- 12 May 11
Not very long ago, Declan O’Rourke looked set for the big time. His fanbase included Paul Weller and he’d just signed to a major label. Global success IMMINENT – but things didn’t QUITE work out that way. Now signed to his own label, he talks about his period in the wilderness and explains why his latest album represents a whole new BEGINNING.
The vast majority of Irish people probably don’t have all that very much to thank the Catholic Church for, but acclaimed singer-songwriter Declan O’Rourke is a notable exception. When the Dubliner was just 13 years old, and living with his family in Kyabram, Australia, a local priest recognised his obvious musical potential and gave him a gift of a guitar.
Mag Pai Zai is out now on Rimecoat Records. He tours the country in late May. See hotpress.com for details.