The Citizen
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The Citizen


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The best kept secret in music


"First Cuts"

'Hold Tight' is a tense track full of emotion and impressively vocal from John O Connor dressed up in winsome harmonies from Lisa Walsh. - Jackie Hayden-Hot Press

"Murphys Live 2007"

Sometimes, as in the case of The Citizen, a shy performance is endearing. Given enough time, they have the potential to be one of the major players in the irish music scene. - Shilpa Ganatra-Hot Press

"Evening Echo"

Tracks like 'Lead You Home' sound like the better end of 'Room to Roam' era Waterboys. - Don O Mahony - Downtown

"Irish Unsigned"

The Citizen have an instantly recognizable sound that makes you want to hear more. The 'Paper Hearts' EP is well presented with beautiful packaging, memorable tracks, intelligent lyrics and catchy melodies. - Grace Larkin


Paper Hearts EP - released 2006


Feeling a bit camera shy


The Citizen are a Cork based band who are fast becoming as one of Cork’s most promising bands and have been attracting much attention within the music industry. 'The Citizen' strike a beautiful balance between artistic credibility and commercial potential. Having acquired a large and loyal following, ‘The Citizen’ have just released their much anticipated debut E.P. ‘Paper Hearts’ and will be promoting it at various venues around the country. Following the release of the ‘Paper Hearts’ E.P., the band were placed in the last twelve of Murphy’s Live 2007. The most outstanding musical feature of this group is the stark vocal interaction between lead singer and guitarist John O Connor and vocalist Lisa Walshe. This, paired with the musical talents of Killian Taylor on bass guitar and Greg Aherne on drums gives ‘The Citizen’ its unique sound. With their pop melodies, folk sensibility and rock edge ‘The Citizen’ have been captivating audiences and are recognised as a very cohesive act.