Mick Murphy's, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare, Monday, March 2nd. Doors 8:30pm; Gig 9:15pm. Admission: €12 at the door.
Second BAG appearance for Cork singer/songwriter Cormac O Caoimh, who last year released his third solo album - 'The Moon Loses Its Memory' - to critical acclaim (see reviews below). A smooth, jazz/indie pop infused vocal and guitar style, is my best stab at descriptive terms for Cormac O'Caoimh's sound. Subtle, thoughtful lyrics, and that smooth, honeyed delivery, make his material a joy to the listening ear. Quite simply, it draws you in, and holds you there; where you are only too willing to give your full attention.
The new album has already been featured and received excellent reviews in The Sunday Times, The Daily Star, Hot Press, The Ticket and many many more. He has done live sessions and interviews on RTE Radio 1, NEwstalk, KCLR to name but a few and 12 of the 14 songs of the cd have already received airplay on national and local stations. A full gig of his - live from HMV (who are also stocking the cd in their stores) went out live on the RTE website. And on the success of this new cd he has received endorsement deals with Godin Guitars, Schertler acoustic amps and Logjam stompers.
O Caoimh has picked up some well-known admirers along the way including Ron Sexsmith and Tom Robinson (BBC) and has shared the stage with fellow luminaries; Damien Rice (in the Paradiso, Amsterdam), Declan O Rourke, Josh Rouse - to name but a few.
Reviews for the album:
"Cormac's songs are like little sculptures... considered, shaped and honed into things of beauty that find their way to your soul."
- Fiachna Ó Braonáin (Hothouse Flowers)
“Cormac O’ Caoimh’s songwriting is akin to that of the ‘80s school of wordsmiths such as Lloyd Cole, Paddy McAloon and even Elvis Costello....a songwriter to be reckoned with" - Hot Press
"Acoustic Gems from the Cork singer-songwriter. Each song superglues to the memory " **** Mojo Magazine
"This is one album you should not ignore" - Folkwords
"O Caoimh has achieved something here that most songwriters aspire to" - Instrumentali
"will accompany me on my travels in the future, given it's uplifitng and strong pop-folk vibe" - Remy's Music & Film Guide
"An effortlessly charming album" - Songwriter Magazine
"a tour de force" - Americana UK
“a refreshingly broad album.. an amalgamation of art and music.. the result is intriguingly beautiful..I’m definitely a fan.”- Inserttitle.ie
'Yellow Crumbs' - TG4 Appearance on the Roisín show:
'The Moon Loses It's Memory' - CD version, video shot in Kilkee, Co. Clare: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKpXqDxUmsQ