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Colum Regan

Colum Regan

Colum Regan


From MySpace: Born and raised in Cork, now living in Cardiff. In between lived in Fuerteventura, where singing and playing the guitar became the drug of choice. As a member of New Druids recorded and released three albums and gigged all over the UK and US, picking up radio play, television appearances and several awards along the way. Started solo project and released GO in 2007 GO reached the top 5 albums on the wippit and loot tunes and easy music download sites in it's first week of release and stayed there for four weeks. Read more on Last.fm
From MySpace: Born and raised in Cork, now living in Cardiff. In between lived in Fuerteventura, where singing and playing the guitar became the drug of choice. As a member of New Druids recorded and released three albums and gigged all over the UK and US, picking up radio play, television appearances and several awards along the way. Started solo project and released GO in 2007 GO reached the top 5 albums on the wippit and loot tunes and easy music download sites in it's first week of release and stayed there for four weeks. "Don't think about it" from GO reached the semi-final stages of the International Songwriting Competition. "Message" from GO was selected for the Welsh Music Founadtion's International Showcase album, and for Ireland's Southern Fried II Compilation. - Colum has supported major acts such as Richie Havens, The Magic Numbers, Charlotte Church, Irish band the Frames, singer/songwriter Tom Baxter, Alabama 3, Robyn Hitchcock among others and recorded with Grammy nominated producers Andy Williams and Dan Myers. Colum can be found in Cardiff city centre @ O'Neills, every wednesday, playing a mixture of covers and originals and generally kicking up an acoustic storm. He is now recording his second solo recording the EP "HOME" on his own label twoheads --- iTUNES REVIEW OUTSTANDING EAGERLY ANTICIPATED SOLO ALBUM ***** Colum Regan produces a fine example of what music should be all about.

This is what there is a lack of at the moment. This is a heart-felt honest and diverse collection of songs which piece together beautifully to make a great album. Colum reverts to his roots and heritage in songs like "Don't think about it" and "Letter from Canada", but flavours them with a modern edge that retains a contemporary feel. Beautiful harmonies are provided by Kerry Sanson, best executed on "Love you Love" an amazing love song.

Tracks like "Damage Control" and "Freewheeling" really help mix this album up and provide a harder edge. If you like Damien Rice, David Grey, Tom McRae, David Kitt, Coldplay, Radiohead, then you will love this. Favourite tracks : Damage Control, Freewheeling, Love you Love, Ruberboat “ SENSES FLY South Wales boasts many an inspirational musician and it appears the well is anything but dry. Colum picks up where the myriad of singer/songwriters have trodden before to deliver a new perspective via intimate themes allied to intricate harmonies, Your Voice being the prime example and deserving the widest audience possible.

Colum also has a way with words and is clearly capable of penning a tune to twist the senses and leave you looking for more. Classy.” Musician magazine (Journal of the MU) “At last, Colum Regan has released a full-length album and it was well worth the wait. Go is a wonderfully eclectic mix of styles and genres that shows off the huge songwriting and performing talent of this Cardiff based Corkman. The opener "Bring It On" has a cool soul feel, "Don't Think About It" punches the Led Zeppelin buttons, while "Your Voice" evokes the more contemplative side of this fine craftsman.

Colum's voice is as clear and vibrant on this album as it is in his enthralling stage shows and the range of instruments in the arrangements make this a really full-on recording”. Wexford Song Club Colum Regan’s ‘Message’ delivers a jazzy upbeat gentle groove-laden track that sounds like it would be the perfect come down soundtrack for the late night ‘Beat Generation’ of 1950s New York. CLUAS (extract from the review of Southern-Fried II) "His lyrics are insightful and his melodies sweet. Colum's powerful stage presence and sizzling voice, backed up by some of the best musos around make his shows a truly moving live music experience. " CIRCULAR MUSIC UK When I hear the music I think of the colour: yellows and oranges (no reason, just do!) If they were a sweet: a classic, like Caramac, nice and smooth Makes me dance the: foot-tap, with a little bit of some swaying and groovin' Takes me to: a sunset beach party Would open for: Gomez, John Mayer In the scope of the universe, these guys get: a solar system and a half! In other words: Two parts acoustic, one part funk, one part soul, and one part suave, this stuff is fab! COFFEE SODA ENTERTAINMENT Colum Regan (Top track: Letting Go) – a man, a guitar and a dreamy voice that when your mum hears it she’ll get fizzy knickers; what more could you want? SENTRIC MUSIC Colum Regan should be familiar to Cork music fans through his song “message”, which adorns the Sourthern Fried II Compilation. That track features on his forthcoming album GO, and if you liked that you’ll find similarly mellow and jazzy tracks such as Letter from Canada and Love You Love appealing to you also.

But there is more to the man than that. The galloping Damage Control and Freewheeling, which is propelled by a stomping sax-led groove, are more indicative of what Regan is trying to achieve with the album. He succeeds in balancing acoustic melodies with heavier grooves. IRISH EVENING ECHO --- From SonicBids Debut solo album "GO" reached the top 5 most downloaded on .wippit.com and .easymisic.com in it's first week of release. Dynamic Irish singer/songwriter with broad emotional range.

An accomplished and confident performer with a sizzling voice, backed up by top class musicians. ISC semi-finalist. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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