Thursday 19 October 2017

Shane launches 'Depresso' CD

THE LAUNCH of Wexford native singer/songwriter Shane Hurley's CD, 'It's Depresso The Anxiety Clown (a loving tribute of my sad, sad life)' took place in Wexford Arts Centre on Saturday.

Shane was accompanied on the night by his band, The Triplets of Belleville and support was provided by the fantastic vocal harmonies of Satori Stream, Peter Tierney and poetry from local poet Westly Barnes.

Shane has been very active in the Wexford music scene for a number of years now, first gigging with his band The Mojos when he was a teenager. Since then he has really come into himself as an artist and has developed his own individual style of melodic folk rock reminiscent of such artists as The Pixies, Ryan Adams and Neil Young. His song "Until The End" which saw him shortlisted for The Irish Times, Fighting Chance compilation CD earlier last year, showed just how receptive critics are to his unique style and it is really a stand out track on the album. The song consists of haunting lyrics, almost whispered over an incredibly catchy guitar riff and is sure to be one of Shane's more popular tunes on the album. Shane's song "Pleasure To Meet You" has been picked up by Batarang Band Promotions and will feature their compilation CD of unsigned Irish artists which will be released later this year.

On the night Shane played a number of tracks from his album which, when played live with his band, really take on another dimension. The capacity crowd at the Arts Centre were engrossed as his shy demeanour in between songs battled it out onstage with the confidence and belief in the words that he sings.

The CD launch signifies the beginning of a busy few weeks for Shane as he attempts to play around 50 gigs in 32 weeks all over the country. If you missed out on seeing him at the CD launch, be sure to catch him on Friday at the Caca Milis Cabaret at Wexford Arts Centre, May 3rd in a guest slot at The Red Chair in Bean n' Berry or on June 15th at Wilsons Enniscorthy. Shane's CD is now on sale from The Sky and the Ground.

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