Formed in mid-late 2018, Diamir was the culmination of more than a decade's worth of sporadic behind-the-scenes writing/composing from guitarist and keyboardist John Wilson. After taking several piano lessons with John at Lisburn Music Centre, Peter Devenney revealed his ability as a singer during one of their lessons which in turn led to Peter singing over the demos that John had been creating at home. By the time they had tracked several songs together, it was Peter that suggested they put a band together to let the material see the light of day.
At this point John recruited his brother David on drums and they began searching for a bassist. After struggling for a while to find the right person for the job they decided to start rehearsing as a 3 piece. Their very first practice together as a unit was at the newly opened Inca Road Studios in Lisburn, run by Ashley Irwin. Upon returning to the studio after their practice, Ashley mentioned his interest in the music he overheard them practising. This led to the four of them having a jam together the following week. Ashley fitted perfectly into the band and they began rehearsing the material that John had freshly arranged for a live four piece band to play, with Peter also filling in on live keyboard duties.
After a handful of gigs together in early 2019, Diamir won the summer Hop House Battle Of The Bands competition. They have supported and played alongside many acts during 2019 including Words That Burn, Dream Awake, Cursed Sun and Divides Unfold. They have also recently had headline shows at The Pavilion in Belfast and Hagues in Lisburn after playing to a very receptive audience at Belfast’s Empire Music Hall at the tail end of 2019.
Diamir have completed the recording of their first single and are busy working on the soon to be released video for this song. At the time of writing (Feb 2020) they are also nearing completion of the recording for their second single. Both of these songs are soon to be released. Diamir already have a wealth of material composed and arranged by John and are hoping to get as much of this out into the world during 2020.
Peter Devenney - Vocals / Keyboards
John Wilson - Guitar / Keyboards
David Wilson - Percussion
Ashley Irwin - Bass