September 2018

News on Les Keye from Hot Press at Electric Picnic 2018:

"I caught ten minutes - festival reviewing is all about cutting and running - of Irish rock royalty in the form of The Unelectables - a new venture featuring Nick Kelly (The Fat Lady Sings), Paul Byrne (In Tua Nua), Dr Sean Millar (The Cute Hoors), Les Keye (Wilde Oscars), and the overly-talented Daragh O'Toole."


November 2005

"Patrick Freyne and His Bad Intentions play odd apocalyptic folk-music. They use various stringed instruments, toy instruments, and electronic beats, and they all like to sing."

"Patrick Freyne and His Bad Intentions also features multi-instrumentalists and editors Jack Cawley (of Bitter Little Cowboy), Les Keye (of the Wilde Oscars), Eoin MacIonmhain (of Calico Jak), and Frances Mitchell (sometime member of NPB and Moya Brennan's band)."


March 2004

Music Matters International: "Les Keye is currently on an Iberian tour. He's strutting his stuff in Portugal before coming back to Ireland to put the finishing touches to his second album 'Plan B... Again' which is due for release this Summer. For more info:"


January 2004

Music Matters International: "Ex Wilde Oscar, Les Keye, is also putting the final touches to his new album 'Plan B Again' More info from:".


October 2003

Novatone present:

Tuesday’s 9pm - free admission & free to play
Bodkins Bar, Bolton Street, Dublin 1

Featured guests in the coming weeks ~
Dermot Lambert from Blink plus Papercrown – September 23rd
Margaret Healy plus Duke Special– September 30th
Leslie Keye – October 7th


November 20 2002

"This Thursday at Da2 Acoustic Sessions....
ed tirney, 20/20 , ger griffin (ex 13)
leslie key (ex the wilde oscars) and the west 70's.................


July 21 1999

From / Hot Press:
"Tara Egan Langley, although not a Kilkenny native, is a survivor of Kaydee, a very fine Kilkenny band who had climbed the live ladder to the point where they found themselves playing support to the likes of The Lighthouse Family in The Point. Langley had previously sung with The Wilde Oscars and Igloo. She's currently working on her own material and hopes to head deep into the belly of a recording studio pretty soon."


October 19 1998

A track by The Wilde Oscars 'Don't Worry' is used for the Irish film 'How To Cheat In The Leaving Certificate'.


October 1997

Wilde Oscars release the single 'Newspaper'. This turns out to be the band's last release, as they break-up shortly afterwards. The following day, Tara Egan-Langley joins Kilkenny band Kaydee.


June 11 1997

Wilde Oscars are played a gig in Dublin tonight.
Whelan's, Dublin June 11, 8:30 PM.



Wilde Oscars release their debut album, "Fish", on Keynote Records.


late 1995

The band begins work on their debut album in Sun Studios in Temple Bar, Dublin.



The 'Folked Up' remix of the Wilde Oscars 'Love Song' appears on the Irish dance compilation, "Celebrate The Life".