Hailing from Ireland, Celtic singer-songwriter Kevin McCormack's shows have been described as "high energy, upbeat and boisterous." Currently touring in the states extensively, McCormack's passionate singing and storytelling, driving delivery and tongue in cheek banter make lively and memorable gigs.
A native of Dublin, McCormack began his music career playing drums in various bands in the Irish indie scene. He moved to New York in 2008 where he was able to indulge in his real musical passion: singing the ballads and folksongs of his native country.
McCormack's love for traditional Irish music began at a young age. He shared a love of The Dubliners with his father, and together they listened to the voices of Luke Kelly and Ronnie Drew on the cassette deck in the car. McCormack has since collected an extensive repertoire of folk songs from the singing of such greats as the Clancy's, Paddy Reilly, Luke Kelly, Christy Moore and Ronnie Drew, amongst others.
After gigging regularly throughout New York and Boston, McCormack set out on the road in September 2011 on a 43 date national tour. He is currently making a name for himself in the Pacific Northwest's celtic music scene. Between a full schedule of performances and studio dates, he is busy at work on his debut album, 'An Emmigrant's Letter,' due to be released in June 2012.
McCormack sings and plays guitar, banjo and the bodhran and has been working regularly with Seattle musicians Jacqui Sandor, Alice Tilton and Liam Gallagher.
Known for his lively and energetic sets, McCormack's repertoire spans from the bawdiest of Irish drinking songs, down to the quietest of laments and love songs. No two shows are the same, though, of this you can be always certain; plenty of craic will be had by all...!