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I needed a break from the girls at Slane – Bressie


Bressie. Photo: Kyran O'Brien

SINGER Bressie has told how he sometimes struggles with the attention of legions of female fans.

The Voice coach says that he feels the need to ask fans for a break when they plague him for autographs and pictures.

The 31-year-old was recently mobbed by well-wishers in the VIP area at Slane Castle during Bon Jovi's concert.

While he accepts it goes with the territory, he admits that, like everyone else, he has his "bad days".

"It's rare enough but sometimes you have to go 'will you give us a break and leave me alone for a while'. At Slane I just wanted to sit down with my family and watch Bon Jovi, but it wasn't too bad, I've had it much worse.

"It depends what kind of mood I'm in. We all have bad days," Bressie told the Herald.

The singer/songwriter and in-demand producer can blame RTE's talent search The Voice Of Ireland with turning him into public property.


Yet he has revealed that he is ready to sign up for a second season, having admitted that he suffered a panic attack on-air during season one from a general anxiety disorder.

"I think I will do the next series of The Voice, but people don't realise the commitment in doing it. Last time round, I already had my album recorded which made it easier, but along with The Voice Of Ireland, I'm looking into other elements of TV," he said.

Filming could be made easier with the previously London-based producer revealing how he is searching for his own studio in Dublin.

"I want to set up a production house. I still have a place in London, but being honest I never really felt comfortable over there. I've learned to love Dublin. At the height of the recession everyone was jumping on a plane but Dublin is getting its character back and I'd love to be working over here," he said.

In the meantime, he plays one of his summer shows in Oriel Park on Saturday, July 6, and is in training for The Rainbow Run which takes place in Dun Laoghaire on July 28. It involves participants of all abilities and ages being doused from head to toe with coloured powder paint while they run, jog or walk along Dun Laoghaire's West Pier.

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