Pierce Turner's pledge campaign to raise funds for a new album has taken him in a new musical direction...into Joe Dolan territory.
In response to a fan's request, the Wexford singer covered Dolan classic 'The Answer To Everything' at his recent Wexford Arts Centre show and has now posted a video of the performance on YouTube.
'A while ago I uploaded a video of one of the new songs, 'Gone Gone', in which I explained how it had been inspired by watching a Joe Dolan video on YouTube. Someone saw it and, being a big fan of Joe Dolan, promised me an extra pledge if I covered a Joe Dolan song and uploaded it,' explains Pierce.
Turner's performance of 'The Answer To Everything' will bring back memories for many a Joe Dolan fan. The Burt Bacharach/Bob Hilliard song was originally the flipside to Del Shannon's 'So Long Baby' in 1961 but Dolan made it his own, releasing it as his first single in 1964.
By Friday of last week, Pierce Turner's campaign on pledgemusic.com had reached 70% of the target amount. The campaign, which has just over two weeks remaining, will fund the recording of a new studio album in a small church in Manhattan.