AMA Music Agency is delighted to represent emerging artist Marc O”Reilly.

Irish folk/blues troubadour Marc O’Reilly releases his new single ‘Lighthouse’ through Salt & Shake Records on 18th October. The song is taken from Marc’s forthcoming second album which is scheduled for release in early 2014.

 

‘Lighthouse’ reflects a tale of hope within the ups and downs of a sometimes turbulent relationship and is beautifully portrayed by Marc’s trademark husky emotive vocal delivery.

Following the release of his critically acclaimed debut album ‘My Friend Marx’ in 2011, Marc O’Reilly has established himself as one of the most exciting artists within the folk/blues genre gaining comparisons with artists such as John Martyn and Bon Iver.

 

2013 to date has seen Marc tour all over Europe including appearances at major festivals like Glastonbury, Electric Picnic and Boardmasters and squeezing in a trip to the US to appear at the Live in the Vineyard Festival in Napa, California.

His alter-ego side project with his brother Pierre, the electro-pop duo ‘R’, are currently gathering excellent radio support for their debut single ‘Change’ which has been added to the BBC 6music Playlist and is receiving heavy rotation from tastemakers such as Steve Lamacq (BBC 6music), Janice Long (BBC Radio 2) and Paul Mcloone (Today FM).

As if that wasn’t enough to keep him busy, Marc has also provided vocals on 3 tracks for the new album by MOBO winning act Karios 4tet which was recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios, has received 4 star reviews from Mojo, The Independent and Guardian and has led to the recording of a live BBC Maida Vale session for the Jamie Cullum Show on Radio 2.

Marc tours the UK in October to support the release of ‘Lighthouse’.

Marc O”Reilly is tipped by many critics to be Ireland”s next international breakthrough artist. His debut album “My Friend Marx” has received much acclaim following its release in the UK, Germany and Ireland picking up extensive national radio and press support. 2012 has seen Marc tour Ireland, UK, Germany, Belgium and Canada with many live reviews and promoters raving about his spellbinding guitar skills and whisky sodden vocals which will soon project him right up there with artists like Ben Howard, James Vincent McMorrow and Newton Faulkner at the forefront of acoustic led music.

Marc O”Reilly is tipped by many critics to be Ireland”s next

international breakthrough artist. His debut album “My Friend Marx” has

received much acclaim following its release in the UK, Germany and Ireland picking up extensive national radio and press support. 2012 has seen Marc tour Ireland, UK, Germany, Belgium and Canada with many live reviews and promoters raving about his spellbinding guitar skills and whisky sodden vocals which will soon project him right up there with artists like Ben Howard, James Vincent McMorrow and Newton Faulkner at the forefront of acoustic led music.

Here”s what Steve Davis the promoter of Marc”s recent Communion show in Newcastle tweeted after the gig –

Marc O”Reilly – the best live performance I have ever witnessed ! I have promoted over 2000 shows and never have I seen a solo artist with such ability on guitar with a voice like that…amazing !! unreal !!”  ….. Steve Davis (SSDconcerts ) 

Press Quotes –

“Sensational, Irish roots music has a new star”  – Roots & Fusion UK
“A remarkable debut”  – Hot Press Irl
“scintillating guitar work combined with a voice imbued with depth and character”  – Folkwords UK
“A wonderful album”  – Irish Times
“Little pieces of magic”  – Americana UK
“Quiet remarkable and highly recommended”  – Strutterzine NL
“Incredibly powerful….tremendously talented musician” – AmericanRootsUK
“Exhilarating and unparalleled”  – FullMusic UK
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