Irish Artist Making NOISE
Read on to learn about Tommy's passions in life and why an Australian tour and a gig at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is great, but happiness is the best wish of all...
Thank you for being part of our zine. Tell us more about yourself, when did you know you wanted to be an artist?
I started singing from a very young age, maybe 7/8? I never consciously chose music as a career I always say it chose me. I have been very blessed over the years to have worked with some of the best names in the music business, Vince Gill, Kenny Rogers,Elaine Paige to name but a few. I have released 14 albums to date and recorded 4 TV specials for PBS in the U.S, SBS Australia and of course my own national channels RTE and VIRGIN MEDIA IRELAND.
Where are you located and where are you originally from?
I am located in Enniscrone County Sligo on the West Coast of Ireland, I was born and raised in Sligo
Top musical influences?
I grew up in a very musical home so my influences are very varied ranging from Irish traditional music to Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand, my roots are very much in Folk,traditional music.
Goals for 2019 and beyond?
I try not to wish my life away, however in this business you always need to plan ahead, so at the moment our plans include two UK dates in London's "Union Chapel" on Saturday March 30th and "Glasgow Royal Concert Hall" on Friday April 5th. An Australian tour is scheduled for November also, so my goals for 2019 is to have a successful and happy 2019.
Please answer the following... "If my fans really knew me, they would know that... "
I love Animals and I'm passionate about Animal welfare.
My favorite food is Sushi.
I love the beach.
I enjoy exercise.
my favorite drink is Guinness.
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