Noel Hogan
Noel Anthony Hogan is the guitarist
A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. Guitarists may play a variety of instruments such as classical guitars, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, and bass guitars. Some guitarists accompany themselves on the guitar while singing.- Versatility :The guitarist controls an extremely...

 and co-songwriter of The Cranberries
The Cranberries
The Cranberries are an Irish rock band formed in Limerick in 1989 under the name The Cranberry Saw Us, later changed by vocalist Dolores O'Riordan. The band currently consists of O'Riordan, guitarist Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan and drummer Fergal Lawler...


With The Cranberries on hiatus from 2003–2009, Noel turned to focus on his own music. He began working with programmer
A programmer, computer programmer or coder is someone who writes computer software. The term computer programmer can refer to a specialist in one area of computer programming or to a generalist who writes code for many kinds of software. One who practices or professes a formal approach to...

 Matt Vaughan, who had already done work on unreleased Cranberries songs and Dolores O'Riordan
Dolores O'Riordan
Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan is an Irish musician, singer and songwriter. She led The Cranberries to worldwide success and fame for 13 years before the band took a hiatus in 2003. Her first solo album Are You Listening? was released in May 2007...

's solo material. Mono Band
Mono band
Mono Band is an Irish rock/electronica band. Mono Band has a rather unique approach in utilising a different lead vocalist for almost every song. The group first appeared when Noel Hogan's website announced the name of his new project on 9 October 2004. Mono Band's first gig was 13 March 2005 at...

 was born with Noel as the sole band member. With vocals being supplied by Richard Walters, Alexandra Hamnede, Kate Havnevik
Kate Havnevik
Kate Havnevik is a singer and songwriter from Oslo, Norway. Her debut album, the critically acclaimed electronica infused Melankton, was released in March 2006 on iTunes and April 2006 in Norway only, before being licensed internationally later...

, and others guest artists, Noel worked with Cranberries veteran producer Stephen Street
Stephen Street
Stephen Street is an English music producer best known for his work with The Smiths in the 1980s, as well as Blur and The Cranberries in the 1990s. Street also collaborated with Morrissey on some of his most popular work after The Smiths broke up, playing instruments and co-writing songs...

 to compile a mix of twelve tracks. The resulting eponymous album
Mono band (album)
Mono Band is Noel Hogan's side project from The Cranberries. Their self-titled debut album Mono Band was released on May 30, 2005 in the Republic of Ireland, June 9, 2005 in Europe. "waves" was the first single was released in late April...

 was released on 20 May 2005.

Noel and Mono Band vocalist Richard Walters went on to form Arkitekt
Arkitekt are an Irish/British rock/electronica band. The group is a derivative from Mono Band.-Formation:While working with Mono Band, Noel Hogan received a track from the singer-songwriter, Richard Walters. Upon listening to the track, Hogan asked him to contribute to Mono Band...

. Arkitekt released two EPs and were to have an album released in the near future when The Cranberries reunion tour was announced on 25 August 2009.

Noel's work independent of The Cranberries has been released on his own label, Gohan Records and is published through Fairwood Music (UK) Ltd.

Noel 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.

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