Released in September 2021 and described as his lockdown labour of love, Joe Kenny’s debut EP ‘Perfect Fool’ landed hot on the heels of two singles, Chasing A Dream and I’m All at Sea.
A live performer of over 25 years, Joe is a singer, musician and song writer hailing from Co. Armagh. Joe wows audiences with his unique guitar style and an uncompromising vocal delivery that has enthralled and entertained audiences in venues throughout Ireland and beyond.
Now living in Belfast, Joe confesses to having played his guitar the wrong way round for far too long to stop now.
Search for Joe Kenny Music on social media to find out more.
Jack Devlin has been an unstoppable feature during the pandemic – playing gigs when the venues will have him and busking the streets when the doors have been closed. Jack comes from Hilltown, by the Mourne Mountains. He has also excelled on a competitive level as a mountainbike rider. His music and riding skills are celebrated in a short film, Busk to Ride
Cora is a thirteen-year-old singer songwriter from Derry who plays piano and guitar. She feels her music fits best with the indie/pop genre. She has performed in festivals, talent and song writing competitions. In 2020 she was a finalist in the Panarts Young Songwriter of the Year Award when she was 12 years old……definitely one to watch!
Anton Glackin is a talented singer songwriter in the Irish and International country scene. Based in Belfast, Anton has shared the stage with some of the world’s biggest talents including Midge Ure, Nanci Griffith, Smokie and Bagatelle. Not only a successful songwriter Anton also entertains audiences with his mix of Irish and Country music and always gets the crowd going!
Chris Difford is a rare breed. As a member of one of London’s best-loved bands, the Squeeze co-founder has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits such as ‘Cool for Cats’, ‘Up the Junction’, ‘Labelled With Love’, ‘Hourglass’ and ‘Tempted’. Since his first release in 1977, the passion for innovation and love of playing still drives him to carry on writing rather than sit back and admire his handiwork. For 41 years he has been writing with Glenn Tilbrook and when Squeeze take a break from the road, they have been touring their ‘At Odds Couple Tour’ both in the UK and the US.
Over the course of a 13 album career with Squeeze, it was clear that Chris Difford has few peers when it comes to smart, pithy lyricism. His ‘kitchen sink-drama’ style has drawn plaudits from fans on both sides of the Atlantic. The likes of Lily Allen, Mark Ronson, Kasabian, Razorlight and The Feeling have all recognised the debt they owe to Squeeze’s music and to Difford’s way with words.
Chris has also written and contributed lyrics for the likes of Elton John, Wet Wet Wet, Jools Holland, Paul Carrack, Lisa Stansfield and Bryan Ferry.
In this interview Colin Magee chats to Chris about his song writing, touring the world with Squeeze and his writer retreats at Glastonbury.