Gary Dunne
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Gary Dunne

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Dec
21
Gary Dunne @ Eist @ Kavanaghs

Portlaoise, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Portlaoise, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Dec
20
Gary Dunne @ House Gig

Dublin, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Dublin, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Dec
17
Gary Dunne @ House Gig

Aldershot, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Aldershot, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

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Press


GARY DUNNE - PRESS QUOTES

'…one of Ireland’s strongest musical exports in years…A dazzling collection… intrusively contagious from start to finish. Twenty Twenty Fiction is an absolute classic. Buy it” INDUBLIN ****

“an eclectic spirit…by turns spiky, longing and joyous….deceptively beguiling melodies” THE SUNDAY TIMES

“…lovely and uninterruptive music…a remarkable album’ HOT PRESS

“…muscular melodies…Dunne is no whining pity milker of a singer songwriter, just a singer with tunes strong enough to become mini epics” SUNDAY TRIBUNE

“A strong debut of acoustic ballads and grown up harmonic rockers…removes Dunne from the soul-destroying coterie of male Irish singer songwriters” RTE GUIDE ****

Album of the Week 2FM

”…more than just another guy with a guitar. There’s a grittyness and toughness, an uncanny hook fro memorable hooks and driving rhythm which shows Dunne as a distinctive songwriter” GALWAY ADVERTISER

Rising Artist of the week TODAY FM

“A beautiful debut” CD OF THE WEEK THE SUN

"One of our favourite new artists of the last year, Gary hails from Ireland and is a fan of a loop pedal. Creating wondrously big songs out of one voice and one guitar, he now lives in London and is shortly destined to be very widely known here too" VIRTUALFESTIVALS.COM

"One of the names to look out for in 2005 is the fantastic Gary Dunne. Very Special" SUNDAY MIRROR

"Gary Dunne is Ireland's latest independent chart phenomenon" BBC.CO.UK

"His infectiously beautiful and quite inimitable style lit up last year’s ITC. Looping acoustic guitar and vocals, the solo singer-songwriter creates sounds well beyond his station. Warping melodies and vocal backing, he’s a one man acoustic orchestra that draws you in, lifts you up and smiles as you drift. Not to be missed" DROWNEDINSOUNDS.COM

“Gary Dunne isn’t simply another acoustic woe-is-me-wannabe” IRISH TIMES

"infectiously beautiful and quite inimitable... Not to be missed." PHANTOM FM

"His excellent sampling gave the full impression that there was an entire band on stage...his interaction with the audience was like that of a guy talking to a room full of his close friends. The crowd had no problem singing along with every song and it helped create an electric atmosphere. His sound is a modern folk style that is very emotive and relaxing with a no nonsense purity. Gary is the consummate showman and was one of the best sets I have seen in a long time." DEADLY BUZZ DUBLIN

"Gary Dunne came on stage equipped with a guitar and a 'band in a box' loop pedal about 9pm. Most of the crowd were clapping eyes on him for the first time (myself included) but by the second song he had introduced himself to a horde of new fans" ICSCOTLAND.CO.UK LIVE REVIEWS

"...(his) songs were built up from scratch looping the guitar riffs, self made drum beats and even multiple backing vocals through the real time recorder. Expect great things from Gary Dunne" DESIGNER MAGAZINE, MANCHESTER - Various


Discography

2002 'Good Things EP'
(including 'Constant Motion', opening track on the Best of Uk Unsigned)

2005 'Amerikan Folk Song' Single
(used by Adidas on their official website, heavy national airplay, single of the week Today FM)

2005 Debut Album 'Twenty Twenty Fiction'
Top 20 chart position.
"One of Ireland's strongest musical exports in years....An absolute classic. Buy it" IN DUBLIN
"Tunes strong enough to become mini-epics" SUNDAY TRIBUNE
"Lovely and uninterruptive music.a remarkable album' HOT PRESS
"An eclectic spirit...spiky, longing and joyous...beguiling melodies" SUNDAY TIMES

2005 'Jennifer' single
Top 20 chart position, heavy national airplay.

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Bio

"One of Ireland's strongest musical exports in years....An absolute classic. Buy it" IN DUBLIN
"Tunes strong enough to become mini-epics" SUNDAY TRIBUNE
"Gary Dunne is not simply another acoustic woe-is-me-wannabe" IRISH TIMES
"Lovely and uninterruptive music.a remarkable album' HOT PRESS
"An eclectic spirit...spiky, longing and joyous...beguiling melodies" SUNDAY TIMES
**** THE STAR **** RTE GUIDE ****INDUBLIN
"A beautiful debut" THE SUN "Seriously talented" LONDON METRO

Live footage : www.youtube.com/honestrecords
Myspace : www.myspace.com/garydunne.com
Official : www.garydunne.com

Gary Dunne...

...was born in a small Irish town called Portlaoise, to a novelist and a poet
...is now 26 and lives in Camden Town, London
...is a songwriter and solo performer
...has had a top twenty album and two top twenty singles on his own label
...has opened for Damien Rice, Joseph Arthur, Duke Special and Nizlopi
...does live-looping (sampling of acoustic instruments in real time)
...is inspired by originality and truth
...recorded his debut album in a farmhouse on the west coast of Ireland
...has played to an audience of 10 people
...has played to an audience of 100, 000 people
...loves www.wearewhatwedo.org
...has just finished a tour of living rooms all over the UK and Ireland
...likes to travel, read and connect
...wrote Amerikan Folk Song, as used by Adidas on www.adidas.com
...will release his new album Simple Truth in spring 2007

Find out more
www.garydunne.com
www.myspace.com/garydunne
www.youtube.com/honestrecords