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'This is Kevin Doherty's third solo album, and the Donegal-born singer-songwriter just gets better and better. There are few inventive writers who have such an easy and winning way with melody, and certainly only a handful who have managed to create a signature sound so rich in Americana. The more one listens to this warm, understated album of fine detail, the more there is to hear. For instance, James Delaney's rippling piano frills in the gorgeously soulful Country Music are typical of the lightly applied but brilliant splashes of colour that enrich each song.

Doherty wrote and produced all 12 tracks, and they cover a wide area, including many topical references, not least the faux music hall of A Brief History of Our Times, and a fascinating retelling of the Irish story in the epic Tugboat. Doherty's soulful, unhurried tenor and sceptical, slightly amused attitude sets the tone throughout for what is undoubtedly one of the year's best albums.' Joe Breen. Irish Times. Dec. 2009

Kevin Doherty was born in Buncrana, Co Donegal in 1967. His life as a writer began when he first became aware of the long northern sunsets, particularly those starring the winter sun. He started playing music in his mid-teens, not for the fame and the money, but because he needed somewhere to hang his words and the guitar provided.When almost ready, he stepped out of the night and into a session that led to his first band 'The Pyros', breakneck authentic bluegrass born and bred in Buncrana.Thence to the Northern Country legends The Gooseberries. A change of address to Dublin was soon followed by an invitation to join traditional giants 'Four Men and a Dog', with Kevin's original material becoming a major part of their repertoire as they criss-cross the globe. He has recorded with and been recorded by 'The Band' and 'The Crowmatix' in America. He has written with Paul Brady. His songs have been recorded by artists in Europe and the U.S. He has just recorded his third solo album 'Telegraph' following on from 'Sweetwater' and 'Strange Weather'.
He says that his life is not his own and that when he finds out who owns it, he's sure to have words with them.

Conor Brady is one of Ireland's finest guitar players. He began playing with Paul Cleary and The Blades in the mid '80s and he was a member of the Partisans, as well as recording with Terence Trent D'Arby. He played on the soundtrack to 'The Commitments' before touring with Andrew Strong. He featured as a soloist with George Martin & the RTE Concert Orchestra playing the music of the Beatles. He also toured with the Corrs, standing in for Anto Drennan and appeared on their 'Live at the Royal Albert Hall'. He produced Paul Cleary's solo album, Colm Quearney's debut solo album and also set up his own band going on to become Mary Coughlan's recording outfit for an album. He also worked with the Rolling Stones, Ronnie Wood, Frances Black, The Devlins, Luan Parle, Juliet Turner, Camille O'Sullivan and Toots and the Maytalls and is a full time member and writer with Jerry Fish and The Mudbug Club.

James Delaney played in the blues and rock scene in Dublin and in the eighties joined Clannad with whom he composed music for the successful ITV series 'Robin of Sherwood'. Since then he has collaborated with many other artists including Davy Spillane and Kevin Doherty. He has played on countless recordings and has toured or recorded with the likes of Chuck Berry, Paul Brady, Mick Hanly, Sharon Shannon, Four Men and a Dog, Andrew Strong, Rory Gallagher, Van Morrison, Shane McGowan, Henry McCullough, Martin O'Connor, Republic of Loose, Jerry Fish, Steve Earle, Jackson Brown and Dessie O'Halloran.

Paul Moore has been playing electric bass since the age of 14 and upright bass from the age of 16. He comes from a musical family and lives in Dublin. He has recorded or performed with such artists as Mary Coughlan, Jimmy McCarthy, Cafe Orchestra, Paul Brady, The Chieftains, Ronnie Drew, Mark Knopfler and Van Morrison. He worked exclusively with Riverdance for 4 years between 1998 and 2001 and was the musical director for two of those years. He has also performed live with Andrew Strong, Alex Chilton, Eivor Palsdottir. He has recorded movie soundtracks with Mike Batt, Frank Patterson, Conor McPherson and the Irish Film Orchestra. Recently he has worked on albums with Andy Irvine and Van Morrison.

Des Lacey is a Dublin based drummer/ percussionist. As a teenager he started his career in various showbands while studying both Jazz and Classical playing. He has since worked in every style of music. He has performed/ recorded with numerous acts including Eleanor McEvoy, Katie Melua, RTE Concert Orchestra, Colm Wilkinson, Rebecca Storm, Eimear Quinn, Irish Film Orchestra, The Dubliners, The Celtic Tenors, Joan Rivers, Karen Egan, Tony Christie, Finbar Wright, Cormac Kenevey, Donal Kirk and The Metropolitan Big Band.

Paul Rodden's first band 'The Pyros' (also featuring Kevin Doherty), became an instant success and achieved cult status. Since then he has recorded and toured with such artists as Rory McLeod, Sons of the Desert, and Frank Tovey (ex Fad Gadget).He has recently appeared as an actor and on the soundtrack of the movie 'Blueberry'. Paul is from Buncrana, Co. Donegal and now lives in France, where between theatre and cabaret work he continues to play and record with his band 'Mr Midnight'.



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