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Noel Anthony Hogan (born 25 December 1971) is an Irish musician and record producer best known as the lead guitarist and co-songwriter of the Irish rock band The Cranberries.

Noel Hogan
Hogan in 2009
Background information
Birth nameNoel Anthony Hogan
Born (1971-12-25) 25 December 1971 (age 47)
Moyross, Limerick
  • Musician
  • record producer
Years active1989–present
Associated acts


The CranberriesEdit

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. In total, Hogan has released six albums with The Cranberries.

The Cranberries disbanded in 2003 and reformed in 2009, before disbanding again in 2019 after O'Riordan's death on 15 January 2018.

Solo workEdit

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,[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

Musical equipmentEdit

Hogan's musical equipment that he has used with The Cranberries over the years includes:





  1. ^ Music 2017, © 2012-2019 Richard Walters. "Richard Walters".
  2. ^ – retrieved 8 September 2009
  3. ^ – retrieved 8 September 2009

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