Forget everything else that’s happening in the world for a moment, there’s something new to celebrate. That’s right, it’s the announcement of my debut EP, “An Introduction”. Coming at you on digital platforms from 14th April along with an accompanying national tour.

I’ve been squirrelled away in various studios for the past few years, writing and recording and searching for sounds that feel like mine. While my first long-player is still a wee while away, I’m proud to bring you a 3-track taster of that collection.

Introducing, “An Introduction”.

Featuring, “Give Me A Chance”, “Work For It” and “Old Loves”, this is the very first time I’m releasing music as a solo artist and I can’t wait for you to hear it.

Me, requesting even more awesome drum takes from the master, Dennis Cassidy. (Photo by Les Keye).
Aside from a wonderful contribution by my good buddy Dennis Cassidy (SelkMixtapes from the Underground) who played drums on “Give Me A Chance”, every instrument, every voice, every sound on this recording was written, performed, recorded and produced by little old me. I’ve spent long hours in the studio to bring you this and truly, it is both exciting and nerve-wracking to finally release it.

The EP will be available through all the usual digital channels (Spotify, Bandcamp, iTunes etc.) from 14th April. There are gorgeous physical copies too, but you’ll need to come see me to get your mitts on one of them.

Returning to the road.

And even better than simply putting out a record, I’m getting out onto stages around Ireland to promote the release.

Throughout April, I’ll be making my way around the country, hoping to meet and play to as many new people as possible. For now, the tour shapes up as follows:

  • Brú Bar, Cork, 18th April.
  • Empire Music Hall, Belfast, 19th April.
  • Róisín Dubh, Galway, 23rd April.
  • Official Launch Show @ Whelans (Upstairs), Dublin, 26th April.

I’ll also be out playing around Dublin during April, at various singer/songwriter nights so keep an eye out for me and don’t be afraid to say hello.

As for the Dublin launch show, I’m ecstatic to be getting back on the stage in Whelans once more. I’ll have some special announcements about that show nearer the time but for the moment, please put it in your diaries and come join me for what I promise will be a special, special show.

A new chapter.

I cannot describe how excited I am for people to hear this EP. The songs represent a turning point for me as a songwriter, performer and producer. This is the start of a brand new chapter in my musical life. In some ways, it feels like I’ve never done it before. In others, it feels like I’m getting back into the most comfortable pair of trousers I ever owned.

I am so proud of these recordings and I’m delighted to be able to share them with you, as well as visit stages and new people all over the country. Here’s to a wonderful April and hopefully see you soon!

March 30, 2017

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