Shane Walsh
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Shane Walsh

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"Ultimate Freebie: Irish Dish"

By day, the extraordinarily stylish Shane Walsh has all the girls swooning on Robertson Blvd where he works. By night, he has 'em hooked with his soulful acoustic songs like "Different Minds." KCRW's Chris Douridas recently took note and invited the Irish transplant to perform live on his show "New Ground." The session can be heard on KCRW and downloaded on iTunes too. If you like what you hear, check him out at Air Conditioned Supper Club in Venice at 10pm tonight. He's playing live and it's free!

December 2006 -

"Weekend Picks: Shane Walsh"

Irish heartbreaker Shane Walsh ( plays a blues-tinged blend of indie pop and country-inspired folk. He opens on Saturday night at the Key Club for English folk-rock bard Robyn Hitchcock and Peter Buck of REM.

Feb 24, 2006 -

"Chris Douridas"

"My favourite new songwriter in LA..."

March 2007 - KCRW on air

"I Love This Album..."

This will be someone that will be on many best of lists in the not too distant future. Check it out. Imagine the next one a little more polished and minimal but more guided production. Wow. The heir to the reluctant Irish rockstar throne...Shane Walsh.

February 2007 - iTunes Review of Presents: Shane Walsh Live - EP

Discography Presents: Shane Walsh, live
Released February 2007



I was born in the Irish heartland in the City of Limerick, later moving to Plymouth, England where I spent the duration of my adolesence.

My father, a Connemara man was a Sean nós singer (Irish sung stories), whose first language was Gaelic. This influence of the Irish mystic and Celtic tradition can be found running like a river throughout my music.

I moved to Los Angeles in 2003 because it was the furthest point west I could go without falling off the face of the earth. I quickly became embedded in the local music scene and after six weeks ran into legendary KCRW DJ Chris Douridas while getting drunk at a bar. Having no idea who Chris was, I told him he should come and see my show the following week at Molly Malones.

Said 'show' was actually nothing more than one song at an open mic. I told him to come at 9pm, he was there on the dot but the God's had already pulled my name out of the the hat, so he missed the performance. I apologized to Chris and asked to go on again but they wouldn't let me. 'God blast it, we'll do it on the street outside then', says I, and so that's where I showcased for one of the top DJ's in America.

From there Mr Douridas brought me down to Time Warner studios where I engaged in my first ever recording session. Five songs and half an hour later we were done. Chris started playing one of those songs 'Never Let You Down' on his KCRW show 'New Ground'. That song went into rotation for the year and also ended up on the Fox series 'Roswell".

Cut to 2007 and I was invited into KCRW for my first ever live radio interview and performance on 'New Ground'. This session became my debut release on iTunes, entitled Presents: Shane Walsh live. Since arriving in LA I have also been played by other KCRW luminaries including 'Morning Becomes Eclectic's' Nic Harcourt and 'The A Track's' Anne Litt. I have opened for Robyn Hitchcock, Peter Buck (from REM) and Grant Lee Buffalo and headlined at The Troubadour and my regular haunt The Hotel Cafe.

In late 2007 MTV licensed 15 of my tracks for use on various shows such as 'The Hills' and 'Newport Harbor'.

My influences range from Hank Williams, U2 and Nirvana through to The Beach Boys and Big Star but my main influence is my heart.