Mark Dean is a singer songwriter from Dublin Ireland.
Mark has been involved in the music industry since 1989 when he signed to EMI records as founding member of vocal pop duo Freedom, enjoying TV performances and touring throughout the Uk with successful artists such as Take That and East 17.
In 1994 Mark signed a publishing contract with ZTT and went on to work with various artist including Jill Jones (of Prince fame), George D’Anglis and Frances Ruffle who performed one of Mark’s published songs in the 1994 Eurovision song contest.
Mark has been known to appear at the odd Singer Songwriter night, but mostly concentrates on writing and adding to his catalog of songs.
T.J. Kirby is a Nashville Songwriter from Atlanta with songs recorded by Alan O’Day, Rebecca May, Kris Cummins, Lynn Easterly, Cristy Lane, Tommy Roe, Kathy Ford, Livzi, Diane Pfeifer, and Liz Spraggins just to name a few. T.J. has been blessed to have had three songs placed in two movies and has written with many great writers including Hall Of Famer Tom Douglas and the late hit writer/artist Alan O’Day.
T.J. says that his antenna is always alert for the next great hook!
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.