It began during the days of teenage discos, bad haircuts and chronic debs dresses, somewhere amongst the green fields and traffic lights of Galway city – where an unlikely storm was brewing. Washed ashore by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, a red haired veteran of Inis Mór, (the largest of the Aran Islands), Rónán Ó Flaithearta met Jamie Murray. They soon took to the cobbled streets of Galway city with a mutual interest in music and in songwriting. The band would later be called ROFI JAMES – a portmanteau of Ronan’s nickname “Rofi-J” and Jamie’s actual name, “James”.
The bands music has received national radio play, while being placed on High Rotation on several radio stations across the country. The bands debut single ‘Fool For Your Love; was one of the Top 10 Most Requested Tracks in February 2017 on iRadio, while their second release ‘Open Eyes’ was selected as a winning track in the RTÉ 2fm #PlayThePicnic competition 2017.
The bands current single ‘REASON’ has hit NO.3 in the Radiomonitor Breaking Irish Music Airplay Charts alongside All Tvinns, U2 and Chasing Abbey and has been featured as Song Of The Day by JOE.ie, HOTPRESS.ie and IMRO.ie since its release in December 2017 and has been playlisted by iRadio, BEAT 102 103, Ocean FM, Uradio and Galway Bay FM. Rofi James were also recently named ‘Galway Band of The Year 2017’ by The Galway Advertiser and are currently touring. On Friday November 9th 2018 ROFI JAMES brand new single ‘I TRIED’ goes live across all digital platforms and streaming services. ‘I TRIED’ is the first single from the bands forthcoming 5 track debut EP titled ‘HELIUM’ – set for release in late November 2018..