VirtualTrio are a collective of Irish musicians formed in 2008. They released their debut album "Grief Proof Pauper" in 2012, "Departures" in 2014. They released 4 singles from 2015 to 2017, and 3 albums are due for release on 7th June 2018

All four members of the group played together for the first time in 2017, after nearly 10 years of working together across continents. The group are not reknowned for organising photo shoots.


Their 2012 debut album Grief Proof Pauper was the culmination of 4 years of jamming. They uniquely put the finishing touches to the material from multiple continents after Brian emigrated to Australia.

All music for their 2014 album Departures was conceived/improvised and recorded in Ireland on 2nd March 2013.

From 2015 the group focused on releasing singles. 2015's Fishbowl was created from an improvisational jam recorded in October 2014, and augmented with Dexter Gordon's timeless words. While discussing 2016's Doing Great, Noam Chomsky was clear that it "sounds fine". Another recording from 2014, Retain, finally made it to a release in 2016. The Reprise for Tidal Swarm emerged in 2017 after sitting on the cutting room floor since 2013.

In May/June 2018 the group will release 3 albums and a single to celebrate a decade of fun

The band members are Brian West (Vocals, Guitars), Brendan Tuite (Guitars, Keys, Programming, Vocals), James Jones (Bass, Keys) and Alan Maguire (Lead Guitar, Keys). Additional players over the years have included Ian McTigue and Anthony Darby (Drums). The contributors to the trio are continuing their global collaboration and recording