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Hogan in 2009
|Birth name||Noel Anthony Hogan|
|Born||25 December 1971|
Hogan formed the Cranberries with his brother Mike and drummer Fergal Lawler in 1989. The group recruited Dolores O'Riordan as singer soon after forming. The band went on to sell in excess of 40 million records worldwide. The band is one of the most highly regarded bands of the 1990s. In total, Hogan has released six albums with The Cranberries.
The Cranberries reformed after a hiatus in 2009.
On 15 January 2018, lead singer Dolores O'Riordan was reported dead at age 46, putting an end to the band's career.
With The Cranberries on hiatus from 2003–2009, Hogan turned to focus on his own music. He began working with programmer Matt Vaughan, who had already done work on unreleased Cranberries songs and Dolores O'Riordan's solo material. Mono Band was born with Noel as the sole band member. With vocals being supplied by Richard Walters, Alexandra Hamnede, Kate Havnevik, and other guest artists, Noel worked with Cranberries' veteran producer Stephen Street to compile a mix of 12 tracks. Working on his side project at the same time, saw their resulting debut album, Mono Band, released on 20 May 2005. Hogan and Mono Band vocalist Richard Walters went on to form Arkitekt. Arkitekt released two EPs at that time in 2009, working on new material.
Hogan's work independent of The Cranberries has been released on his own label, Gohan Records and is published through Fairwood Music (UK) Ltd for the world.
Hogan has also been producing bands on the local music scene of Limerick. Gohan Records has recently released, in collaboration with Limerick Live 95FM's Green and Live show, Tonelist, a collection featuring better-known and up and coming musicians in the Limerick music scene.
Hogan's musical equipment that he has used with The Cranberries over the years includes:
- Gibson Les Paul Custom
- PRS Guitars Artist 22
- Fender Jaguar
- Fender Telecaster
- Fender Stratocaster
- Gibson Jumbo Acoustic guitar
- Taylor Jumbo Acoustic guitar
- Gibson ES-335
- Vox AC30
- Fender Twin Reverb
- Marshall 30th Anniversary 3-channel head
- Marshall 4x12 speaker cabinets
- Diezel VH4 amp head
- Mesa Boogie Mark II
- Roland RE-301 Chrous Echo unit
- Ibanez Tube Screamer Overdrive pedal
- Pro Co RAT Distortion pedal
- Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Fuzz pedal
- Zvex Fuzz factory pedal
- Dunlop Manufacturing Tremolo pedal
- DigiTech Whammy pedal
- Electro-Harmonix Mirco-Synth pedal
- Watkins Copicat Delay pedal
- Line 6 Echo Park delay pedal