Tuesday 18 June 2019

Finnian releasing new EP at special gig in the Spirit Store

DUNDALK singer song/writer Dundalk based Finnian Kelleher releases his new EP in the Spirit Store this coming Friday night, January 31.

Finnian, who grew up in St Mary's Road and attended the nearby Marist College, is fast gaining a reputation as one of the hardest working singer songwriters to emerge from the North East in recent years.

A self-taught musician, he has just finished supporting The High Kings on an amazing sold-out Irish tour covering nearly the whole country in some very prestigious venues where he was highly received.

'It was just great to get something like that,' he said.

The past few months have been busy for the 28-year-old, who has supported Gemma Hayes, Gareth Dunlop, Grainne Duffy, Gavin Glass and Stewart Agnew, to name a few. He also had the honour of a slot at last year's Electric Picnic.

Influenced by of Pearl Jam, Ryan Adams, Paul Weller and Bruce Springsteen Finnian set about perfecting the craft of songwriting and honing his own voice. It's an unmistakable drawl that bends from a gravelly affected tone to an almost jovial folky timbre.

Armed with a handful of songs, Finnian took his work to Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin last January where he began the long hard slog of recording his debut album. The versatility of his music touches genres of folk, rock and soul and the songs are filled with snapshots and images from his own personal journey.

The Argus