The Two Johnnies - it's a big day for the parish!

Top of the charts for The Two Johnnies

It’s official! The nation’s favourite comedy duo has hit the #1 spot with their debut album Small Town Heroes. The album, released on May 31, raced to the top of the Irish Charts edging out competition from Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish and is also the biggest selling Irish album of the year so far. Featuring 14 brand new songs this album is the story of the small town heroes found in every Irish town, from the lads up on the scaffolding to the girl who makes your chicken roll (and doesn’t charge you for taco sauce)!

To celebrate the launch of their album, the lads spent the last week meeting fans and performing at record stores around the country including bringing Galway’s Shop Street to a standstill on Saturday. There was a homecoming for the duo as they performed at Golden Discs in Clonmel on Thusday with over 500 fans turning up to catch a performance of tracks like ‘St. Patrick Drove a Honda Civic’, ‘I’m So Hungover I Could Die’ and ‘Deli Girl’.

Speaking about the album going straight in at No 1 Johnny B said: "This is up there with managing Cahir to win the South Junior B Hurling title as the best day of my life. I've been writing and singing songs since I was 3 years old, this album has been a lifetime in the making. This is definitely up there as our greatest achievement. We can't thank people enough for the support they've shown us. Not too many culchie bands get a number 1 album. Been playing gigs round the town since I was 14, so proud to be able to bring one home to the town, feels like we've won a county final. Start the mixer, the boom is back."

Johnny Smacks added: “What a day for the parish! To all the small town heroes who bought this album, this one is for ye, real tunes for real people. Bonfires will be burning around Cahir this weekend!”

The 2 Johnnies will be celebrating this weekend with 20,000 fans in St Anne’s Park for Pints in a Field 2! The stellar lineup will see the Junior B All Stars on stage with the lads and Craig David, FIVE, Seamus Moore, DJ Jen Payne and much more!

Catch The 2 Johnnies live this summer in Ireland, The US, Canada and Australia:

The 2 Johnnies – Galway Summer Sessions

Galway Airport, Saturday, August 17

The 2 Johnnies all ages show

TUS Gaelic Grounds, Limerick Sunday, September 1