Mick's in the house for New Year's Eve
METEOR award winning singer/songwriter Mick Flannery welcomes in 2010 with an eagerly anticipated gig at the Cork Opera House on New Year's Eve.
Regarded as one of the most talented musicians to have emerged from the vibrant Cork music scene in recent years, the 26-year-old Blarney native enjoyed huge success in 2008 following the release of his second album White Lies.
The album achieved widespread critical acclaim and with the single Yesterday's Paper's receiving national airplay resulting in Mick being asked to perform on the Late Late Show.
On the back of that success Flannery has sold out venues across the country, including playing to a packed auditorium at The Cork Opera House in December.
This year started off in pretty much the same vein with Flannery scooping the coveted Best Irish Male Meteor award followed by the announcement that he will join fellow Corkonian John Spillane for the final gig of this years Live at the Marquee festival.
Mick's deep gravel voice combined with his dark lyrical imagery have inevitably led to comparisons between the like of Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and Nick Cave. However his song writing skills are truly unique as shown by the fact that two songs from his 2005 debut album Evening Train won first prizes at the International Song Writing Competition.
Flannery will be supported at the gig by acclaimed British singer songwriter Kate Walsh.
Tickets for the gig cost €31 and €33 from the Opera House box office on 021 4270022.