'Burningboy, aka Terry Byrne, has just released his debut EP, “The Dark Months”. Burningboy is quickly becoming an established singer-songwriter.
His Debut release ,'The Dark Months' EP, has been discribed as ''Captivating atmospheric folk songs, rich in melody and sincerity'' , ''Beautifully written and performed, encapsulating the sound of the season'' , ''There is a wonderful Dark, haunting atmosphere to this EP and it’s yet more quality music coming out of this tiny island of ours''. His music is narrative to his life and echoes comfort and empathy to those like him, which take solace in the age old power of song.
Extended info .
'Burningboy' is an Irish artist, also known as Terry Byrne. He has been a support act for Snowpatrol and academy award winner Glen Hansard among many of Ireland’s greats. In 2006 he won the coveted opening slot on the 2FM 2MORO tour .The following year he was invited to 2FM to record an acoustic session for the Dan Hegarty show. The session was described as ‘one of the stand out sessions of the year,' Pure, raw, beauty’. Dan Hegarty went on to say, “Terry Byrne is one of those performers that don’t know how good they are. His modesty is only outshined by his talent. The Session he recorded for my show was excellent – I’m really looking forward to hearing his album.”
Since then he has contributed two tracks to a tribute album to the inspirational, 90's American indie band 'The Lemonheads'. In 2010 he recorded a self penned track called ‘Tenderheart’, for an Irish compilation album (Connect One) that highlights artists from his home County, Laois .The album reached Number 18 in the Irish Album Charts.
Terry’s music is a captivating, organic blend of folksy sincerity served up with some very catchy melodies, sometimes quirky, sometimes darkly atmospheric and dramatic. His fire fueled by an old box of vinyl he’s had since childhood that holds works from Motown to sixties Pop, Country, Folk and Punk. The essence of his voice is on a sincere, soulful plain. As a performer he draws upon an avalanche of emotions. His music is narrative to his life and echo’s a comforting empathy to those like him, which take solace in the age old power of song.
The 'Connect One’ production Team described Terry as , 'Creative thinker, guitar player, sound engineer, guitar maker, genuine friend and all-round Mr. Nice guy would be just some ways to describe Terry Byrne. On the Laois Music Showcase Album we think it is his best performance ever as a singer songwriter and privileged to have him on board’. The track ‘Tenderheart’, has received such a great response that it will be release as part of ‘The Dark Months ‘EP in spring of 2012.
Inspiration: Otis Redding, the Beach Boys, the Cure, Dinosaur Jr. Glen Campbell, Nirvana, Elvis Presley, Pixies , Mark Lanegan ,Neil Young