'It's a great time for Irish music' - All Tvvins' Conor Adams
One half of Irish indie-pop group All Tvvins, Conor Adams is optimistic about the future of Irish music for aspiring artists.
All Tvvins released their debut album IIVV in 2016, reaching second place on the Irish charts - a major success for a band that was founded just two years earlier.
Adams met Lar Kaye, the other half of the duo, at a gig in 2014 when they were both members of other bands.
"At one gig, we said ‘let’s jam together’ and here we are. That was three years ago - we just clicked," he told Independent.ie.
Before forming All Tvvins, Adams, who used to work in St Vincent's Hospital, was performing with The Cast of Cheers and moved to London with the band.
"I took a big pay cut to work in music. The Cast of Cheers were signed to an English label and moved to London. It definitely wasn’t for the money. I followed my heart and I never looked back."
Having sold out the Olympia in October 2016, Adams says "it's a really good time" for Irish music.
"Selling out the Olympia was a dream come true. I grew up seeing gigs there, so to have our own show was mind-blowing."
"It’s a really good time for Irish music. Even in the last five years it’s just gotten better and better. Otherkin are great, James Vincent McMorrow's album was my favourite of last year," he said.
All Tvvins will perform at GamerCon, Convention Centre Dublin, on 18 and 19 of March. Tickets are available from gamer-con.com.