Anton Glackin may be a new name to some people on the Country scene but others will recognise him as an internationally acclaimed singer songwriter based in Belfast who has shared the stage with some of the world’s biggest talents including Midge Ure, Nanci Griffith, Smokie and Bagatelle.
Anton’s new single Dust Clouds is a reflective ballad returning to traditional elements, in what could be described as a Country/Americana crossover.
Chris Napier comes from Banbridge in Co Down Northern Ireland. Chris has worked as a drummer for the last 16 years with numerous Irish and American country artists and bands such as Philomena Begley, Stephen Smyth, Billie Jo Spears and Ron and Leona Williams. Chris has been writing and recording his own songs since he was very young, citing Keith Whitley, Clinton Gregory and Ricky Skaggs as some of his early influences
Darren Holden starred in Riverdance on Broadway, Gershwin Theatre, New York from 2000 – 2002 and played the lead role of Billy Joel in the Broadway musical “Movin’ Out’ from 2003- 2007 touring USA, Canada, and Japan in this role.
Currently he’s enjoying a huge profile as a member of Irish contemporary folk band “The High Kings”. The group have scored 2 Top 5 Billboard albums since 2008.
Has appeared on the Late Late Show numerous times, as well as all other major RTE/TV3 shows.
Cyndi Limbaugh Torres is a native of Michigan but she has lived in the Nashville area since 1988. It’s that mix of Detroit Rock, Motown Soul and Southern Roots that has given her an eclectic sound as a songwriter. “I try to write my heart out. Sometimes it’s messy and sometimes, hopefully, it’s beautiful.”
Her song “In Lonesome Dove” was a co-write with Garth Brooks and was included on his 3rd CD, Ropin’ The Wind. She was a founding member of the Bluegrass Gospel group “Jordan’s Angels”, and received a nomination for Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year from the Bluegrass Music Association International.
Jordan Mogey is a young singer/songwriter who hails from the beautiful North Antrim coastline in Northern Ireland.
He’s been making waves on the music scene both in Ireland and abroad he’s certainly a name to watch out for!
Jordan says his musical influences include Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Snr, Vern Gosdin as well as the likes of Gordon Lightfoot, & John Prine. His often “nostalgic” songwriting is matched only by his deep rich baritone voice.
Luke The Drifter
After seeing Abba win Eurovision in 1974, Mark Walsh wanted to be involved in music. After various schoolboy bands he kicked off his touring and recording with guitar based pop band The Forget Me Nots – Sony UK.
As a songwriter and musician Mark has co-written songs for Disney with composer Dean Valentine and had an Irish Top 5 hit from the RTE TV Show “The Hit” when Mundy covered his song Jigsaw Man.
“I love being in a room with people and sharing the writing experience regardless of style or genre” says Mark.
Jacqui is a Singer/Songwriter from West Donegal, Ireland. She ranges across folk, jazz and rock to musical theatre. Jacqui released a folk E.P. ‘A Fairer Love’ in 2004 and her debut album, ‘A New Dawn’ in 2011. This marked her crossover into Americana and New Country Music.
Jacqui’s second album, ‘Love And Other Things’ released in 2014, was produced by Irish musician and producer, Manus Lunny, and brings a slight folk and celtic flavour to her style of MOR / New Country music. Her third album, ‘Shine’ was released in October of 2015.
Owen Thomas was born on a hot summer’s day in mid ’80’s Dublin, Ireland. Music featured heavily in his childhood as Owen’s father, Tommy, was a music fanatic who introduced him to many different musical genres ranging from pop, to rock and roll, to traditional Irish and to classical music. After years of travelling and no job on the horizon Owen turned his music passion into a career and began writing songs and playing gigs around the bustling Dublin music circuit.