- 01 Apr 20
The Cork singer is playing a Hot Press Lockdown Session tonight live from Toronto in association with Grace O'Malley Whiskey
As he tunes up for his Hot Press Lockdown Session tonight, Cork singer Tiz McNamara has released his ‘April Fool’ single which is dedicated to his brother and father, who tragically passed away on April 1, 1991.
“My brother and dad both drowned when I was 10 months old while sailing,” Tiz explains. “I release a new track on April 1st each year as it's their anniversary and it helps make a pretty tough time of year into a more productive one. These songs are extremely personal and close to the bone, but for me that has always been what making music was all about. It’s about telling stories and hopefully giving comfort to others.
“I've held on to this song for a couple of years, but was waiting for the right producer to do it justice. I recorded it in a cabin at Lake Echo in Nova Scotia, Canada, produced by Dan Ledwell, and it features some beautifully delicate backing vocals from Breagh MacKinnon. I hope you like it.”
We absolutely do. Currently based in Toronto, Tiz has racked up over 9.5 million Spotify plays making him one of the most successful independent Irish artists out there.
He’s made it on to the likes of Emmerdale and Hollyoaks, and but for this pesky Covid-19 would be about to head out on a lengthy European and American tour.