Half Moon presents:
Marc O'Reilly + Albert Jones
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
Join us for a evening with critically-acclaimed songwriter Marc O'Reilly.
With gritty sonic depth Marc O’Reilly attacks his muse with a bipolar verve that swings from reflection to sheer riotous joy. Backed by the tightest band in Christendom, rare and beautiful songs slam into wild blues fragments and effortlessly back to clean vocal harmonies.
MANAGEMENT – In July 2015 Marc’s Ireland based manager JawdropperManagement, teamed up with Red Light Management in the US, who also look after artists like Alabama Shakes, The Vaccines, Kaiser Chiefs etc
PUBLISHING – In August 2015 Marc signed with Fintage Music International on a worldwide publishing. Fintage is based Leiden in The Netherlands. Their publishing client list stretches across artists such as Jason Mraz, Tori Amos, The Fratellis, Jack Savoretti etc
FESTIVALS – Marc has performed at many festivals in the UK / Ireland and wider Europe as well as performing in the US. Highlights in 2015 include Glastonbury, Beautiful Days, Electric Picnic, Shambala, Dranouter etc etc
EUROPEAN TOURING – Marc regularly tours, Ireland, The UK and The Netherlands. In the Netherlands his agency is The Good Music Company. Midnight Mango covers live duties for the rest of Europe.
COLLABORATIONS – Marc provided vocals on 3 tracks on the new album by MOBO winning act Karios 4tet.
RADIO - Marc has received international radio support from BBC Radio 2, 6music, Amazing Radio, RTE Radio 1, 2FM, 3FM, Today FM etc and has recorded live sessions for BBC Radio 2 (UK) RTE Radio 1 and Today FM (Ireland), Radio 6 (NL) etc.
RECORD OF THE DAY - Marc's tracks 'Bleed' and 'The Wayward Shepherd' have both recently been featured as 'Tracks of the Day' by influential UK industry newsletter Record of the Day.
Praise for - 'Human Herdings'
'The best Irish release in the last 5 years 12/12 ' - 2UIBestow
'Borders on being a work of genius' - FATEA Magazine
'Great unsigned artist with soul and heartfelt emotion by the truckload' - Recordoftheday
'Tense folk-pop, full of lightening fingerpicking and classic Irish storytelling' - TimeOut London
'Album of the Week' - Dan Hegarty (2fm)
'Utterly brilliant' - Paul McLoone (Today FM)
5***** - Rootstime
4**** - The Irish Times
4**** - Written in Music
'If you invest in one album this year, make it this one' - Her.ie
' 'Pretty Remarkable ' - Goldenplec.com
'Spectacular Tallent' - Jamie Cullum (BBC Radio 2) 'Capitaviting' 9/10 - The Last Mix Tape