxegen and made a resounding impact, marking a very important chapter in their inspirational journey. Their hard work and dedication have brought them very far in a short amount of time. But its really encouraging to think that The Plea are only just getting started. One Inishowen local said:
'From watching them in their early years in bars... I felt an overwhelming sense of pride for what The Plea has achieved. They are doing what many of us dream of, but I have to say I wasn't surprised.'
'they have made it, and it can't have been an easy road, but it goes to show what hard work and dedication can achieve.'